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Dare to Tease by Carly Phillips

Dare To Tease by Carly Phillips

She handles cocky jocks for a living, but her love life isn’t as successful.
Brianne Prescott, publicist for Dare Nation Sports Agency, grew up the only girl with four brothers, three of whom are sports royalty. She’s a pro not just at work but at being used by men who want access to her famous family. She’s learned the hard way that everyone wants something from her, always.

He’s her brother’s best friend and the first man who sees her for who she really is.
When Dr. Hudson Northfield rescues Bri from a homeless man outside the clinic where he works, he really notices her for the first time. Soon she’s accompanying him to New York for a family wedding, and despite her siblings’ overprotective protests, they’re falling in love.

But Hudson has a secret he can’t reveal. If he wants access to a trust fund in his name, his father demands something in return. Hudson has to marry and provide an heir or his dream of opening a state-of-the-art health center will be destroyed. Suddenly the man who didn’t need anything from her appears to be the biggest user of them all. Unless Hudson can convince her he can live without money but he can’t live without her.

Title:Dare to Tease
Author:Carly Phillips
Series:Dare Nation (Book 4.5)
Pages:93
Genre(s):Contemporary
Trope(s):Best Friend’s Sister / Brother’s Best Friend
Point of View:Third Person, Past Tense, Dual Viewpoints (H&h)
Location:Florida, US (and briefly New York)
HEA:✔️
Release Date:23rd March, 2021
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Happy and sexy story

Brianne is the last of the Prescott siblings to get her happily ever after presumably making this the last in PhillipsDare Nation series. If you’ve read earlier books in the series, you’ll recognise both Brianne and Hudson from those stories. It definitely stands alone but I feel that you’ll definitely benefit from having read the previous stories in the series – especially since this is a novella which always have less detail and character development than a full-length novel.

Brianne is the twin sister of Braden, the hero from the previous book, Dare to Stay. She’s a no-nonsense sports agent who’s been burned by love in the past and doesn’t put much faith in men or love. She came across as a kind, smart and successful woman who made a life for herself, assuming she’d never do so with a man. I liked the way she went after what she wanted but still seemed relatable and with her own insecurities and fears.

“It gave me the happies and it’s a book I would recommend.”

Our hero, Hudson, is Braden (Bri’s twin)’s best friend although there’s little to no angst about that fact. Hudson is a fairly laidback, caring and kind guy who feels a spark with Bri, wants to explore it and is delightfully honest when he realises it’s more than he’d hoped for. I liked and understood him although I did groan when he used his male “logic” to decide to keep a secret from Bri. At least he was doing it for the right reasons but sheesh!

The pair have have been eyeing each other for a while and when they come together there’s a nice flare of heat. But it’s actually once the pair become a little more serious when the heat ratchets up. They’re also a lot more intimate because it’s clear that our pair are catching deep feelings for each other. I adored the way that both Bri and Hudson could be themselves with the other – I love it when a pair fall in love as well as becoming best friends.

Once again Carly Phillips delivers a fast paced, fun and sexy tale about the incomparable Dare family – or at least an offshoot of it! The book is short and you’ll just race through it, delighting in the love of both our couple and a big, ride-or-die family most of us wish we were a part of. It gave me the happies and it’s a book I would recommend. 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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Dare Nation Series:

Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4
Book 4.5

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