Review: Dare Me Once by Shelly Alexander

Dare Me Once (Angel Fire Falls #1)
by Shelly Alexander

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, she’s daring to reinvent herself.

Single dad Trace Remington is devoted first and foremost to raising his young son, who has Asperger’s. With flying his floatplane and salvaging his family’s island resort too, he has time for little else. His brothers think he needs a break from his all-work-no-play lifestyle, so they goad him into action. In response to their dare, Trace asks a sexy tourist for her number, only to discover afterward that she’s the resort’s brilliant new hospitality manager.

The sparks of flirtation soon ignite into a flame too hot to ignore. But Lily and Trace both have pasts that threaten to tear them apart. Now, they’ll need to admit their secrets to each other…or risk ending their relationship before it really begins.

A chance to rebuild her life after the mishap that had happened to her, that was Scarlett Devereaux’s new mission in hopes of a better future. Now called Lily Barns, she found solace in one remote place, wishing for anonymity, safety and solitude. With ducks and wheel cycles, a charming smile and charismatic attitude, Lily’s life became so much better.

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 about you, but the last three books I’ve read always had me sighing and rooting for the male characters. But this time, I’ll stick to Daddy Trace, whose main priority is his child (who has Asperger’s syndrome). Lily was so adorably compassionate with everything, too, most especially to Ben, and I couldn’t really find fault about their relationship, if not for the secrets that Lily had buried deep inside her. (Something about her felonious father, drunk mom and ridiculous ex-lovers).

Dare Me Once is a beautiful read, filled with familial love, hope, dedication, acceptance and forgiveness. Love love love Trace Remington and his son Ben.. Love love love Lily Barns aka Scarlett Devereaux, too! A beautiful read with many life’s lessons, one that include this tip: Never date a man who can’t make you moan louder than your masseuse can….O. M. G. I definitely want to meet Yin, Lily’s personal masseuse and experience all that wonderful, exhilarating and sigh-inducing relaxing retreat.

I think this is my first book by Shelly Alexander and I am now a big fan! I need to check out and read her other stories and next books soon!!

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