Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tour Stop & Giveaway: Dare to Love by Carly Phillips

In her newest sexy and emotional contemporary romance series, New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips 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. But after one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor, with her feminine curves and beguiling eyes and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her ... but does that include extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of 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. Their affair heats up and they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither ever imagined. But Riley’s family includes a man Ian would rather live without ...

When I was given the opportunity to be a part of this tour it was like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one. I have been a Carly Phillips fan ever since I started sneaking my moms books off of her bookshelf when I was in high school. And the icing on the cake was finding out she is also going indie!!!! We here at Smardy Pants Book Blog LOOOVVEEE indie authors!!
In Dare to Love we meet the Dare family and all of their DRAMA! This is book one in the Dare to Love Series about Ian Dare, the oldest brother in the family. Ian Dare is all alpha male. He is demanding, sexy, smart and he knows what he wants starting with Riley Taylor. The moment he lays eyes on her walking into the room he knows he has to have her and will stop at nothing to do it, until he learns she is there with his half brother. There is a family feud to top all family feuds going on and sibling rivalry over everything.
Riley Taylor is a smart independent woman who overcame her past with the help of her childhood best friend, Alex Dare. He has always been there for her no matter what. So when she meets Ian, Alex's half brother, she knows she shouldn't be attracted to him, that Alex will lose it if he knew that she wanted Ian, but their chemistry is out of this world, off the charts sizzling HOT!
I give this book 4.5 stars! I loved everything about it. The witty banter between the characters, the chemistry, the family drama and watching both Ian and Riley find themselves. I couldn't put the book down and to be honest I'm a little sad that it ended. I can't wait to read more about this family. I have a feeling that this is a series you won't want to miss out on!

About the Author:
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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  1. Sounds like a really good book and I have added it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

  2. I can't wait to read this book. I love independent strong women and alpha heroes!


  3. I know this will be another great read from Carly. And with 8 Dare siblings, an amazing series. Can't wait ot read this book.
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