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Never Have I Ever with Brynley Blake


We all know the game—you get a group of people together, and one player begins with a simple truth that starts with “Never Have I Ever.”  Anyone who at some point in their lives has done the action that the first player says must drink (or gets a point if you’re playing the PG version, which is not nearly as much fun).  Then the next person goes, and so on. I’ve played enough times to know that I need to go ahead and book my Uber ride before we even start. Because, hello…research!  I write hot, steamy romance for crying out loud.


However, when writing Rogue, my newest release, I realized there are still few things I haven’t done, and many of them made it onto the bucket list that plays a pivotal role in the book. Rogue is about McKenzie Prescott, who’s trying to complete her dead Navy SEAL brother’s bucket list, but it turns out the bucket list is really a map that everyone wants to get their hands on, including the very hot former Navy SEAL who offers to help her, but who isn’t quite who she thinks she is.   I love the idea of bucket lists—of deliberately announcing to yourself and the universe your intention to experience everything life has to offer.  When you think about it, a bucket list is a way of ensuring you have a full life and always win (or lose, lol) every game of Never Have I Ever.  

Following are a few things McKenzie does on her brother’s bucket list.  Want to play?  

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