Monday, April 30, 2018

Five Dares by Eli Easton

Title: Five Dares
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 254
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
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. 

Five Dares by Eli Easton is a sweet, romantic, bromance of a read. I could not stop reading this one over and over again. Just makes me smile to read it.
Andy and Jake have been together since they were little. They are best friends.  Every time that Andy feels out of control or that Jake might leave him, he does these hair-brained schemes. Of course, Jake does them with him. 
Their latest stunt involving firecrackers has left the both burnt and healing up in a summer cottage together.  Now Andy has never openly admitted showing he loves Jake. But Jake has strong feelings for Andy.
When things happen, and Jake feels he cannot hide his feelings anymore, he runs. He runs to LA and new school.  Andy left without his best friend must come to terms with what he wants out of life and how to get his best friend back.
I loved best friends becoming lovers. I think that is the way all true love should be.  I stated at the start this is one story that kept me smiling. It does. Andy is a character, and Jake is his wingman all the way.  When you want a story to make you believe in true love with humor thrown in I recommend this one.

                                     Five Shooting Stars 

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