Dare to Take
Dare to Love Book 6
On leave from the army, Tyler Dare is just looking for a little fun, but his best
friend& 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
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About the Author:
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. You can find out more about Carly at
The sun shone overhead, the temperature neared ninety, and the humidity was
hair-curlingly high on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, making it hard to believe a
hurricane was coming soon. Ella Shaw glanced up at the blue sky, knowing it
wouldn’t remain pristine for long.
The calm before the storm.
She pulled her hair into a high ponytail and headed out of her hotel,
determined to hit the local gift shop she’d caught sight of on her way to the photo
shoot yesterday. She’d seen long, draping, blue-beaded necklaces from the
storefront window, but she hadn’t had time to stop. Her boss was a stickler for
getting the right shot in the exact light, and they’d worked well past dark. By the
time they’d wrapped for the day, the store had been closed.
As an assistant for Angie Crighton, a fashion designer based in Miami, Ella
was responsible for the little details involved in a photo shoot. And though Angie,
the photographer, and models had left the island this morning, Ella had stayed to
make sure the shooting site was clean, the hotel pleased enough to allow them
back another time. And if she were honest with herself, she liked the downtime
after the craziness of a photo shoot, the rushing around of the crew, the
bossiness of some of the models and, of course, of Angie herself.
Ella appreciated the fact that she had time to souvenir shop for her best
friend, Avery Dare. How ironic was it that the two girls from very different worlds
had met at all? But they had. And it was Avery who’d introduced Ella to the finer
things in life, leading her to seek out a job with an haute-couture designer.
Whereas Avery came from a wealthy family, Ella had been raised firmly middle
class, but the two girls had bonded instantly. They’d even shared an apartment
until recently, when her best friend had moved in with her rock star boyfriend,
Yep, two different worlds, even now, Ella thought wryly. But their
friendship was solid. Which reminded her, she needed to let Avery know she
might not make it back to the States tomorrow as planned.
When Ella had heard about the storm changing course, she’d tried to book
an earlier flight out, without success. She shivered at the possibility of being
stranded here alone during a hurricane and knew Avery would like the news even
less. Her best friend suffered from severe anxiety, and Ella didn’t like to make her
She’d just buy Avery an extra gift to make up for it, she thought, walking
into the shop. She immediately headed to the turquoise-blue beads she’d seen
through the window. The shopkeeper claimed they were Larimar beads. Even if
they were fake, the beads, popular in the Caribbean, were said to have healing
powers. Ella purchased two dozen, a mix of bracelets and necklaces, so she could
share with the children at the cancer treatment center where she and Avery
Avery had been nine, Ella ten years old when they’d met at a Miami
hospital, both donating bone marrow, both there at the behest of a parent.
Neither of them really understanding what was happening. All Ella had known
was that she was doing a favor for her father, helping the stepmother Ella didn’t
like all that much to begin with. Even at a young age, Ella had been a good judge
of character, a better one than her father, obviously, because shortly after Janice
had gotten well, she’d left Ella’s dad. And both her father and Ella’s life had gone
downhill from there. Ella shook off the thoughts of her past before she could go
deeper and darker, and focused on the pretty jewelry.
She spent some time choosing a thick turquoise bracelet for Avery and a
similar one for herself before paying for everything and waiting for the
shopkeeper to wrap things up.
Bag in hand, she started back to the hotel, cutting through side streets and
looking into the windows of the stores, soaking up the culture along the
cobblestone streets before heading back to Miami tomorrow. At least, she still
hoped she’d be home. Knowing she couldn’t change the outcome, she pushed her
worrisome thoughts aside. She’d deal with the situation as it came.
Sweat dampened her neck from the humidity of the island, and she
contemplated taking a cab back to the hotel. She reached into her straw bag and
pulled out her cell phone to make the call, when, without warning, she felt a hard
jerk on her purse.
“What the—?” She spun around, but whomever wanted her purse was
She barely caught a glimpse of a tall guy with dark hair as he yanked harder,
nearly pulling her shoulder out of its socket before slamming her against the
nearby building with his other hand.
Her head hit the concrete wall, and spots immediately appeared behind her
eyes from the impact. As she struggled not to pass out, the man grabbed her
purse, along with her cell phone that had fallen to the ground.
She opened her mouth to scream, but nothing came out. Her legs collapsed
beneath her, and she fell to the ground, her head smacking the sidewalk before
everything went black.
More from the Dare to Love Series
Dare to Love
Dare to Love Book 1
New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest
sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family…
siblings shaped by a father’s secrets and betrayal.
Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be
the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it
comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare
minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and
protective instincts and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her … and
does. But any future with Riley must include him extending an olive branch to the
half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget.
Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes no apologies for choosing
men carefully. Relationships have never been a priority and she believes herself
hardened to domineering men – until she meets charismatic Ian Dare. He
manages to turn a simple kiss into an all-out assault on her senses and when he
takes control in the bedroom, she’s stunned to discover she likes it. As their affair
heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined.
But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s
dominance might just cost her everything.
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Dare to Desire
Dare to Love Book 2
Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career with the Tampa
Breakers and his choice of willing women -- until a severe injury forces him into
early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team,
he’s intrigued, but there’s a catch. He’ll be working alongside the same woman he
hasn’t been able to get out of his head for too long.
Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows firsthand 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 to Alex so
But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what
he wants. The playboy athlete must prove he’s got game in more places than on
the field. He means to prove that he’s a changed man but no sooner does he
begin to break through Madison’s defenses when a new opportunity comes
knocking and threatens her new-found trust. Can he make Madison take a risk
and dare to love?
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Other books in the Dare to Love Series
Dare to Touch
Dare to Love Book 3
Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director
Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football. Their chemistry is
explosive-- their feelings for each other intense. Yet Olivia has ended things for
reasons he still can’t fathom and she won’t explain.
Unwilling to let something special go so easily, Dylan has been pursuing Olivia
ever since. When the Pro-Bowl takes them to the tropical paradise of Hawaii,
Dylan is determined to make sure their time together isn’t all business. What
happens in paradise is life altering but once Olivia admits her deepest secret and
fear, will Dylan still want the forever he’s been pushing for?
Dare to Hold
Dare to Love Book 4
ome 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
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)
Dare to Rock
Dare to Love Book 5
Avery Dare lives a quiet life in Miami as an online fashion/makeup video blogger.
She has good friends, a close, large family and if her love life is lacking, she likes it
that way. But when she receives an invitation to one of her ex's concerts along
with an invitation to meet him back stage, she decides to take the risk… and
comes face to face with the reality of his rock star lifestyle - the press, the crowds,
and the half-naked groupies.
At eighteen, Grey Kingston left everything he knew and loved behind to seek fame
and fortune as a rock star, and he found it as the lead guitarist and singer for the
band, Tangled Royal. Fans adore him, women throw themselves at him, and he
can afford everything he couldn’t growing up. Yet at the height of his career, he’s
ready to walk away and return home to a simpler life… and the woman he left
behind, if he can convince her to give him another chance.
Except moving on isn’t as easy as Grey would like. When Avery is threatened by a
stalker, it becomes evident Grey’s fans not only don’t want him to retire, they
don’t want Avery in his life either. And Avery isn’t sure she wants the pressures
that are part of Grey’s life… but she doesn’t want to lose him again, either. Can
their recently renewed love survive the fallout?