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Truth or Dare

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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  24 reviews
After a year of recovery, wounded war veteran Jonah Harrison comes home for Christmas. No longer the outgoing high school track star, he just wants to be left alone, away from well-meaning friends and neighbors. But when a blizzard strands him with Kami Jackson—the girl who once knew him best—he can’t hide anything from her, no matter how much he wants to. Kami has a wound ...more
Kindle Edition, 98 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Stone Hall Books
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Julie Carpenter
I love Christmas time! There are so many reasons why. But one of them is definitely all of the great stories of love and hope, redemption and healing that I get to read. I've thoroughly enjoyed all of the great Christmas reads I've enjoyed the last couple weeks.

I listened to an audiobook of this one and it was a great way to enjoy another Christmas story while working on some projects. I laughed. I cried. And I smiled and sighed several times.

Jonah and Kami haven't seen each other in several ye
Katie W
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love closure. I read this in the TIMELESS ROMANCE: UNDER THE MISTLETOE collection, but Julie Coulter Bellon went back and added to the story and in my mind, it's now complete.

Jonah is physically wounded and Kami is emotionally damaged. My heart became invested when their two dogs brought them together again after years apart. Once best friends, the timing is now right for possibly more. The romance is very tender and although fast, this couple does have a past together, so it totally works.

I a
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I love this story! It's one of my favorite novellas to re-read. There's just something about how Jonah and Kami lift each other and have that foundation of friendship to build on. The chemistry is amazing, the banter is fun, and the overall theme of hope in adversity is one that leaves me with a smile on my face. I *love* that the author added more chapters for its release as a single title (originally it was published in A Timeless Romance Anthology: Under the Mistletoe Collection). It was so e ...more
InD'tale Magazine
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
The loss of a limb and Jonah’s new reality combined with Kami’s choice to help her sister, bring heart, hope and gravitas to this audiobook.

Read full review in the 2020 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This originally appeared as a short story in the Under the Mistletoe Collection, but I really wanted to go back and tell the rest of Jonah and Kami's story, so I did and here it is! ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I first read this cute novella as part of a collection but here it is, updated with new content and standing on it's very own! :) This is a sweet story of a soldier recovering both physically and emotionally from a severe injury and the girl from high school that re-enters his life.

I loved how Jonah and Kami find that easy rhythm and camaraderie that they years before. Even though both have changed and grown, dealing with struggles of their own, the core of who they are and how they feel when t
Cute Christmas short story. I suspected there might be a kiss once the game of truth or dare began.
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jonah and Kami were best friends in high school, pretty much inseperable. In the six years since they've seen each other, their lives have changed drastically. Jonah has returned from Afghanistan as a wounded soldier and Kami is fighting battles of her own. However, their friendly dogs and a winter storm bring them together again and they each feel a little piece of home that they had been missing.

I thought this was a well written story about being true to who you are, even when plans don't turn
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
[This is an expanded version of a story originally published in "Under the Mistletoe Collection" (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 14)]

Jonah, a military veteran, is recovering from losing his foot & learning how to use a prosthesis. He's struggling with the loss, his self-consciousness, & some bitterness. When his old school friend, Kami, gets stranded with him at his parents' house during a blizzard, she manages to break thru the barricades he's put up around his heart (with a little dog thera
Marie Bourgery
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Former best friends Jonah and Cami have both suffered in their years away from each other, he through military action and losing a foot and she from having to change her plans to help her sister. When she chases her dog to his house in a snowstorm it brings them back together and through their game of truth or dare they finally admit their romantic feelings for each other. Their game was funny and sweet, but some of the dares they previously participated in sounded really crazy and I would have ...more
Misty Goan
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sweet insightful good clean friends to lovers romance. This well written storyline has a Christmas timeline where loving dogs and a winter storm reunites two past best friends together, finding more as they find together they are able to face past scars and struggles that they have faced with an overall theme of hope in adversity.  A truly heartwarming story with fun banter, amazing chemistry, and overall love. The narration is beautifully done truly make you feel and see the emotions bringing ...more
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a short, heart warming romance that will leave you feeling happy when you finish. I love the concept of playing the Game Truth or Dare as part of the storyline. You'll have to read the book to find out how the game was used in the plot.

I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy sweet romances.
Heather Green
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this one a few years ago and felt like it ended too soon. Did the author add more story? It was more complete this time around. I liked it a lot more. I also liked how understanding Kami was. Their relationship was sweet, supportive, and strong. A quick, fun read. Clean and sweet.
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A good story

This is a story of starting over & readjusting life's plan to a change. After the injury, he needed to figure out his new self & if he could find a new life purpose. This is an illustration of re-evaluating & then moving to a new way.
Dystopian Mayhem
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Even though it’s shorter than I would like, it’s perfect. It wasn’t complicated or predictable, the characters are lovable and every word in the dialogue is meaningful. No body parts nor intimate scenes descriptions, even the kisses were sweeter than sweet.
Ellen White
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jonah and Kami, a good story of their lives, the adjustments, disappointments and changes made. With the help of two dogs, they come together again. What both need is each other to love and heal.
The audio by Tristen Wright was an added enjoyment to the story.
A tender, quick (novella), clean -"beach read"!
I borrowed this story through Kindle Unlimited, and wasn't expecting much of the author's writing skills... However, I find myself interested in reading more by Ms. Bellon.
Lori Austin
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A sweet romance about high school best friends who are each other again after he comes home from war wounded and a hero. Another great book by Julie Coulter Bellon!
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
In "Under the Mistletoe Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology)" ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a quick heartwarming romance. Each had to struggle through their own pain. And they drew closer together and challenged each other.
A nice book to read when it’s cold outside.
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What begins with the stormy and troubled relationship results with a match made in heaven. The storytelling is charming. I felt like I could step into the story and play along.
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great little story with plenty of swoon.
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A high school romance rekindled years later at Christmastime. Quick, cozy story.
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Normally, I am not drawn to novellas but this one was great! I always look forward to reading books by this author.
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Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of nearly two dozen romantic suspense books. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense, Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense and The Captain was a RONE award finalist for Best Suspense. Most recently, her books The Capture and Second Look were both Whitney finalists for Best Suspense/Mystery.

Julie loves to travel

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