Title: Dare to Take
Series: Dare to Love
Author: Carly Phillips
A one night stand.
A mistake they tried to forget.
On leave from the army, Tyler Dare is just looking for a little fun, but his best friend’s sister is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible.
There are just some guys you don’t touch–even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her brother’s best friend is up for grabs and willing, she can’t resist. After all, she’s wanted him for years…
Now, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It’s his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he’s never forgotten that he’s coming after her . . . in more ways than one.
I have always a loved Carly Phillips’ writing. Even way back in the day before an ereader was even a thought in my mind I knew that I could pick up one of her books and enjoy a fabulous, sexy romance. And Dare to Take was just that! A quick romantic read that I lost myself in!
Dare to Take is Tyler Dare and Ella Shaw’s story. It is the sixth book in the Dare to Love story but can absolutely be read as a standalone. Honestly! I had started the series (LOVED IT) and then somehow lost it along the way 😦 and I had no issues at all reading this!
What happens when a young sexy man is home for a bit from the army and comes face to face with his sister’s best friend. Someone he has known since she is a little girl… only now she is all grown up. Still innocent and with no experience, but… wants him. She has for years. Why you end up with one night of passion that you never speak about again. (EEK) You try and keep your distance. But fate isn’t having that (or Avery the sister/BF)! As soon as she hears that Ella is stuck on an island with a hurricane on its way she turns to her brother to go and help her. Of course as soon as Tyler and ella are together again, all bets are off!
I loved watching Tyler and Ella come together and learn to trust each other and themselves. Both come into this with baggage (I know we all have it right?) But their baggage, dating back to childhood, is affecting their ability to have a successful relationship. Seeing them open up to each other and begin the process of healing and coming into themselves was such a joy. Dare to Take had the perfect blend of romance & sexiness with a dash of suspense thrown in.
I definitely recommend this book! If you are a fan of romance, second chance love stories, books with a strong sense of family, characters that grow… then you don’t want to miss out!
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. 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.