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Dare Me

(Dare to Try #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  3,074 ratings  ·  368 reviews
Dare Me is part two of the Dare to Try trilogy and should only be read after Dare You.

The moment Bash “Miss Razzle Dazzle” Vogel sashayed into Lieutenant Kieran Bailey’s life, both their worlds were turned upside down.

What started as an easy friendship quickly morphed into sizzling chemistry that neither one could deny.

But what Kieran knows better than anyone is that when
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 219 pages
Published August 30th 2021 (first published August 27th 2021)
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Oct 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbtq, romance
SO MUCH happened in this book…

that was a lie. barely anything happened in this book, except for lots of sex, and the mcs hanging out together, while not actually talking about anything that’s even remotely important.

spoilers for books 1 & 2 incoming.

ugh, first of all, poor Kieran. the way Bash just ghosted him at the end of book 1 was eurghhh…😒

“i still couldn’t believe how things had gone down with Bash, and not just in the literal sense. i’d been happy with life, happy with MY life, u
4.5 Stars

This sequel was everything I wanted/needed it to be.

Where Dare You (book one) felt like a tasty little teaser, introducing readers to the lives of tech-billionaire Bash and hero firefighter Kieran—exploring how these two delectable characters began an unanticipated friendship and, eventually, entered into the exploratory stages of a scorching hot sexual relationship, despite Kieran’s inexperience with men—this sequel delved much deeper, proving stronger and more engrossing in all its m
Renae Reads
Aug 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance
*** I received an eArc from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Dare Me is the next installment in the Dare to Try trilogy and focuses on the aftermath of Bash and Kieran's misunderstanding at the end of Dare You. Bash and Kieran are forced to confront their feelings towards one another and make a final decision on their future.

I loved this story and the further exploration of Bash and Kieran's feelings towards one another. Bash must come to terms with his fear of being vulnerable wh
Sep 05, 2021 rated it it was ok
a lot happened but nothing really that mattered happened. for some reason i'm still giving it a pass. ...more
Aug 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Gah, it's a good job there's only a month before the final book comes out because I'm already suffering from Bash and Keiran withdrawal symptoms.

I absolutely loved this instalment as Bash makes up for the seriously crappy way he ghosted Keiran at the end of book one.

It's steamy, of course, but it's also super sweet and has lots of wonderful conversation as both men come to the realisation that this is it.

They need to go big or go home and Keiran really doesn't want to do that and Bash isn't ha
Aug 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
"Kieran sat down at the table, then he gestured to my seat, looked up at me, and mouthed, dare you".

Oh my, I totally love Bash and Kieran 💜💗.

Bash is such an upfront person, totally comfortable in his own skin, and yet his feelings for Kieran have really thrown him a curve ball. Equally, Kieran has always been so sure of his sexuality and now he is having to rethink everything because of the strength of his feelings for Bash.

Dare Me is book two in the #daretotry trilogy by Brooke Blaine and E
Kati ☆.* readsRomance
2** stars

Uuuuhm wow.

As excited as I was for Bash’s story as annoyed I am right now. I’m sorry but Bash’s and Kieran’s story could’ve easily been wrapped up in one book and it would’ve been a good one. I think. But this was disappointing. And boring. And immature. And unnecessarily dramatic *eyeroll

I don’t know about Kieran, but Bash deserved better than this. I wished he could've had a wonderful book in Brooke Blaine's South Haven series like his best friends Lucas and Shaw. I mean, it was alre
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Bash + Kieran #2

Remember how book #1 ended?
Bash saw how Kieran was hurt on TV and he hurried to the station the next morning to check on him and there he saw this 'Badge Bunny' hanging all over him.
That was too much for our Bash - he was afraid that Kieran was back to being straight. So he left.
Kieran thought he would only leave for now and they would meet up again later - but nope - Bash left town.
And Kieran - all shoulder-hurting and confused - follows Bash to his little Georgia island - South
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!
So, if you'll guys remember, the end of the first book left me feeling like this 🤬 when up until that I'd been feeling like this 😍

It was a pretty contrived and bad cliffhanger. Now this one still kinda has a cliffhanger, but more of the one I'm used to with these ladies. A question of what will happen next (quite literally) but not any ridiculousness going on with it. I have no worries going into the last installment.

Now, since we were stuck with that ending, the beginning of this had to, well
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Dare Me takes readers back to Keiran and Bash and gives us all the amazing moments between them. And also shares some angsty moments while they still try to work through what each other wants in their relationship. This time in the new setting of South Haven where we get some cameos from Bash' friends who are just as lovely as ever.

I still adore these characters and it was fun getting to see some role reversal in this book where Keiran was more sure about himself a
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Wowza, things are heating up between Kieran and Bash—it’s not just the weather!

Dare Me picks up right where Dare You leaves off—note, you really need to read this series in order, so if Dare Me is the first book you’re planning to read, stop and read Dare You first!

I’m really buying into Kieran and Bash’s relationship. I love that there’s an under layer of friendship beneath the romance. Kieran and Bash really bring out the best in each other!

And I love the change in venue from Chicago to South
Rachel Emily
ETA: I'm listening to this trilogy in audiobook format and I just love it! The narrators are great, I love them both. And I just love getting to read about Kieran and Bash falling in love all over again.

OMG I just love Kieran and Bash together, so so so much!

This book picks up directly where book 1 ends, so you need to read this trilogy in order.

I loved this one even more than the first book, because we get to see Kieran and Bash grow together and just totally fall for each other during the 2 w
Aug 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
As much as I love Bash, I don't think his story warrant 3 books. A lot of the scenes feel like filler. In book 2, Kieran is in South Haven. Yay! This was what I had been waiting for ever since I knew about this trilogy. We get to meet up with the gang, Lucas/Jackson and Shaw/Trent. We get to see Bash at his home turf along with his nossy protective friends. This is the best part of the book for me catching up with the previous couples because apart from that I feel the story of Kieran and Bash i ...more
Sophie's Reading Corner
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing

My heart is so full with these two! Bash and Kieran make me so happy and I'm here rooting for them as if they are people I know in real life. Things hadn't been ideal at the end of the first book, so I was biting my nails to see how things would be fixed between my guys. And oh boy they didn't disappoint.

What I love about this series of books, is that they are fast paced, sweet and hot. Let me also mention that I love the personalities of these
Stephanie (Teacups & Tropes)
Aug 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021, mm
I missed the drama in this one but Bash and KB are cute af
Oct 09, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, romance, queer-lgbt
2 stars

Where do I start? What went wrong here? I don’t know. I don’t know what I expected but this was most definitely not how I imagined book two to be. I understand Nark’s review much better after having read the book.><

So many cringe moments, yeah?

- Fireman’s pole
- Love in two weeks
- Mayor and firechief(seriously?) fantasy
- Sex sex and sex all the time

After drunk-deciding a flight to South Haven, Kieran spots the man he went in search for on a random beach(because yeah that happens under fate
Sep 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited, 2021, mm
Dare Me is the second book in the Dare to Try series by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank. After the ending of Dare You book one, we find both Bash & Kieran a bit heartbroken.

Bash knows not to fall for the straight guy but sometimes even having the best wall built up even a little light can shine through. Kieran was that light and even though Bash knew how things would go he couldn't help it. Now that their little tryst is over, and Bash is back home in South Haven he can't seem to let go of the sex
Denise H.
Book #2 in this trilogy. Chicago and South Haven, GA.
We pick up where we left off, with firefighter Kieran

who is injured and tech guru, Bash, who left town, back to Georgia.
After a punch is thrown by Kieran to homophobic Sanderson, Kieran is on a plane from Chicago to see Bash/Sebastian.

Kieran refuses to just let him go, he wants answers, but now, he's on Bash's territory, interesting things are about to happen.

I adore these men, so cute and sexy together.

After serious conversations, sleep a
Aug 25, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: mlm
[ I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Dare Me
, book two in the Dare to Try series by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank, is a direct continuation from book 1 in the series. I will keep my review as spoil free as possible, but my review is going to come as no surprise to those who know my thoughts on book 1.

At the end of Dare you, Bash makes some very reasonable assumptions and immediately leaves Chicago and return home to Georgia. This leaves clueless Kieran heartbroken and confused, and h
Sep 02, 2021 rated it liked it
I still like both MCs but this installment dragged. Hope the final will be better
L Ann
Jan 20, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2022
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Aug 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"From the moment you burst into my life, everything changed for me. But one thing that stayed constant was my desire to be with you."

To say that I've been impatiently waiting for Dare Me after that oh so heart wrenching ending to Dare You would be an understatement!

In Dare You, we were left weeping into our pillow cases (well, I was anyway) watching Bash leave Chicago with a bruised heart. Then we start Dare Me right where it left off. A very confused Kieran wondering why the heck his bashal
I was on the struggle bus with this one. I loved the first book, but this one both dragged and went nowhere fast. A bit of fluff with no real plot.
Kate V
Oct 05, 2021 rated it liked it
2.5 - 3 stars!

Did anything actually happen? No. No nothing actually happened. Sugary sweet and sexy...sure! Bash and Kieran are cute but I'm missing some angst and the two of them aren't quite living up to my expectations. And good lord...learn to communicate!! You're grown men! Am I being a snob? Probably.

But I like what I like.

Doesn't mean I won't continue to gobble up these author's books. You can't win them all ya know.
Sep 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-original
I really loved how open Kieran is with Bash about his feelings.
I really enjoyed his "advice" talk with Sean.
And I really really love Bash.
Their communication was perfect in this book.
Again it ends with a cliffhanger but it's not bad at all!!
Great story

The story continued in this one from where it ended in Book 1

There wasn't much plot movement in this but I still really liked it.

Full review for the 3-part story will be after Book 3 when the overarching story ends
Keri Loves Books
Aug 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
So swoony! A beautiful romance develops and grows as Bash and Kieran let the love flow.

Book two picks up where book one left us hanging. Bash has gone back home to South Haven to a life without Kieran. Life without him is sad and lonely.

Kieran is reeling because he had no idea that Bash went back home or why. There is only one way to find out…he’s going to South Haven to get his man.

As far as grand gestures go, Kieran hit a home run. What better way to show that you are all in than to fly cross
Aug 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
After enjoying Dare You, the first book in the Dare to Try series, I was eager to dive into Dare Me. The ending of the first book felt a little sudden and forced, but it was not enough to take away from my desire to find out what happened next.

As soon as I started Dare Me, I was pulled back in deep. The story gripped me, ensuring I happily devoured it in a single sitting. It was a quick and easy read, one that had all the feels, and I devoured it in no time. It was not quite as intense as I had
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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), b

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