New York Times Best-selling 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.
©2013 Karen Drogin (P)2014 Karen Drogin
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"Past experience colours future actions"
With Sophie as narrator, I would definitely try another another book with her as narrator. Her impressive vocal talent is really remarkable and it totally made the book that much more enjoyable. You go girl!
I may, but the overly hot sex scenes are really not my forte. But I will see how the next one goes.
Ian is my favourite character in the book but I loved the depiction of Riley's persona by Sophie. Her dramatics were so evocative and really well done. All in all, it's difficult to choose between them as they are both favorites.
This is a really compelling story about two people who are bound by past experiences, and find the comfort and strength in each other, to move forward. To be free of everything that has held them back.
I'm not in to very graphic sexual content, so it was off putting, to some extent. However it was a great listening experience as Sophie Eastlake is a great narrator. Thanks for your vibrant story telling as the story line was very insightful of the nuances of past experiences that colour and form present behaviour patterns.
Looking forward to your other books.
"A very average listen"
Ian is a dirty man. He likes control and he likes to play with Riley. He is also possessive of her time and attention and demands everything from her. He wants her to rely on him instead of her best friend Alex, Ian's half brother, and this is the biggest source of their trouble. Riley comes from an abusive background and Alex has proven himself to be the one she can trust. If Riley can’t find a way to trust Ian the way she does with Alex then their relationship isn't going to go far.
As a couple, they were well matched in stubbornness and complexity but this was a very average listen for me. It just didn't have that special Vroooom, that heart pulling feeling that a lot of these heavy sexy romance books have. I just couldn't connect with this book and won't bother with the rest of this series.
"Sweet and sexy with a little bit of drama"
This was actually much better than I had expected. I needed some light entertainment after reading a lot of heavy stuff and this audiobook was perfect for that. It's a sweet, funny, sexy romance with a bit of angst and drama thrown in.
The narrator did a great job, especially with the male voices.
It reminded me of the "With me in Seattle" series by Kristen Proby. If you enjoyed those, you'll like this series.
I've gone straight on to listening to the second book in the series.
Wonderful story. Can't wait to start the next story. This author will hold your attention very well written a must read
"Dare To Love"
What mad this book Dare To Love enjoyable is that I got to read and listen to the audio and her how the narrator was telling the story.
Everything. I love every minute of it. And I couldn't get enough. And I was on the end of my seat when I was reading Dare To Love.
Sophie Eastlake bring out the best when I was going along with her narrating the Dare To Love book by Carly Phillips. And I never got lost.
What the book said hehehe Dare To Love duh. I would nit change a thing.
Just see what you like about this book. And enjoy reading Dare To Love like I did.
"Wonderful beginning to this series!"
Carly Phillips never ceases to deliver when writing her books. This is the beginning of the new Dare series, beginning with the oldest Dare Brother, Ian. Ian has some issues from his childhood that he needs to deal with. He meets Riley on the arm of his half brother, and is instantly drawn to her. Little does he know her past is dark and she will need to overcome it. I love this book because of the family dynamic, it is the beginning of forgiveness and blending of lives. I also enjoyed watching Ian and Riley heal and learn to be in relationship. So many obstacles, and they begin to navigate their lives together. Carly has left me wanting book two!
Sophie Eastlake always delivers an incredible performance when narrating a book. So glad she is bringing us this series.
This is my first time listening to/reading this author and narrator. There was just the right amount of plot, drama, romance and sizzle. I truly enjoyed it, and I'll be checking out the next book in the series.
"Ian & Riley's Story"
Carly has done it again! I absolutely loved Ian & Riley's story. Can't wait to read Alex & Madison's story ❤️❤️❤️
"nice story "
I thought it was good sexy predictable but well done overall I'd recommend it to anyone who likes this genre.
great storyline, but finally a female narrator that can pull off an alpha malish voice!!!!!
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