Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Living on a Dare (Shore Thing #1) by Grace Kilian Delaney

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Stuntman Draven O’Connor never turns down a dare—even if it means getting down on one knee to propose to his former college roommate and friend. The same man he’s been crushing on since the first day they met. The same man that has grown distant over the past year. And the same man who just agreed to be his fiancĂ©.

Julien Bouchard is tired of living a lie. He spent the past year exploring his sexuality in secret, enduring countless dates with women to appease his mother, and dodging his best friend, Draven, who knows everything there is to know about him, except the one thing that could change their friendship. Ready to face his friend, he meets him at a bar and is greeted by an unexpected marriage proposal. The dare isn’t surprising; it’s the scorching hot kiss that sends Julien’s head and heart in a tailspin—and gives him an idea for the perfect plan.

But his plan hits a bump when news of their fake engagement spreads to their families as fast as a wildfire, forcing them to confront their true feelings about each other and hope they don’t get burned.

My Rating - 4 Stars!

Living on a Dare is a great friends to lovers romance. Grace Kilian Delaney managed to entertain me with Draven and Julien. The bet is cute, and the pretend relationship is even cuter. 

Their relationship consists of secrets, lies, pretending, homophobia, and some hot sex. The angst is excellent and is well developed, entertaining, and fun. The high society attitude of Julien's mother is insane, but enjoyable. She is definitely a smothering mother.

I found myself surprised at the length of deception, as it's a little crazy, but it's a delightful ride, and certainly enjoyable. 

Written in dual person pov, it's fun getting to know both men's perspective. I enjoy the writing, but I am rating it 4 stars instead of 5 because I felt there was some background missing, thus distracting me. 

Overall, Living on a Dare is a fun, light read and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I love the ending and I want more of these two, as well as their friends.

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