Truth or Dare by Ember Casey
After their passionate, heated weekend at the Cunningham estate, Lily and Calder have decided to take their relationship to the next level. But love in the real world isn’t all fun and games—especially when it becomes clear that Calder still harbors his share of secrets.
When Calder suggests they hold off on sex for a while, Lily knows something is seriously wrong—and she’s not afraid to pull out the big guns. She makes Calder a proposal he can’t refuse: an ongoing match of Truth or Dare that she hopes will bring them closer together both physically and emotionally.
But as the contest increases in intensity, so do the stakes, and suddenly Lily and Calder have to face the question they’ve both been avoiding: what sort of relationship do they have when they strip away all the games?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh Calder, I think Lily really earned you in this book because I don’t know if I could have handled the whiplash from your mood swings. I still think you’re drool-worthy hot and I want you on my speed dial if I ever drink too much... But man, you are a lot of work!
In TRUTH OR DARE, Ember and Calder have left the security of the Cunningham estate. Calder is dealing with the financial disaster his dad left after his death and dreading the day the press discovers his family is no longer financially secure. Lily is back at work at the Center—busy trying to promote the new direction the Center is going while also maintaining their regular art classes. More importantly, Lily and Calder are finally going to try and take their relationship into the real world. But Calder still has secrets he’s keeping and Lily isn’t quite ready to tell her dad about how she met Calder, much less that she’s now dating him. When Lily starts to worry that Calder is losing hope, she decides to go back to what they’re good at. She suggests they play a game of Truth or Dare—hoping the game will be both a distraction as well as a reminder of how good they are together.
But games can’t go on forever and at some point, Calder and Lily have to figure out if there is more to their relationship than just games. I thought TRUTH OR DARE was equal parts exhilarating and hair-pulling—I gave the exhilarating parts 5 stars but ended up taking off half a star for the hair-pulling (I think I might have a bald spot now)—so 4.5 stars. In HIS WICKED GAMES, I loved Calder’s approach to the games and couldn’t get enough of his wicked side. But in TRUTH OR DARE, sometimes I just wanted to throttle him and say—hey, just play it fair! No bending the rules, no twisting words, just do it! Between that and me constantly stressing that he was going to give up on Lily before they had a chance, I’m not sure who had it worse—me or Lily. I mean, I was really and truly stressed! I know he said lots of amazing things to her that made me think she meant the world to him, and sometimes just his reaction to things she said had me in full out swoon, but his evasiveness and pulling away had me seriously worried he was on the verge of calling it quits! What are you doing to me, Ember Casey? All in all, I thought TRUTH OR DARE was a great addition to Lily and Calder’s journey and I hope there’s a lot more where that came from! I’m just hoping Calder won’t have me in such a panic in the next one!
**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
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About the Author:
Ember Casey is a twenty-something writer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia in a den of iniquity (or so she likes to tell people). When she's not writing steamy romances, you can find her whipping up baked goods (usually of the chocolate variety), traveling (her bucket list is infinite), or generally causing trouble (because somebody has to do it). She is the author of HIS WICKED GAMES and TRUTH OR DARE.
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