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Good solid fake boyfriend romance

Living on a Dare: A Shore Thing Novel (Book One)Living on a Dare: A Shore Thing Novel by Grace Kilian Delaney

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

A good, solid read with a lot of my favourite tropes included and a couple of likeable characters.

I’ve not read this author before so I’ve no idea of their style but I thought they handled the fake engagement element in a well-paced fashion.

Although I was a little frustrated by all the “I’ve always loved you but now I’m scared to tell you” sections, once Jules told Draven he was bisexual, the family dramas did help to anchor the narrative.

There’s no real angsting, the contrast between the two men in how they come to terms with their feelings felt properly earned and there’re lots of really sweet moments.

The set up for book two is there but handled fairly subtly and I shall probably pick that up too.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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