Thursday, April 21, 2022


 A one night stand with no names exchanged.

Six years later, she comes face to face with her baby’s father again.
Aurora Michaels isn’t the same girl she was that spring night. No longer homeless and living in the back room of a diner where she worked, she’s now a member of the wealthy Kingston family. She has her daughter, a career and has adjusted to her new normal.
Billionaire Nick Dare is a man who takes charge. He runs the hotel arm of the family empire and his life revolves around business and travel. A quick stop at his brother's movie premier has him doing a double take.
The woman who haunts his dreams is there. He’s been given a second chance and is determined to make the most of it.
When he learns about their daughter, Nick becomes a man on a mission. Aurora and their child are his. Even if he has to knock down Aurora’s emotional walls to prove it.
Release Date: April 19, 2022
Kingston Family #5
Contemporary Romance
CP Publishing
Review copy provided by publisher
Liza’s Review:
Just One Dare is the book I’ve wanted from the moment we met Aurora Michaels, now Kingston. I’ve always wondered about Leah’s father, and this story was so worth the wait! Seriously folks, I literally reread this book as soon as I finished it the first time it was so awesome!!!
Aurora and Nick had one night together the day Aurora aged out of foster care and never shared last names, so there was no way for Aurora to get in contact with Nick once she realized she was pregnant. Leah had been abandoned by both birth parents, but was lucky enough to have her Kingston siblings find her, and their mother Melly accept her into their family as another daughter. So when Aurora sees Nick for the first time in 6 years, she completely freaks out knowing she has to tell him about Leah.
Nick Dare has never had a long-term relationship in his life. He literally has a 3 dates and he is done rule that has been in place forever. All of his siblings kid him about it on the regular. When he sees Aurora again he knows he doesn’t want to lose her again, and when he meets his daughter for the first time, he is completely blown away. I pretty much fell in love with Nick as soon as he told Aurora there was no fault with her not telling him sooner about having a child together. Since they never exchanged last names, there really was no way they could reach one another again, but he still could have been a jerk about it, and he wasn’t. I also loved how he defended Aurora to his family when they questioned not learning about Leah until now.
We knew Aurora had been in foster care since her grandmother passed away, but didn’t know the extent of her abandonment from her birth parents until this book. Aurora has major trust issues thanks to both parents rejecting her, and she will do everything in her power to make sure Leah never feels that, so she is super protective and hesitant to let Nick in to quickly to protect her heart and Leah’s. However, the chemistry Nick and Aurora felt all those years ago is even stronger and neither fights their attraction to the other for very long. Aurora’s abandonment issues definitely didn’t go away overnight, and I loved who Aurora talked to about everything to get a better feel for how to handle her issues going forward. I loved Nick and Aurora as a couple so much! That said Nick, Aurora, and Leah as a family gave me even more of the happy feels. Leah has a big presence in this book, and Ms. Phillips did an amazing job with the little 5 year old spitfire. I know there are readers who don’t love kids in romance books, but when done right, it adds so much to a story, and every moment with Leah in this story was done right.
Just One Dare was amazing from start to finish! I loved we not only got to finally get Aurora’s story, but we also got to see all of her siblings and their spouses, and got updates on where they are in their lives. I’ve loved each of the Kingston Family books, and am so excited we will soon get more books with the Dirty Dares. I highly suggest Just One Dare to romance readers who love to experience all the feelings as they read an incredible story!
Rating: 5 Stars (A+)

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