Truth or Dare by Danielle Allen

Friday, September 25, 2020


by Danielle Allen
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: August 27th 2020
Source: Bought
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I read my first Danielle Allen book, Work Song, for the very first post of this feature, so I had full intentions of also picking up Truth or Dare. Also, look at the abs on this cover hunk ... 👀 What gave me the push was Sharonda's TikTok and bless her, because Truth or Dare was exactly the steamy read I needed in my life.

Danielle Allen writes fun books that transport you for the few hours that you get to spend with them. In Truth or Dare, nine friends head to a destination wedding and wind up playing truth or dare, which of course ends on a sexy note for two friends. Simone and Kingston have never viewed each other as anything other than friends. The truth or dare challenge draws out sexual tension so hot it could set fire to the yacht they were on. The chemistry between the two is hotter than hot. It is intense and delicious and when I tell you I couldn't get enough of the two of them together, it would be an understatement. If you run warm like me, you're going to need a fan when you get to the bedroom scenes because HOLY FLAMING CHEMISTRY AND DIRTY TALK AND PHEW!!! I know I'm starting to sound like a complete perv, but I actually enjoyed every aspect of Simone and Kingston's relationship, not just the sexy times. Their friendship provides a good foundation for a romantic relationship. I thought the progression from friends to lovers was done really well. Simone and Kingston are also entertaining protagonists. They share a great rapport which meant we get heaps of flirty banter between the two. I loved them together and truly enjoyed every scene they shared as a couple.

I found both Simone and Kingston to be great characters as individuals too. Simone, especially, is a total queen with all the confidence she exudes. She is unapologetic, secure in her skin, and genuinely admirable. I really loved how her voice came across. Kingston is just as fantastic of a character as Simone. He is a total gentleman in the streets (but certainly not in the sheets 😳😳) and is really good at communicating his feelings. A lot of readers are going to thoroughly swoon over the man and I mean, how could you not? Truth or Dare also depicts wonderful friendships. I loved Simone and Kingston's friend group so much. Their bond and genuine love for each other is prevalent in every page of this book. They'll definitely make you laugh and at times, have you pulling your hair. I also loved the destination wedding setting which gave a breezy vibe to the book. 

As you can probably tell, I had a really fun time reading Truth or Dare. I think we really need books that take our minds off real life this year, so if you're in the mood for a smoldering friends-to-lovers romance, this is the right book for you.


Hi, friends!

This review is part of a feature where I read books recommended to me by Twitter friends. The recommendation for Truth or Dare came from Sharonda at Brazen Babe Reviews. If you don't already follow her, give her a follow. She's wonderful and has led to me discovering so many amazing books. Also, she's ridiculously funny (see her TikTok linked above), so you won't regret following her.

Many thanks to Sharonda for this recommendation!

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