Review Tour – Dare To Take by Carly Phillips

Dare to Take

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If Carly Phillips is truly planning to end the Dare series – or at least say goodbye for now – she could not have picked a better send off for the Dare family than Dare To Take. The Dare men (whether legitimate or not) are divinely alpha, dedicated to the well being of their family and solely devoted to the women in their lives. Tyler Dare is no exception.

But he does have secrets. Secrets that have changed him and affected his life since that fateful day. So when the pressure is on, what does Tyler do? He runs. He ran to the military after his family learned of his father’s infidelity and his second family. He ran after a night of forbidden passion fueled by way too much alcohol. He knew he was not supposed to touch her. He knew he couldn’t have her, even though he truly wanted her. She was Ella Shaw – his sister’s best friend and completely off limits. What he never knew was how that night would change Ella and color every relationship she would have afterward.

Ella knew she was wrong. She knew that he was not for her. That didn’t stop her that night. She got much more than she bargained for – a broken heart, shattered self confidence and years of awkward moments with her best friend’s brother. She took his words and his actions to heart. But now Tyler is the only one who can save her. Can she set aside the past and give Tyler a chance to prove himself? And now that Tyler knows what his words and actions have done, will he take this opportunity to really get to know Ella and let her see the real Tyler Dare?

Tyler is determined to have Ella. Ella is determined to have Tyler but on her own terms. As they strive to get past their one doomed night together, they have to decide if misunderstandings will stand in the way of a future that they could have together. Off the charts chemistry, a long held secret, and a mysterious stalker all play a role in this incredible love story.

Robert Dare and his thoughtless actions have certainly had an adverse effect on the children in his first marriage. He scarred them. He destroyed them. I will never be a fan of his, but what I have loved seeing in this series is that one stupid man doesn’t stop his family from being family. In times of crisis, the Dares are a united front. With Ian as the head of the family, each member of the legitimate Dares have faced rejection, guilt and heartbreak. But what a fine family they have become. They have overcome the past, made peace and finally have what they have longed to have – true love and true family. This was an amazing series! Beautifully moving and well written, this was a fantastic send off for the Dare family! Great job, Carly! Here’s hoping we are only saying see you later to Dares and that they will be back soon stronger than ever!


5 What a way to end a series Kisses!


A one-night stand.
A secret.
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.


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