Dare To Resist

· Dare Nation Book 1 · Sold by CP Publishing
163 reviews

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He’s about to find a baby on his doorstep … and his assistant in his bed.

Austin Prescott is a lot of things. Ex football player. Sports agent. And as of this morning? Father. Finding a baby on his doorstep should have been a joke but the pink sticky note and baby carrier she came in is deadly serious.

What’s an out of his depth bachelor to do? Call his tempting and beyond gorgeous executive assistant and beg her to move in.

Quinnlyn Stone agrees to help Austin until he can straighten out his messy life. It’s just another item on her very long To-Do list. It’s absolutely not because she’s attracted to her very single and extremely handsome boss.

Close quarters. A baby. Undeniable chemistry. What could possibly go wrong?

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163 reviews
Eileen Aberman-Wells
May 12, 2020
Austin and Quinn’s love story in Dare to Resist, book one in the Dare Nation series by Carly Phillips is another winner. Ms. Phillips once again gives us an alpha male hero suddenly changing perspective about his life and future when a baby is left on his doorstep; with a sticky note telling him she’s his baby. We are also given a strong, diligent, and decisive heroine who is determined not to have children after raising all of the children in her extended family; siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews. This breathtakingly beautiful love story contains so many feelings and responsibilities, family ties, heartbreak, attraction, off the charts sizzling chemistry, inner turmoil, and lots of steamy scenes. Ex-football player and now sports agent, Austin Prescott could not survive without his amazing executive assistant Quinnlyn Stone. So when he finds a baby on his doorstep, with a note saying “Jenny is his” and no idea what to do with a baby; he knows who to call. Quinn agrees to help Austin out until he can straighten things out. She realizes that he is out of element and has no idea how to handle a baby. Quinn is the baby whisperer which is most likely why she basically raised every baby in her extended family. Quinn teaches Austin how to handle Jenny, how to change her diaper, make a bottle; basically how to be a father. Austin and Quinn have been attracted to each other since he hired her, but neither has acted on it. When Austin begs Quinn to move in you just know there will be more fireworks than explaining the presence of a baby. There is major chemistry and undeniable attraction between them, which they both respond and react to. The more time Quinn spends with Austin and Jenny she realizes that having children of her own was not necessarily a deal breaker for her. Ms. Phillips wrote a wonderful, emotional and sexy story that will pull at your heartstrings and is not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with sizzling chemistry, amusing banter, and endearing characters giving Austin and Quinn a chance for happiness, love and the possibility for future together. I highly recommend Dare to Resist to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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Erin Lewis
May 11, 2020
5 star review Dare To Resist (Dare Nation #1) by Carly Phillips I was so excited when I learnt that Carly Phillips was commencing a new series and with Dare to Resist she is off to a flying start. There is something about her style of writing that I love. The Preston siblings sound like an intriguing group and I cannot wait to read more in their series. Dare to Resist ticks all the boxes for me, from Alpha males, to feisty heroines, to family love and support, throw in a surprise baby and I was riveted from the first to the last page. This is Austin Prescott and Quinnlyn (Quinn) Stone’s story and though not a particularly long read, it was highly entertaining. The chemistry and attraction between Austin and Quinn has simmered for over a year as she works as his assistant and they have done their best to ignore it although it is scorching and intense. When a surprise baby is left on Austin’s doorstep, he immediately asks his assistant to help. Quinn of course is happy to help and unknown to Austin she has had plenty of experience with babies, having virtually raised her siblings. When he convinces Quinn to move in to help out, the chemistry that has been simmering explodes. I loved the slow build in their relationship, it was sweet, romantic and steamy. I also loved how all in Austin was with baby Jenny, even though he didn’t know whether she was actually his. Watching Quinn’s growth as she realized that all her pre conceived ideas of not having children needed to be re assessed was heart warming. Dare To Resist was an emotional, totally hot and altogether great read which I didn’t want to put down.
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Sandy S.
May 12, 2020
DARE TO RESIST is the first instalment in Carly Phillips’ contemporary, adult DARE NATION erotic, romance series focusing on the Prescott/ Dare family-another spin off from the author’s DARE TO LOVE series. This is sports agent Austin Prescott, and PA Quinnlyn Stone’s story line. You do not have to have read the previous series to understand or follow the current timeline but like the original series, there is a back story involving the Dare family, and by extension the Prescott family. Told from dual third person perspectives (Quinn and Austin) DARE TO RESIST follows the forbidden relationship between thirty four year old, sports agent Austin Prescott, and twenty-eight year old PA Quinnlyn Stone. Austin Prescott was in desperate need of a new PA; with his father / uncle’s upcoming surgery, and Austin donating a much needed kidney, our hero was struggling with his depleting time line. Enter PA Quinnlyn Stone, and the woman with whom Austin will fall in love but all does not go according to plan when an abandoned baby is found on Austin’s doorstep, a baby Austin knew nothing about. What ensues is the building relationship and romance between Austin and Quinn, and the potential fall-out as motherhood was never in the cards for our story line heroine. Quinnlyn Stone never wanted children but ‘working’ alongside Austin as he struggles to raise the daughter he never knew finds Quinn reconsidering her options but in the end, our heroine refuses to give in to her heart and her soul. Austin had no idea that he had fathered a child. Knowing nothing about raising a baby, Austin begs Quinn Stone to move in and help, placing temptation within reach for our story line hero. The relationship between Quinn and Austin is one of the forbidden. Austin Prescott is Quinnlynn’s boss, and our heroine refuses to jeopardize her position for an affair with our hero but the attraction is palpable; and everyone including family knows that in the end, our couple will end up together. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic, and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Ian and Riley Dare (Dare to Love #1), Alex and Madison Dare (Dare to Desire #2) : Austin’s siblings-baseball player Jaxon, doctor Braden, sister Bri, and football star Damon, their mother Christine, and their biological father Paul Dare: as well as Quinn’s best friend and PI Evie Wolfe. Evie and Damon’s story line is next in DARE TO TEMPT. DARE TO RESIST is a multi-troped story of family, friendships, revelations and love. The premise is emotional and inspiring; the romance is seductive and spicy; the characters are energetic, lively and sassy. DARE TO RESIST is an encouraging and animated look at family, blood or otherwise.
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About the author

Carly Phillips, whose real name is Karen Drogin, was born on July 7, 1965 in New York. She received an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. She eventually became a lawyer, but never really enjoyed practicing law. After having her first child, she decided she wanted to write a romance novel. Seven years later, she sold her first book, Brazen, to Harlequin Temptation. She is now the best-selling author of numerous romances including Simply Sinful, The Playboy, Summer Lovin', Hot Property, Cross My Heart, and Lucky Break. She also writes the New York Times bestselling Dare to Love series.

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