Dare to Desire by Carly Phillips

indexTitle:  Dare To Desire

Series:  Dare To Love Book #2

Author:  Carly Phillips

Genre:  Romance

Blurb:   Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all — an all-star football career and his choice of willing women — until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he’s intrigued, but there’s a catch. He’ll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort.

Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn’t impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily.

But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

Thoughts:  I was excited to read this next installment of Carly Phillip’s Dare to Love series, particularly since I’m fairly new to this series. While I liked the first book, I have to say that I liked this one even more than the first. There was a little bit more substance to this one, and I enjoyed the overall vibe a little bit more. Alex screwed up when it came to Madison – and he knows it. I love a good storyline with groveling involved…LOL Alex manages to win his way back into Madison’s good graces, but he just keeps getting himself into situations that make him look bad. Madison is such a sweetheart though, and I love her character – and she always seems to know how to handle Alex. It was also good to see some effort made into the Dare brothers mending some fences.

It will be interesting to see what the next book brings…

Rate:  B+

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