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"Choose TRUTH and risk exposing your heart
choose DARE and risk exposing everything else..."

Sophie Rogers has left her demons in the past and finally has her life under control…
Three years after leaving high school, where she was endlessly tormented by the school’s golden couple, Sophie has her art degree nearly in hand. Juggling two jobs, she prides herself on her focus and determination to ensure her independence.
Until Ashton King saunters back into her life as a nude model for her art class…
Ashton and Lucinda had made it their mission to make Sophie’s life miserable from the moment she walked into their lives. But now, with Lucinda out of the picture and Sophie back in his sights, Ashton changes the rules of the game and takes it to a whole new level.
Sophie is thrown back into the turmoil she thought was long behind her…
Ashton’s body is made for sin, and his icy blue eyes scorch her with feelings too intense for a heart as scarred as Sophie’s to bear. Glimpses of another side of Ashton give her a flash of hope, but his deceptions run much deeper than she ever dreamed.
Truth or Dare…Which would you choose?
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Aimee McNeil

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Aimee McNeil was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children. She is a stay-at-home mother that loves every colorful moment with her family.

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826 reviews414 followers
April 6, 2016
Imagine This Is You


You're a new girl. Hot guy Ashton and his girlfriend, Lucinda, decide to make your life living hell for 3-4 years. As much as you hate Ashton, you also find him oh so mfing sexy; he's basically your vagina's kryptonite.


He knows this. So, he treats himself like a candy bar shoved in your face. Just as you go to nibbling on it, he yanks it away and laughs at your silly ass.

His buddy pretends to be nice to you and asks you to prom, from which you never arrive and end up walking home.

You go off to college and focus on work and school.

Love? A fantasy.

Dating? Who the fuck has time?

Friends? More like neighbors and coworkers that you're friendly with.

Now, you're about to graduate college when good old Ashton steamrolls back into your life 1) as a nude model for your art class and then 2) as a friend to a coworker, Megan's, brother, Jack. 3) your new employer's grandson.

Same arrogance & same candy snatch bullshit.


You've meet Jack, Ashton's "not so close" friend ONCE. He texts you the next day - 'lets be friends cause I'm secretly gay'


Insta BFF.

Megan, the coworker friend, is all up on Ashton's jock and has chased him for two years. A mutual friend warns you of this and tells you Megan has always been jealous of you.

It's an endless cycle of Ashton and Sophie running away and to each other. Sophie's body may want Ashton, but her head and heart demand that she not trust him. Ashton goes after her hard, but the moment that she denies him her feelings, he runs. Neither can just open the fucking door!




When Lucinda re-enters the storyline and Ashton isn't forthcoming, Sophie has had or enough.. Or has she....?!?

Let's Play: Truth Or Dare ... 'Now Would You Be A Dumb MOFO?'

Truth or dare?

Truth? Okay...

• Would you IMMEDIATELY text Jack your history with Ashton? That you secretly love loved him in high school?

• Would you NOT wonder WTF this virtual stranger was asking you questions ONLY about Ashton or high school?

• Would you NOT find it odd that these texts always come right after an interaction with Ashton?

• Would you ignore that ol' high school prom fiasco and what happened the last time you trusted one of Ashton's friends and instead immediately label Jack as your text BFF?

• Would you fucking forget that your high school life was ruined by a jealous bitch and just shrug off the current chick that's jealous of you over Ashton?

• Would you see the guy you're contemplating if you love and if he loves you with his ex, also your tormentor, and NOT demand answers on why ... BEFORE you forgive him the first time and write him off the second time?

If you're the FMC, or her...


... Of course you would.

Angst, Angst, & More Angst


If an angsty soup of push-pull, love-hate, first love and second chance love story based on trust & forgiveness issues is your thing, then you'll love this shit... You may still have a problem with the end. More in a bit.

I give credit where credit is due. The angst here is...


The author does a phenomenal job of making tension and emotions pop in the story. I, despite the above TSTL BS, even felt the pain and confusion of the characters popping off the pages.

There are two reasons why I can't fully appreciate this pop, however:


1. To achieve all this well written angst and emotion, the author basically throws the character's intelligence and reasoning under the bus.


2. The angst is reliant on the characters constantly skirting around subjects until the dialogue is cut off by a sex or run and evade scene.

Too Long

This book needed to be shaved down by a good 100 pages.

The author seems to not know wtf to do if her characters aren't lusting or arguing. So she shuffles around secondary plot lines...


Cancer, grams, wedding, car buying, stripper friend relationship woes, art and cookie business, jealous friend, etc etc etc etc

Some of the secondary plot, like the mom's wedding, is pure fluff to skim. Other lines, like the Melanie jealously thing, are made a big deal out of and then fade to black meaninglessly.

You'd think...


Sadly, no.

Why Make Your FMC & MMC Jokes At The End ?

I was left feeling very pissed that I bothered reading this book. I was willing to overlook the stupid and give this book 3 stars... Until I read the final chapters.

***spoilers are ahead***

FMC goes from TSTL to an absolute JOKE


Years of the FMC's torment and misery VANISH during ONE conversation where the focus isn't the perpetrator asking for forgiveness, admitting wrongs, and acknowledging the impact on the victim.

There's no regret for the actions.

No regret for impact on the FMC.

No apology to the FMC for anything done to her.

No reasoning for the half-ass 'here's why I tortured you' other than pure 100% selfishness.

Lucinda is only sorry that it all impacted Ashton's happiness.

The FMC becomes a joke to me the moment she instantly forgives her tormentor and decides to be BFFs with her based on a non-apology, apology.

• It. Is. Absurd.

• It. Is. An. Insult. To. All. Those. Ever. Bullied.

It. Is ...


MMC goes from TSTL to absolute JOKE

We find out his secret reason for seeing HIS EX - the person who tormented someone he claims to love & who was so fucking horrible that he had to pretend to hate the FMC in HS for fear of what WORSE shit she would do to the FMC if she ever knew he secretly liked the FMC - is as simple as he wants to help her and be a friend to her because she's pregnant and has been abandoned by the father and her family.

That might be okay if he hasn't CHOSEN the Ex's friendship OVER his relationship with the FMC.


There's a scene where the FMC goes TO him and asks why he saw his ex and to not do it again if he wanted a relationship with her. He explains nothing as he says he still cares for the ex and can't promise not to see her. He lets the FMC walk away ending their relationship because he CHOOSES to be a friend to his pregnant and abandoned ex who tortured the love of his life.


Bottom Line

I would've given this two 1/2 or 3 stars (despite the TSTL, naive BS) because it was fairly well written, held my interest for the most part, and did capture the character's feelings.

The end ruined it as a believable romance. The end ruined any respect I had for either character.

1 1/2 stars.


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1,196 reviews387 followers
November 1, 2015

What lovely secondary characters. I love all the drama surrounding them. Very, very entertaining.
I like the great support structure the h has and how loved she is by her family and friends.

My thoughts on the story of Ashton, Lucinda and Sophie
are practically all here in the blurb:

BLURB: “Ashton and Lucinda (hero & ow) had made it their mission to make Sophie’s life miserable”
STORY: Now, 3 years later, they are still a main focus for the heroine’s unhappiness.
The bullying has evolved from severely sadistic unrelenting high school maliciousness & victimisation to a new adult level of toying, taunting, lies, game playing and stalking. He still touches her in inappropriate ways and Lucinda’s evilness is very much a focal point.

BLURB: “now, with Lucinda out of the picture and Sophie back in his sights”
STORY: Lucinda is very much in the story.
Ashton is still putting Luce, as he so affectionately calls her, first. Is secretive about their clandestine meetings/chats and how much he cares about her. Not even to hold on to their relationship will he make a real effort to explain his and Lucinda’s involvement. The book ends with an epilogue in which “Ashton and Sophie were committed to filling the role of her (Lucinda’s) much needed support system”. All this after she finally asks the heroine for forgiveness without a single apology. After years of vicious bullying she approaches the heroine for forgiveness only because she owes Ashton. She explains the reasons and excuses for her abusive nature but never says how sorry she is to have hurt the h.

BLURB: “Ashton’s body is made for sin”
STORY: Oh, yes. This man is the “golden boy”.
He is plenty “beautiful” to look at. His “powerful”, very “presence” is godlike. He practically IS God to everyone. Many readers are going to swoon over this well written enigmatic being and his obsession with the h.
BLURB: “Glimpses of another side of Ashton give her a flash of hope”
STORY: I also see glimpses of this adored-by-all hero but mostly he remains elusive to me and my Romancelandia heart.
I look harder for more of the real man. I try to see qualities in him that the h sees. However, the wonder that is Ashton King eludes me because just when he seems to be real, just when I think I’m gonna fall at his feet in reverence, he reverts to the nasty specimen he was in high school. (At his own admission he messes up all too often) He’s reasons for singling her out for the years of destructive bullying are inane: because he’s thrown by how intense his feelings for her are and because he wants to spare her the wrath of his gf, he decides to bully her himself – he actually says this. This makes terrible sense in the case of the high school boy but for an adult man, it’s just downright distasteful.
I only see his manly arrogance as conceit……his neediness as weakness…his cockiness as smugness…his alpha status as useless, because with every success he has achieved he can’t attempt to sort out the very situation that is at the root of their problems? His inability to deal with his intense attraction to her and the jealous obsession of his Luce just doesn’t seem a priority – he’s more comfortable with walking away than fighting for a chance for Sophie and himself. He never protects her against the ow’s viciousness and never makes it clear to the ow that she needs to stop her crap. The fact that he remains loyal to the ow throughout high school and again today, but can’t expend that much emotional energy and words in making things right with himself and the h is what proves to me that it’s just too much of an effort for him. He’s free with his money and other ways of caring but not when it comes to the actual hard work it would take to make their relationship a trustful one.

BLURB: “she prides herself on her focus and determination to ensure her independence.”
STORY: She’s nice, this heroine.
She’s sweet, caring, hardworking, motivated, and somewhat naïve.
She so much wants to believe in him despite him hurting her time and time again.
She's one of my most tstl hs.
She spends most of this book in tears or tearful. She forgives too easily, especially when forgiveness is asked for without apologies being offered. She also often allows herself to be in potentially bad situations. Mostly I dislike her for (1) allowing that disgusting ow back in her life without any grovelling, and (2) for not waiting for him to make the effort to right things on his own, without the help from others.

I know the wary hero. I read about them all the time.
I know the hero who is terrified of the intense way his heroine affects him. I know the hero who is so protective of his heart that he makes the most stupid decisions. The hero I love is the one who, despite all this, doesn’t walk away, who always puts her first and is vulnerable enough to be honest about his feelings. Ashton doesn’t fit this profile for me. Not by a long shot.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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514 reviews
December 21, 2016
Awkward moment when the H is more loyal to the OW than to the h..... as in the awkward moment when the H constantly chooses his friendship with OW than his relationship with the h... and this is supposed to make me believe he loves her?

Awkward moment when the H doesn't grovel for his bullying.

And what cemented the 1 star? The OW Luce doesn't even apologise, asks for forgiveness not cause she feels bad but she owes the H. And then they're all friends. Wtf this was so bad. She didn't even apologise. I'm wondering if the author did this on purpose? Just to make the heroine truly weak and a doormat... or to send out a message about forgiveness? Forgiveness first of all is earned. Bullying is serious and forgiveness takes time and usually requires a heart felt sincere apology and remorse, which the OW never displayed.

This alongside the H's unwavering loyalty to the OW dug this books coffin. I want a hero who fights for his woman, who puts her first, who isn't intentionally cruel to her (unless there's a good reason). Consider Bully by Penelope Douglas. He was an ass but god you can tell he was obsessed with the h.

This was bad... don't buy it

Note to self: stop impulsively buying books, stop impulsively buying books. Now, I'll try to remember next time I'm tempted.
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189 reviews102 followers
January 7, 2016

Where do I even start? I was really intrigued by the blurb of this and even liked the first half of the book, most of the time. No, actually not only the first half but also the rest ... it's just that the characters annoyed me a bit. You know, nothing bothers me more if I have to read about characters that are extremely perfect, godlike and totally unaware of their appearance on other people. Just no. Is that even possible?! To NOT notice that you're beautiful and that other people like you? I don't know.

That's definitely one huge part that annoyed me endlessly. In each chapter I had to read at least once how beautiful and perfectly shaped Ashton King was. And Sophie didn't want to acknowledge that she's indeed pretty, no matter how many people told her so. Whyyyy?!

"Love is not being with someone because you think you can be happy with that person, but because without that person you know you can never be."

I was also frustrated most of the time. Like ... Ashton King? He's one of the most confusing people EVER. I never knew what to think of him. Some times he started to show this different side of him where he was honest with Sophie. Where he seemed to care but the next moment he, again, crushed all this hope with one stupid move/glare or statement. Just ugh.

Even though this all seems very negative I still enjoyed reading this book. I mean, it kept my interest and I wanted to know if Ashton is really changing for the better. Or WHY exactly he's always like that. And most importantly: How things would end between Sophie and him. I don't know, I just wanted to know!

"It's like ... hearing the most amazing song you have ever heard and no matter how much time passes or how many other songs you hear it's the only one you want to listen to, sing to, dance to. No other song makes you feel the same. It is the rhythm of your heart from the moment you hear it."

Despite all this bickering and "acting like I don't care", they definitely had chemistry. There were a couple of pretty interesting scenes where I actually shipped them a lot. I already expected the ending and even if Ashton is super arrogant and annoyed me sometimes, I liked how everything turned out for them in the end. He still had his cute moments and towards the end he really showed that he cared about Sophie and wants this to work - why not earlier, Ashton?! - but all those things with Lucinda were ... a little too rushed and abrupt for me. Oh well.

In general everything was a bit too predictable, so there was nothing to guess or decipher which is sad but in the end I didn't mind so much. It's a very easy and quick read but you definitely shouldn't expect something deep and meaningful. However, if you're up for Mr. Ashton King, some drama and an all in all really enjoyable book, this might be the perfect read for you! ;)

*eARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review - thank you!*

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Author 43 books2,674 followers
November 10, 2015
I really enjoyed this book. Can't wait to see what this author will write next. In the mean time I highly suggest her indie story Alluring Song!
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1,145 reviews100 followers
July 22, 2017
1.5 Stars

Right from the beginning I found this too cliche and I didn't really like the writing style. It felt to wooden, too same same, I don't know, not unique enough? There are a lot of repeated phrases and we are told even more how beautiful Ash is... like every time he appears we are reminded of it.
The storyline is really one cliche after the other neatly lined up. There is a lot of back and forth- I hate / I want you. Lots of sexual attraction and we are told lots of chemistry and stuff... I didn't feel them however.
The character building is probably the best part of it. It's very cliche even if McNeil did add a quite interesting support cast. The support cast is actually the best part of the book.
The two MCs however. Beyond cliche. I mean Ashton is stoic, sexy, bad boy- oh yeah he is rich beyond riches... and we know about his car, his apartment, his love for his grandmother --- but we never actually get to know Ash, like ever. Neither does Sophia. She doesn't even know what job he works for example.. not any other personal details. I guess there are those two special moments where he takes her to the diner and his apartment but other than that? zilch. Zero
And that brings me to Sophia. She is too nice if you ask me, too tortured and too unaware of her own beauty. Apparently she is gorgeous, but she doesn't know it. She is so trusting and understanding. ... But actually she doesn't trust anyone, least her own feelings. She is also very superficial. Let's face it she keeps mentioning how others look, especially Ash. Okay he is attractive, she is into him, but she doesn't wanna know anything about him. They never really talk, the only moments of heart to hearts is their Truth or Dare game, which is another big cliche thrown in there.
I don't even wanna go into how Ash has treated Sophia in the past and his excuse? Wow. Kinda lame. All I can say someone gotta man up. Either he has to take the blame and apologize or she gotta tell him where to jump off. That part is a big no no for me.
But I did finish this book. And it's quite long wound. Still I finished it. I am not quite sure why. I mean I kept reading, put the book down and wonder if I should DNF. It is cliche and well... I kept reading. Because while it is just not for me, I kept hoping that it will improve... there is some potential, I guess. That and the support cast is quite nice.

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Author 37 books491 followers
October 22, 2015
ARC received in exchange for an honest spoil free review.
This is the first book that I've read from this author and I am already looking forward to the next.
Author Aimee McNeil's Truth or Dare is a well written story about a young woman's discovery and path to true love.
How does one believe in such a thing when throughout their childhood they've only witnessed the heartache left in love's wake? This is the question that Sophie Rogers must ask herself when Ashton King, a boy she had once given her heart to, waltzes back into her life.
Can she learn to leave her past behind her and see where things go with Ashton? Or will his relationship with the girl who made her life a living hell stand in the way. Can their love prevail, if it is love that seems to always pull them together?
I love this story. The characters were very believable and although I normally prefer multiple POVs, I felt connected to Ashton, despite the fact that it was told in Sophie's POV. Congrats Ms. McNeil on a wonderful release. I look forward to more from you.
- Author Kim Black/TOJ Publishing Services
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1,879 reviews2 followers
March 3, 2021
Please disregard the 1-star reviews and give this book a chance "if" you love pining, obsessed heros, because this guy was nutso for this heroine! Understand that ranting over a book is easier than saying something nice for most people, and that is unfortunate since we see these negative reviews first when we scroll down and think that it's a bad book.

I can't believe I had this book in my "avoid" shelf in the past because of the bad reviews, and only picked it up when I saw someone I follow give it a 5-star rating. I might've missed reading this hidden gem!
PLEASE read it, don't miss out! The negative reviews were harsh, I don't understand it after reading the book myself. I'm now a huge fan of this author, and have even gone on her website to eagerly wait for her next "normal romance novels." I loved this author's writing, she sucked me right in and I stayed with her til the end. I read the thing in 1 sitting and I can't wait for her future books!!

The story starts years after high school and their background is shown briefly in a flashback, literally 3 pages, and was not offensive!

Spoiling some parts here because other people's spoilers are inaccurate. This is a long ass post because I felt like this author and this book deserved better..

This book is not about what happened in high school, but what happened when they were grown up, how he continues to be obsessed with her and tries to be with her finally, the only girl he ever really cared about! He was devoted to her, and this book didn't have cheating! 5 star read for me, but didnt like the book cover, the title, and the love-making scenes were lacking -too short. With so much build-up, we would like it to last after all! :)

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1,270 reviews102 followers
January 29, 2016
Reviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics
Review copy kindly provided by publisher in exchange for a honest review

Truth or Dare was an interesting book. However it missed the mark slightly for me. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the book but I just liked it. It wasn’t amazing , one to shout from the rooftops about. But there was some promise.

Sophie was the outsider. The girl who high school life was torture thanks to two people. Ashton and Lucinda. Even now in the present those two people haunt her and it impact has left a lasting mark on her life. As Ashton quickly re-enters her life and turns it upside down leaving her questioning things again.

The title doesn’t exactly fit the story. As Sophie might be fighting things, but it pretty obvious she is a gonner. The whole truth or dare bit doesn’t come into play quiet late and then the fact things that Ashton does to get Sophie attention. I thought it was a bit too immature and stupid. I would have thought he would have manned up so to speak better considering what he had did when they were highschool. He practically bullied her with his girlfriend in high school and it seems the same but now an adult level. He was just a older yet same maturity level as he was in highschool. He wasn’t the good boy he was promised to be and Sophie she may be nice. But most of the book she was total mess thanks to being a gonner. She wasn’t a whiner but she was defintely a crier.

The things he did and the way he treated her. I just wanted her to wash her hands. She deserved so much better . He was almost a loveable bastard but he just redeem himself in the end.

It was all to due with the others characters. The secondary characters nearly stole the show. They are a pretty eclectic bunch of characters and their drama made the story more intriguing and tied the hero and heroine together. They were the glue to the story, as the story almost seemed the same old. Hero is the heroine enemy. He falls for her and doesn’t want to admit that .So he acts out instead as he doesn’t know how to deal with the way she affects him…

For a new adult romance, I wanted the hero to be more chilled and more mature. And the heroine a bit more of a backbone. That why I give it 3.5 couples

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247 reviews11 followers
March 21, 2016
ARC for honest review.

I was very excited when i started this book, however about half way through i started to get annoyed. Ashton was the main problem for me, i just found him tedious and childish. I kinda understand why he did what he did in high school but for me it was a ridiculous excuse for how he treated Sophie. I just wanted to man-up, even after he see's her again he just plays games and that just isn't for me.

Sophie i loved her character she is sweet and strong the only problem i had was the way she literally forgave a certain someone (had to be vague... no spoilers). The relationships and connections that Sophie can build with the other characters is fantastic, she is a very likable character.

I cannot fault the actual written word from the author, it kept me interested and is what kept me reading, i still wanted to know how it ended. I will certainly read more of Aimee's work i just feel that this story wasn't for me.
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216 reviews15 followers
October 25, 2015
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

This is a new author to me so I went in blind with no expectations and was pleased to
find I was instantly drawn into the story. Sophie is brought face to face with her childhood nemesis whom she always harboured feelings for. I did feel for her early on in the story as the need to dislike the man is high but almost impossible to achieve. He is so very annoying and in her face but in the moments where he drops his guard it's hard not to be drawn in my his magnetism.
The supporting characters are strong too with the possibility of readers wishing to hear their stories but I loved Ashton's grandmother in particular and I had a tear in my eye a few times thinking of my own.
There are no real surprises in this book and the reader is under no illusions where the story is going to go or who is behind certain plot twists but altogether this really is a lovely read. The writing flows and although I wanted to shake Sophie a few times and tell her not to be so nice and slap Ashton and get him to stop with the games and tell her already!!!!, I really loved this story and stayed up to silly o clock finishing it. I would definitely read more from this author and would happily recommend this book to friends.
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252 reviews5 followers
June 22, 2016
This was a difficult book to read for the fact that there's so much that could be fleshed out. There's way too much detail to mundane things that have little or nothing to progress the story.
Sophie is your typical perfect herione beautiful talented every guy wants her but she's clueless to her beauty and she's a...VIRGIN tada! Her skewed reasons for not believing in love I found were a tad ridiculous.
Ashton he's definitely a hottie but he's so back and forth too. It seriously got old fast.
The one thing that saved this from a 1 star was Sophie and Mel's friendship. Mel was my absolute favorite character in this story.
The foundation for a good story is here it just needs some editing and take out all that stuff that doesn't matter. We don't need details of almost everything Sophie does and we also don't need a bio on every character she meets especially if they're non sufficient to the story moving forward.
October 28, 2015
**2.5 Cookie Stars**

This book was not bad however the Sophie got on my nerves. Sophie was so insecure and lacked confidence and her outlook on love was annoying. I also didn't feel the chemistry between Sophie and Ashton. The story as so much potential.
56 reviews
May 3, 2022
Ashton and Sophie

Ummmm….So ….. would Ashton have chosen his friendship with evil ow over his love for Sophie? Cause that kinda seems like what I just read. I actually went back and reread the last few chapters to make sure. AND Ashton is the one to give Sophie the cold shoulder after everything he’s done?! I’m legit angry right now. Ashton and Luce or dumb and dumber as I refer to them totally deserve each other. Luce and Sophie becoming friends at the end was so ridiculous and far fetched. Mean malicious people like Luce don’t change over night. I think this book needed Ashton’s pov. Sophie deserved better.
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479 reviews23 followers
April 13, 2021
There wasn't anything in this book I didn't like, other than predictability. I found I skimmed at times, as i guessed where the story was going. I really wanted it to do something to shock me and make me go back and read it properly. Unfortunately it didn't. Having said that, I loved all the charactes and the timeline worked for me. My favourite was Mel.
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2,059 reviews13 followers
September 3, 2017
I really enjoyed this one and I was so glad that Sophie didn't give in to the very sexy Ashton easily. Her strength of character shone through but then so did the lengths Ashton went to to ensure that she was part of his life.
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1,563 reviews
August 17, 2021
DNF @ 34%.

I was disgusted by this h who couldn't stop lusting for a guy that bullied her throughout high school. There was nothing cute about what happened to her. A pretty face and good body does NOT erase abuse!!
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1,015 reviews125 followers
June 28, 2017
You gotta be effing kidding me?! I laugh because really what else can I do??? Read the end of this book and then I DARE you to tell me I'm wrong.
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3,298 reviews17 followers
July 21, 2019

Truth. Did you enjoy this book? Yes.
Dare. Will you read more of Aimee McNeil's books?
Look for more reviews from me.

Loved the book.
November 13, 2015
**4-star review from Laura at Amo's Book Corner**

I was really intrigued by the synopsis of this book and couldn’t wait to read it and I was not disappointed. As someone who was bullied in high school I understand the impact this can have on a person’s psyche.

Can your greatest nemesis really be the love of your life?

Determined to leave the trauma of her high school years behind her; Sophie is focussed on completing her art degree and securing her future. Working two jobs to fund her way through school ‘fate’ throws Ashton King back in her path. Ashton & his girlfriend Lucinda were the golden couple of her high school year and the perpetrators of her misery. Were things really as black and white back then as Sophie believed?

As their lives become intertwined Sophie begins to see another side to Ashton and feelings she has tried to suppress become harder to deny. Yet Sophie doesn’t believe in the notion of love:

“Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.”

Truths and feelings are revealed through a game of Truth or Dare and you could really feel the sexual chemistry between Sophie and Ashton. Ashton tests what she believes to be true and I really felt for him as he spills his regrets for his past actions. As their relationship develops Sophie’s walls start to come down and her heart begins to hear the song of its mate. I loved this definition of being in love:

“It’s like…hearing the most amazing song you have ever heard and no matter how much time passes or how many other songs you hear it’s the only one you want to listen to, sing to, dance to. No other song makes you feel the same. It is the rhythm of your heart from the moment you hear it.”

I really wanted to shake some sense into Sophie at points in the book, but she redeemed herself by the end. It is by no means plain sailing for these two!

The secondary characters really added depth to story and I REALLY want Mel to get her own book. I loved this sassy, opinionated best friend who said what everyone else was thinking!

I’d highly recommend this angsty, sweet and steamy contemporary romance.

Note: ARC kindly received from author in exchange for an honest review.
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254 reviews
October 27, 2015
3.5 stars

Many thanks to the author, Aimee McNeil, who provided a free copy of Truth or Dare in exchange for an honest review.

Truth or Dare is the story of Sophie and Ashton, two rival high school students reunited years later by fate and an art class. Sophie's main memories of Ashton were bittersweet. She thought he was the most beautiful boy she had ever seen, but his cruelty towards her during her teenage years soured her attraction. He and his girlfriend at the time took great pains to make her years at school miserable. Thanks to this treatment Sophie is left with trust issues and a love/hate complex when it comes to Ashton. She gets the surprise of her life when he shows up in her college art class as a model - a nude model, at that. He’s just as gorgeous as he ever was, and just as arrogant. Instead of painting him, Sophie painted the woman in the couple twice - as a mirror image, showcasing a concept of loving one’s own self. I liked that idea a lot, I thought it was very clever. When the painting is over with she thinks she is done with Ashton, but suddenly it’s like he’s around every corner. She can’t get away from him. He’s at a night out with friends. He turns out to be the grandson of the woman she gets a job assisting. She repeatedly tells him to just leave her alone, but he keeps coming. That makes it sound creepy, but really, it’s not all his fault, he can read that her hatred of him is only masking deeper feelings. Now that they are both grown, Ashton has no qualms about pursuing Sophie, despite her protests. I’ll admit that I grew pretty darn tired of the merry go round that these two kept riding around each other….Sophie’s far more patient and forgiving than I would ever be. Sophie and Ashton dance around each other, occasionally getting insights into who they both really are. Can Sophie put aside her mistrust and see Ashton as the man he’s become and not the boy he once was?

Truth or Dare is Aimee McNeil’s first contemporary romance. I found it to be a well structured, often humorous story, with interesting characters that any fan of contemporary romance will enjoy.
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140 reviews
November 13, 2015
Sitting in her art class,  Sophie is faced with a demon from her past.  When Ashton Saunders in Sophie is shocked not just to see the stunning man before her,  but that her body still reacts to the man that tormented her all through high school.  Not wanting to give in to her feelings of lust for Ashton,  she does everything in her power to avoid his attention. Unbeknownst to her,  this is not the last time their paths will cross. 

Ashton has always been attracted to Sophie, but back in high school his attention was cast on another.  No matter how he tried to avoid his feelings,  Sophie was the one that got under his skin. Years later when the opportunity to insert himself into her life arises,  Ashton jumps in full throttle. His plan to draw her out and lead her to him is risky,  but it's a risk he's willing to take to finally get the girl that stole his heart the first time she walked into class all those years ago. Will his plan help her to see the man he has become and let their past turmoil be forgotten,  or will it blow up in his face? 

Truth or Dare is a quick read,  and easy to get drawn in to.  The story is full of little twists that made md want to keep turning the page to see what happens next.  As the story unfolded I found myself drawn to Sophie and wanting to see her open up to the possibility of a relationship with Ahston. I became enamored with Ashton,  his cocky  attitude on barely masking his true feelings for Sophie. The sexual tension between Sophie and Ashton increases with each page making the heat rise a notch with each new chapter.  

Aimee McNeal has written a good book full of angst and desire.   I really like the interaction between the two characters and seeing where the story would take them. While my preferred genre is erotica,  I found this story sexy and worth the read.  If you enjoy a a hard won love story,  then yeah,  this book will fill the bill.  I rate Truth or Dare 4 stars. 

***I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Author 330 books495 followers
November 10, 2015
Erin Lee’s Review of “Truth or Dare” by Aimee McNeil
“You don’t believe in fate and you don’t believe in love. Tell me what you do believe in, then.” – Ashton King
Truth: Sophie Rogers doesn’t believe in much after a rough go at high school and being tormented by “the golden couple” – Ashton and Lucinda. Having grown up in poverty with a single mother who did her best, Sophie has worked hard all her life to get ahead. Things are just getting on track when Ashton pops back into her life as a nude model in her art class. The alpha half of the golden couple who tortured her, Sophie is anything but happy to see him. Yet, she can’t take her eyes off him.
Dare: Ashton King is a little deeper than he first appears. It takes a brave woman to find out what lays beneath his good looks and confidence. Will Sophie dare to find out more? What will she learn about love, lust and fate? And what’s become of Lucinda, the other half of the couple that destroyed Sophie’s high school years? I dare you to find out by reading Aimee McNeil’s “Truth or Dare.”
When they reunite, the history-packed relationship between Sophie and Ashton gets complicated once again, causing Sophie to question herself and her beliefs about love and fate. McNeil eloquently moves readers from “…she didn’t want to amuse him. She wanted to cause him great physical harm” to “…she wanted to listen to his song forever” and back again. Through Sophie’s “textual” relationship with “Jack,” McNeil paints the delicate dance between indecision and decided fate.
The sexual tension and chemistry between Sophie and Ashton moves this story along brilliantly, leaving the reader to wonder when, and if, they will finally succumb to their desires. Can high school enemies ever learn to trust one another? Or, is the past meant to stay where it is? I highly recommend Aimee McNeil’s “Truth or Dare” to anyone who has ever wondered about the differences between love, lust, and fate.
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2,651 reviews32 followers
January 21, 2016
Truth or Dare by Aimee McNeil was a 4 star read.
Romance, Hot Alpha


“I am a confident, grounded woman and I will not let that pompous a$$ get to me!”

This is Sophie and Ashton’s story told in Sophie’s POV.
It has been about three years since Sophie has seen the man that walks into her classroom to pose nude for her art class. Both Ashton and his girlfriend were extremely cruel and bullied Sophie in high school.
As the story progresses Sophie starts to see Ashton everywhere. When she gets a job as an assistant for an elderly woman, Sophie discovers that she is working for Ashtons grandma. Can’t this poor girl get a break?
“See you never”

Little does she know but she is the girl that got away for Ashton. And now that he has a second chance he is taking it. Will his plan work? The sexual attraction between them is electric and seems to build more and more. Will they finally connect?

Attraction is only a chemical reaction in the brain. These feelings are not real! Get a grip!

This was a great quick read, that I couldn’t put down. I loved the interaction between Sophie and Ashton, proud of her on standing her ground. There are also a few twists. The secondary characters were great, my favorites were Mel and Jack. I would love to see Aimee move forward with a book for one of the other characters, maybe Jack or Mel (crossing fingers). 1-Click this must read book you will really enjoy it. Thank you for a great read.

Alpha Book Club
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by MAustin from Alpha Book Club
November 8, 2015
Truth or Dare
My review.

This is the first book I have read by this author. I read the synopsis and figured I would enjoy this book. Overall I enjoyed this beaut of a read. It was an easy read and I would consider reading other books by this author. It started really well with a good measure of angst and heartache thrown in.


The main male character Ashton, just really began to annoy me at times. He came across as very childish, still playing games like in high school. So this kind of put me off a little. (Only a little) He was very mean and arrogant, but for me, not always in a sexy way.

I really liked the female lead, Sophie. She was sweet and likeable. Wore her heart on her sleeve. I loved how she was with her friends and co workers. Around midway she did do a few things which were out of character which I found a little confusing, but still I liked her all the same.

I really enjoyed the 'will they won't they' plot line, but at times things did get a little far fetched. I also felt the book was rushed towards the end.

I enjoyed the book even though I felt the characters were written younger than they were supposed to be. It would've worked better for me if they were still in high school. This is my reason for not rate my this read higher. Some of the behaviour could then be accounted to their ages and level of maturity.

Oh! Also, I believe in forgiveness I truly do, but some times past hurts take a while to get over! And as such, forgiveness takes time, and not as speedily as depicted here at one point. That's all I'm saying on that.

So for me it's 3 stars. I liked the flow and pace and would read this author again.

I was given an ARC for my honest review.
Hayley @ReadLoveRepeat
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492 reviews18 followers
November 3, 2015
3.5 stars!

Offered an ARC for an honest review.

This is my first book by this lovely author and I can say that I fairly enjoyed it.

After years of being tormented, Sophie is finally at peace. With going to college and working hard toward her art degree. Things are finally how they should be. That is until one of her tormentors saunters into her art class as one of the nude models she has to paint. Memories of how awful her high school years comes to mind, she barely focuses on her assignment.

Ashton King! Where to start with him. I have to say he was my favorite. I wish I got a glimpse into that gorgeous head of his and find out all his wants & needs. Gah!!!

He plays a major part most of the time Sophie gets tormented in high school. And it makes me sad that this poor girl didn’t stand a chance the moment she started at a new school. But she took the torture with her head held high.

After spending some time together, Sophie finds herself questioning if she ever hated Ashton to begin with. A game of truth or dare lets them open up and express what they truly feel for one another.

It was a cute, quick read. The reason why I’m giving it a 3.5 is because some of the interacts that Sophie and Ashton had seemed a bit immature for their 21 years of age. At times I felt like they were still in high school and I had to keep reminding myself that they were a couple years older.

This won’t be my last read from this author. I’m looking forward to reading more of her upcoming work.
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