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I Dare You by Lylah James
I Dare You by Lylah James
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Maddox’s face darkened. He stepped closer, crowding into my space and pushing me back against the wall.

“Maddox-” I started but he cut me off with a low snarl, his chest vibrating with the cruel sound.

My chest cracked, open wide and the fissures of my broken heart scattered on the ground at our feet.

His eyes blazed with rage and… raw pain. “I’m self destructing every time I look at you, every time my eyes seek you out when we’re in the same room. You make destruction and melancholia taste like sweet, sweet fucking poison.”

His hands came up and he caged me against the wall. His minty breath whispered across my lips, a tempting touch but our lips didn’t meet. His mouth curled on the side, a sardonic smile. 

“It hurts because you’re not mine. It hurts because we could have been good together but you decided to give up on us.” 

His voice was rough and stiff as he spoke, his words slicing through the air and through me like a sharp sword. He left me bleeding on the spot and his eyes told me he didn’t care. “So spare me the speech, get the fuck out.”

My heart lurched and bled, the organ so fragile it couldn’t bear the assault of his words. His dark gaze went to my throat and we both stopped breathing for a mere second.

There was an unreadable expression on his face. A flash of pain echoed in his eyes before it was gone. I whimpered as he curled a finger around my necklace.

Our dreamcatcher.


My eyes widened and I choked back a gasp. A single tear slid down my cheek as he snapped the necklace away from my neck, holding it up between us.

“I’ll be taking this back,” Maddox said, his voice raw and sharp, laced with enough heartbreak that my knees weakened and I slid to the ground. 

He… took… my necklace. Snatched it right from my neck…and…

My lungs seized and a wounded sob broke through my throat.

Holding our dreamcatcher in the palm of his hand, he walked away.

I Dare You by Lylah James
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Title: I Dare You (Truth and Dare Duet #2)
Author: Lylah James
Genre: Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2020


Enemies to best friends and now lovers.
Maddox Coulter.
Was my enemy. Now my best friend.
You know him… Popular jock, rich enough to buy a town and a modern day Casanova with a dirty smirk.
He’s every girl’s wet dream. But he wants me.
Maddox needs me.
One night of untamed passion has us dangling over the edge of something dangerous and it could forever break us.
Our hearts are on the line.
Maddox is keeping secrets.
I vowed to never give up on him but I’m not sure he’s the same man I fell in love with anymore.
I’m scared he’d leave my heart bleeding at his feet.
But worst, what if we go back to…
… hating each other?

I Dare You by Lylah James
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About Lylah James:

Author of The Mafia and His Angel. Creator of Alessio Ivanshov and Aylessio.

Reading is her first love and always will be.
Writing is her passion. She writes because the voices in her head won’t stop and because they deserve to be heard and read. Lylah James writes about drool worthy and total alpha males, with strong and sweet heroines. She makes her readers cry – sob their eyes out, swoon, curse, rage and fall in love. Mostly known as the Queen of cliffhanger and the #evilauthorwithablacksoul, she likes to break her readers’ hearts and then mend them again.

She uses all her spare time to write. If she is not studying, sleeping, writing or working – she can found with her nose buried in a good romance book, preferably with a hot alpha male. 

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