The Debutante Dares has become a series I look forward to with each new book. Kiss Or Dare adds to and shines brightly within the previous great books. Lillian Clarke has transformed herself from a wallflower to the most popular debutante at the ball. She does this for selfless reasons; Lillian wants to elevate the other wallflowers to help them find happiness. Lord Devon is trying to make something of himself. Tired of being the family’s “spare”, he picks himself up from being a drunkard and focuses on a new invention. Unfortunately for both parties, Lillian’s father is the inventor whose help Devon needs.
This enemies-to-lovers romance has depth and emotion. There are lighter moments as well. Lillian’s unrequited love is heartfelt. Devon being oblivious to Lillian at the beginning hurt, but I grew to love Devon as I began to understand his motivations better. At its heart, this is a story of two invisible people looking to find meaning rather than acceptance. That is what I loved most about this book. Devon and Lillian’s journey is rocky, yet once Devon truly begins to see Lillian, the connection between them is electric.
Kiss Or Dare is the third book in The Debutante Dares series. These books follow a group of wallflowers with high expectations for their futures. Devon and Lillian’s story is lovingly written with vivid characters, catchy dialogue, and a fast-paced plot. Charlie Lane has again created magic! This is a beautiful addition to an addictive series!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Publication Date: February 24, 2022