Coral Cove is a beautiful town, full of rich history and memories (both good and bad), and quaint little diners and beach entertainment. It’s the perfect backdrop for two strangers from different states, different backgrounds, and different priorities in life to meet … face off in a war of wills … and fall helplessly in love.
I very much enjoyed reading Love Me if you Dare, the second book in the Coral Cover series. The instant attraction between Camille and Reece is undeniable, but natural. The easy way Ms. Blake uses secondary elements like the iguana (aka dinosaur) and a stray cat to bring her characters together. The witty banter between the two made me laugh out loud. While at the same time I could feel both Camille and Reece hurting even before I knew exactly why. I loved the interaction with his friends in town, the snorkeling trip, even getting stranded at sea to deepen their understanding of each other and build the relationship. I liked that both their histories unfolded throughout the story rather than telling us everything up front. Both characters had a hidden soft side they were afraid to admit to, but neither one could stop from showing.
Love Me if you Dare was the first book I’ve read by Toni Blake. But I’ll be reading more, starting with All I Want is You.
Love Me if you Dare gets 4 and a 1/2 Red Pumps!
When the question is love, the answer is always yes…
Camille Thompson is the best at what she does-closing deals. That’s why real estate developer Vanderhook has sent her to Coral Cove, Florida, where the stubborn owner of the Happy Crab Motel is refusing to sell. Camille’s never had a problem turning a “no” into a “yes”, but then she’s never been so captivated by a man’s sexy smile before.
Laidback Reece Donovan likes life simple. No amount of money – or any other temptation Camille can offer – will convince him to give up the one link to his past. Of course, it would be easier without the powerful chemistry raging between them.
As a fragile romance begins to grow, can Reece trust Camille with his secrets? And when promises are broken, along with hearts, can the charm of Coral Cove help bring them back together?
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Toni Blake’s love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel – nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a RITA-nominated author of more than twenty contemporary romance novels, her books have received the National Readers Choice Award and the Bookseller’s Best Award, and her work has been excerpted in Cosmo. Toni lives in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, crafts, and spending time outdoors.