About Dare to Surrender:
After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft auto and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.
Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become – or risk losing her for good.
A woman who needs to run her own life. An Alpha man who needs to exert control. Can she surrender to his demands without losing her sense of self once more? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)
Isabelle has had a long string of unfortunate events in her life. First her childhood was no cakewalk, and then she grows up to find a man for whom she thinks loves her and wants to spend his life with her only to find out he’s basically using her as his live in maid and cheating on her behind her back. She’s decided she’s had enough and is starting over, even if she has to slum it for a while just to get some independence. But another unfortunate event, leaves her in a bit of a misunderstanding where she runs into Gabe. The man who she has flirted with numerous times, but never thought it would ever be more than that. The man who makes her feel things she has never felt before. And now, he’s offering her a place to stay and more if she will just give in to him.
Gabe has wanted Isabelle since the moment he saw her. Now he has her in his apartment and he will do anything he has to to keep her…FOREVER. Now if he can just convince her of that.
Gabe,….wow, was just amazingly hot!! We got to see a few tidbits of his POV and all I can really say is it left me wanting so much more from him. I loved being in his head. Needless to say, IMO Gabe made the whole book!!! He’s caring and protective to a whole new extreme and when he talks dirty,….wowza!!!
Isabelle was something else. LOL! Part of me loved her. I was for sure on her side for her wanting to rebuild her life, get away from that jerk she was with, and get everything she ever wanted. Another part of me just wanted her to be more confident in herself. I know that the ex had a huge hand in wearing her down, and her childhood did nothing to help either, but sometimes I just wanted to knock her upside the head, lol.
I loved this story. I still feel like in this book and the one before, the endings were a little anti-climatic. It’s like I feel something building and something is going to happen and then it just isn’t what I expected. That is really the only negative I had at all.
Decklan is next, and he’s a cop, I love me a hot cop. I can’t wait to start it tonight. 🙂
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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