Truth or Dare

Mira Lyn Kelly
Truth or Dare
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Release Date
September 2014
Book 1 of A Dare to Love Novel
Contemporary Romance

In a deliciously sexy twist on the classic game, USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly proves that when playing truth or dare—always choose dare.

After her one attempt at commitment ends in the worst kind of betrayal, Maggie Lawson vows that the only people she'll love 'til death do they part will be her friends. Unfortunately that means Maggie letting her bestie rope her into a year-long dating dare: score a new date each month or pay a penalty. Seems doable—until Maggie's date stands her up, leaving only one option: the sexy stud who just moved in upstairs. The problem? He and Maggie can't stop fighting—and that's just the beginning.

His name is Tyler Wells and the last thing he needs is his neighbor distracting him with her girl-next-door smile and sharp tongue. Tyler's in Chicago for one reason: to woo back his selfish ex in order to reclaim the child he once thought was his—and that means keeping Maggie out of his bed. A tall order, since Maggie has become a bigger temptation than he ever expected to face. But before they can even consider leaving the past behind, Maggie and Tyler must accept a brand-new dare: real, forever love.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Oct 18, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
128 people found the following review helpful
TRUTH OR DARE has unforgettable characters, incredible tension and angst, and heart-stopping romance.

Maggie is bringing a plate of cookies and a bottle of milk to the new neighbor in Apartment Three. It is the welcome-y thing to do, right? Only, the hot guy thinks she is offering herself to him! Thus begins the fun, snarky, angst-filled relationship between Maggie and Three, aka Tyler.

Seriously, I don't know what to make of Tyler. Sure, he's hot and he makes Maggie's (and my) bones melt. But I don't know if he's a candidate for martyrdom or something. Revealing the angst, the conflict that's keeping Tyler and Maggie apart would spoil the story, so I'll try not to say too much while still getting my point across. (hopefully) The thing is, I do believe in "no greater love hath..." and all that, but Tyler sacrificing his future like that is, for me, just plain stupidity (aside from serving as the conflict in this story, that is). It's sweet, true, and it was one of those "aw" moments, and it also shows me a side of Tyler that endears him to me even more, but I do believe that is not the only solution to the problem! Of course, taking the problem away with another solution would mean nothing to keep Tyler and Maggie apart, and thus no more story, so...yeah. I guess what I'm trying to say is: the conflict is not that believable for me, as in, I had to suspend a lot of disbelief. Fortunately, Tyler's hotness and the author's superb storytelling skills compelled me to read onward. Also, by that time, I was already too invested in the characters not to follow their journey to the end.

However, I like that when Tyler made up his mind about him and Maggie, about them as a couple, that's it. Nothing can change it again. I also like that the story happened over several months, maybe even a year, and that a lot of things happened during their romantic development, making sure that their feelings for each other were tested again and again. And the serious HOTNESS of these two characters when they finally come together...!

Mira Lynn Kelly is a master storyteller, and she proved it again here. She crafted unforgettable characters that wormed their way into the reader's heart. You could never go wrong reading one of her books! To that end, I'm waiting eagerly for the next book in this series--Sam and Ava's story.
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