August 4, 2021 | Posted in:Blog Tour, Review

Dare you, the first book in the all new must-read Dare to Try Trilogy from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine is available now!

From Ella Frank’s Prime Time series and Brooke Blaine’s South Haven series comes an explosive spin-off of both worlds.

Sebastian “Bash” Vogel, the magnetic, cross-dressing CEO of AnaVoge, has long been a lone island when it comes to his personal life. Self-assured and playful, he’s never left wanting for suitors—but Bash isn’t looking for something permanent. He’s more than fulfilled with his company and his closest friends, and no one is going to shake up the status quo. That is, until he’s thrown over the shoulder of one of Chicago’s finest and hauled out of a burning building. Kieran Bailey, a sexy, hardworking lieutenant at Station 73, has been reaping the rewards of being crowned the city’s hottest fireman, which his crew never lets him forget. So many ladies, so little time. So when he rescues the latest damsel in distress, no one is more shocked than him to realize he’s played prince charming to another…prince.

But Bash isn’t like anyone Kieran has ever met, and soon his world is turned upside down as he becomes more intrigued by the enigmatic man that he can’t stay away from.

They’re from two different worlds. This could never work. But what if…they dared to try?

Dare You is book one of the Dare to Try trilogy, which must be read in order. Prior reading is not required, but is always a fantastic idea for maximum enjoyment.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dare You is the first book in an epic crossover series, Dare to Try by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine. They are one of favorite writing duos! If you read Ella’s Prime Time series then you have met Kieran Bailey and if you if you read Brooke’s South Haven series then you have had the pleasure of meeting Bash Vogel. You do not need to read them to enjoy this series but I recommend it read them at some point and you will definitely want to after reading this book.
It all started with a fire on the twenty-fifth floor.
Bash was in town for business but that night he was all about welcoming him to Chicago. He was looking fabulous in his red sequined dress and Manolos when he was thrown over the shoulder of one of Chicago’s finest. He didn’t see the face of the man but there was something about him that made him melt. He had to thank the man of his fantasies, right? Just that changed everything…
Kieran saved lives on a regular basis but saving Bash’s was different. He thought he was carrying out a stunning woman who turned out to be a man. He had no issue with it except the way he felt. And when he met the man, that feeling got worse with every single time he saw him afterwards. Every time he was near him, he questioned himself. Bash was something else. He was refreshing, witty, a shameless flirt, and he just enjoyed his time with him. A lot.
I absolutely loved these men. They live worlds apart but come together in a both easy and complicated way. Strangers to friends. Friends to maybe more. It’s about friendship, family, and exploring. I can’t wait for the next book! These two made me laugh, get hot and bothered, and shop. Bash’s style is fabulous, darling.
He was a puzzle that was getting more complex each time I ran into him.
“You’re a pretty big deal around here, huh?”
“I’m a big deal anywhere, darling.”
“See you around, Bash. Try to behave.”
5 out of 5 stars

Dare You is the first book in the Dare to Try trilogy by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. Ella and Brooke are one of my favorite writing duos and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was when I heard about the South Haven and Prime Time series crossover. That’s right, Kieran and Bash. Sweet Lord. These two are so much fun together. The innocent flirting, innuendo and witty banter is perfection. I still love Bash and his confidence and amazing style. Kieran is straight and a ladies’ man. He’s never been attracted to a man before, but there is something about Bash that turns him on. He’s thrown at first, but after a while he’s just goes with it. He’s attracted to Bash. Period. I couldn’t love these two more! This is just a little taste of what’s to come and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.

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About Ella Frank Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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About Brooke Blaine Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance that ranges from comedy to suspense to erotic. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts. If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for years. Or you can reach her at

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