Truth or Dare
A foolish stunt in high school left Brianna VanAllen questioning her self worth for the past five years. She didn't expect to dig up those painful memories when she returned home for her high school reunion. But, paired with Jake Volez on a project at her parents' ranch, Brianna must face the issue of forgiveness. Will she have the courage to put her heart at risk again?

Truth or Dare Details

TitleTruth or Dare
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 9th, 2012
Rating
GenreChristian Fiction, Christian, Romance, Novella, Clean Romance, Christian Romance

Truth or Dare Review

  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Cute story from Denise Hunter! I liked the lesson on making certain we're seeing things from the right perspective. Not really a whole lot I didn't like, but nothing that just stood out as spectacular, either. I didn't really have much in common with the characters, and wasn't able to relate to them too much, maybe that's why.
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  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    January 1, 1970
    This is a quick read- novella size. Super cute, sweet romance with warm fuzzies at the end. :)
  • Michelle Lunsford
    January 1, 1970
    This novella made for a quick and enjoyable read. The scenario is familiar - a incident from youth that haunts one into young adulthood. When given a second chance, and the potential to explain yourself, do you risk it?As a novella there isn't enough space for significant character growth or plot development, but this narrative still works within those confines. It was nice watching the characters make their choices and then work through the consequences. Nice chemistry between the romantic lead This novella made for a quick and enjoyable read. The scenario is familiar - a incident from youth that haunts one into young adulthood. When given a second chance, and the potential to explain yourself, do you risk it?As a novella there isn't enough space for significant character growth or plot development, but this narrative still works within those confines. It was nice watching the characters make their choices and then work through the consequences. Nice chemistry between the romantic leads.
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  • Joanna
    January 1, 1970
    ⊖ Nice little story except for one thing: the relationship seems to be based on both sides purely on physical attributes. Here's one example:He'd been right thinking the relationship would never work. [...] Unfortunately, one gorgeous, special woman had made him forget those convictions. Those flashing blue eyes and sweet, curved lips had erased the thoughts from his mind, replacing them with something that felt wonderful, overwhelming. (Loc 763, 73%, Kindle ebook)⊖ As a personal preference I wo ⊖ Nice little story except for one thing: the relationship seems to be based on both sides purely on physical attributes. Here's one example:He'd been right thinking the relationship would never work. [...] Unfortunately, one gorgeous, special woman had made him forget those convictions. Those flashing blue eyes and sweet, curved lips had erased the thoughts from his mind, replacing them with something that felt wonderful, overwhelming. (Loc 763, 73%, Kindle ebook)⊖ As a personal preference I would also have liked to see more fruit from his Bible studying and her church going, although that later fact is actually only mentioned once as far as I can remember through the entire book.⊕ Loved the twist we learn about later concerning what was said right at the beginning of the book. Cleverly done!⊕ Wouldn't mind seeing this as a film or telefilm! :D Would need material adding to it of course to be long enough, but scenes like the group challenges at the class reunion shouldn't be too hard to flesh out a little. And make every girl squee with delight at the awkwardness and hurt and curiosity and attraction, all at the same time, of these two characters! NB: I cried a little when she confronted him about you-know-what. My pride hurt - my heart hurt - for her. As I was reading that passage, all I could think was "what if it had been me". The humiliation, pain, and utter misunderstanding of the whole situation! Like I said: movie material.
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  • Stacey
    January 1, 1970
    Friends often tell me that they don't like novellas because there is so much "not covered," "not explained," or "no enough depth" in them. However, I enjoy novellas, especially when I need a quick read when I'm waiting in the doctor's office, traveling, or just want a pick me up. One thing I know is Denise Hunter is a great novella author. She places you in the setting with enough details that you don't get bogged down and can focus on the relationship of the characters. She creates the tension, Friends often tell me that they don't like novellas because there is so much "not covered," "not explained," or "no enough depth" in them. However, I enjoy novellas, especially when I need a quick read when I'm waiting in the doctor's office, traveling, or just want a pick me up. One thing I know is Denise Hunter is a great novella author. She places you in the setting with enough details that you don't get bogged down and can focus on the relationship of the characters. She creates the tension, dilemma, or trial her characters face and carries you along to a crescendo of resolution at the end. With all the negative news and information streamed to our phones, TV's, and radios, it's always nice to read something with a "happily ever after." Truth or Dare is a sweet, quick read about perception of wealth, or lack thereof, and how it defines how Brianna and Jake interact with one another. Sometimes we have to put aside our perceptions so we can see the truth of the heart. Note: You can pick up this novella today on amazon.com for 99 cents!
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  • Wall-to-wall books - wendy
    January 1, 1970
    Super cute book! I love Denise Hunter anyway and have read several of her books. This is the first novella by her I have read. I thought she did a great job! This didn't feel short (except for the amount of time it took me to read it). At only 75 pages it still had the feel of a full length novel. I loved the characters and as usual Denise did a great job with the character development!I can not even imagine this book being any longer, it was perfect. It had a beginning, great storyline in the m Super cute book! I love Denise Hunter anyway and have read several of her books. This is the first novella by her I have read. I thought she did a great job! This didn't feel short (except for the amount of time it took me to read it). At only 75 pages it still had the feel of a full length novel. I loved the characters and as usual Denise did a great job with the character development!I can not even imagine this book being any longer, it was perfect. It had a beginning, great storyline in the middle, and a perfect ending.If you have not read a Denise Hunter book and would like to try a quick one to see if you like her - this is the perfect one!
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  • Lainie Adams
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful quick readI gave this novella 5 stars because I LOVED it. I loved everything about the book. I loved how the two main characters relationship began in high school. I also love books where there is antagonistic chemistry hiding the real chemistry underneath. The book was quick to read and very enjoyable. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves clean romantic novellas that can be read in just a short time. The book is short in number of pages but not in quality of romance.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    A sweet novella by one of my favorite authors, Truth or Dare was an enjoyable read. Jake and Brianna come from different social classes and a misunderstanding in high school has them at odds. When Brianna returns for a reunion, she finds Jake working at her parents ranch. As they work together on a project, they learn that they both have misconceived ideas about the other.Although it's a short story, the author weaves in enough background that the relationship developing between Brianna and Jake A sweet novella by one of my favorite authors, Truth or Dare was an enjoyable read. Jake and Brianna come from different social classes and a misunderstanding in high school has them at odds. When Brianna returns for a reunion, she finds Jake working at her parents ranch. As they work together on a project, they learn that they both have misconceived ideas about the other.Although it's a short story, the author weaves in enough background that the relationship developing between Brianna and Jake feels natural and not too rushed. This makes a great, quick read.
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  • Kara
    January 1, 1970
    You know how sometimes you're in the mood to read something cute, but you don't have much time available? That's where this short story comes in! It's nothing new, nothing especially spectacular, but still so much fun! Brianna and Jake have pretty good chemistry and a past encounter that didn't end well. Combine those two things, as we enter the story five years later, and you have a mix of misunderstandings, undeniable attraction, as well as irritating each other to no end. It'll make you smile You know how sometimes you're in the mood to read something cute, but you don't have much time available? That's where this short story comes in! It's nothing new, nothing especially spectacular, but still so much fun! Brianna and Jake have pretty good chemistry and a past encounter that didn't end well. Combine those two things, as we enter the story five years later, and you have a mix of misunderstandings, undeniable attraction, as well as irritating each other to no end. It'll make you smile as you close the book (or go to the home screen of your ereader) and be happy with the time spent.
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  • Laura Napier
    January 1, 1970
    I was pulled in the from the very first page. I wasn't sure how the tension would be resolved in such a short amount of pages, but Denise exceeded my expectations again! I didn't want it to end! Though, the ending was worth it. I love that HE flew to LA to get her back, he was willing to face rejection for her after she faced it twice for him. Just the short little book I needed to get my romantic fix.
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  • Dianne Sidebottom
    January 1, 1970
    and another of Denise's short story. Jake n Brianna. Words spoken can do a lot of damage that can take along time to heal or put a wall of defence up not to be hurt again. Hindsight is wonderful n for both of them they were able to speak n clear the air and have another chance. reaction n response.
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  • Sheri Salatin
    January 1, 1970
    As a big fan of Denise Hunter, I found this book for Kindle and decided to read it. I'm not usually a huge fan of novella's but since it was by a favorite author, I decided to give it a try.I'm glad that I did. It was short and sweet. Another book to add to my favorite shelf. :)
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  • Tricia
    January 1, 1970
    A cute, sweet, & quick read!
  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    Cute Christian love story...I liked it a lot
  • Delynn
    January 1, 1970
    Cute little story. I liked the writing. Will look for other books by this author.
  • Gayle
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. A short & sweet story that hit the spot when I needed a quick read.
  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    January 1, 1970
    Cute short story. Long enough to leave me happy and develop the characters and story. Content: Clean, G.
  • CarolynB
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty good!I really enjoyed this novella. Jake and Brianna are opposites in many areas, but isn't it said that opposites attract?
  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    Cute read
  • Deanna
    January 1, 1970
    Very cute, classic love story.
  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    A really fun and quick read!
  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    It felt more like the plot outline of a story than an actual story. The details between the lines are missing.
  • Meli Gonzalez
    January 1, 1970
    Cheesy goodness.
  • Holli Harrison
    January 1, 1970
    This was an easy read. I love how it was warm and fuzzy.
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