DARE TO STAY
Release Date: January 26
He’s the one who left.
She’s the one he left behind.
Willow James, athletic trainer for the Miami Thunder football team, knows abandonment and hurt. A child of foster care, she’s been moved around and left behind more times than she cares to count. Just when she was starting to let her guard down with Braden Prescott, he left for a two year stint with Doctors Without Borders. Now he’s back.
Dr. Braden Prescott always felt like an outsider in his family of professional sports players. He’s traveled the world and is better for it, but now he’s home with a job for the Miami Thunder. When he comes face to face with the woman he left behind, their chemistry still smolders. She’ll give him her body again but not her heart.
He knows leaving her once was the biggest mistake of his life. Can Willow learn to trust him not to leave, especially when adventure comes calling again?
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Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
If you’ve followed this series, you know that this is Braden’s story and he is the only “non-athlete” of this family. He has been away two years with Doctors Without Borders. When he left, he felt unfulfilled and after getting in the trenches and coming to terms that his calling is being a doctor, decides to return home. He becomes the Team Doctor for his family’s sports team.
Before Braden left, he was dating Willow. Willow was shattered when Braden left and felt like she was given very few answers. She has worked her ass off and also is working for the same sports team. She hasn’t dated and closed herself off to relationships. She doesn’t know Braden has returned from Doctors Without Borders until she is in a company meeting where the new “Team This book was just ok for me. Not one of my favorites in this series for sure but still good. You Doc” is being introduced to the staff. Imagine her surprise when Braden comes waltzing in.
As you can guess, a large portion of the book is about these two finding their way back to each other. Willow has no faith that Braden won’t take off again and is worried her heart will be broken again. It doesn’t help that they work together either. Braden is on a mission to show Willow he can be what she needs. The story includes some outside storylines that fill in some chapters and will lead to other books I’m sure. Entertaining continuation of the series.
Meet Carly Phillips
NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. 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. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.
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