Dare To Desire by Carly Phillips (Dare To Love #2)

Dare To Desire by Carly PhillipsAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Erotic Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all — an all-star football career with the Tampa Breakers and his choice of willing women — until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he’s intrigued, but there’s a catch. He’ll be working alongside the same woman he hasn’t been able to get out of his head for too long. 

Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows first hand what it means to have-not. She isn’t impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. 

But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. The playboy athlete must prove he’s got game in more places than on the field. He means to prove that he’s a changed man but no sooner does he begin to break through Madison’s defenses when a new opportunity comes knocking and threatens her new-found trust. Can he make Madison take a risk and dare to love?

 

I really want to just to skip this review and just scream “BUY THE BOOK, TRUST ME” but I know all you readers probably need more to go on right? I mean if you insist I will ramble on for a couple of paragraphs about how awesome this book and series is…you know, just to end up back at “BUY THE BOOK, TRUST ME”….but here is goes…

Alex hit rock bottom and he could really care less. After a career ending injury cut his football days short, he tossed out his girlfriend, Madison and holed up in his house to piss away his life. Yet when his half brother offers him an opportunity to come work with him behind the scenes and start an education program for athletes in the same situation as himself he can’t refuse. The only catch? The ex he tossed out in a fit of self pity is his new partner and she’s not going to be happy to see him again. That’s fine with Alex, because he’s willing to do whatever it takes to win her back and make her his again.

Trusting is not something Madison does easily. After the heartbreak Alex caused the first time around she’s less than enthused to open herself up to that hurt again. Vowing to stay on track and develop this program into something phenomenal she tries her best to keep things professional yet her blood still heats at every luck he casts her way.  Soon she finds herself back in his arms and against all logic he’s back in her heart.

I LOVED this book! Carly Phillips gets hotter with each self pub that by book three it may be too hot to touch!

Alex Dare is so smoking hot that my Kindle is permanently singed! I absolutely adore a hero who isn’t afraid to admit his mistakes and do whatever it takes to rectify them. Where Madison is concerned Alex is willing to do anything…everything and that made him even sexier. Alex seduces Madison at every turn until she’s once again sagging into his arms in a puddle of lust…kinda like the puddle of lust I was sitting on my couch while reading it…

Of course there has to be some drama, because I enjoy some plot with my sex and Phillips gives me both with her exceptional writing. Madison’s trust issues come back again and again, for good reasons but it just makes Alex more determined to prove to her that he’s no longer the playboy athlete he once was. When Alex is offered a more high profile job that will take him back into the public eye Madison finds the option hard to embrace and it causes a rift between them that may just be insurmountable…

Along with the re connection aspect the familial bonds that are continuing to strengthen between the half siblings is simply great reading. I love how Ian (from book one) and Alex are learning how to co-exist and even talk on occasion. Alex’s friendship with Ian’s wife Riley certainly helps the men have common ground but it was heartwarming to see them getting along much better than in book one. All the secondary characters are just so lush and full that I want a story for them all!

So here we are….I’ve talked for a few paragraphs and I only have one more thing to say…..”BUY THE BOOK, TRUST ME!”

I give Dare To Desire by Carly Phillips 5 stars!

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