Monday, April 20, 2015


Some women always get it right. Kindergarten teacher, Meg Thompson, on the other hand, consistently makes the wrong decisions -- and she is currently single, pregnant and alone. Meg is determined to make changes in her life, to be a better mother than her own had been. No revolving door of men. No man, period. Just a single-minded focus on her baby. Her resolution would be easier to keep if not for hot cop, Scott Dare. He insinuates himself in her life, making Meg want to believe in happily ever after, even if history has taught her to know better.

When Scott Dare hears Meg's friends are determined she have a night of hot sex, before her life changes forever, he decides that man must be him. Their one night is mind blowing and life altering. And Scott, a man already burned by his ex-wife, finds himself all in anyway. While protecting Meg from her violent ex and becoming part of her increasingly complicated life, he's falling hard and he can't seem to find distance. Not when their bodies respond to each other with such heated intensity and he's drawn to her unique combination of strength and vulnerability.

But Meg's future is one Scott has accepted he'll never have, even if his growing feelings say otherwise ...

(love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)

Release Date: April 14, 2015
Dare to Love #6
CP Publishing

I loved Dare to Hold and was so excited to see Scott Dare find love. I'll admit I was worried how a dominating Dare man would handle having the hots for a pregnant single woman, but Scott and Meg had an instant attraction in Dare to Touch and I wanted them to end up together from the moment they met.

Meg has had such horrible luck with men, and had pretty much given up on having a man in her life. However her attraction to Scott Dare hasn't gone away from the first moment they saw each other. Meg and Scott had such amazing and intense chemistry from the very beginning. While Scott was extremely protective of Meg, the heat level for the love scenes in Dare to Hold are off the charts hot. 

The fact that Scott is a Dare and has issues not only because of his father, but also his ex-wife worried me until he started opening up and talking to Meg about what had happened. I just knew that Scott could get past those issues if he was willing to talk them out. Meg's ex Mike doesn't make their lives easy either. With his threats against Meg and the baby, Scott's protective instincts go on high alert. I love the bit of suspense that was mixed in with all the super sexy times.

I also loved that Meg became friends with Scott's sisters. She really didn't seem like she had enough real friends in her life and Olivia and Riley were so accepting and open with her from the very beginning and I think that help round out Meg's character a bit more.

I know I say this with each and every Carly Phillips book, but Dare to Hold is my current favorite book in the sereis. I've already read it 3 times and it has only made me more excited for the next book in the series. Carly Phillips does a great job setting up the next couple in the series without taking any of the limelight away from the current couple. Dare to Rock is currently set to be released in July and I can't wait to get Avery's story.

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