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Dare to Desire (Dare to Love Book 2) by [Phillips, Carly]
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Book 2 of 6 in Dare to Love (6 Book Series)
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"Carly Phillips is synonymous with red-hotromance and passionate love." Lauren Blakely, NY Tmes BestsellingAuthor
"Steamy, sexy and emotionally charged. Carly'smost erotic book to date."  J. Kenner, NY Times BestsellingAuthor of the Stark series
"Dare to Love is one of my favorite reads thisyear." HM Ward, NY Times Bestselling Author
"Carly Phillips can take you to romanticplaces you haven't yet dreamed of!" Robyn Carr, # 1 NY TimesBestselling Author
"Hot heroes, serious passion and characters withemotional depth."  Bella Andre, NY Times Bestselling Author
"An incredibly sexy contemporary romancethat's impossible to put down!" Rachel Van Dyken #1 NYT Bestsellingauthor of The Bet 
"Dare to Love was a story about love, aboutcompromise, about trust,about family, about finding a happy medium, and it wasfilled romance and  some very hot and sexy scenes." - Ana's Attic
I have always been a fan of Carly Phillips, and I cannot wait to seewhat else she has in store for the rest of the Dare family. -Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I love getting lost in a Carly Phillips book because I know I canalways count on a well written engaging story with believable, realistic characters. -Cocktails and Books

YES!!! Carly Phillips.... I love this new edgier side of you!!! A bookwith so many soulful, stirring and spicy layers! -Ripe for Reader

From the Author

Dear Readers:
The DARE TO LOVE books consist of Miami siblings/halfsiblings and NY cousins (hotter books) and the books ran in consecutiveorder. It makes more sense for the books to be divided by family and so I have split up the series as follows - The Dare to Love Series (Miamisiblings) and the NY Dares (NY cousins). Please note ALL BOOKS CAN BE READ ALONE but if you enjoy your stories in order, below is the newseries order. I hope you enjoy!

Dare to Love Series
1. Dare to Love
2. Dare to Desire
3. Dare to Touch
4. Dare to Hold
5. Dare to Rock
6. Dare to Take - coming soon!

NY Dares
1. Dare to Surrender
2. Dare to Submit
3. Dare to Seduce

All the best,

Product Details

  • File Size: 2280 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: CP Publishing (April 10, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 10, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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I loved Dare to Desire. Alex and Madison had a good thing until Alex got hurt on the football field and pushed her away. Once he has time to recover and come to terms with his injury he realizes that he needs Madison. She is not willing to be hurt again. Alex and Madison have to work together and Alex plans to win Madison back. Their chemistry is undeniable but both have issues to work through. It was a great read and now I can't wait for the next one. I am never disappointed in a Carly Phillips book.
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I love this series. There is so much going on with all of the books. There are the family relations, the couple relations, the past relations, it's got everything! I can't wait for the next book in the series, this has really become a favorite of mine!
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Alex Dare is a star qurterback in the NFL who had his career cut short by injury. He is offered a great job working on a project for a rival team, and he finds that he will be working alongside a woman he has treated badly in the past. He has missed her, but knows that he probably ruined his chances.

Madison Evans is a social worker who is excited about a really great project she is working on that will help provide employment, financial, and psychological resources to NLF players after they retire, or if they are forced into early retirement due to injury. She is unhappy when she finds out she will be working with Alex Dare, who she had a short but intense relationship with and hasn't been able to forget. Madison grew up in foster care, and has a lot of issues trusting people. Even though she sees that Alex has changed, she doesn't want to put herself in a position to get hurt again.

This is one of those books that is just a good classic romance. There are little bits of tension here and there and a couple conflicts, but nothing major. The characters obviously have tons of sexual chemistry and care about one another a lot. I liked that there were times when things could have gone in bad directions, but the characters used their support systems and tried to work things out in a healthy way. I truly wanted Alex and Madison to figure things out and find their way to the relationship they both deserved. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice romantic story with some good steam.
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She's gorgeous with her big blue-blue eyes, long blond hair and adorable dimples in both cheeks. Madison Evans (26) keeps her heart guarded well. She's a pro at protecting herself from hurt and abandonment and chooses whom to befriend carefully. She doesn't believe in happily ever after(s) and certainly not in love at first sight. She's all for affairs of the body, but never allows emotions to filter in. She's been hurt one too many times throughout her life, therefore has innumerable trust issues. In spite of her abandonment and trust issues, Madison is a strong and independent young woman. But somewhere along the way and quite unexpectedly, Alex to her BFF (Riley)...weaseled his way past her well guarded walls.

After a career ending injury, Alex Dare (26)...ace Quarterback..can no longer play pro football. He's a charming yet arrogant and proud man coming to terms with the changes of early retirement forced on him. He can be tender hearted and kind. His feelings of inadequacy and insecurity are foreign to him. He pushes friends, family and team-mates away, mistaking their concern and support for pity. He ends things with Madison. After all (he feels), he doesn't "do" relationships...ever; and things were getting too emotional with her anyway. But the worst shame he's ever felt [after the dust settles]... was the brutal way he ended things with Madison. He burned his bridges with her, never realizing until too late that she meant so much more to him.

There's not much of a story here. Mainly two people trying to overcome their differences and issues while being attracted to each other. A little bit of drama...nothing big. Character descriptions trickle in.
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4 stars for a sweet and sexy story!

Madison broke her rule by allowing herself to get involved with playboy quarterback Alex Dare. Even though she knew their relationship was supposed to remain casual, it didn't stop her heart from being broken when he dumped her after a career ending injury.

Flash forward six months and Alex is now realizing he may have let his chance for true love get away and he doesn't mind working to get it back. Problem is, Madison is even more on guard this time. After being abandoned as a child and being passed from foster home to foster home, she can't take another disappointment. When the two are forced to work together on a project, Madison tries to protest her heart but with a man like Alex... all bets are off.

I definitely enjoyed this book. It's a light read and super sexy. Carly has a nice flow to her writing and I really liked the dual POV. This is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. You'll get more out of the secondary characters if you read the books in order.

I'd say perhaps the story was a bit too fast paced for me and the sex scenes were very redundant. Otherwise, I think anyone who wants a fast read with low angst and lots of sexy time will enjoy this book.
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