Cover of Dare You by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank


Title:Dare You
Author:Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Series:Dare To Try #1
Characters:Bash & Kieran
Published:July 30, 2021
Archetype:firefighters, sexual awakening

I have to admit, I’ve read Brooke Blaine’s South Haven series, but it’s been a while, so my memory was a little fuzzy.  Ella Frank’s Prime Time series was a little more fresh in my mind.  But Sebastian Vogel’s character from South Haven came back to me quickly!

Bash is a super interesting character – unabashedly flamboyant, gorgeous, powerful and not afraid to be himself.  I’m so excited he’s getting his own story – in not just one but three books!  Dare You is the first in the trilogy of Bash’s story, and man alive, I could NOT put it down.  I knew what I was getting into – there is of course a cliffhanger.  But the story of how Bash  stumbles into an odd sort of friendship with sexy, womanizing, and very straight firefighter Kieran Bailey is addictive.

Kieran is the brother of characters we’ve met in Ella’s earlier series, and they all make appearances throughout this book, which I always love.

I always find it hard to review books that end in cliffhangers, because how do you review a book when you don’t know the ending?!?!  But I can say this for sure – Bash is an interesting enough character that I’m happy to wait patiently for the rest of his story.  Given how well it has started off, I know it will be worth waiting for!