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...more
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Trace has a full plate, no time for the frivolities of love or romance. A single dad raising a young ...more
Nice and also kind of cutesy small town romance. Well written and easy-flowing read.
I really liked Lily, a strong heroine and no pushover. She really did have a good moral compass, acting with integrity- even though she has this really big secret that she feels compelled to hide from everybody in Angel Fire Falls.
Trace was fine as the single father managing a kid with Asperger's but somehow his personality never really came across that much in reading this book for me unlike Lily ...more
Trace's son Ben was a lovely addition to the story, as were the ducks!
We also have a horrid ex-wife/mother in the form of Ben's mum.
A nice bit of entertainment.
This is the first book in a new series, and I think it definitely promises some fun reads ahead. There is an element of world building, but in an organic and relaxed way.
Having worked in hospitality myself I am always interested in how a hotel/resort is used in the furtherance of a romance. Here Shelly Alexander does an excellent job of finding plenty of opportunities and fun events to weave into the story of Trace and ...more
I am fairly new to this author, and when given the opportunity to read this book, I took it.
While it’s the story about the oldest Remington son, Trace and Lily (Scarlett) the new hire, it’s really much more than that.
It’s a story of how the actions of our parents, affect us. In this case, Lily, a talented hospitality manager has to escapes the sins of her father, and even change her name, in order to get a job as far away from home. Trace and his brothers have left their lucrative professions a ...more
This is a wonderfully wr ...more
Dare Me Once is the first book in Shelly’s new, Angel Fire Falls series. I loved her last two series’ so I just had to have this book. I love being introduced to new characters. It’s like finding new friends within the pages.
Lily needed a new start. Away from the drama her life had become. So, she found a job on the other side of the country where nobody would be looking for her. No, she wasn’t on the run from the law but she was tired of the people following her around in ...more
Don’t think about reading this book just do it. You won’t regret it.
Lily Barns had many life lessons, I took this journey with Lily, Trace Remington and young Ben Remington. There is one word that instantly pops into my head while trying to sum up this beautiful story, heart-warming. It was quite simply a soul-stirring read.
Lily left her past behind to start a new life. A life that wouldn’t involve criminal Father’s, alcoholic Mothers, overbearing reporters, and ...more
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This is the first book in the series featuring a hot pilot and a young woman who is trying to start a new life incognito, a fun contemporary romance that can be read as a standalone.
Trace Remington is a single dad to eight year old Ben who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Trace is the eldest of three brothers who all came back to the island to help out their elderly father run their family holiday resort. With an ex wife who didn’t w ...more
First and foremost, I was extremely impressed with the fact that the author decided to have Trace's son be on the Autism Spectrum with his Asperger's Syndrome. The son's special needs status was handled very tastefully and was done in such a way as to teac ...more
The Remington is owned by the Remington family and Trace is one of the brothers who have returned home to help their father with the resort. He is a pilot, but after his now 8 year old son was diagnos ...more
Especially after meeting and dealing with Trace Remington and his son with special needs, Ben. OMG.. Trace is soooo swoon-worthy! I don't know ab ...more
I have read other books by Shelly Alexander and was eager to read this new series starter when I saw it on NetGalley.
I found it very hard to put this book down. I was eager to find out how the story was going to evolve with Trace and Lily. I also enjoyed reading about a child with high functioning autism since I am also a special education teacher. Megan got what she deserved by getting let go from the Aut ...more
I enjoyed this excursion to Angel Fire Falls. It was everything I wanted in a book. A little mystery, an over protective dad and resort that needs a lot of help to keep it afloat, it was a perfect Saturday afternoon read.
Lily is at the resort because she doesn't think she get a better job - especially if she uses her real name. Changing her last name to Barns is her effort at starting over, to get away from the scandal that ...more
There she meets single dad, Trace Remington. His family owns the hotel she is working for. He is devoted to his son and isn't looking for romance. She has been burned by loved and family, she is looking to start over.
This was a sweet story about love, family and an adorable son who stole my heart! Oh and those ducks!!
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via Netgalley
Nice story. I give it 3,75 stars.
It was well written but I didn't have good connection with MCs. I didn't feel it at all.
I liked the heroine, she was strong and had her own mind, wasn't a doormat.
The H was meh, normal I think. He wasn't man ho, he had a kid with Asperger and he was trying to give him better life.
No cheating, no OP ...more
What a fabulous start to this new series.
It is a heartwarming, sexy, funny,
& emotional story. Lily Barnes is starting a new chapter in her life, in a small town, Angel Fire Falls. The only life she's ever known has been turned completely upside down by a family scandal. Because of it, Lily is leaving everything behind. Avoiding the hate mail & death threats. Keeping her secrets to herself.
Trace Remington is not happy that his father has hired a new Hospitality manage ...more
When Scarlett Devereaux’s life completely falls apart thanks to dear old dad she assumes a new name and heads to the opposite coast. Lily Barns is ready to reinvent herself on Angel Fire Falls as a hospitality manager at a resort, but she wasn't planning on running into the son she is competing with for the cash scrapped funds the resort needs to expand and grow.
Trace Remington has his hands full with a special needs son, a crazy ex, and a busin ...more
Trace Remington, is the oldest of three brothers, and a single father of eight year old Ben, who has special needs. Trace moved back to Angel Fire Falls to give his son a stable home environment. Along with his brothers and father, he helps run Remington re ...more
I adored Lily and her knack for problem solving. I love how independent and determined she is. I love that she isn’t afraid to jump on a bike to get things done. And I love that she has a soft spot for ducks.
And then there’s Trace. Insert dreamy sigh here. Trace ...more
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, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I ...more