De-café review of Dare to Resist.
Quinnlyn Stone – Executive Assistant to Austin Prescott. She is young and just starting her life. She is career oriented. Goal Focused. She does not see a future for herself as anything other than a work life. As the oldest of a large extended family she was often left to care for the younger children. Giving up her life to help out parents and aunt and uncles.
Austin Prescott- Ex football player turned sports agent. Confirmed Bachelor living his best life. He recently found out the man who thought was his uncle is actually his father.
Jenny- sweet baby girl abandoned on Austin Prescott’s door step with a note claiming she is his.
One of my all time favorite tropes is the surprise/secret baby. When you add a baby into the plot of a love story there are so many chances for unique and funny interactions, especially in this story when the baby was delivered to the door step of a bachelor like Austin.
In true Carly Phillips fashion Dare to Resist turned into a sweet love story. I enjoyed watching Quinn’s evolution and realizations in this book. I also liked seeing a grown man upset when he thinks the baby doesn’t like him. I also enjoyed the evolution of Austin. The realization that he needed to be there for the baby no matter what DNA says was a huge win for me.
I will say I did not overly enjoy how Carly wrote the mother. She just kind of got plopped into the book at the end for the large conflict. I think they could have maybe had some other interactions with her leading up. It felt like maybe she forgot about the mother and just added it real quick. I think this disrupted the flow of the book for me.
Dare to Resist is a quick and romantic read. It is easily digested in one sitting. This was a 4/5 read for me. I truly will read anything that Carly writes. I can not wait to see what the future hold for the other Prescott siblings.