Saturday 23 November 2013

Blog Tour - Dare to Love by Carly Phillips


Book Title: Dare to Love

Author: Carly Phillips

Release Date: November 18, 2013
New York 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.

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.

I first started reading Carly Phillips' work years ago when Kelly Ripa spotlighted her book on Live! With Regis and Kelly. I fell instantly in love with her books and characters. Since then I have purchased everything she has written. When the opportunity arose for me to review Dare To Love I jumped at the chance. Although she has written many novels, this book in a way is a first for her. Carly has delved into the depths of indie publishing! 

Ian Dare has been burned by his father and has a hard time trusting anyone. Same goes for Riley. She grew up in a household where her father was abusive. When Ian meets Riley he knows he has to have her. Riley feels that same spark for Ian, but their is a huge roadblock standing in her way, Alex. Alex is Ian's half brother and enemy, he is also Riley's best friend. Ian is very controlling, and after growing up with an abusive father, that's the last kind of guy she wants to get involved with. When a threat from the past surfaces, can Riley trust Ian with her heart? 

I have to say this was a great book, Ian and Riley are smokin' hot between the sheets. Carly really amped up the spice factor in this book. I love me a well written Alpha male and Ian is that in spades. Riley is the strong independent type. I loved that she had a mind of her own and didn't like to ask for help, even when she needed to. This was a very satisfying read and a great start to the series. I am already looking forward to reading the next book which will be about Alex. Thanks for an amazing read, as usual Ms. Phillips!

~ Review by Erin


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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Customized CP iPad Mini Case
Signed copies of:
Dare to Love
Perfect Fit
Perfect Fling
Perfect Together - no I don't have it yet
Cross My Heart
Sealed with a Kiss
Seduce Me
Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag
Dare to Love Mug
Carly Phillips T-shirt


Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag
Dare to Love Mug
Signed Copies:
Dare to Love
Perfect Partners
Solitary Man
The Right Choice
Midnight Angel


Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
Lucky Charm
Lucky Streak
Lucky Break
Signed copies:
Dare to Love
The  Bachelor
The Playboy
The Heartbreaker

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
Kiss Me If You Can
Love Me If You Dare


  1. I wonder if there was an increase in Carly's sales after the Live! with Regis and Kelly? Sounds like Carly is going to do fantastic as an Indie writer!


  2. Another great review . Thanks. I 'm looking forward to reading about Ian and Riley. Another winner with Carly.
    Carol L
    Lucky450 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Thanks for the great review. I'm looking forward to reading about Ian and Riley.
    Carol L
    Lucky450 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much :)