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 with the discovery that her fiancé already has a wife and kid, 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 Daniels 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. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
I want to thank Loveswept and Netgalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we can bring you this review.
Well let me start by saying that I liked the story over all, there were a couple of things that did bother me about it but it was very good.
I will start with the things that I didn’t like and get those out of the way first. I didn’t like the Gina character, I thought she was a bitch, even though she doesn’t even appear much in the story. I didn’t like the fact that what Gina does to Tyler was a bit predictable. But again these are things revolving the Gina character. And lastly I didn’t really see the connection of the title of the book with the whole of the story. Now let me explain that a bit. I see where the author sprinkles a bit of the game of truth or dare when Tyler and Maggie interact, but I didn’t see much of a connection overall.
Ok now to what I really liked about this story. I liked that Maggie isn’t a pushover. That even though she is a bit closed off to the idea of a relationship at first she takes the pact she makes with her best friend seriously. I enjoy how much she loves her friends and is willing to do something she doesn’t fully like, agree or understand to make sure that her friend doesn’t do it alone. I admit that I laughed and enjoyed seeing some of the more uncomfortable encounters. I loved that after what happens with Tyler and she finds out his secret she is willing to let him go, so that he could have his chance at happiness.
Now Tyler I think I adored. There are many reasons why I loved him, but mostly its the parent in me that bonded to him. He shows that biology doesn’t make you a parent or family for that matter, but love in the heart. He’s willing to sacrifice his life, future, and happiness for a little boy who isn’t his. And in the end all he wants is for that little boy to be safe and happy. How can something like that not melt your heart. It did mine.