TRUTH OR DARE
A new adult, contemporary romance
Author: Aimee McNeil
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
“Choose TRUTH and risk exposing your heart
Choose DARE and risk exposing everything else…”
Sophie Rogers has left her demons in the past and finally has her life under control…
Three years after leaving high school, where she was endlessly tormented by the school’s golden couple, Sophie has her art degree nearly in hand. Juggling two jobs, she prides herself on her focus and determination to ensure her independence.
Until Ashton King saunters back into her life as a nude model for her art class…
Ashton and Lucinda had made it their mission to make Sophie’s life miserable from the moment she walked into their lives. But now, with Lucinda out of the picture and Sophie back in his sights, Ashton changes the rules of the game and takes it to a whole new level.
Sophie is thrown back into the turmoil she thought was long behind her…
Ashton’s body is made for sin, and his icy blue eyes scorch her with feelings too intense for a heart as scarred as Sophie’s to bear. Glimpses of another side of Ashton give her a flash of hope, but his deceptions run much deeper than she ever dreamed.
Truth or Dare…Which would you choose?
Ashton sauntered in, making his jogging pants and t-shirt look ridiculously sexy. He walked toward the cabinet, retrieving two glasses and a bottle of whiskey. He filled the glasses with ice before pulling out the stool next to Sophie. She glanced up at him questioningly, unsure what his mood would be. He filled both glasses before sliding one in front of her. “Your favorite,” he teased. She watched his hands and noticed that even they were sensual and perfect. She couldn’t stop thoughts of how they would feel running over her naked body.
“How sweet, you remembered.” She smiled sarcastically.
He laughed then, a deep beautiful sound that showed a side of him that had always seemed so out of reach. His genuine smile was stunning and perfect upon his strong masculine face. He sipped the amber fluid from his glass like it was water. He didn’t mind the burning sensation and strong flavor that made her feel like she was swallowing household cleaner, without the refreshing lemon scent to accompany it.
“Let me see this.” Ashton picked up her tablet and angled it away from her.
“What are you doing?” She grabbed at it but Ashton pulled it out of her reach. “You’re making me nervous.” Sophie complained.
“Don’t I always?” He smiled before setting it back down in front of her. A truth or dare game was displayed on the screen. “Truth or dare?” he asked playfully.
“Oh god…really?” Sophie asked in disbelief.
“Are you chicken?” Ashton baited her.
“Fine…truth,” Sophie caved. Ashton picked up the tablet and selected truth.
He leaned in close to her ear. “What were you thinking when you were staring at me tonight?” Ashton asked mischievously, his gaze unwavering.
“That’s not what it says. You’re cheating.” Sophie tried to take the tablet from his hands but he refused to let her take it.
“You said you would play.” He raised his eyebrow.
“Argh…” Sophie picked up the glass of whiskey and took a generous sip, causing her to cough through the burning sensation. “I thought you looked nice.”
“Nice? Come on. I saw the way you were looking at me.” He pushed.
“I thought you looked incredibly hot. Okay? Are you happy now?” Sophie said impudently. Heat flooded her cheeks at her confession. “It’s not like you didn’t already know that.”
“I didn’t know that you thought that.” Ashton’s expression softened a bit.
“Like it matters,” she added as she rolled her eyes.
“It does.” He looked deep into her eyes like he was searching for something. Sophie broke the connection as the heat became too intense.
“Your turn. Truth or dare?” She held up the tablet.
“Truth,” he answered without hesitation.
“Do you want to kiss me?” The words were out of her mouth before she realized it. She wanted to take them back immediately but they were already out there, hanging between them.
“Yes,” he answered truthfully. “Truth or dare?”
“Dare.” Sophie didn’t want to make any more confessions that she would regret later. Was this thing between them still a game?
A slow smile curled the edges of his full lips. “Take off your shirt.”
✺ABOUT THE AUTHOR✺
This is the first book I have read by this author and I have to say I enjoyed it. This book took a different turn than I expected but it was good.
Sophie is an art student and I really liked how much her art was mentioned. Anyways- in high school she was put through hell by Ashton and his girlfriend Lucinda. So when Ashton walks into her art class to pose for a nude painting she is thrust back into high school and the pain and anger she felt towards Ashton. I have to say I really didn't like Ashton at first. He was a jerk to her in high school but the more I learned about these two, the more I started to actually like him.
There was a time or two that I didn't care for Sophie and thought that she freaked out too soon. But other than that I really liked the book. I would say that it is pretty angsty, but good! There are things I expected and things I did not. I really liked the Truth or Dare aspect of the book. Overall I found it to be a good book that touches on letting go of one's past and finding true love.
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✺ABOUT THE AUTHOR✺
Aimee McNeil was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children. She is a stay-at-home mother that loves every colorful moment with her family.
Aimee spends most of her free time indulging in her love of writing. You can also find her lost in the pages of a good book, or making a mess with her paints. Aimee loves to explore anything that promotes creativity. It is one of the many reason she enjoys writing.