Thursday 10 April 2014

Dare to desire - Carly Phillips - #2

© Bianca ✰ 

• 230 pages
 • release date: 10 April 2014
DARE TO LOVE Series Book #2

 Book 3 - DARE TO SURRENDER - will be out 15 July
Book 4 - DARE TO TOUCH will be released this coming fall
Book 1 - DARE TO LOVE - was released in January 2014

5 Stars

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?

>> Quarterback Alex Dare took possession of the ball the same way he took possession of a woman's body. With skill, finesse, and the absolute certainty he'd score. <<


 Madison gave up her job as a social worker to work for her best friend Riley's husband Ian's football team. He needs her for this new idea he has: he wants to start a programm that helps retired athletes deal with life after sports. And he pairs Madison with no other than his halfbrother Alex.

Alex Dare - the guy she was falling in love with 6 months ago. Before his accident on the football field -

 No more professional football. A career-ending injury - every player's worst nightmare....

before he sent her out of his hospital room as if she never meant anything to him.

Ian Dare thinks his brother is the perfect guy to work with Madison, he doesn't want Alex to go through the rest of his life without purpose...
He was only twenty-six years old, and all he could think was...what now?

Alex needs something to do - and Ian's new programm is perfect for him.

Now Madison and Alex have to work together.
Madison is afraid that her old feelings might come alive again - she doesn't ever want to trust someone with her heart again. She's been left too many times by too many people she loved.

Sex? Yes, she was tempted to give in and sleep with Alex again, but trust him - or anyone - with her heart? Not happening.

But Alex? He's changed, he's not the same 'man-whore' he used to be when he was still a famous football-player. He wants more now. He wants love and a family and a job he loves. He wants Madison.
But he knows that he hurt her very much.

Winning her back might be the hardest game he's ever had to play - but it's not a game really, it's their life!

And Madison is not the only thing standing in the way of their happiness..... People from both their pasts come calling again .....


I'm not telling you that of course!! GO READ IT!


It could have been 200 pages longer though :(

Alex is sooo hot and cute and grrrr - just the perfect guy! 

Well, he is now ☺ He wouldn't have been Madison's HEA-guy while he was still a famous athlete. But he's changed.

Now, if only Madison can trust him with her heart again!!!

I really enjoyed reading this book... I couldn't wait to read about Alex & Madison - we already met them in Ian & Riley's book DARE TO LOVE - and Alex was just as great as I hoped he'd be☺

This story was just the right amount of sexy, romantic, funny, exasperating, interesting, sad & moving = WONDERFUL!!!



And thank you for giving us another little glimpse of Ian and his Riley!! As well as a glimpse of our next hero: Alex's cousin Gabe ☺ - He'll be the star of DARE TO SURRENDER - coming this July!

and now PLEASE HURRY - I need to read Gabe's story ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites ...