"Carly Phillips is synonymous with red-hot romance."
--Lauren Blakely, New York Times Bestselling Author
DARE ME TONIGHT, an all new steamy standalone from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips is available now, and you do not want to miss this Dare/Knight crossover novel!
One virgin, one night, one surprise baby…
For Ethan Knight, managing his empire is his priority. Women, not so much. But when a favor leads to him meeting sexy, driven Sienna Dare at a black tie corporate event, his interest is piqued along with his desire, and his infamous control slips as he joins her for an unforgettable night in bed.
Sienna Dare is trying to figure out the direction of her life when she meets enigmatic Ethan Knight—a strong, confident man so hot and irresistible he's the one she finally relinquishes her v-card to.
The problem? Ethan has a billion dollar contract with Sienna's brother at stake. An overly-protective brother who doesn't take it well when he finds out his business associate bedded his much younger sister. Oh, and she's pregnant, too. . .
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“Okay, I’m in the bathroom, door closed. What in God’s name is going on?” Thank God Avery did as she was told.
“I found the guy. The one. He’s in the other room now and I’m freaking out!” She didn’t tell Avery who she was with. Her half sister and best friend would pick up on the pertinent details.
“Oh my God. You’re going to lose your virginity!” Avery squealed.
“Shh! Just tell me I can do this. I need to know I’m not crazy.”
Avery’s breathing sounded over the phone, and then, “You waited this long. If you’ve found the guy, you’ve found the guy. Now pull up your big-girl thong and get back in there!”she instructed.
Laughing, which broke the tension and was just what Sienna needed in the face of Ethan’s intensity, she relaxed, comfortable again with her decision. “I’m going. Thank you! Bye!”
She breathed out, brushed her teeth, and went to undo her dress only to find she couldn’t reach the back herself. So that was how it was going to go.
She drew a steadying breath and returned to ask Ethan for help. She stepped back into the room.
He’d removed his jacket and hung it over a chair and rolled up the sleeves of his dress shirt, revealing tanned, muscled forearms.
She swallowed hard and, knowing she was blushing, said, “I need help with my dress.”
His eyes darkened at the request, ice darkening to a darker, sexier shade of blue.
She turned, pulling her long hair to one side.
He placed his empty glass on the nearest table and strode over, all her senses aware of him as he came closer. His seductive scent, the heat of his body, the sharp inhale of his breath as he placed his big hands behind her and slowly, seductively pulled down the zipper, until she felt the rush of cool air on her bare back and the warmth of his breath near her neck.
She was more aware than ever of the tiny scrap of lace she called underwear and the matching bra she’d chosen to wear. Just because she’d liked the set, not because she’d ever thought anyone besides her would see it.
His breath hissed out, and suddenly his calloused finger traced a line down her spine, causing her nipples to peak and tighten with awareness, sharp spikes of desire shooting to her core.
He slid the sides of her dress down and the garment dropped to the floor, leaving her bared to him in more ways than just physical. She hadn’t been prepared for such intensity, though she should have been. Everything about Ethan Knight was potent. Tonight had the power to change her world except, as he’d reminded her, it was one night.
A night never to be shared with anyone. She’d ignored the dagger she’d experienced at being relegated to his dirty secret, telling herself she understood. Sometimes there were reasons for discretion, and with everything at stake for him with the Miami Thunder Stadium, his request made perfect sense.
Even if it dug at the very pieces of her heart that she’d glued together over the years.
Tonight was about sex. Desire. A yearning so strong she was ready to give up the thing she’d held on to, waiting for the right time. The right man.
She’d found him, she thought, turning and finding herself in his arms, backed against the wall, his mouth coming down hard on hers.
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New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.
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In Dare Me Tonight we have two series from Carly Phillips collide. Ethan Knight, oldest sibling from the Knight Brothers series meets Sienna Dare, youngest of all the siblings from the Dare series. I'm just going to tell everyone now this book was the book I've been waiting for forever, and Ms. Phillips absolutely blew me away with this story.
My heart absolutely broke for Ethan when he discovered his wife Mandy not only had a drug problem, but was stealing from his company and cheating on him. Even a year later he isn't the man his siblings have always come to rely on and he is pretty much only existing for work. When Ian Dare, contacts Ethan to have him chaperon his youngest half-sister while she is in New York City, he really isn't excited about the prospect, yet as soon as he meets Sienna, he feels attraction to someone for the first time since his wife died.
Sienna Dare is the youngest of all the Dare siblings, and her childhood illness was the reason Robert Dare had to let his wife and legitimate children know about his second family. Sienna has just finished college and is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. The opportunity to go to New York to check out a prestigious graduate school program comes just as her half-brother Ian is working with Ethan Knight, and Ian sets it up for Ethan to be her escort while in New York.
I absolutely loved Sienna and Ethan together. Their chemistry was scorching hot from the first moment they laid eyes on each other. Ethan had pretty much been a shell of a man since the truth came out about his wife. However, he starts to have feelings again pretty much from the moment he sees Sienna at the graduate school mixer. Yes I loved how strong the attraction was between Ethan and Sienna, but Sienna as the baby of the family didn't really seem like anyone listened to her thoughts, and Ethan seemed to not only listen to her thoughts and dreams, but support them from the beginning. OMG I loved that Sienna was the one to proposition Ethan, and she knew her mind and heart from the very beginning.
I'm just going to say it; I really love a good secret baby story, and loved it even more with Dare Me Tonight. Sienna really wanted to be the one to talk to Ethan, but per the norm in the Dare family, Ian pretty much looses it when he finds out Ethan got his baby sister pregnant. Sienna showed such strength not only standing up to Ian, but Ethan as well. She didn't roll over and let either man control her life. I absolutely loved that while Sienna didn't know exactly what she wanted to do for her career, the moment she found out she was pregnant, she knew that was the most important thing in her life and I felt like it made her even stronger than she was already.
Ethan definitely wasn't the picture perfect hero in this story. He had so much baggage from his first wife, he stuck his foot in his mouth so much with Sienna, I honestly was surprised she forgave him a few times. He had his flaws for sure, but I loved seeing him come back to the land of the living and get his head on straight not only for Sienna and their baby, but for himself as well. I loved how protective he was of Sienna and how he had not problem stepping up when she needed him to do so.
Robert Dare has been my least favorite character from the moment we first met him. He honestly is my favorite character to hate from the Dare series. He is a selfish bastard and destroyed both sides of his family when the truth came out about his affair. He once again shows his true colors in Dare Me Tonight and it absolutely broke my heart for Sienna and her siblings, but I loved she became so much more empathetic for her half-siblings now that she understood what they had been through all those years ago. I absolutely wanted to fist-bump Sienna when she confronted her father and then give her a big hug.
Dare Me Tonight is such an amazing story! I got to spend time with two of my favorite series in one and I loved getting to visit with all the Dares and Knights as Ethan and Sienna found their happily ever after. Buy this book and make sure you have free time, as you will want to devour it as soon as you have it in your hands!
Rating: 5 Stars (A+)
Review copy provided by publisher