Monday, July 11, 2011


Truth or Dare Series Book 1
Publisher: Breathless Press
Date published: May 5th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-926930-46-6
Contemporary GBLT
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Self-Purchase

Mischa Blake never anticipated the sly trick his overbearing but well meaning brothers would play on him. Now Mischa has to work for one year and support himself without accessing the trust fund. How hard can it be? Well Mischa finds that he has no idea how hard it would be to get a job and spying the housekeeper job was something he figured would be easy to do. He just never anticipated that his employer would be so sexy. Can Mischa find a way to win this dare and prove, not just to his brothers but also to himself, he can do this?

Donovan Holloway worked hard to get where he is and he is determined to leave behind the hippie lifestyle he grew up with. He wants a house, dog, kids and a loving partner. He just never anticipated that the young man with a mohawk and a few piercings ringing his doorbell would literally change his life. Can two people so different find that they are just perfect for one another?

Lee Brazil introduces us to the Blake siblings in this first book of the Truth or Dare series, KEEPING HOUSE. It is also my first book that I have read from this author and if this is what his stories are, then he now has a fan for life. The writing flowed smoothly, the storyline was well written and the characters were absolutely wonderful. In my opinion, these characters are what make this story a perfect gem. They were unique, enjoyable and relatable. Who hasn’t had older siblings try to decide what you may do with your life and won’t listen to your plans for that said life? This author does a wonderful job creating realistic characters in a storyline that charmed me right from the beginning. I fell in love with the Blake brothers and frankly, couldn’t get enough of them. They literally stepped off the page and into my living room.

Meet Mischa Blake. He may be the youngest of the Blake siblings but he knows exactly how to annoy them too. Though they are well meaning, they can be a tad overbearing though even he wasn’t anticipating the sneak attack they cornered him in one night. Now Mischa has to work for a living and support himself without the trust fund to help out. Easy, right? Mischa was a character I loved right from page one. He was funny, charming and so enjoyable; I wanted to be friends with him in real life. The connection between Donovan and Mischa was realistic and quite combustible. The sex scenes were well written and didn’t take over the story at all; instead complimented the growing romance between Donovan and Mischa. The secondary characters were just as entertaining and I can’t wait to see them in future Truth or Dare books.

KEEPING HOUSE was a perfect weekend read by a new favorite author of mine. Lee Brazil delivers a sweetly told story of two opposites finding love with one another. If you are looking for a quick afternoon read, then try KEEPING HOUSE. I am eager to see who is next to fall in love in the next book and what else this author has to offer his readers.

This is an objective review and is not an endorsement of this book.

1 comment:

LB said...

Thanks, Dawn! I appreciate your taking the time to read and review my story!