R E V I E W ➠ Dare to Stay by Carly Phillips


(Dare Nation #4)


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?

RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2021

Not my first read by the author, I have read plenty to know her writing.

I am always honest with my fellow readers so when I say this with a heavy heart I really mean it. I love Carly’s books but this one hit me different because it contained my personal triggers, not in a bad way just a preference way. I won’t dive into it because it’s personal and nothing in general about the book say a general trigger to warn anyone off. That said I will say that the hero’s occupation is pretty amazing, and their chemistry after all was beautiful together. It’s a second-chance romance with twists. After I got over my personal preference triggers, I was able to engage fully and enjoyed their connection and the story line from the beginning.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal to me
Standalone/Series: Book 4 in Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

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