Author: Casey Hagen
Series: Dare to Love Series (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Carly Phillips)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Publisher: Kindle Worlds
Release Date: Jan 25 2016
Source: Hidden Gems ARC Service
Rating: 3.5 Stars
London Abbott, head librarian of the Bronx Public Library, is determined to turn a reading initiative into a raving success, solidifying the career and financial security she craves. Adding the burden of a tag-along playboy trying to improve his tarnished image is a stressor London doesn’t need, but when a trusted friend calls in a favor, she’s saddled with bad-boy football star Ryker Christiansen.
Ryker never imagined his lucrative contract with the Miami Thunder would ever be at risk, but after too many nights of partying he’s told to repair his tattered reputation or be terminated. Sent to New York to preen for the media and show his altruistic side by working with children and seniors, he’s committed to sitting in a Bookmobile with antsy kids, ornery seniors, and taking orders from a snotty librarian.
Unsympathetic, London tests Ryker’s mettle without mercy. He earns her respect by meeting every challenge she creates, proving he’s more than just one more overindulged athlete. But there is one more prize he’s determined to win, so he dares London to step out of her carefully constructed world for a walk with him on the wild side.
London expects to bring Ryker down a notch or two, but as their slow-burning heat erupts into sexual flames, the intensity of the fire threatens to either destroy their hearts or forge them together. Discovering which comes with a price. Will they emerge stronger? Or are they destined to be…Consumed by the Dare.
Sweet to Steamy all before the First Down
I LOVE sports romance and I enjoyed this book. It was a short fast read and I wished it was longer. It's a little rushed in parts but a good read. This story takes place in a world of Professional Football and the tight end needs to clean up his image. If not all of his hopes and dreams and everything he has worked so hard for will come to an end. What he didn’t expect was to actually fall for the one person trying to rebuild his reputation, but things are not always as easy as we would like, and Ryker soon finds out that winning the next game and conquering the next conquest as a playboy was not all that he wanted like he thought. Casey a sweet librarian turns Ryker’s world on its axis. Casey has Ryker wishing for and wanting things he never even considered. The character development, the vivid description, detail and plot draw you in from the beginning and there are enough twists and turns to keep you interested until the end.
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