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Police Officer Dare Barron has had a crush on Liza McKnight ever since he was a teenager. But despite his lifelong attraction, the closest he’s ever come to interacting with her is watching Liza regularly bail out her brother at the station.
Dare’s dark past with Liza’s brother, Brian, has always kept him from pursuing her. But suddenly Liza finds herself in need of protection and Dare appoints himself as the man for the job. And while the sizzling attraction between Dare and Liza draws them together, the past that Dare and Brian share threatens to keep the two apart forever.
What Makes a Hero?
In my Serendipity series, I’ve done three very different heroes. Ethan, the bad boy; Nash, the “too perfect” hero; and Dare, the protector. I love them each in their own way – kinda sounds like my kids, right?
As much as I love bad boys as a reader, I have to say I have a new favorite hero as a reader and a writer and that’s the protector – and when Liza came into the picture, that’s who Dare Barron morphed into for me. The protector.
Liza is a woman who has never had anyone who had her back. Her family isn’t worth much to her emotionally and yet she is the glue, the strong one, the one who pulls her alcoholic brother back from the brink, time and time again. Enabling or loving? That’s something she needs to come to terms with. But when Dare enters her life, suddenly she is faced with someone who is there for her. Who takes care of her. And she doesn’t know what to make of that.
It’s sad and sweet at the same time. I think Liza and Dare ultimately heal each other. But it’s Dare’s protective nature even as he is fighting his past and his demons, that makes him so attractive and compelling.
So what kind of hero are you most attracted to? The hot, take charge Alpha? The guy who needs fixing himself? The protector?
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N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters and small town settings that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom to two daughters (16 and20!) and two crazy dogs (a 1 year old Havanese named Brady and a 4 year old wheaten terrier named Bailey). In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. Carly lives in Purchase, New York and would love for you to like and follow her on the ‘Net!
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