* Review * DARE TO STAY by Carly Phillips

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* Review * DARE TO STAY by Carly PhillipsDare To Stay by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare Nation #4
Published by CP Publishing on January 26, 2021
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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?


An emotional reunion of two wounded souls! With book four in her highly addictive Dare Nation series Carly Phillips brings a more sensitive side to the series with misfit brother Braden and his former love. I love everything about this family and every book brings an emotional depth that endears them more and more to my heart.

Braden is a solid guy who let his hang ups about needing to find a place where he fits in life lead him to hurt the person he cared about most. He’s getting a second chance to try to heal that rift, but it’s not going to be easy!

Willow is so easy to love. The fact that she feels the pain of being left behind so much in life is gut wrenching and makes her story all the more powerful.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who loves a close knit family, a sports driven atmosphere and so much love and heart that you’ll adore them all!


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