Friday, November 29, 2013

Review ~ DARE TO LOVE 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.

REVIEW
Ian Dare does not want to be at his father's birthday party.  He only shows up for his sisters.  They may have forgiven their father for hurting the family, but he has not.  When he is about to leave, his sisters plead with him to stay.  And this is when he see's her.  He has no idea who she is, but she is on the arm of his step-brother.  His sister Olivia goes up to him saying I thought you were leaving.  He tells her I changed my mind.
 
When Riley Taylor walks into the ballroom with Alex Dare, her best friend, she feels someone staring at her and then she sees him.  She is unaware of who he is.  As the night progresses and Ian makes his move when she is by herself, things get a little heated.  But the only problem is Riley is there with Alex.  Riley informs Ian that she and Alex are just friends, Ian really likes this.
 
Ian and Riley both have demons in their closets so to speak and don't do relationships.  So what they're doing is new to them.  Both Ian and Riley have trust and control issues.  The questions is will they be able to trust one another?  Things get very intense when they’re together.  The heat and passion between Riley and Ian is incredible and is smoldering HOT.
 
Dare to Love is a touching and heartwarming book.  It catches you off guard and will leave your heart pounding fast.  The love and friendship with the secondary characters is wonderful.  Carly takes you on a ride of emotions in this book and I loved every minute of it.
 
Rating: 5
 
Release Date: November 13, 2013
Book Length:  256 pages
Source: Author
Reviewed by: Mona
Reading format: Available in eBook and Paperback


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