JUST DARE ME...
Gabrielle Flannery, an awkward junior account executive in a marketing firm, is competing with hot and successful Dell Kingston for a major outdoor equipment account. The winner of an outdoor survival contest run by the company will get the job, and everyone thinks Dell will wipe quiet Gabrielle out of the competition -- and probably sleep with her at the same time. But Gabrielle is tired of being taken advantage of, and she vows to change her life and win, despite her attraction to Dell. Laugh-out-loud humor adds luster to Just Dare Me ... (4.5). Stephanie Bond's well-drawn characters find love in the great outdoors, and unexpected twists make this a first-class read.