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Dare To Resist

(Dare Nation #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  726 ratings  ·  248 reviews
He’s sexy. Alphalicious. And suddenly a dad. .

Austin Prescott is a lot of things. Ex football player. Sports agent. And as of this morning? Father. Finding a baby on his doorstep should have been a joke but the pink sticky note and baby carrier she came in is deadly serious.

What’s an out of his depth bachelor to do? Call his tempting and beyond gorgeous executive assis
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published May 12th 2020 by CP Publishing
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May 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
Ugh! yet another DNF.... Third one today!

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May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Austin hired Quinn as his personal assistant despite his intense attraction to her. Both of them know there's chemistry there but they also keep trying to keep it professional.
***4 Stars***

This was a fun, quick read and not only a great start to a new series, but also in the ever expanding Dare family saga. I have to come clean and admit that much of the fun for me was due to watching Austin go through every emotion and reaction possible to having a surprise baby dropped off on his doorstep, but I did love how the whole baby issue pushed Austin and Quinn to confront their attraction to each other.

Austin and Quinn were a lot of fun. Austin is a good man with a gene
Bookgasms Book Blog
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
Oh man, I love a secret baby book! Especially one where the dad is completely clueless and helpless and needs to call in every favor he can to get some assistance!

And that’s exactly what happened with Austin Prescott. He never expected to find a tiny baby on his front step. Never expected her to invoke such fierce protective feelings in himself either. And he never expected to need the help of his executive assistant, Quinnlyn Stone, to get him through the initial “how do I do this” phase.

* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 4 Stars ~

Dare to Resist is the start of a new Dare Nation Series by Carly Phillips. I think this series is off to a great start. I found this book very enjoyable and entertaining.

If you are a fan of an office romance and a single dad story, then this is one you should read. Also who wouldn’t want to read about more Dares?!?!

Dare to Resist is the first book in this series and is a standalone novel. Even though this is built around the Dare family, you
Kayla Brunson
Jun 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020, romance
I'm a sucker of single dad romances. So when I read the blurb I was so excited. While it didn't turn into a new favorite, I did enjoy my time reading it.

Both of the characters here got more than what they bargained for in life and in love. Seeing them come together after a baby was cute to read about. Baby Jenny was adorable!

I feel like I need to read the author's previous books because there were quite a few of Austin's family members that it seemed like I should know. I do remember the Dare l
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Quinnlyn Stone has just gotten her dream job she will be working for Austin Prescott who is a sports agent. With this new job she is hoping to climb the ladder and make a name for herself. Austin is happy with his new hire but she is quite attractive and he worries he won't be able to keep things just business. When Austin finds a baby on his doorstep with a note saying he's the father everything in his life changes. Quinnlyn agrees to help him care for the baby until things can be figured out. ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Carly Phillips truly is one of the best authors I have had the pleasure of reading. I stared reading her books about 8 or so years ago and she didn’t disappoint then, and she doesn’t disappoint now. Her style and voice have changed thru the years, but they have always been excellent reads for me. This new series charmed the pants of me from the beginning!

Two excellently developed characters with an undeniable connection from the moment they met, but they couldn’t just jump into anything because
Jill M
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Dares keep popping up everywhere and I’m okay with that. I love this family and can’t get enough of them. Once again Carly delivers a sweet and sexy story with depth and emotion. I loved the insta-chemistry and the slow build. Austin and Quinn’s connection was unstoppable and amazing to watch grow.

A hunky ex-football player and a confident woman who both have hearts of gold, and a secret baby, what more could you ask for? A little angst, a little steam and a whole lot of romance and you hav
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, arc
From the moment that Quinlan and Austin met they had a connection. But because Austin became Quinn's boss he decided to push his feelings aside and focus on his business, well except for the one kiss that will never be mentioned again.

One year later and they have an incredible business relationship. Austin can't believe how lucky he was to get Quinn as his assistant. And even though he can't seem to stop thinking about her, he has to put his feelings aside for the sake of his business. But when
All Booked Out
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it

Dare to Resist is the first book in The Dare Nation series and what a perfect start to a new series. Office romance, secret baby and a forbidden love, Carly has spoiled me!

Desire and attraction are the first things that hit Austin and Quinn when they first meet, but their jobs must come first. After a steamy kiss, they both decide the only relationship they can have is a professional one. A year later, a surprise baby and a combined living arrangement bring the two together and spark
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
4.5 stars

Wow! What a story. You could cut the sexual tension between Austin and Quinn with a knife from their very first meeting. Trying to keep their relationship professional prices to be a challenge for these two. Austin is out for a good time until his past catches up with him in the form a baby. Having no idea how to handle his, he asks his loyal assistant for help. Quinn helps him out, but tries to teach him so she can leave and get back to her life. I really loved the way that Austin’s fa
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

Austin and Quinnlyn were just what I needed. They were fun, they were sexy and they were a great escape into someone's else problems, story and life.

I loved their relationship. The idea that the attraction was present well before any of the things that happened to them with the baby on his doorstep.

And, I loved that this book, above anything else, was about how life often puts us in situations that finds us reevaluating the things we believed, or thought we knew a
Amazeballs Book Addicts
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I say this every time I read this author but it always bares repeating...Carly Phillips is one of the best! Truly, she hooks you every time from page one. It is impossible to not love the characters. I LOVE all the Dare books. Doesn't matter which Dare's we are reading about, they are all my favorites!! From the first Dare guys to the new ones, they are all fantastic!! That all being said, Austin and Quinn are no different. This new Dare series is going to be amazing. I laughed so hard sometimes ...more
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Lisa Roberts
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
love secret babies and love watching the dad go through the motions looking for help any where he can get it, lots of laughs and sweet and sexy moments with Quinn who is one confident go get em girl and Austin looking at his life to make a change.
The attraction flies off the pages with these to and I can't wait for more Dare I'm loving this new series.
Becky Claxon
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I can’t seem to get enough of the Prescott/Dare family. Austin is looking for an administrative assistant to help him, especially when he goes in to donate a kidney to his uncle/father. I loved how he is taken with Quinn when she walks in to interview for the job. Just his luck, he is attracted to her and can’t have an outside of work relationship with her if she is working for him. Quinn is smart and prepared for his interview as she has read up everything she could about the ...more
Menotah (Canadian Girl Book Blog)

Dare to Resist is a surprise baby, workplace romance that is the beginning of the new Dare Nation series from Carly Phillips and can be read as a standalone or as the first book in the series. Austin is a retired football player turned sports agent who is enjoying his life all while attempting to fight his attraction to his executive assistant. Quinn is determined to prove that she is more than her family thinks she should be all while fighting her attraction to her overly sexy boss. Whe
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!


Man oh man, I am huge fan of not only of Carly's words but her infamous, irresistible, unputdownable Dare family. She's got a brand new series in their world she has created and y'all, I am here for it any way I can get it.

Dare to Resist is the first standalone in the Dare Nation series and if we have anything to go off of on how this series is gonna go, I predict another top favorite of mine. This is telling Quinn and Austin's story and y'all it has
Love & Lavender Book Review
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Carly Phillips was one of the first romance authors I discovered when I started reading romance. The original Dare series has always been a favorite. So you can imagine my excitement for Dare Nation, I am HERE FOR THIS! Mix in a single dad, a sultry assistant, and a slow burn romance, I'm so in my element. Carly's writing is so effortless to read, quick and steamy, she's consistent at making my heart flutter.

Austin and Quinn have instant-chemistry that continued to sizzle to whole way through. T
Melena Torretta
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Austin and Quinn have a pretty instant attraction, but she works for him. So they push their feelings to the side to keep things professional. They work really well together and everything is going well until Austin finds a baby with a note claiming it is his. Quinn moves in to help him and everything starts to change.

This book kicks off the Dare Nation series in a big way with an interesting story, a cute baby, and two people who are hardworking and driven.

I got the feeling as I read t
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Being attracted to your executive assistant is a problem for Austin, but after a year of working side by side with Quinn he has been able to keep it professional. But when a tiny bundle is left at his door, he needs Quinn's help to take care of his assumed baby daughter. Will the relationship become hot and bothered after spending day and night together? Or will Quinn feel he is just using her as a nanny? To see a huge retired pro-football player fall in love was great. Both Quinn and Austin's c ...more
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh Austin...and Quinn...

This was a slow burn of epic proportions.....the chemistry between Austin and Quinn was palpable from the first meeting! Carly Phillips knows how to perfect this slow burn, office romance. What is ingrained in you growing up and what you think you don't want can change dramatically as you grow up. Quinn didn't know she wanted differently until faced with Austin and a baby - I think that was portrayed beautifully. Carly Phillips certainly gave me something to think about a
Isha Coleman
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Phillips dares to give the heart what it wants. A refresher course on all things Dare. The family we all know and love is back to set the senses aflame. Dare to Resist sports a different kind of family, but there's more than enough temptation to go around. Austin and Quinn are a blank canvas that emotions are waiting to explore. Surprise revelations, familiar faces and an introduction to some brand new friends. Austin has quite a legacy to live up to and believe you me, he proves himself to be u ...more
Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
What a great start to a new series..... Dare Nation!
Office Romance✔
Sports Romance ✔
Single Dad ✔
Secret Baby✔
More Dare Family✔✔
So how could you go wrong.... you absolutely can't!! I have LOVED the Dare's and this book was captivating from the very beginning. Austin is the sexy as sin, retired football player turn owner of a sports agency and Quinn is his beautiful, smart, new assistant and the one woman he can't get out of his head. What happens when he finds an unexpected surprise on his door st
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dare to Resist is the first book in the Dare Nation series by Carly Phillips. Well written with an excellent story line and great characters, this romance story has an awesome mix of emotions, irresistible attraction, witty banter, undeniable chemistry, a surprise mystery baby, sexual tension, passion, and a HEA.

I volunteered to review an advance reader copy of this book.
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dare to Resist is the first book in the Dare Nation series from Carly Phillips. The Dare family is absolutely one of my favorite series of characters from Carly Phillips. I was so excited to discover we had more Dares with the Prescott children. Paul Dare, who is Robert Dare's brother, helped out his best friend and her husband when they couldn't have children and only recently shared with Austin Prescott and his siblings when he needed a kidney transplant. I loved getting to finally meet Paul D ...more
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Austin is not just a former football player, he is a sports agent in his own right. He is also a devoted family man despite the player reputation. He cares enough to give a kidney - that shows how much his family means to him.

Quinn is excited to work for such a sports legend. She knows she will learn much, and is actually shocked to be hired. When the temptaion of her boss gets harder, she is not sure she can resist. Until he needs her even more......

There are so many things I want to tell you a
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved Austin and Quinn’s story!!!! Austin hires Quinn to be his assistant and even though there’s a attraction, for the most part, they put it on the back burner and that all changes when in a moment of sheer panic he turns to his assistant over anyone else when he desperately needs saving
Ellen Anderson
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love those Dare's

So glad to see Carly Phillips back with a new set of Dare relatives for us. Totally love Austin and Quinn's story.
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NY 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 ...more

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