After learning that his father led a double life which includes another family, Ian Dare has serious trust issues. He vows never to be like his father. When he sees the sexy Riley Taylor, he’s totally taken with her and his protective instincts take over. The big catch is that she is the best friend of his half-brother. Ian has to come to terms with his father’s “other” family before he can even think about a relationship with Riley.
Riley has her own trust issues after dealing with abusive men in her past. The last thing she wants is to be involved with a man who wants to dominate her. However, after spending a night with Ian, she’s ready to give herself to him completely. Then, her past comes back to haunt her and she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to trust anyone again.
Riley and Ian’s affair is absolutely scorching! It nearly set my poor Kindle on fire. Make sure you have a huge cold drink available as you read this one. This is Carly Phillips at her best! I’m an old fan from her early romance days and she keeps getting better and better. Ian and Riley's chemistry sparkles from the very beginning. This is the first book in the Dare to Love Series and I, for one, can’t wait for the second book to be released.
FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Book
In her newest sexy and emotional contemporary romance series, New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips 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. But after
one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor, with her feminine curves and beguiling eyes and Ian is entranced. He
will do anything to possess her ... but does that include extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of 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. Their affair heats up and they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither ever imagined. But Riley’s family includes a man Ian would rather live without ...
Where do you come up with your ideas for your books?
My answer to this never changes. Everywhere. From something I see or read in the news, on a TV show, a soap opera … and often it’s my good trusty plotting partners who throw an idea and it resonates, and then I can run with it. That’s what happened with Dare to Love. Julie Leto mentioned a “serial” dad – someone with a lot of kids and that’s how I took it and worked it into the series
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.
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