Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Just One Dare by Carly Phillips Release Blitz

A one-night stand with no names exchanged.
Six years later, she comes face to face with her baby’s father again.

Aurora Michaels isn’t the same girl she was that spring night. No longer homeless and living in the back room of a diner where she worked, she’s now a member of the wealthy Kingston family. She has her daughter, a career and has adjusted to her new normal.

Billionaire Nick Dare is a man who takes charge. He runs the hotel arm of the family empire and his life revolves around business and travel. A quick stop at his brother's movie premier has him doing a double take.

The woman who haunts his dreams is there. He’s been given a second chance and is determined to make the most of it.

When he learns about their daughter, Nick becomes a man on a mission. Aurora and their child are his. Even if he has to knock down Aurora’s emotional walls to prove it.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in The Kingston Family series!
For book one, Just One Night, click HERE.
For book two, Just One Scandal, click HERE.
For the novella, Just One Wish, click HERE.


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Just One Dare by Carly Phillips

Book 5
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She’d had enough broken promises in her life. All that mattered was that he be there for his daughter.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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

If you're not familiar with this series, I suggest you start at the beginning. This story can be read alone, but the characters are seen throughout the series and their relationships are much stronger if you start at the beginning.

Aurora can finally breathe a little. After having a horrible childhood and aging out of the foster care system, she knew that life was going to be hard. Then finding out she was pregnant and having no way to contact the father, Aurora really didn't know what she was going to do. But now having been found and being part of her family again, Aurora can concentrate on her foundation and her daughter.

Nick has always been a serial dater. Never to stay with a woman very long, he's known in his family as the one who dates for three dates and that's it. Now his job is to fly around the country and make sure that his family's empire is running smoothly. He's never really wanted a home base before and his brothers, despite their happiness, seem okay to let him continue his life the way it is.

I love that Aurora is strong, but shows her vulnerable side. She wants to be able to trust people, but her past has been so unkind that she can throw a wall up in two-point-five seconds and it can only be crumbled by a very specific carpenter. When Nick and Aurora have a chance encounter years later, it's fun to see them navigate their new normal. Both of their families want them to figure out their lives together. Everyone can see how much Nick and Aurora still love each other.

While there isn't a huge dramatic or angsty story, you get to see the world through the eyes of someone who grew up with a lot and from someone who had almost nothing. The contrasting ideals are refreshing. It was a fun story and while the kiddo is the highlight, second-chance romances are super fun too. You won't be disappointed. I can't wait for the next one!

This is the fifth book in the series and really, I think you should read them in order to get the full magnitude of this story, but it would be a good read even as a standalone. We first met Aurora when she was brought into the family fold, as a very young, pregnant, and very much alone in the world teen. Ties with the Kingston clan and financial independence has ensured that she has developed into a strong woman and a great mum.

There has always been the lingering sadness for Aurora that she knows no more than her baby daddy's first name, and as Leah gets older, she also understands she has no daddy. So it is really no surprise that seeing him, after six years, at a film premiere, she is discombobulated. However, and here the author is inspired, once she and Nick are over the initial shock, the path they take is fabulously sane and healthy. I really enjoyed the lack of unnecessary drama, in a situation which was entirely blameless on them both.

I loved watching them rethink their futures now that they had found each other, and whilst it was not smooth, it was sincere and done in good faith. It made both of them have to reflect on their past, and their present, and healed them of things they almost didn't realise they were carrying.

Alongside the heavy stuff, this is a really fun and sexy read, which had me smiling and wishing them on from the very beginning. Highly recommended!



Aurora missed the feel of a man’s arms around her and the scent of masculine cologne, Nick’s in particular.


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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“I’m not going anywhere,” he said. “Not when my family is here.”


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Just One Dare (The Kingston Family #5) by Carly Phillips to read and review.

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