Dare to Seduce (Dare to Love Book #8) by Carly Phillips

Date of Publication: November 17, 2015






This book can be read as a standalone!

Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember but he values his long standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. When Lucy shows up at an engagement party on the arm of another man, Max doesn’t like the changes he sees in her.

It’s now or never. Max can think of one way to convince Lucy she’s with the wrong guy. He’ll dare to seduce her…



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* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Stars ~

I am not one who normal picks up a book that is in the middle or end of series, but I have always heard great things about Carly Phillips books and the cover and blurb for Dare to Seduce caught my attention. I am a sucker for a forbidden Brother’s Best Friend love story.

Now as with any interconnected standalone series, like this one, Each book can be read by itself, but to get the true feeling of the characters it is recommended to read the books in order. Now don’t worry if you don’t because this is the first book in this series I have read and I wasn’t lost or felt like I was missing anything. Carly does a wonderful job keeping the reader informed about past couples or characters. I will admit however, that after reading this book I am definitely going back to read all the other books in this series. I fell in love with Carly’s writing style and creative stories and lovable characters. Plus she knows how to write one steamy love story 😉

One thing I truly enjoyed about this book was that we get to the heart of the story right away. Carly doesn’t add in extra details to the story. I find that refreshing 🙂 This was also a fairly quick read written in dual POV. Also this book wasn’t overloaded with outside drama. Any drama that was written into the story was caused by the fears or insecurities of the heroine. But what I loved the most was how Max stuck by Lucy no matter what. He wouldn’t allow her to run away because of her fears. He helped her work through things. Truthfully they helped each other overcome past fears and pains.

In this story we follow the love story of Max Savage (Best Friend of Gabe and Decklan Dare, Lucy’s brothers) and Lucy Dare. This is definitely a friends to lovers story, but in the end it is also kind of like a second chance love story. Lucy and Max have known each other since they were kids. Lucy of course has been in love with Max since then, but Max’s feelings didn’t truly grow until Lucy was older and returned home from College. Scared her brother’s wouldn’t approve Max fought his feelings. Some seriously tragic things happen, which intern keep Lucy and Max apart for years. Now Lucy is back for her brother Decklan’s engagement party and Max isn’t letting her slip through his fingers again. Can Max and Lucy finally give into their feelings and find their HEA?? You’ll need to read this book to find out.

I would definitely recommend this book. If you are looking for a quick, sweet and sexy friend’s to lovers story, then you don’t want to pass this one up. I know after reading this book, I look forward to reading the other’s in this series. Carly Phillips has definitely found herself a new fan 🙂






About Carly Phillips

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 www.carlyphillips.com.


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