Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Dare to Stay by Carly Phillips Release Blitz

Dare to Stay by Carly Phillips

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?

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Dare Nation series!
For book two, Dare to Tempt, click HERE.
For book three, Dare to Play, click HERE.


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Dare to Stay by Carly Phillips

Book 4
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When his mouth touched hers, all thoughts, good and bad, fled completely.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the fourth book in the series and as Phillips fans will know, links to other of her series, so whilst you possibly don't need to have read them all, you will definitely get a very rich experience if you have.

Braden is the one of the brothers who did not excel at sports, but rather was very bright and became a doctor. For this, his father berated him constantly and so in order to make his own way, he went off with a friend to do a stint with Doctors Without Borders. In so doing, he may have benefitted himself, but he upset his family and broke the heart of Willow, his then girlfriend. Her past made his desertion all the worse, and now he is back, she is not inclined to trust him again.

As Braden learns just how much hurt he caused, he is genuinely remorseful, and I enjoyed seeing him grow as he took on board the effect his actions had on his family and most especially Willow. This is a good second-chance romance, without too much angst and with plenty of chemistry.

Another good addition to the series, and another reminder of how much damage a verbally abusive parent can do long term – thankfully, these guys are all finding that love is a great healer!

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Second-Chance Romance

Willow loves her job. She works with pro athletes on their training programs and is fantastic at her job. She knows that her life hasn’t been the easiest, but she has made something of herself and prides herself on being able to compartmentalize her emotions.

Braden didn’t know who he was growing up. He was the odd man out. But when he takes a chance and joins Doctors Without Borders, he knows that he’ll be finding himself, but he doesn’t realize what he might be giving up. Now that he’s home and working with his brother’s team, there is one person he knows that he needs to make up with... Willow.

Willow and Braden have to find out if what they had before they grew up is still something that is possible now that they have lived a little more. These two will face small hurdles, emotional challenges, and walls that need crumbling, but you’ll be cheering for them.

I can’t wait to see what happens next, especially with Aurora’s story!



“There’s been no one since you,” she admitted, hating how that sounded. Like she’d been pining for him. “There’s not going to be anyone else.”


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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He had to go at her pace. It was a road worth traveling. One she didn’t even realize they were on.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Dare to Stay (Dare Nation #4) by Carly Phillips to read and review for this tour.

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