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Dare Me Tonight by Carly Phillips

One virgin, one night, one surprise baby…

For Ethan Knight, managing his empire is his priority. Women, not so much. But when a favor leads to him meeting sexy, driven Sienna Dare at a black tie corporate event, his interest is piqued along with his desire, and his infamous control slips as he joins her for an unforgettable night in bed.

Sienna Dare is trying to figure out the direction of her life when she meets enigmatic Ethan Knight—a strong, confident man so hot and irresistible he’s the one she finally relinquishes her v-card to.

The problem? Ethan has a billion dollar contract with Sienna’s brother at stake. An overly-protective brother who doesn’t take it well when he finds out his business associate bedded his much younger sister. Oh, and she’s pregnant, too…

Title:Dare Me Tonight
Author:Carly Phillips
Series:Knight Brothers (Book 3) / Dare to Love Crossover
Pages:150
Genre(s):Contemporary
Trope(s):Best Friend’s Little Sister – Business Partner
Virgin
Suprise Baby
One Night Stand
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Location:US
HEA:✔️
Release Date:6th August, 2019
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The grumpiest Knight brother gets his girl

I’ve recently been on a bit of a Carly Phillips binge and based on this book, I will continue to be on one for a while yet. This is the fourth book in the Knight Brothers series (after Take Me Again, Take the Bride and Take Me Down). It’s also a crossover with the Dare to Love series as Sienna is a Dare sibling. There are a few characters from past novels that appear in this book (most prominently Sebastian Knight, Ian Dare and Emily and Parker Knight) but having only read two of the previous Knight Brother books and none of the Dare to Love series, I can confidently say this book stands completely alone. But be prepared to want to read every. single. other book in both series’. This is going to be expensive!

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this book had lots of built-in, ready-to-go drama what with the slight age difference (just 7 years), the illicitness of their attraction and relationship, the surprise pregnancy and the back story of both Sienna and Ethan. And yet, it’s wonderfully angst free. There’s no ridiculous drama or soap-opera shenanigans which is so refreshing.

I do so love a grumpy hero – especially if he’s arrogant and used to getting his own way like Ethan is. Oh, and he has a bit of a past which makes him wary of women and attraction in general. The perfect set-up to be taken down a peg or two by a woman.

“When Ethan came to find Sienna at her apartment, I flat-out nearly fainted on the floor. Butterflies in the tummy kinda stuff right there.”

Sienna is the perfect woman for that task – especially since she’s not who we would necessarily expect to be up to the task. And that makes her even more perfect. She challenges Ethan and doesn’t let him get away with his nonsense, all the while letting him be his naturally grumpy self. This is not a tale of a woman changing a man – but of the man realising he can be himself around a woman which makes him more at ease.

Gah – I just loved this couple. As well as their interesting and layered personalities, we have their ‘oh-my-God’ sizzling chemistry. Sigh. When Ethan came to find Sienna at her apartment, I flat-out nearly fainted on the floor. Butterflies in the tummy kinda stuff right there.

What I think I like best about Carly Phillips books is the effortless writing that sucks you into that story until it’s where you want to live. I feel like I can read the story and suddenly the characters are in love. I wonder, much like the characters, when and how that happened, only to think back and see it playing out with every word I’ve read. It’s such a talent and part of the reason that I find myself returning to read Ms Phillips when I need to escape from the world for a while.

If you’ve not read anything else by Carly Philips, this is a good one to start with – but it will only be the start. This is a fun read with interesting characters and a sizzling chemistry – the perfect book to get lost in for a couple of hours. 5 stars.

Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire, and she loves everything about writing romance. 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. She has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a romance author. Carly is the author of over fifty romances, and is a NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller. She loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

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