BOOK REVIEW: Truth or Dare by L.A. Cotton

 Truth or Dare (Liar Liar #2)

by l. a. cotton

Genre: Mature YA

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BLURB

 Escaping to Credence was supposed to be Becca’s shot at a new life, but some secrets refuse to stay hidden, and now that the truth is out, everything changes.


Everything.


The people she thought she could trust lied. The guy she thought cared about her kept her in the dark. And with no one to turn to, Becca finds it hard to unravel the truth. When she finally does, her past and present collide in a way no one saw coming.


The truth can hurt you … Some dares will destroy you.


 

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Book #2: Truth or Dare

 

 

 

EXCERPT

I pushed my way farther into the thick of
it, earning me a couple of hard glares from guys twice my size. Becca spun
again, facing the stage, and I moved behind her, leaving only a sliver of space
between us. It was perfect timing because
the song ended and the band went straight into something with less base. The
sea of faceless people swayed and bobbed their heads in time with the mellow
beat. Becca followed them, her shoulders swinging from side to side. Her black
sweater hung off one shoulder, revealing a khaki tank top underneath and milky
skin just begging to be touched. Without thinking, I slid my arms around her
waist and gathered her against me. Her body recoiled, and I felt Becca’s fight
instinct kick in, but I held firm, dipping my mouth to her ear. “It’s me,” I
whispered.

She relaxed into me and continued moving to
the music. I didn’t care that I looked all kinds of awkward because it was the
closest Becca had let me get since the night we’d been together. My fingers dug
into her hips at the memory, anchoring her to me, but she didn’t move. She didn’t
fight me off or give me hell; she just continued
to soak up the atmosphere. I didn’t want to push her or be a jerk, but I was a guy,
and she was here, pressed up against me, looking all kinds of hot.

Did she feel it too?

The pulse of electricity between us, the
spark?

Becca hadn’t been wrong when she’d accused
me of using her to forget about all the shit going on in my life, but it was
more than that with us. We both knew it, and deep down, I think that was why
she was so reluctant to give me a second chance.

We had a shot at something real.

Something messy and ugly and raw—and that
terrified her. Hell, it terrified me. Becca hadn’t grown up in a place like
Credence, but she’d ended up here for a reason. If she’d just let me in … If she’d trust me with whatever it was she
was hiding, I could help. I could be
there for her. Maybe that made me a selfish bastard, dragging her into my
fucked-up life, but she made breathing easier. She made everything a little bit
easier, and I hadn’t expected—or even wanted—it to happen, but I needed her.
I needed her more than she would ever know, so if there was even a tiny chance she would let me back in, I would take it. Starting with right now.



My THOUGHTS


After the cliffhanger that the last book ended with, I could not wait to read this to find out how the story ended.  I’m not a big fan of cliffhangers – mostly because I am very impatient – but you can always tell a good book if the cliffhanger held your attention the entire time you waited for the second book to come out.  

This book is the conclusion of Becca and Evan’s story. We finally see how their relationship plays out, we finally find out all the secrets and we see life turn around for some characters.  This author writes so many twists and unexpected turns in the story that the reader will be engrossed in the story line for the duration of the book.  Because of the cliffhanger that book one ends on, it is highly recommended that you read Liar, Liar before you read Truth or Dare; otherwise you may not understand where the book is starting out. This is clsssified as Mature YA and I am going to stress the Mature part; there are a couple scenes in the book that are not for young ears & eyes.  But there is a bit of suspense and even some romance in the book to keep all readers interested. All in all, I give my rating of 4.5 starts – well worth the read! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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