Thursday, February 19, 2015

DARE TO SURRENDER by Carly Phillips *Review, New Cover, Excerpt & Sale*








Dare to Surrender has a brand new cover 
AND 
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SYNOPSIS:

After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.

Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become – or risk losing her for good.

A woman who needs to run her own life. A man who needs to exert control. Can she surrender to his erotic demands without losing her sense of self once more?






EXCERPT:


Gabe silently thanked God his houseguest escaped into the shower as soon as she possibly could. The tour of the house had just about done him in. Isabelle’s oohs and aahs had been genuine, as had her love of his favorite room in the place. Unlike Naomi, who had taken one look at his apartment and immediately begun calculating how she could move in permanently, Isabelle, who he had invited, not only wanted to pay her way but she planned to leave as soon as possible.
Not if he had his way.
Back at the police station, outside in the rain, it’d been all he could do not to reach out and swipe his hands over her responsive nipples, feel her tremble beneath his touch, and get rid of the ridiculous distance between them. He might not know her well, but he’d always felt they’d connected. The physical attraction was obvious. She was all woman, supple curves, her breasts full and lush, and she possessed one hell of an ass. His cock twitched with the desire he’d felt from the moment he’d first seen her on Daltry’s arm.
But things ran deeper. They’d shared banter and flirting during opportune moments when he’d caught her alone. He’d had glimpses of the intelligent, witty woman she was when not with that pompous ass. But not until today had he really seen beyond the exterior beauty to the depth beneath. Those sexy blonde curls that bounced wildly around her face were a proud testament to the fiercely independent woman she desperately wanted to be.
The woman he intended to help her find.
It wouldn’t be easy. Isabelle needed gentling. Understanding. Patience. Not his best traits, but when it came to her, he’d already exercised plenty. He’d bided his time, knowing Daltry would fuck up sooner or later. The balls that made him a crack financial investor also imbued an arrogance that would be his downfall. And it had been.
It was Gabe’s good fortune that Daltry’s screw-up had landed Isabelle at his brother’s police station. Seeing her there had given him insight he wouldn’t have had otherwise. In Isabelle, he saw an intriguing combination of weary life experience and innocent ingenue. It was the innocence the most primitive part of him wanted to conquer, to possess. Since he'd begun running his father's empire at the age of twenty-one, the same age he'd been drafted into surrogate parenthood to his sister, he had always gotten what he wanted.
And Gabe wanted Isabelle.





REVIEW (from July 2014):


        


I have been a Carly Phillips fan since I discovered her years (maybe 13) ago. When I pick up a Carly Phillips novel I know I am going to get a great read, with strong characters and sexy goodness! The Dare to Love series has been no exception! Even though Dare to Surrender is the third book in the Dare to Love series, you are able to read and enjoy it without reading any books in this series. Dare to Surrender is an off-shoot of the series introducing us to the Dare cousins and written in the first person, which is unusual for Carly Phillips and quite enjoyable!

In Dare to Surrender we get to dive into Gabe's story. Gabe is a strong, alpha personality that knows exactly what he wants and is willing to wait for it. Gabe's character was a refreshing change from the typical domineering alpha males out there in the book world, while he likes control, he also needs to take care of people. He soft side is what won me over in the beginning and as a reader I liked knowing exactly where his heart was the entire story. Isabelle was a great compliment to Gabe. She needed someone to show her she was worthy of love and get her to open up. Watching Gabe and Isabelle fall into love was sweet, hot and definitely worth staying up late to devour their story in one sitting!

Dare to Surrender is a quick, fast paced read that gives you everything you want with enough heat to keep you blushing. My only wish was that we got to experience a bit more of Eden. I felt like Carly Phillips skirted the edge of some light BDSM and I (personally) would have love to see more of that! However, I couldn't put this book down, it was perfect for an evening escape into a great romance. I love a good series and Carly Phillips looks like she is doing it once again with another great addition to the Dare to Love series! I am hooked on the Dare men (and women) and can't wait to get more books in this series.

If you are a fan of Carly Phillips, then Dare to Surrender will be an extra sexy reward at the end (or beginning) of your day! Never read a Carly Phillips book? Then you are in for a treat! 1-click Dare to Surrender and let Gabe whisk you away to Eden!




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MEET THE AUTHOR:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. 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. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites: