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Talk about addiction and that would be the The Dare Series by Carly Phillips!! The Dare siblings are as addictive as vintage wine, sinful as black forest cake and utterly scrumptious with their faults and all.

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Book seven the series rocks with Carly Phillips signature narration and weaving a story of long lost love and friendship that finds way back to Avery Dare and Grey Kingston. High school sweethearts, life separates them taking them on different paths. But with fame also comes a time that makes one realize what’s missing in life and famous rock star Grey Kingston wants his Avery back.

With a turbulent childhood that never seems to go away, Avery Dare has made a name for herself as a professional blogger and a woman who has braved the truth of a second family of siblings. Her heart forever belongs to Grey and his love and strength gives her courage to face the demons of a past that threatens her present and future.

As Grey and Avery romance their way to falling all over in love with each again, jealousy and despair seem to threaten their relationship. With family rallying around them, Avery and Grey make a beautiful couple that rocks our world of reading.

Carly Phillips as always brings out the nuances of a family, the dynamics of having stepsiblings and the emotions that portray the fears and insecurities surrounding them. She pays special attention to the characters giving them individuality. Avery’s confrontation with her father is something to read and enjoy.

Can’t wait for the next Dare to fall at the heels of love!

Received an ARC from CP Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

No matter how many times I say, it still would not do justice to this super sumptuous, utterly delicious and sizzling love stories that would leave us breathless and sheer pleasure. Talk about brilliant talent under the sky, coming together to make this an irresistible read – Violet Duke, the sister duo of Melanie Shawna, Bella Andre, Melissa Foster, Erin Nicholas, Carly Phillip, Lauren Blakely, Sawyer Bennett, Jessie Evans and Crista McHugh.

And if I start reviewing each book, it would run pages ;). So I’ll try to stick to a condensed version of some the ones I’ve read so far and with no order of preference –

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Can’t Help Falling In Love by Bella Andre: Book 3 of the infamous Sullivan family and Bella’s crowning glory, Gabe Sullivan rescues Megan Harris and her daughter from a fire and loses his heart and soul to these two beautiful ladies. A sweet, charming and sizzling romance that we can’t help falling in love with.

Out Of Bounds by Erin Nicholas: Part of the Boys Of Fall series that is a standalone, Jackson Brady returns to Quinn, TX to help his ailing high school coach and falls out of bounds with his one time nemesis Annabelle. Old hurt and past love, embers of passion still sparkling between them, Jackson and Annabelle set our hearts on fire.

Love, Tussles And Takedowns by Violet Duke: Book 3 of the Cactus Creek series, Violet Duke charms the pants off her readers with her delightful story of Hudson Reyes and Liana Lin. Ex-combat military veteran meets the arms and martial arts dynamo and what we get is a barrel of fun, laughter, love and the unconditional support and strength of family and community.

Dare To Desire by Carly Phillips: Book two of the Dare Series, Carly Phillips fires up her writing a notch as she throws quarterback Alex Dare into the path of Madison Evans. Retired early due to an injury, the chip-on-a-shoulder Alex is drawn to his past with Madison, as she struggles to keep him at arm’s length. They sizzle, they charm and they leave us wanting more of them.

Falling For The Wingman by Crista McHugh: This was the first book of Crista McHugh’s that I read and was utterly taken in by the savvy tomboy Alex Leadbetter, who gets turned on by cars, and the only other person who can twist her insides is Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly. And Caleb is hell bent on getting this sister to be his side forever. Book 3 of the Kelly Brother Series, the Kelly brothers are a force to reckon with and you’ll fall on love with Jasper!!!!

Actually Love by Melanie Shawn: What can I say about this sister duo. They write sinful love stories and their Crossroad Series is just as popular as them. Book 7 of the Crossroad Series, Actually Love brings PR Jessie Sloan and sculpted boxing champion Zach Courtland under one roof as they fake their relationship for mutual reasons. But living together, love actually lands a hard punch and knocks their hearts out. So can they put their insecurities and fears outside the ring and be together forever? Alluring and an endearing love story of romance and meddling Sloan family.

And I’m sure the other four books by Melissa Foster, Jessie Evans, Lauren Blakely and Sawyer Bennett are equally captivating, delightful and utterly delicious (yet to finish the rest). I’ve read their books before and they have been on my list of favorites for a while now.

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BELLA ANDRE — Can’t Help Falling in Love (The Sullivans): He can’t make the mistake of falling for another fire victim. She can’t love-and lose-another man with a dangerous job. Gabe Sullivan & Megan Harris have every reason to stay apart…but they can’t help falling in love.

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MELISSA FOSTER — Seaside Dreams (Seaside Summers): Bella Abbascia has quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer Caden Grant appears on the scene. After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, but starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined.  Can true love really conquer all?

LAUREN BLAKELY — Trophy Husband (Caught Up in Love): Sometimes you can’t help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite… McKenna embarks on a playful, ironic quest for a trophy husband after her ex has ditched her, but along the way she meets someone who rocks her world. And she’ll have to choose between protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

VIOLET DUKE — Love, Tussles, and Takedowns (Cactus Creek): After his combat injuries retire him from the military career he wasn’t ready to give up, battle-scarred Hudson Reyes now spends his new life as a movie industry fight scene and weapons specialist simply doing what he knows best: surviving. Until he meets her. The sweet, angel-faced wrecking ball to his good intentions–antique arms authenticator and martial arts maven, Liana Lin. Even though she’s everything he’s told himself he can’t have, sure as sin, if one woman could sneak past the barbed wires he’s wrapped around his heart, it’d be her. Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out…

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SAWYER BENNETT — On the Rocks (The Last Call): He left to travel the world for fame and glory, but only after spurning Gabby Ward and crushing her young heart. Now Hunter Markham has come back home to the salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks and looking at the all-grown-up Gabby in a whole new way. Still bitter over his rebuff years before, Gabby is content to stay far away from him and his dangerously charming ways, but when Hunter presents an offer to her that she simply can’t refuse, she has to battle her ever growing attraction to the man that first taught her about heartbreak.

CARLY PHILLIPS — Dare to Desire (Dare to Love): Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all–an all-star football career and his choice of willing women–until injury forces him into early retirement. 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. 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?

ERIN NICHOLAS — Out of Bounds (Boys of Fall): Wild child Jackson Brady doesn’t think twice about returning home to help out when his beloved high school football coach gets sick. Jackson’s done a lot of growing up in the past twelve years and this is an opportunity to atone for his past sins. But to get back into everyone’s good graces, he needs to prove he’s changed. Sweet, well-respected Annabelle Hartington is the key. If she’ll give him a second chance, everyone will know he’s a new man. Surprisingly, he’s not the only one who’s changed and it turns out nothing stirs his inner bad boy like the *former* goody-two-shoes.

MELANIE SHAWN — Actually Love (Crossroads): Real or fake… As VP of public relations for SPC, the beautiful and talented Jessie Sloan knew the difference. The order and control she had in her life was real. Love was fake and she didn’t have time for fake. Win or lose… Sexy, sculpted boxing champ Zach Courtland has had his share of losses in life, but inside the ring, he knew nothing but wins. He was used to taking and landing punches, but little did he know that he was about to get the knockout of his life.

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JESSIE EVANS — Diamonds and Dust (Lonesome Point Texas): Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted. His broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private. After a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike can’t imagine life without Tulsi Hearst, the girl he left behind, but when Tulsi’s secret is revealed, his heart is broken all over again. The only thing worse than losing Tulsi, is losing six years with the daughter he didn’t know he had.

CRISTA MCHUGH — Falling for the Wingman (The Kelly Brothers): Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly has come back home with one mission in mind–to propose to the woman whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive his deployment in Afghanistan. But when he finds their apartment empty with a note saying she’s left him, he arrives at her mother’s house in rural Alabama to find Kourtney is about to marry another man. Her little sister, Alex, convinces him that the best way to get Kourtney back is to make her think he’s fallen for someone new–her. But when a fake romance becomes all too real, Alex’s deception may leave them both grounded.

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Carly Phillips’s series of the Dare Family is a force to reckon – passionate, intense and sizzling!!!!

Scott Dare and Meg are coming to the stores on April 14, 2015, to set the pages on fire and our hearts fluttering.

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“One night.” He reached out and rubbed his thumb across her lower lip.
His touch made her tremble and her nipples tightened into hardened points and the intensity in his gorgeous eyes had need building even stronger inside her.

“Is that what you want too?” he asked again, his gaze hot on hers.

His distinctive scent, a hint of musk she associated with Scott alone, filled her nostrils. Her stomach fluttered and the desire to wrap herself around him and take what he offered built until it was a tangible thing, living and breathing inside her tightly strung body.

She nodded, unable to speak. Her throat had grown too dry.

“I need you to say it.”

Say what? She didn’t remember his question. Only the thought of letting him into her apartment … into her body filled her mind and her senses.

A low rumble sounded from deep inside his chest. “Say … I want you, Scott. I need the words or I’ll send you inside alone.”

“I want you, Scott.” The words tumbled out, an easy capitulation that had been anything but. Another Meg Thompson decision she feared would alter the course of her life. And she was powerless to stop it. 

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The Dare World of Carly Phillips just keeps getting hotter and hotter. At the same time there is no dearth of deep emotions and human connection as Olivia Dare and Dylan Rhodes rock book#5 of the Dare Series.

My personal favorite is Ian and Riley from her first book “Dare To Love”, but Dylan Rhodes has become my new BFF. Dylan is the Travel Coordinator of the Miami Thunder Football team, and had Olivia Dare in his radar for a while now. His bold display of possessiveness and intent to get her on Olivia’s birthday party sets the tone of their love story. And of course keeping her family’s warnings in mind, and not wanting to give up Olivia a second time, Dylan dares to touch Olivia’s heart.

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Olivia Dare is the Executive Director of the Miami Thunder team and working closely with Dylan has created a passion not only for football, but also for the guy himself. Their passion is intense and chemistry sizzling, yet Olivia breaks off with Dylan as her past pain and insecurities take precedence over her feelings for Dylan. But with Dylan clearly stating his intentions, Olivia does not stand a chance of backing off.

With the Pro-ball taking them to Arizona, Dylan and Olivia reconnect, but Dylan’s got a monumental job of breaking down the walls Olivia had erected. And Olivia needs to trust Dylan enough to open her heart to him, and believe in him to take her away from the past pain. Dylan is tenacious and patient and Olivia is scared of her family history becoming a roadblock on her way to the future.

“Dare To Touch” is another scintillating and intense love story of two really beautiful people, just wanting to make a life for themselves. Carly Phillips does a fabulous job of breathing life into Dylan and Olivia, you could hardly see them as fictional characters.

Received an ARC from CP Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

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