Dare to Resist by Carly Phillips

Published: May 12, 2020

This is the first book in the newest Dare series by Carly Phillips, Dare Nation. Now I still haven’t read the original Dare series (it’s on the list I swear) but that doesn’t matter because while we see some of the original Dare characters in this one they are not the main characters. Austin Prescott is our main hero and he relies on his executive assistant to make everything easier for his job. It took forever to find one that would take no crap from him or the athletes they work with. However, every day it is harder to hide his attraction to her and that is just not going to cut it. He can’t lose her. And he is doing fine until he finds a baby on his steps with a note saying she is his. The first person he calls is Quinn who seems to be the baby whisperer. Though Quinn swears she wants nothing to do with kids she is really good with them. She also can’t just leave Austin to fend for himself. That isn’t fair for him or the baby. So she has found herself in a rock and a hard place.

I do enjoy a good surprise dad romance though it never ceases to amaze me how crazy the birth mothers are written to be. But honestly they have to be some form of crazy if they are leaving a baby on a porch. I was also just a big fan of Quinn in this book. I liked that she rolled with the punches but didn’t take any crap. She knew her own value only after fight for it with her family. I don’t think many real people would still talk to their parents if they had to virtually raise all of their siblings and cousins. Teenagers need to have a form of social life. So yes, she was a strong female character that had fears to over come but still managed to get everything done like a boss. I know there are a lot of books out there vying for your time but you won’t regret grabbing this one. And it’s the first in a series so you don’t have anything to catch up on!

—-“Hot ex-football player taking care of a tiny baby. Has all the makings of a Hallmark movie with a happy ending if the heroine wasn’t so anti-baby.” -Evie to Quinn—

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