Dare Me, the scorching hot second book in the Dare to Try Trilogy from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine is now live!
The moment Bash “Miss Razzle Dazzle” Vogel sashayed into Lieutenant Kieran Bailey’s life, both their worlds were turned upside down. What started as an easy friendship quickly morphed into sizzling chemistry that neither one could deny. But what Kieran knows better than anyone is that when a fire burns this hot and heavy, someone’s bound to get burned. Do they dare to risk being together? Or will the flame of this hot match consume them both?
Dare Me is book two of the Dare to Try trilogy, which must be read in order.
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[ I received a digital arc for an honest review]
Dare Me , book two in the Dare to Try series by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank, is a direct continuation from book 1 in the series. I will keep my review as spoil free as possible, but my review is going to come as no surprise to those who know my thoughts on book 1.
At the end of Dare you, Bash makes some very reasonable assumptions and immediately leaves Chicago and return home to Georgia. This leaves clueless Kieran heartbroken and confused, and he drunkenly decides to buy a plane ticket to Bash’s hometown. When Kieran tracks down Bash, they talk it out and spend the next two weeks exploring their connection. At the end they have to decide where to go from here, whether that be a move for one of them or a long distance relationship.
Alright this book was 75 percent filler, and I’m calling it right now, this trilogy could have been one quality book on its own. Kieran and his confusion over why oh why Bash would have left is frustrating, and I felt zero sympathy for him. Bash and Kieran together are sweet, fun, and steamy which carried over from book 1. Thankfully this time we didn’t have to deal with Kieran’s personality around his friends and coworkers, so that was a plus for me.
Overall, Dare Me was less frustrating than the first book, but boring in my opinion. It includes steamy bedroom interactions, car rides exploring South Haven , a night out at the club with friends, and making decisions for their future.
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
Dare Me by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine is the second book in the Dare to Try trilogy. Bash has returned to his beloved South Haven to lick his wounds after falling hard and fast for firefighter Kieran Bailey. Kieran doesn’t understand what went wrong and goes in search of Bash to try to learn what led to Bash up and leaving with no word. Bash accepts Kieran with open arms as he struggles with his actions after Kieran chooses to search him out in South Haven. The two men feel their intense chemistry ignite and learn that the real fire comes once the sheets cool and they have to decide what happens next.
We are faced with the conundrum in this book of Kieran being blissfully ignorant as to why Bash left and Bash beating himself up over the choice to put himself first. Let me start out with Kieran needing to pull his head out of his a*s and realizing that he made a mistake not shouting from the rooftops that he had someone as amazing as Bash. For me Bash leaving was the right choice although from my interpretation of the beginning of this book he was supposed to feel bad. Why should he feel bad that Kieran wouldn’t at least acknowledge that they had something and instead of allowing himself to fall deeper for a man who struggled to accept their newfound relationship, he went home to the safety and security of his hometown and found family. I will not accept that Bash did nearly as much wrong as Kieran and I stand by this.
“That’s why I was giving you an out.”
“But I don’t want an out.”
Once the details are hashed out of what happened in Chicago the rest of the book is a pleasant albeit drawn out series of experiences to have Kieran fall in love with South Haven and explore being in a relationship with Bash. They are cute and I see a long term happily ever after in book three but as I have said with other middle books in a trilogy there was definitely a whole lot of filler. That being said, some of it was steaming hot filler that burned my kindle screen and I greatly enjoyed it but this is something Frank and Blaine do very well.
3 stars for a steamy second chance for Bash and Kieran.