Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Dare to Play by Carly Phillips Blog Tour

Dare to Play by Carly Phillips Available Now

He’s the bad boy of baseball who’s about to lose everything.
She needs a husband to get custody of her teenage sister.
Suddenly a marriage of convenience doesn’t look so bad.

Pitcher Jaxon Prescott has a lot on his plate. Major League Baseball. Reputation as a player. And now? He’s on the verge of losing it all. He didn’t mean to sleep with his general manager’s daughter or get into a brawl that was captured on camera. But his notoriety is a problem and everything he's worked for is at risk.

What’s a bad boy to do? Marry his sister's best friend to save his career, even if it’s the opposite of everything he wants and believes in.

Macy Walker is the sole guardian of her half-sister until the girl’s mother returns and wants her daughter back. In order to win custody, Macy needs to provide stability and marrying someone would do the trick. Luckily for her, her best friend’s brother needs a wife.

They're this close to getting exactly what they want – as long as they don't fall in love.

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Dare to Play by Carly Phillips

Book 3
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"It's going to be good between us," he promised. "Really fucking good."


Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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Macy is trying to keep her head above water. Now that she's the sole guardian to her half-sister, Hannah, Macy is trying to make sure that she's setting the correct boundaries, limits, and giving her sister all of the love she should have. And even though it's hard to do with a sister who doesn't really want to listen, Macy knows that she's what's best for her sister.

When Jaxon is caught with yet another girl, his family, his agent, and his team isn't happy with him. Jaxon has been shaped by a father who only valued football and essentially shunned and abused his other kids when they wouldn't fall in line. Knowing that he has to change his ways in order to save his career and his family from more trouble, Jaxon just has to settle down.

With Macy needing some help with Hannah's sneaky mom coming back in the picture and threatening to sue for custody, Jaxon needing to seem to settle down, these two hatch a plan to get married so that they are both helped.

Family drama, teenage drama, manipulation, and love are all present in this twisted tale. You'll love how protective Jaxon becomes of both Macy and Hannah and you'll also love how Macy opens her heart even though she knows this might be a big mistake.

These books are fun, full of love, and only have a little drama, which makes them quick reads. You'll love the relationship among all of the characters.

This is the third book in the series, and I would recommend that you read them in order, but this could be read as a standalone too. If you have read the stories of the Dare and the Prescott families, then you will really enjoy reconnecting with them and watching the next one fall in love!

Jaxon is still plagued by the abuse he received from his father – a major league baseball player, but not the footballer his father wanted him to be. Even now, as a successful adult, his dead father's words still mess with him. His reaction is to be quick to join in a fight, and to be seen with a constant succession of women. His team need him to clean up his act, or he may need to leave Florida or his sport.

Macy is best friends with Jaxon's sister, Bri, and so she spends time with the family at parties, weddings, etc. A chance conversation with Jaxon, when she is worried about retaining guardianship of her half-sister, results in them agreeing to get married to further both their needs. The fun twist in this story is that they have great chemistry and are prepared to acknowledge that fact – even if they have never dated and have no desire to do so! So they choose to marry and be faithful and active in their marriage until such time as they agree to end it...

I really enjoyed this openness between them, and how they fell into being together so well. Neither has had an easy upbringing and both are struggling with events that they are in now – but as a couple they are wonderfully in tune, and yet in a way, totally oblivious to how special that is. Such a fun concept and really enjoyable to read.

Another excellent book in the series – and the return of doctors without borders brother, Braden is going to give the next book another unique and interesting take. I am already looking forward to it!

“You might be that big bad wolf but I’m a big girl who can handle you.”

Author Bio

New York 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.

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Sharing a bed with the sexiest man she’d ever laid eyes on wouldn’t be a hardship. Not falling for the playboy would be.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Dare to Play (Dare Nation #3) by Carly Phillips to read and review for this tour.

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