Friday, November 22, 2013

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Dare to Love by Carly Phillips

Dare to Love (Dare to Love #1) by Carly Phillips

Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her ... and does. But any future with Riley must include him extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he'd rather forget.

Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes no apologies for choosing men carefully. Relationships have never been a priority and she believes herself hardened to domineering men - until she meets charismatic Ian Dare. He manages to turn a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and when he takes control in the bedroom, she's stunned to discover she likes it. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley's past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian's dominance might just cost her everything.

My Thoughts:
Carly Phillips is going indie and turning up the heat! There are some great characters in this book. Ian Dare has relationship issues because his father cheated on his mother and had a secret family. Riley walks into a party with his half-brother he wants nothing to do with. Riley has some issues of her own that make it difficult for her to trust men. But there is heat between them from the moment they meet. They both have to deal with their pasts in order to move forward. I just loved this book! I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a steamy romance. There are eight Dare siblings altogether and I can't wait to read each of their books.

My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!
*Notes: Language.

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New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. 

Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.

Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.

And WiLoveBooks' question for Carly Phillips:

What is a memorable book from your childhood and why is it memorable?

Answer: I remember Sundays reading in bed all day! I had a twin bed against the wall, and my favorite thing to do was to snuggle in (stuffed animals and all) and read … no breaks allowed!

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  1. Looks like Carly is starting off with a bang in her first Indie book!


    1. That's the truth! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. Thanks for the great review. I can't wait to read Dare To Love. Another winner it seems. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky450 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. Yes! Carly is one of my go-to authors when I need my romance fix. This one did not disappoint. :) Thanks for stopping by!


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