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Review: Do You Dare by Lylah James (Truth and Dare Duet #1)



DO YOU DARE? (Truth and Dare Duet #1) by Lylah James
Release Date: October 24th


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synopsis 2.0
What happens when a dare goes too far?

Maddox Coulter. Reckless bad boy. Infamous playboy. My nemesis. And now my best friend.

I know he’ll never leave me hanging. He knows I’ll never refuse a dare. Everywhere we go we turn heads, but it’s not like that.

Until it is.

For one of us, anyway.

I’ve always known he would be my downfall. But I trusted him to catch me.

He proved me wrong.

Maddox has gone too far, and I don’t know if I want to rein him in or push us further into dangerous territory.

He tells me those three little words that I crave. Three little words I want from no one else.

I dare you.

Except this time, it’s no simple dare. This could burn us to the ground.

“I dare you to fuck him.”




review 2.0

“One dare at a time, I’d chase his smiles–because I realize Maddox needed someone who cared enough about his happiness and his anger. And I did.”

Ok so I’m a newbie to Lylah’s writing so When I saw all of my bookstagram Friends talking about this book I figured why not I’ll give it a shot and


Do You Dare exceeded all of my expectations! It wasn’t your typical NA with sex exuding on every page, instead it was one of the longestttttt, most sexually charged slow burns I’ve ever read. I felt the tension from Lila and Maddox, JESUS it was intense!

“But somehow, Lila Garcia became more than just my prey. She was someone I wanted to protect. From the world. From me.”

The books prologue basically sums up the synopsis in a longer version, giving us the present where as the majority of the book follows the past of how, when & why The unlikely pair become best friends.

It’s a “classic” tale of poor girl attends elite school & unwillingly gains the attention of the resident hotty who acts like a dick but is genuinely a good guy. I won’t give away how the story goes so that’s your summary for now 😉

Together the two rage on at each other with endless pranks. Eventually they see how good they are as enemies they would make an even better team. But all that sexual hate tension just builds into a Enemies to Lovers to Friends tension and that tension is probably thicker than the damn paperback copy!!!

“Maddox Coulter was still an asshole behind a pretty mask. And I was the stupid girl who fell in love with her best friend.”

And the fucking ending??? Yes that fucking ending made me want to slam my kindle. Now that I finally got what I wanted at the end Lylah James totally played me and I have to wait for the juicy details of the damn epilogue in the next book.

I cannot wait for that copy, I’m already desperate for more of these characters and Lylah’s writing. If that doesn’t tell you it was most certainly a 5 star read idk what will!


My rating: 5/5 stars



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author 2.0
Lylah James lives somewhere in Canada. She is usually pretty busy but she uses all her spare time to write. If she is not studying, sleeping, writing or working – she can be found with her nose buried in a good romance book, preferably with a hot alpha male.

Writing is her passion. The voices in her head won’t stop and she believes they deserve to be heard and read. Lylah James writes about drool worthy and total alpha males, with strong and sweet heroines. She makes her readers cry – sob their eyes out, swoon, curse, rage and fall in love. Mostly known as the Queen of cliffhanger and the #evilauthorwithablacksoul, she likes to break her readers’ hearts and then mend them again.

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