Monday, October 2, 2017

Five Dares by Eli Easton

Title: Five Dares
Author: Eli Easton
My Rating: A+

Genre: New Adult Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Andy and Jake
Release Date: October 2017
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Andy Tyler has been the class daredevil since middle school. Over the years, he’s convinced his best friend, Jake Masterson, to perform some dangerous-looking stunts with him. But the dare they attempt on the night of their college graduation goes sideways. The firecrackers explode too soon and both of them end up with badly burned palms.

But hey, nothing gets the “terrible two-o” down for long, and they recuperate in style at Andy’s family cottage in Cape Cod . As the weeks go by, both Andy and Jake grow frustrated over the inability to use their hands for all sorts of daily activities—including getting off. So Andy begins a new series of dares that don’t just cross the friendship line, they obliterate it.

But what might be mere sexual relief to Andy is serious business to Jake, who only recently got over years of secret pining for his straight best friend. Inevitably, the burns heal, summer ends, and hearts are broken. To fix things, Andy will have to face the greatest dare of all.
My Review:
OMG, this book was so freaking good. I adored it!!

Andy and Jake have been best friends since high school. They went to college together and have both just graduated. Now they are looking at being apart for the first time in their lives. Jake is headed to California. Andy is headed to Harvard in Boston. They're known for their stunts so they plan one final one that goes very wrong. Both of them have extremely burned hands that they won't be able to use for months. 

Andy is from a rich family and he has very good insurance that provides a home health nurse. Since their injuries are virtually identical and Jake doesn't have any other options, he goes to stay with Andy at their families vacation home. It doesn't take long for boredom and horniness to kick in...and then things get really good. 

Seriously, this book was so good. These guys have been through everything together. There are a mix of flashbacks in the story of when things developed and changed for them. But there's one big thing that hasn't happened between them. Jake is bisexual, but he's never told Andy. They're so close, he's afraid it will make things weird for Andy if he thinks that Jake might be crushing on Andy this whole time...which he has. But it's Andy who pushes for more at the cottage. He also has a secret and knows this is the last time they will ever have the chance to see what might be. 

Despite how it sounds, the relationship is a really slow build and I loved how it developed. Friends to lovers is my favorite trope and this is really an excellently written one. There wasn't a single thing in this book that I didn't love. It was a great book and I highly recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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