Dare It All
Part of Carly Phillips' DARE TO LOVE Kindle World series
Defensive end Faust "The Splat" D'Aquila is worried that bad press due to a murder in his family will bench his new pro career with the Miami Thunder. He's so upset, in fact, that when he spots a beautiful young woman who'd make the perfect stress reliever, he almost doesn't make a play for her.
College student Jalissa Sohn needs to keep her grandmother to whom she owes everything from becoming homeless. So she's more than tempted when her fantasy man walks in and offers to huddle up and find a fix for all her problems.
Unfortunately, nothing is ever as simple as it seems.
When Faust's meddling, dysfunctional family sets their sights on Jalissa, his well-intentioned interception might end up doing more harm than good. As their playful fling spirals, Faust and Jalissa have to figure out if they're in it for the whole game, or just a quick time out.
Now or Never
Office Pool 1
Secretary Robin McCord is ready for romance. She's ready for involvement, commitment, and especially monogamy. She wants a man who's going places, financially stable, and won't pressure her for sex. She's so over all the different ways she's tried to meet a man: online dating, speed dating, blind dating, double dating, and especially casual dating. She's done with all the swings and misses.
Over after-dinner cocktails, her work besties offer up a challenge. Why not mix business with pleasure? They pick a prospective lover for her from the office pool who looks like he's got everything she wants. Twist is, she's somehow got to get him to ask her out instead of doing the pursuing.
Game designer Maxwell Stanton has been lusting after Robin from the first time he saw her at work. If living in the Big Apple has taught him anything, it's to guard his heart from pretentious women. Robin has a reputation as the Ice Queen and comes across just like all those who proved to him that women put on false fronts and will break your heart if you let them.
When Robin finally opens up to his pursuit, he's intrigued but wary. Their mutual attraction is strong, but can they let go of past dissappointments long enough to figure out if it's more than just physical?
With a little help from her friends, Robin might just get her man.
Office Pool 2
Secretary Brianna Hunt isn't ready for romance or for a relationship. And she's most definitely not ready for any private adult playtime. She has work she loves, a pet turtle, and friends she can count on. Who could ask for anything more?
Security guard Darren Smith is recovering from more than just war scars, but can't help being drawn to the lovely woman who walks past his desk every day. He can spot another wounded soul and sees it in Brianna. He knows she's not ready, but if there's one thing the Marines taught him, it's patience.
Brianna's friends decide it's in her best interest if they do some match making. Without their help, they're sure she'll never let Darren close to her, even if she can't take her eyes off him. So, it's not pure happenstance when Darren and Brianna's names are drawn from the office pool lottery and they win a holiday in Hawaii. Together.
In the end, it'll all come down to a vacation and a challenge. Can two battered hearts come together to heal the past and create a future?
Office Pool 3
(cover and blurb coming soon)