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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

🌟 REVIEW BLITZ 🌟 Dare to Stay by Carly Phillips

Dare to Stay by Carly Phillips 

Release Date: January 26th 2021
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

He’s the one who left.
She’s the one he left behind.

Willow James, athletic trainer for the Miami Thunder football team, knows abandonment and hurt. A child of foster care, she’s been moved around and left behind more times than she cares to count. Just when she was starting to let her guard down with Braden Prescott, he left for a two year stint with Doctors Without Borders. Now he’s back.

Dr. Braden Prescott always felt like an outsider in his family of professional sports players. He’s traveled the world and is better for it, but now he’s home with a job for the Miami Thunder. When he comes face to face with the woman he left behind, their chemistry still smolders. She’ll give him her body again but not her heart.

He knows leaving her once was the biggest mistake of his life. Can Willow learn to trust him not to leave, especially when adventure comes calling again? 

My Review:

I’ve been loving the Dare Nation Series and Dare to Stay did not disappoint at all. This second chance sports romance is heartwarming, steamy and swoon worthy.

Braden Prescott is finally home after being away with Doctors Without Borders for the last two years. Upon his return, he never expected to get offered the position as head team general doctor for the Miami Thunder, considering sports medicine had never been something he was interested in. Branden has always been surrounded by sports professionals in his family, so they were surprised when he took a different career path since he was expected to be part of a sports family. Wanting to do something for himself, he was offered a position abroad and he took it knowing that he was also going to be leaving the woman he was in a relationship with behind. Now the same woman is going to working for him and this time he is going to do anything in his power to get her back.

Willow James’s life hasn’t always been easy, growing up in foster care, she is used to moving around all the time. Every foster family was different, until he met Dr. Peter Jonas and his family that she finally felt at home. He was the one that gave her the opportunity to work for the Miami Thunder and she is now one of the lead trainers there. She had the perfect relationship with Braden, until he left her and her ability to trust completely shattered. Now she has to work for him and see him everyday. But it’s until they started to spend more time together that she begins to feel for him again, she vowed to not trust him again and that’s exactly what she is going to do. He might have her body, but she can’t have her heart.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dare to Stay, the characters have chemistry and the story is full of twists to keep you reading until the very end. It’s clear from the start that both of the characters have a lot to work on, learning to trust is a big issue for them, but they always seem to lean on each other in the end. It’s told in dual POV and I liked how a lot of the characters in previous books in the series made appearances throughout the book making the story much more enjoyable to read. We also get a glimpse of what’s to come in a later series which was great. All in all, the story was engaging, swoon worthy and the ending will leave you wanting for more. Highly recommend checking out this book as well as the rest of the series. I cannot wait to read what Carly Phillips comes up with next. :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

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Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at

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