Shelly Alexander’s epic romance, DARE ME AGAIN: Angel Fire Falls Book 2 is now available in Kindle, Paperback, AudioBook and MP3 CD!
Making dreams come true is a red-hot challenge for two stubborn hearts risking it all on a second chance…
Hot-wired and restless, financial wizard Elliott Remington doesn’t turn down a dare. This time it’s to coordinate a service-dog boot camp for veterans at his family’s resort. Success means a one-way ticket to the West Coast to pursue his dream career. But it comes with a hitch: teaming up with his ex, who vanished on him ten years ago with nothing more than a kiss-off note.
As fiery as her hair and as stubborn as her name, Rebel Tate did what she had to do—for Elliott’s sake and her own. A dog whisperer with a keen sense of survival, she’s lived a tough life. Here she is, back in Angel Fire Falls, doing what she loves, next to a man she’s never forgotten. While the flame between them still smolders, neither is ready to get burned.
For Elliott, trusting Rebel is a gamble. For Rebel, sharing the secrets that sent her running is a risk. Now, while finishing a job that could define both their futures, two hearts are about to collide—and a second chance at true romance could be the greatest dare of all.
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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF
This is the second book in the Angel Fire Falls series and features the middle son Elliott and can be read as a standalone. I was really looking forward to Elliott’s story and I was not disappointed at all, it went beyond my expectations actually. If you haven’t read the first book Dare Me Once featuring Trace’s story I highly recommend it too.
Elliott, as we knew from the first book Dare Me Once, is a financial whiz and is a top earner in his company back in San Francisco; he took an emergency leave and went back to the island to join his brothers and help out with the flagging family business. He has no plans of staying for long but when his ex-girlfriend who left him a Dear John letter almost ten years ago comes back, will he change his mind and abandon his successful career? There are a few hard-line choices to make and some secrets that need to come out.
Rebel used to live on the island with her alcoholic mother; she was forced to be the adult in the family and grew up too fast. Elliott was her first love but something happened and she upped and left when he was away in college. She is now a dog whisperer and has come back to the island to work temporarily at the Remington Resort. There are so many secrets that lay hidden in the past and is now about to resurface, her biggest fear is that the Remington family may not be able to forgive her, especially Elliott.
Written in dual points of view, this is an epic romance with a lot of heart. The author weaves into Elliott and Rebel’s story, the process of training service dogs with disabled veterans that makes this book truly unique and inspiring. Both are lovable fiery characters and their passion for each other can’t be denied. They have a history and this unplanned reunion is their second chance at love. Rebel and Elliott’s heart-warming romance ticks all the right boxes: great storyline, witty dialogue, a three-legged dog named Bogart, a service dog named Rem/Buddy, Jax and his dragonfly and a wonky-waddling duck all endearing characters that will warm your heart. I couldn’t put this book down and was sad when it ended but I am definitely looking forward to reading about Spence, the youngest Remington brother. I am sure this author has got something wonderful up her sleeve and I cannot wait. This book is a must read!
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Rebel let out a heavy sigh and straightened. She’d wondered how long it would take for shit to get real. Maybe there was a hashtag for that she could use. “Go ahead. Just say it.”He gave her a look that said he had no idea what she was talking about. “Say what?”She crossed her arms. “Whatever’s on your mind. Whatever makes you feel better, because there isn’t just an elephant in the room. There’s an entire herd of elephants, and judging from the sound of your grinding teeth, they’re about to stampede.” She cocked a hip and waited. Waited for the very thing she’d tried to avoid years ago. His disapproval. His disappointment.Regret washed through her. Breaking up with him through a note had been cruel. But at the time, it was her only option. If she’d told him the truth about her circumstances, if she’d told him about the horrible secret she was keeping for her dying mother, she was pretty sure he would’ve given up his scholarship and come home to go to community college on the mainland just to be her support system.That would’ve been the only thing worse than him hating her for leaving him without an explanation.
So it was time to face what she’d done, even if it meant hearing harsh words from the only man she’d ever loved.
Instead, he stewed in silence. She wasn’t sure which was more awful.
His jaw hardened, and his eyes turned icy. Yeah, the silence was much more awful.
“Go on.” She couldn’t stop her foot from tapping nervously against
the cement. “I’m a big girl. I can take it. I’ve been through much worse than a few scathing words from an ex-boyfriend.”
Rem moved to her side.
Elliott studied her, finally drawing in a deep breath. “It’s ancient history. Forget about it. I know I have.”
Oh. Her foot tapping stopped. “Let’s focus on the camp,” he said. “That’s all I care about. Then you and I can go back to our lives.”
She swallowed down the sting in her throat.
She thought he’d ask why, want answers, or just plain tell her off.
She’d been terribly wrong. More than answers, more than having his say, what he obviously needed was for them to go their separate ways. Again.
Something sharp pricked at her heart. Breaking up had been the last thing she’d wanted, but what would a homeless teenager with no prospects have to offer a Wharton grad who was going to have a world of opportunities at his feet? Especially if the truth about what her mother had done ever came to light. So she’d broken up with him and told him to move on without her.
She just hadn’t realized how much it would hurt if she got what she’d asked for, even after all these years.
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About DARE ME ONCE
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.
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About Shelly Alexander
Shelly Alexander is an Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories and a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist. Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, Shelly and her sister watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I. Joes while the Barbie Corvette stayed tucked in the closet. When she had three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels and has been hooked ever since. Now, she spends her days writing contemporary romances that are sometimes sweet, sometimes sizzling, and always sassy. She enjoys the arid climate of the beautiful Southwest where she lives with her husband and two toy poodles named Mozart and the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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