He’s the one who left.
She’s the one he left behind.
Willow James, athletic trainer for the Miami Thunder football team, knows abandonment and hurt. A child of foster care, she’s been moved around and left behind more times than she cares to count. Just when she was starting to let her guard down with Braden Prescott, he left for a two year stint with Doctors Without Borders. Now he’s back.
Dr. Braden Prescott always felt like an outsider in his family of professional sports players. He’s traveled the world and is better for it, but now he’s home with a job for the Miami Thunder. When he comes face to face with the woman he left behind, their chemistry still smolders. She’ll give him her body again but not her heart.
He knows leaving her once was the biggest mistake of his life. Can Willow learn to trust him not to leave, especially when adventure comes calling again?
Love those sexy alpha Dare men!
This is book 4 in the Dare Nation series and it features Braden Prescott and Willow James. Because of the way they each grew up, trust and communication were not their top qualities. It is for this very reason that their first try at a relationship didn’t work. Now, Willow‘s trust issues are even greater. She’s such a gentle yet feisty soul. If she can only trust the sexy, determined doctor, life would be perfect.
Great story line! I love the characters that come out of this author’s imagination. It’s nice to know that not all of them are wealthy. As always, I look forward to these stories with the sexy, alpha men and the sweet, strong women that complete them.
Turned the Last Page as a Happy Reader
Oh geez. Finally, we get Braden’s book. Dare to Stay is the fourth book in the Dare Nation series. You can enjoy it as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend reading the other books. It’s filled with such great characters and unique storylines; you won’t be sorry. Okay. Braden. Braden is the Prescott sibling that left two years ago to work with Doctors Without Borders. While his family was off being successful sports professionals and building a business to help those sports professionals, Dare Nation, he was out in another country providing medical care to the less fortunate. When his cousin Ian, the owner of the Miami Thunder NFL team, needs a head physician, he decides to come back home to fill the position. Coming back to family was the easy part. Coming back to see the woman he loved and left behind is the more challenging part. Willow is a Sports Therapist for the Miami Thunder and is taken off guard when she finds out her new colleague is her ex, who left her without an explanation. A man she loved and trusted but, like everyone else in her life, left in the end. After seeing Willow, Braden wants her back, but can he get beyond her walls to get him to trust him again?
This book had me doing a happy sigh at the end. Braden and Willow had a lot to work through. Braden had to be honest with Willow about why he left, and Willow had to decide if he was worth taking a second chance on. They both became each other’s strengths and truths. While Braden’s slow and steady persistence won out, Willow didn’t make it easy for him. This story was set at a nice pace and had so many heartfelt moments. I turned the last page as a happy reader.
Second Chance at its best!
I completely fell for Braden and Willow and they became a fast a favorite! I have been following the Dare Nation series and Carly ends it right. The were a lot of obstacles these two had to go through. A lot of regrets, anger, denial, and underlying love. You knew these two were a match made.
Dare to Stay will be shelved as a favorite and is a must read. I connected to these characters and hold them near and dear. #MustRead2021