Dare to Love
Book 1, Dare to Love
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She arouses his dominant and protective instincts
And he will do anything to possess her...
When billionaire Ian Dare gets one glimpse of the sensual and irresistible Riley Taylor, he knows that he must have her. But any future he might have with Riley means he'll have to confront his past--a past he'd rather forget. And that's something this NFL team owner won't dare to do--not even for love.
Carly Phillips has done it again. "Dare to Love" is well crafted with wonderful character developmen
Carly Phillips has done it again. "Dare to Love" is well crafted with wonderful character development.
From beginning to end, the story is as funny as it is hot. The author knows just when to add humor and when put it all on out there. Definitely an adult read. Way to amp it up Phillips!
The chemistry sizzles from their first encounter, and only gets hotter with each turn of the page.
Ian wants Riley from first sight, but despite enjoying women does have a code he follows — don't mess with someone else's woman, especially a family member's — and he doesn't do relationships.
Not only do these two lonely soles with scarred hearts, daddy issues (justifiably so) and more walls to keep people out than Jericho grow together, more so with each encounter, they grow personally as well.
Despite instant attraction, Ian and Riley don't instantly jump in the sack. Their connection mounts along with their unrequited sexual tension before they have to have that connection.
Love that their voyage wasn't all smooth sailing. Like real life, this pair faced many obstacles, personal and as they grow closer as a couple. Trust doesn't come easy to either, and both hit roadblocks along the way, emotional landmines triggering doubt from past hurt.
This book also addresses infidelity and domestic abuse. Although neither is described graphically, the long reaching impact of each are important factors to Ian and Taylor's story. Phillips handles both beautifully within the contest of this book.
Phillips knows how to best turn a phrase to maximize its impact. For instance, instead of saying he couldn't stand to hurt her, Phillips writes, "The thought of putting any kind of pain in those blue eyes was like slicing his own skin."
She takes the ordinary and makes it live, you feel what the characters do. Love that she pretty much nails the male attitude toward too.
Once I started, I couldn't put "Dare to Love" down. Can't wait for the next book in Phillips' first indie series (Dare to Love), "Dare to Desire." I totally fell in love with other members of the Dare clan.
Dare to Love by Carly Phillips
I have just finished reading this book from an advanced copy from the author. Carly Phillips keeps you glued to the pages with her characters and the story opening up on each and every page. Ian Dare is a strong and powerful man...a bit scary but oh so sexy also. Riley Taylor is hiding a secret only her and her best friend know. Read this book and you won't be disappointed. I have never been disappointed by a Carly Phillips book yet!
This Book Rocks!
Dare to Love is a fun, flirty, sexy romp. This couple has more walls and hurdles to jump than a steeplechase course, but the journey is worth it.
Once again, Ms. Phillips writes a great book that leaves you with a smile and a hunger for more of her books!