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He’s a smooth-talking jock in trouble  
She’s the solution to his problems.  
Love is the last thing they expected to find. 

Damon Prescott had it all. Star quarterback. Money. Fame. Now? He’s being accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs and banned from the sport and team he loves.

Determined to prove he’s innocent, he hires tough as nails private investigator, Evie Wolfe. She’s able to bring a man to his knees with a glare, yet sensual in ways that take him off guard – and she’s everything Damon didn’t know he needed. 

Evie’s used to men dismissing her, especially playboys like Damon Prescott so she’s not buying the sexual lines he’s trying to sell. She’s with him to do a job, nothing more. But you know what they say about the best-laid plans? Sometimes you end up between the sheets with an arrogant football player anyway.

But when the case is over, can Damon convince Evie she’s the only woman for him or will she leave him tied up in love?


BlueSeal’s Review of Dare To Tempt

Dare to Tempt by Carly Phillips is the second book in the Dare Nation Series which follows the lives of the Prescott men, a family of rich billionaire sports heroes.  The first book, Dare to Resist, is the story of Austin Prescott, ex-football player turned sports agent.  Dare to Tempt is the second book and focusing on the smooth-talking quarterback, Damon Prescott.  The third book drops in October 2020 and focuses on the bad boy of baseball, Jaxon Prescott.  You will have to wait until a while for the final installment, Dare to Stay, when the savior, doctor Braden Prescott finally comes home.  It is going to be a hot one today, in more ways than one, so grab your sweet tea and let’s chat about Dare to Tempt by Carly Phillips.


Damon Prescott’s life had just gone from golden to shit in an instant.  Not only had one violent football play gone wrong, but he had also tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in a “random” test and had been immediately suspended from playing.  With his head still pounding as a result of the concussion, Damon has to figure out how he has tested positive on the random test as well as the follow-up when no unknown supplements went into his body.  His only ray of hope is to prove himself innocent with the help of his biggest nightmare, his sister’s best friend – Evie Wolfe, a licensed Private Investigator.  Evie is not Damon’s usual type but he cannot get her out of his mind.  


Evie Wolfe comes from a family with a long history of public service.  With a father and four brothers in public service, it was a no brainer that Evie would follow in their footsteps.  But a relationship gone bad left Evie questioning her abilities and six months ago she left her job as an investigator for the Miami District Attorney’s office and opened her own Private Investigator’s business.  Evie is great at her job but needs a high-profile case to get her new career jump-started which is why her best friend, Bri Prescott, called for her to work on her brother’s case.  In order to get into places that a regular PI can’t go, Evie needs to pretend to be Damon’s girlfriend but convincing the high-profile jock who has a reputation for sleeping with women and sending them away might be easier said than done.  She might have to drop the jeans, leather jacket, and scuffed books in order to prove that she can look like one of his typical women.  What Evie doesn’t know is that her ripped jeans and leather jacket have already caught the attention of Damon.


Carly Phillips is known for “alphalicious” heroes and romance to “set your heart on fire” and Dare to Tempt does not disappoint.  All it takes for Damon to turn from a hot jock to an alphalicious hero is for Evie’s ex-stalker to show up again.  Evie might be a tough PI but there is something about her that makes Damon want to leave behind his playboy ways and take care of her but he has to convince Evie that his feelings are real and he’s not just playing a part for the investigation.  When a Prescott man falls in love, he falls hard and fast.  I really enjoyed this book even though it ventured a little toward instalove.  You know that I love books about people in public service and am very critical about how they are written.  There were a few scenes involving Evie’s stalker that I felt could have been handled differently.  Despite that, I really enjoyed the characters and all of their different personalities and look forward to reading others in the series.


My rating for Dare to Tempt by Carly Phillips….4 out of 5 propellers!  




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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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