REVIEW: DARE TO DESIRE by Carly Phillips

Posted January 11, 2015 by Kris and Vik in Book Love, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Jmelynn Review / 0 Comments

Dare to Desire REVIEW

About Dare to Desire: 

NY Times Bestselling 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.

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all — an all-star football career and his choice of willing women — until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he’s intrigued, but there’s a catch. He’ll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort.

Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn’t impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily.

But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)

“One of my favorite reads this year.” HM Ward, NYT Bestselling Author of The Arrangement

“An incredibly sexy contemporary romance that’s impossible to put down!” Rachel Van Dyken #1 NYT Bestselling author of The Bet

  guest review Jmelynn4coffebeans

I love these Dare brothers!!!

They all start out so cocky and hard to get to know, almost unreachable. Then they find the right one, and they completely change, becoming the ideal perfect guy, supportive, attentive, and willing to fight for that one woman no matter how much she fights them.

Alex was no exception. He and Madison had been together before. But it was in his prime football career. He had warned her ahead of time that he didn’t do relationships, she thought she had heeded to his warning but when he got hurt and she came to check on him, he took all of his frustrations out on her and broke her heart. Madison has since stayed away from him, but when a job opportunity places them together six months later, she discovers she’s not completely over him, and Alex, well he discovers things about himself and Madison that he wasn’t ever ready to admit to himself, but is determined now he wants her, and he will be as patient as humanly possible to not only win her back, but to prove to her he’s changed as well.

Poor Madison had had such a hard life. In and out of foster care homes, not to mention what her parents had put her through. You couldn’t help but want to hug her. She put on a brave face, but inside was fighting so many issues. Alex though, swoon, Alex was amazing!! Patience of a saint, and once he decided he wanted Madison, wow!!! She really made him have to prove himself, and no matter what he never did anything but.

The story seemed more of one of those sweet, swoony stories. Yes, there is some conflicts, but everything seemed to resolve pretty quick and it was back to sexy times. 🙂 I loved getting to see more of Ian and Riley from book one, and how Ian and Alex’s relationship kept growing stronger. I can’t wait to read more from this series, Gabe is up next and something about him just makes me think he’s going to be amazing!!!

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About Carly Phillips:

DARE TO DESIRE by Carly PhillipsNew 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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