Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips- Review


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.

My Review:

Dare to Love (Dare to Love, #1)Dare to Love by Carly Phillips
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Ian Dare is a successful man with who is loyal to his family, but who also has some trust issues because of his family. His half-brother Alex is the result of a second family that his father had. Ian is beyond angry with his father for abandoning his mother and for having another family. His relationship with Alex is tense, but he quickly finds that he idv dry attracted to Alex's best friend Riley. Riley has trust issues as well, but she finds that Alex's controlling and protective nature is attractive to her in a way she never expected.

I actually read the second book in this series before I read this one, so I knew Alex and Riley but it was nice to really get to know Ian and see how he and Riley came together. I really like the way the siblings in this family are loyal to one another and really support each other. Riley is an easy character to like and connect to and I was really hoping that she would be able to find the happiness she deserved. Her chemistry with Ian is strong and they are definitely sexually compatible. Seeing Ian respond to Riley in a way he hasn't responded to women in the past was rewarding. t would have liked a little more development of the characters and their histories because I think there is a really interesting base here. I've found the books in this series to be nice, easy, steamy reads with likable characters. Overall, I enjoy this series, and would gladly read more by this author in the future.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

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