About Dare to Submit:
Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, cop hero, bad boys, billionaire)
This was Decklan and Amanda’s story. They both have some pretty major issues and start out meeting in a odd situation at a BDSM club. Amanda is looking for something, something that I don’t think she even knows for sure what it is, but with the use of her best friend/bosses private plane she keeps coming back to this BDSM club. She gets off on the submission, but never actually goes through with the actual intercourse because every man she’s with she can’t let herself go there with. But when one dude won’t take no for an answer Decklan, who has been watching Amanda from afar and wanting her for a while, but wouldn’t give into himself, he finally steps in, and for him there is no going back until he haves her. Oddly enough, Amanda had been wanting Decklan to approach her too just as bad, but no way would she have ever came to him. So, Decklan and Amanda decide one night together, that’s it. But with a one night stand like the one they had, they both realize one night will never be quiet enough.
I still stand by that Gabe’s story was my fave of the series so far, but wow Decklan was one hot mofo, lol. Sadly he is what made the whole story in my opinion…Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a female, I totally know what it’s like to be insecure. I think every single female known to man is insecure about SOMETHING, but I tend to love a strong, witty, smart female lead, and in my opinion Amanda just wasn’t it. Yes, it’s because of her horrible mother and a loser from her past, but this chick needed some therapy, lol. No, she really was just in her head too much and tended to over think way too much.
Now, Decklan, don’t get me wrong, he had some issues too. My gosh, these two were quiet a pair with all of their insecurities. I hope they make each other stronger rather than destroy anything they may have. But damn, he was soo hot and demanding and determined lol, it made up for anything negative. I will say at a certain part of the story, I FELT, he may have overreacted a little. Yes, she didn’t tell him the whole truth, but it wasn’t like anything was going on. LOL, and I guess that’s all I can really say about that without spoiling.
Needless to say, I can’t wait for more from the series. If I remember right, the next story goes back to the original brothers and sisters, instead of the cousins. I can’t wait for more. 🙂
About Carly Phillips:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites …
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