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Dare to Love Paperback – November 13, 2013
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"Dare to Love is Carly's best book. It's got a hot tortured hero, and heroine who doesn't take his crap, and the sex is the hottest sex she's ever written. I can't wait to see what she does with this series. If you are a fan of Carly's you won't want to miss this book. If you are new to Carly then this is the perfect place to start." The Book Reading Gals
"Dare to Love was a story about love, about compromise, about trust, about family, about finding a happy medium, and it was filled romance and some very hot and sexy scenes." - Ana's Attic
"Their chemistry is out of this world, off the charts sizzling HOT!" - Smardy-Pants Book Blog
"There's just something about Ian Dare that won me over the instant he appeared in the book - he just might be my new book crush!!!" -Always with a Book
From the Author
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
All the best,
Top Customer Reviews
'Something about this woman called to his deepest protective instincts. For all her bravado and independence, there was an innocence inside her that provided a counterbalance to his more jaded personality.'
Riley Taylor promised herself she would steer clear of pushy, controlling men after what she dealt with growing up. Why, then, when she meets Ian Dare, half-brother of her best friend Alex, does she find herself falling for his dominance? Especially in the bedroom. He breaks nearly every boundary Riley has set for herself yet somehow she finds herself changing for Ian and, more surprisingly, craving the bond growing between them.
'She'd sworn she'd never be that woman, the one who needed a man so desperately she'd accept anything and everything he dished out.'
Dare to Love is the first book in a new hot and steamy contemporary romance series by Carly Phillips, which she self-published. After reading about Ian and Riley, I think her fans will be uber excited with the result!
"I expect you to give yourself over to me completely in bed. To do as I say without hesitation or question." He raised her hand and pressed a hot, open-mouthed kiss to her palm. "I promise you won't be disappointed."
I fell instantly for the plotline and our protagonists as well.Read more ›
Dare to Love is the story of Riley Taylor and Ian Dare. Riley's best friend is Ian's estranged half-brother, Alex, and when the two meet, it is an instant connection they share. I'm not talking insta-love, I'm saying insta-passion, the very kind that strikes you from across the room, and will not let go. Their initial obstacle is Alex, who's only known Ian to be a womanizer, and does not want that for his best friend. In order to win Riley over, Ian and Alex must make nice. Due to some very heavy issues, this will not be easy. These are the very issues that drive Ian's need for control, another obstacle for the couple. Due to her own past, Riley is not having a man who wants to dominate her every move, though in the bedroom is a whole other ballgame. So here we have two passionate and headstrong people who want to be together, but must work through their issues, let down their boundaries, and see if they can make a go of being a couple. Together. Strong.
It has been quite a while since I've read a Carly Phillips book, and I have to say, it has been way too long. Phillips is maybe the first contemporary romance author I read as an adult (Chandler Brothers!) , and I was immediately reminded of why I loved them so much. Dare to Love had such a nice, fast pace and I found myself breezing through the story in a matter of a couple hours. Not only did I get a steamy and fun story, but a thoughtful one as well.Read more ›
The guy is the rich dominating corporate guy who sees her, has to have her, gives her a great job, and buys her great things to wear. It’s kind of wishful thinking for females.
I was frustrated with the heroine’s STUPIDITY causing the big breakup.
There were seven sex scenes, some several pages long. I skimmed some of them. I was not emotionally pulled in. The author was using grandiose phrases, which meant the characters were having great sex, but I wasn’t. I did not feel anything. Some of the phrases were: he came harder than ever before, the best orgasm of her life, the biggest tidal wave of heat and sensation he’d ever experienced.
Immediately after reading this book, I read Valiant by L Dohnner. The first sex scene in that book was sooo hot, I was fanning my face going “whew.” It was really well done. I only mention it as a comparison, because I felt nothing like that in Dare to Love.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Kindle count length: 2,801, 257 pages. Swearing language: strong words used, but not often. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: 7. Setting: current day mostly Florida. Copyright: 2013. Genre: contemporary romance, football.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If I take the time to rate a book then it means I finished it and liked it. I delete books I don't like.Published 1 day ago by Shannon Shannon
Loved it! Carly my first time reading your books an I have enjoyed every moment truly a page turner you've gained a fanPublished 4 days ago by Kindle Customer
As always, Carly Phillips delivers a great story and enjoyable read. Strong characters are brought to life in this and all her stories. Read it!!Published 8 days ago by sue reeds
This had a nice mix of business, past baggage, hot sex and family drama.Published 11 days ago by Gail Stotts
I love Romance books that give you that sweet boy meets girl HEA. This book you just settle in and feel the love as it grows. It's the best way to spend an afternoon reading. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Cath
Good point of story, realistic and does nit go around in circles. Does makes you wanna read the next one 👍🏻 -DFPublished 24 days ago by Shy Unique
Great book!!! I loved their chemistry. Ian and Riley were great together, and Alex's involvement was just enough to spice things up. Can't wait to read Alex's book!Published 25 days ago by Iscaboli