DareTo Kiss You: A secret crush, neighbours to lovers, small town romance

· The Donnellys of Dogwood Cove Book 1 · Julia Jarrett
2 reviews

About this ebook

From bestselling author Julia Jarrett comes a steamy small town, secret relationship, neighbors to lovers romance between a sexy cop battling hidden anxiety, and the strong willed Donnelly sister.

I assumed my secret crush on my next door neighbor would stay just that - a secret.

Until my best friend dared me to ask Hunter Callaghan out.

I never turn down a dare…

It started as a way to get back into the dating scene after having my heart broken, but  it quickly turned into something more.

The golden retriever energy Hunter shows the world hides a softer, vulnerable side. Emotions that he keeps locked away from everyone… Except me.

I see him for who he is, and it’s those hidden depths that have me falling for him.

Being with Hunter is a dream come true. Until my meddling brothers start to pull at the seams of what we’re building. Now I’m worried the man I’m falling for will ignore what’s in his heart, and push me away.

Our relationship began because of a dare, but now I know the truth of who he is, I know this could be the start of forever.

Dare To Kiss You is perfect for fans of steamy small town romance centered around a big family who love to get in each other’s business. It has plenty of swoon, plenty of spice, light hearted banter, quirky small town vibes, low angst and a guaranteed HEA. It is a standalone, and the first full length novel in the Donnellys of  Dogwood Cove series.

This series is for fans of Melanie Harlow, Adriana Locke, Claire Kingsley, Lucy Score, Laura Pavlov, Tia Louise, Jami Albright, Kandi Steiner and more.

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Kristien Vanhove
March 1, 2023
Dare To Kiss You is the first book of The Donnolys Of Dogwood Cove —a brand new small-town, friends-to-lovers series by Julia Jarrett. What I liked the most about this book was how realistic it was. Kat, who went through some painful things in previous relationships, as well as Hunter, who battled with crippling anxiety and dyslexia, were so relatable. I loved the family aspect, and their dynamic is hilarious. How Kat's brothers acted was familiar to how my brothers reacted to the boyfriends I took home. I also enjoyed reconnecting with some characters from previous Julia Jarrett books. And I love being back in Dogwood Cove, it is one of my favorite small towns. It's no secret I love Julia Jarrett's writing style, it's so easy to read, and how she described Hunter's anxiety was spot on. Dare To Kiss is a story about lovable people with real-life issues. It made me tear up, but it also warmed my heart and made me laugh. WHY READ DARE TO KISS YOU? - Neighbors to lovers - Hot cop with mental health issues - Meddling older brothers - Some steam - Realistic - Set in one of the best small towns of Romancelandia I received an ARC from the author but am voluntarily leaving this honest review.
Did you find this helpful?
Kim Herman
March 9, 2023
I dare you to get your hands and hearts on this little gem by Julia Jarrett. Small town, angsty, sweet, sexy romance. I am so in love with Hunter, the swoonworthy cop who suffers from severe anxiety and doesnt know his true worth. Then you get Kat who is such a strong character and who helps Hunter overcome his fears. They were so good together. This is a great start to the new series from Dogwood Cove and I cannot wait to read more of the Donnelly's.
Did you find this helpful?

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.