Friday, November 29, 2013

Review + Giveaway ~ Dare to Love (Dare to Love #1) by Carly Phillips

New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family… siblings shaped by a father’s secrets and betrayal.

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.
I absolutely love Carly Phillips' s books and her new Dare to Love series did not disappoint. This was Ian's story. I loved Ian from the beginning, he was strong, sexy, successful, powerful, demanding, stubborn but also protective, loyal, caring, supportive, compassionate, but guarded his heart to keep from being hurt or disappointed again. While still a teenager he found out his father had two families, with an half brother and half sisters close to his siblings age. Ian held lots of resentment towards both his father, step-mother and their children. His sisters conscience him to go to their father's birthday party, where he meets Riley, whom also happened to be his half-brother's best friend.

My heart went out to Riley because she was from an abusive family. But she was strong, determined, stubborn, loyal, caring and giving. The chemistry between Ian and Riley was electrifying. Riley had issues with controlling, dominating men. Both had trust issues not to mention she didn't want to hurt either Ian or Alex.

This was a great read, that was touching and heartwarming. But also had me laughing out loud. I can't wait for more in this series. I highly recommend this book.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.
Allyson


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