Who thought one harmless, little dare could cause so much trouble?
DARE ME ONCE by Shelly Alexander is NOW LIVE!
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Love is a risk worth taking in this sizzling romance about secrets and second chances…
Scarlett Devereaux’s life on the Gulf Coast went from riches to rags so scandalously fast that she barely had time to kiss her Jimmy Choos goodbye. Now, with a new alias (Lily Barns), a new budget (tighter than a pair of Spanx), and a new job on the vacation island of Angel Fire Falls, she’s daring to reinvent herself.
Single dad Trace Remington is devoted first and foremost to raising his young son, who has Asperger’s. With flying his floatplane and salvaging his family’s island resort too, he has time for little else. His brothers think he needs a break from his all-work-no-play lifestyle, so they goad him into action. In response to their dare, Trace asks a sexy tourist for her number, only to discover afterward that she’s the resort’s brilliant new hospitality manager.
The sparks of flirtation soon ignite into a flame too hot to ignore. But Lily and Trace both have pasts that threaten to tear them apart. Now, they’ll need to admit their secrets to each other…or risk ending their relationship before it really begins.
Four Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
This is the first book in the series featuring a hot pilot and a young woman who is trying to start a new life incognito, a fun contemporary romance that can be read as a standalone.
Trace Remington is a single dad to eight year old Ben who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Trace is the eldest of three brothers who all came back to the island to help out their elderly father run their family holiday resort. With an ex wife who didn’t want anything to do with a special needs son, he had to make Ben his priority and give up his career as a pilot in LA and also try to rejuvenate the family business. He barely has time for himself let alone get involved with another woman, but when wilful and independent Lily arrives at Angel Fire Falls, everything changes.
Scarlett Devereaux escaped a family scandal and wanted to build a new life as Lily Barns. She arrives in the island to become the new hospitality manager of the Remington Resort; she’s good at her job, dedicated and focused, she sets things in motion. After being dumped by her fiancée and going incognito she vowed to steer clear of men, but a very interesting first meeting with Trace set her knickers and heart on fire.
This light-hearted romance is set in a picturesque town with lovable characters, cute animals and a smart and adorable eight year old boy. I liked the author’s narrative style: the scenic imagery, humorous situations, entertaining banter and the crackling chemistry between Trace and Lily. Although this story is light-hearted in tone, there is some drama involving the main characters’ families. The dialogue between Lily and her parents on the latter part of the book showed a different perspective to the family scandal. I must admit the minor characters made the whole plot more interesting and I am sure Trace’s younger brothers Elliot and Spence will have their own stories. Trace and Lily’s romance was fun to read, a feel good tale with a lot of heart and soul, you won’t be disappointed.
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Shelly Alexander’s first published novel was a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist. She is an Amazon #1 bestselling author in numerous categories, including contemporary romance, contemporary women’s fiction, and romantic comedy. Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in business for twenty-five years. With four older brothers and three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels…and has been hooked ever since. Now, Shelly spends her days writing novels that are sometimes sweet, sometimes sizzling, and always sassy. She lives in the beautiful Southwest with her husband and toy poodle named Mozart. Visit her at www.shellyalexander.net
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