Generally, when a book begins with two people adamantly not looking for a relationship, you know that a relationship is inevitably going to develop. In Truth or Dare, that’s exactly what happens.
Maggie is broken after being called out at the altar by her fiance’s pregnant wife. Her confidence is shattered and she doesn’t even want to attempt to get back into the dating pool. Tyler shuts himself off from everybody around him because he needs to be free to leave at any moment. He has his own mysterious reasons for not wanting to get attached.
Truth or Dare is a prime example of the good kind of angst. I wasn’t rolling my eyes and heavily sighing as Maggie and Tyler fought and argued and pushed against their mutual attraction. It was believable. Their connection grew against their wishes, but still seemed natural and realistic. I thought that aspect was really well-handled.
The thing that I didn’t like was Tyler’s reason for not wanting a relationship. I don’t want to spoil it, although it may not come as that big of a surprise if you read a lot of this type of novel. I’ll just say that I found it weird and a little creepy, but he was still a great guy overall.
Overall, Truth or Dare was a good story, and I will happily read Touch & Go, which features Ava and Sam.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the free copy!
Final rating: ★★★☆☆