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.”
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?
For the sake of a place to begin: would you like to hear about my bookgirlcrush and story savior Lila Garcia?
Do You Dare is a slow-burn romance that had me scratching my head as to what genre it was supposed to be through the first dozen chapters. This is not Erotica–or at least nothing at all graphic happens for roughly 96% of the book. There is more of a tell-the-dirty and less show-the-dirty story-driven narrative. It leaves a lot of room for character development, and that in itself is why Lila is my current bookcrush.
Maddox Coulter is afforded plenty of indulgences due to his family’s wealth and influence. His looks and talent are icing on his expensive cupcake-like existence, which is a good thing for most of these hungry bitches, but Lila already knows boys like him taste like regret. Without meaning to incite the predator, Lila dared to commit the ultimate sin; she waited for coffee while having boobs.