Release Blitz + 5 Star Review: If You Dare by Shantel Tessier


IF YOU DARE (Dare #3) by Shantel Tessier
Release Date: August 26th
Cover Designer: Tracie Douglas at Dark Water Covers


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The game was over. The dares were getting old, and the secrets were piling up faster than the bodies.

But someone had other plans. They wanted to play a new game.

Becky Holt was the love of his life until he found out what she was hiding. Now he wants to seek his revenge in the most daring way.

Deke Biggs has always been a shark. He’s not afraid to kill, and he’s about to become her worst nightmare.

But there’s a new player, and she plans on taking everything, no matter what the cost.

Try to beat him— If You Dare!

Who will win and who will lose?




Death Is A debt we are all born owing.

It is something that money can’t buy nor can it be traded.

You can’t bargain for more time. When it’s up you accept it like a fucking man.

I’ve never been afraid to die. Or to love, for that matter.

Aren’t they the same?

You surrender to a fate you have no control over.

You don’t get to choose when or how you die, just as you can’t choose when and who you fall in love with.

Some couples get a happily ever after while others are toxic for one another.

My love was like that.

She lied; I believed every word.

I hurt her; she forgave too easily.

It was a vicious circle of deceit and sex wrapped up in a pretty black bow. Neither one of us could quit.

I wrapped my hand around her throat, and she begged me to breathe.

She stabbed me in the heart and demanded I bleed.

She might as well have been fucking poison, but I would have drunk her anyway.

That was the kind of obsession I had for her.

I knew how it would end-total devastation.

A war zone of Broken bones and bleeding souls.

I should have hated her, but that’s the funny thing about love-it’s out of your control.

Even when it leaves you with two black eyes, you beg for more.

People are afraid of the unknown, but I’ve never feared death, and love was no different.

She was going to destroy me, and I was going to let her. It was a game that could only end one way-a slow and torturous death.



Ashley’s Review

***ARC generously provided by for an honest review.***

Storyline: 5 stars

Characters: 5 stars

Heat Factor: 5 stars

Overall Rating: 5 stars

“Murder doesn’t have to be messy, princess. It can be sensual, or it can be brutal, depending on my mood.”- Deke Biggs

Shantel delivers another fantastic story on our favorite crew, The GWS!!!

If You Dare is the third and final book in the Dare Series by Shantel Tessier. Just when you thought she couldn’t take it much further than she has in the previous books, she again proves that you should not underestimate her.

This book follows Deke Biggs and Becky Holt. Having been “involved” in the previous books this book will center around the evens that transpired at the end of book 2. Now that he knows Becky has been playing games, Deke is ready to settle the score. However, Becky has her own bag of tricks…

The plot development was insane!! Shantel made it so readers would have no idea what to expect. Just when you thought you had something figured out, guess again! Shantel has a true craft for elements of surprise in her stories.

As always, the character development was spot on. I feel like each of these characters have evolved so much from book one. They are ruthless but you really see how much they have grown as the series has progressed. I think what I really loved about this book was that even though this was Deke’s story, we still saw the development of Cole and Austin as a couple.

This story was great! Hated to see it end.

5 stars


About the Author:
Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.

She considers herself extremely lucky to do what she does while getting to work from home. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.

Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their cat and dog.

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