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Truth or dare…

When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in the reception hall closet with her bridesmaid, she’s saved by her best friend’s older brother-childhood tormentor, crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galen’s solution is both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who can’t promise anything beyond today?

…or TKO?

Galen had been counting on Lacey’s wedding to put her out of reach-and out of his mind-once and for all, but their steamy Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that Lacey’s embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the biggest fight of his career on the line and an important business merger threatening to derail Lacey’s resolve, their romance might be down for the count before it even begins.

Our thoughts…

Mad: I thought it was very cute and fun. Truthfully, I had opened the book to browse the first couple of pages but then she found that scene in front of her and I couldn’t move on…had to keep reading.

Lillie: I really enjoyed it. So many fun moments that had me giggling. Then the sexual tension between the two…shew *fans self* Plus, it’s a well-known fact that I’m a whore for the in-love-with-best-friend’s-sibling trope.

Mad: I knew as soon as I read the blurb you’d be getting it 😉

Lillie: No way was I missing it!

Mad: I had a few moments where I literally giggled out loud and whichever girl was around me at the time would ask “do you have to do that?” lol

I loved Galen’s sister. I hope she gets a story of her own.

Lillie: I was thinking the same thing. She was so assertive and in your face, I want to see the hero that can keep up with her.

Mad: The mom. Oh my God, the mom. I hated her. It was like she had no blood in her veins, just ice and all she cared about was money, even if it meant her daughter was miserable with the cheating fiance.

Lillie: OMG, the mom. When she was discussed by the other characters, I thought she might be an intersting addition to the story. Then when she actually had page time, it explained so much about the heroine and I wanted to cheer when she finally stood up to her. I loved seeing that growth.

*slight spoilers ahead*

Mad: Yes. I thought they were exaggerating but she was all they said plus more.

I hated that she arrived and messed up the time Galen and Lacey had to get closer, find out more about each other.

And then Galen left and I was all “Nooo, get the witch to leave, YOU stay!”

Lillie: Exactly! I wanted to smack him at the time of that scene and yell at him to wake up but then later, I could see why he did it. Not sure the ending would have been as good for me if they didn’t have that time apart.

Mad: What did you think of her going to him?

All I could think was “it’s about time! Go, go after him!”

Lillie: I think it was the right way to do it. All her life, she’d been doing things because it was what others wanted her to do. These circumstances made Lacey do what she wanted and to stand up for herself.

Mad: Exactly. She finally stood up to her mother and all that was left was for her to go after Galen.

Lillie: I’ve got to say, I adored Galen. You know how sometimes you read an uber alpha hero that is so romantic but you know you would smother him with a pillow in real life? Galen wasn’t that guy. So sweet and so sarcastic. I wanted a Galen of my own 😀

Mad: Ditto and that surprised me a lot as I associated a fighter like him to be sooo uber alpha and yet he wasn’t at all. He was a big old softy when it came to the heroine. ❤ ❤

Another thing that surprised me was it wasn’t focused on him at all. His fighting career, I mean. It was all about her and their journey together.

Lillie: I’ve seen that in a few of the Bell books I’ve read. She has very relateable heroines and it’s easy to invest in them and their heroes. All the extra stuff is on the outside and it’s more about the relationship. I like that a lot.

Mad: I don’t think I’ve read many by her as Bell. I have under her other name but I’m going to go back and see what else she has for me to read.

Lillie: Final thoughts and how many stars?

Mad: I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a fun, sexy read. It gets 4.5 stars from me.


Lillie: Same for me. I just had so much fun with this one and it was really refreshing after some on my recent angst-filled reads.

Mad: Oh! I just saw on the Kindle that I also have Wife For Hire. That will probably be a soon to be read book. Maybe this weekend.

Lillie: Wife for Hire was a 5 star for me. Fun sexy times ahoy!

Mad’s favorite quote:

Dear Satan. I don’t know why you’re testing me, but I don’t like it. No love, Galen.

Lillie’s favorite quote:

What it looks like is that you’re having sex with one of my oldest friends in the linen closet of our reception hall. Unless, of course, she’s lost something in her vagina and you were gallant enough to try and fish it out for her. With your penis. If that’s the case, I suggest using a larger lure.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1st, 2012
Format: Digital

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