* Review * JUST ONE TASTE by Carly Phillips

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* Review * JUST ONE TASTE by Carly PhillipsJust One Taste by Carly Phillips
Series: The Kingston Family #7, The Dirty Dares
Published by CP Publishing on November 29, 2022
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One grumpy billionaire.

One sassy-sweet supermodel.

Add in a tropical private island paradise.

What could go wrong?

As owner and CEO of Dirty Dare Spirits, thirty-three year old, Asher Dare has it all. Money. Power. Women whenever he wants. A private island retreat when he doesn’t. People he trusts? He can count those on one hand. When one of his best friends asks a favor—hide his twenty-one year old, supermodel sister, on the island until a scandal blows over—Asher can’t say no. But he doesn’t have to like it.

The daughter of a Senator and a Presidential candidate, Nicolette Bettencourt always acts with decorum. Yet through no fault of her own, scandal seems to follow her every move. When nude photos surface, the uproar puts her father’s campaign at risk. And forces her into hiding with Asher, the hottest—and grumpiest—billionaire she’s ever met.

Under soothing tropical breezes, Asher discovers that Nicolette is nothing like the spoiled brat portrayed in the tabloids. She’s warm, sexy, and a temptation Asher must resist at all costs—or he risks betraying his closest friend, bringing a powerful political dynasty to its knees… and losing the woman he loves.


Carly Phillips steals my heart again and again! With book seven in The Kingston Family series and book three of The Dirty Dares, Asher Dare takes center stage in a sexy twist on a brother’s BFF/age gap story with Nicollette Bettencourt. I was quickly hooked on Nikki’s scandal and seeing the sweet connection begin quickly between she and Asher kept me turning page after page. Loved them together!

Nikki is sweet and sincere, but other than her adoring big brother, she doesn’t have a whole lot of family love at her side. When she’s thrust into a scandal that once again has her mother glaring daggers at her, she’s happy to get to Asher’s hideaway for a bit.

Asher is sexy and successful and has his own bit of a past that has him being a bit abrupt with who he thinks he is vacationing with. Once he gets to know the person underneath the persona, it’s easy to see the sparks flying.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys a series of highly successful people who love their family hard and support each other through thick and thin as happily ever after comes calling on one sibling after another.


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