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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Happy BOOK BIRTHDAY to... Dare Me Once by Shelly Alexander!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, I am pleased as punch to bring to you the Release Day Blitz for Dare Me Once by Author Shelly Alexander via Jo&Isalovebooks Promotions!


Who thought one harmless, little dare could cause so much trouble?
Dare Me Once is NOW LIVE!
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Dare Me Once
Angel Fire Falls, Book 1
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.

Add (Angel Fire Falls #1) to your Goodreads TBR shelf!


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Seriously, I ADORED this one!
Picture it.  A strong willed woman tricycling (because two wheels just won't do!) like a road demon dragging two suitcases behind her and carrying a collection of quackers in her basket... 😂...sound hilarious?  Well, okay, so it is, but it gets so much better, and so much worse.  From the discovery of who "the Voice" from the airport was (after some WAY descriptive sexting 🔥!) to the realization that our leading lady's attempt at hiding out, I mean starting over, wasn't going to go quite as smoothly as she thought, there are bundles of love, laughs, and sexy times to be had. 

Lily is an absolute gem, feisty, determined, and with such a wonderful heart.  She was dealt the aftermath of a bad hand, but everything she did, every life she touched, she left a mark, and it was for the better.  The way she handled the aging cook, how she turned the tide for the elderly gent, her interactions with Trace's young man (such patience and care!), the temporary home she gave to the ducklings that followed her home (so to speak), and even how she handles things when they turn sour (totally saw the finger painting scene play out from a mile away!), all speak to a woman of substance, a woman rising above the crap-shoot life delivered determination, gumption, and a heck of a sense of humor.  Trace was a total alpha, but in the best ways possible.  He's handsome, hardworking, dedicated to his son, always there for his family, and willing to go the extra mile for those he cares for.  He came back to the family business burnt by love, sealing that part of his heart off evermore, or at least until a particular Cajun-tinged redhead blew into town...or excuse me, biked with all her might into town.  (I'm sorry, but that's a scene I won't be forgetting soon...)  He never saw her coming, and yet his heart was ready for her all the same...even if it took a bit to kickstart it again.

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In the end, did I mention I LOVED IT?  Yeah, because I did, for as much the story as the endearing characters that inhabit the pages.  My only qualm with the whole thing was how quick forgiveness was given after a particular betrayal of sorts...personally, I would have held out, or at least made them work for it, but I suppose love IS blind, and really, they were made for each other.  What's that?  Which two am I talking about?  Oh, you'll see, but you'll have to crack the spine on this dynamite read yourself....I DARE YOU 😉...


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Shelly Alexander’s first published novel was a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist. She is an Amazon #1 bestselling author in numerous categories, including contemporary romance, contemporary women’s fiction, and romantic comedy. Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in business for twenty-five years. With four older brothers and three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels…and has been hooked ever since. Now, Shelly spends her days writing novels that are sometimes sweet, sometimes sizzling, and always sassy. She lives in the beautiful Southwest with her husband and toy poodle named Mozart. Visit her at

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Special thanks to the team at Jo&Isalovebooks Promotions for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the eARC for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is AVAILABLE NOW, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Jo said...

Thank you for sharing new release. Absolutely loved your review X

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