One protective alpha male…
Plus one hot curvy blonde…
Equals an insta-love they can’t deny.
Billionaire nightclub owner Jason Dare doesn’t stand a chance. From the moment he lays eyes on the luscious blonde stuck on the side of the road and realizes she’s in danger, he goes from playboy to bodyguard.
Faith Lancaster’s sweet body won’t come to any harm on his watch. And watch Faith he does. He can’t take his eyes off her. Jason will stop at nothing to keep Faith safe. Even if it means moving her into his apartment and letting her into his once private life.
Hiding from her past, Faith has spent the last year building her candy business into a profitable company while keeping to herself and staying under the radar … until she meets the delicious Mr. Dare. Alpha and irresistible, he awakens desires she has long denied. It doesn’t take her long to succumb to his charms and fall hard for the man.
They both have their reasons for keeping things casual but when Faith’s past catches up with her, can Jason finally claim the woman meant to be his?
* Originally published as Sexy Dare *
|Title:||More Than Sexy (previously known as Sexy Dare)|
|Series:||Sexy Series (Book 1) / Dare to Love Crossover|
Love at First Sight
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|Release Date:||15th October, 2019|
A sexy start to a new series
I do so love Carly Phillips. She writes just what I want and need – sexy, alpha men who are often a little damaged and capable women who are both sweet, smart and kick-ass. And the best part? Our heroes often get put through the wringer on their journey to a happily-ever-after. And what a ride it is.
This book is the start to a new series – The Sexy Series. We start off with the story of Jason Dare (one of the many Dare siblings from Ms Phillips’ Dare family from her Dare to Love, NY Dares and Knight Brothers series’). There are a few cameos from other siblings and spouses from those series’ (as well as the information about Jason’s parents’ marriage) – but this book stands completely alone so if you’re new to Carly Phillips or the Dare’s – you’re still good to read and enjoy this book.
And enjoy it you will. Carly Phillips has a way of writing likeable, relatable characters and Jason and Faith tick those boxes. I’m almost reluctant to mention it for fear of making a big deal of it – but I love the way that Faith is described as curvy (both in description and in admiration) but other than that it’s not mentioned. It’s not a big deal to anyone in the book. Faith isn’t self-conscious about herself or her figure – as seems to be the norm in books with curvy heroines. It’s just her. Like she has blond hair instead of brown etc. Not a big deal. And all you need to do is look at that cover to see that our couple are hawt!
The pace of the story is quick and engaging. The story is a little over 200 pages and you’ll just whizz through it. In what I’m coming to think of as a staple for Ms Phillips, she manages to have our characters, Jason especially, fall in love almost in the background so we realise he’s fallen in love at the same time as he does. We wonder how it happened so quickly but can look back and easily see how it’s all progressed. It’s such a warm, heartwarming quality in a romance.
And of course, in a book that’s part of The Sexy series – and just being one of Ms Phillips’ books – of course we’re going to get all the good stuff packed in here. It fair sizzles. The part where he drags her to his office while at the club. Oh boy that was some good stuff right there!!
The next book is about Tanner – one of Jason’s partners in the club that they own together, with their friend, Landon. He’s another one that thinks he’s impervious to love. And he’s a bad boy who I predict might just fall hard for that good girl prosecutor! I feel evilly giddy about grabbing that one up when it comes out.
If you like short, snappy stories with heat and heart – and oh boy, that heat! – then this I would definitely recommend this story to you. It’s fun and enjoyable and full of the witty dialogue and seamless writing that Carly Phillips is known for. 5 stars from me.
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.