Monday, November 25, 2013

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips ~ Dare to Love #1 ~ Review ~ Interview ~ Giveaway ~ Dare to Love Blog Tour ~

Carly has a bunch of fun giveaways for this tour. Please be sure to enter with the Rafflecopter below. 

Crystal : As Part of the Dare to Love Blog tour I was given the wonderful opportunity to ask Carly Phillips a few questions. Is there any genre you haven’t written that you would like to try?

Carly: None.  I’d rather read a paranormal that takes me into another world than attempt to write it.  I have a hard enough time keeping track of timelines and eye colors in a contemporary! I’m happy doing what I do.

Crystal : Do you have anything special you like to do to celebrate a new release?

Carly: Panic.  Check Amazon.  Wait for the bestseller lists to come out.  Panic.  Call my writer friends.  All sorts of crazy, writer, anal-retentive things!


I have been a fan of Carly Phillips for a long time now. This woman always writes a very compelling story with fun characters. Dare to Love is certainly no exception. 

Ian Dare does not do long term relationships because he really does not believe in love. His father's past plays a big part in Ian life. He has a lot of issues with trust and love. However when he meets Riley Taylor he finds himself falling in love for the first time in his life. Riley has a touchy past with many problems as well. Her problems come back to disturb her life once again. She has trust issues as well and never feels safe. Her father has done a number on her mental emotional state and caused her to have problem in relationships as well.

I really liked Riley. She has so many problems but is a very kind caring individual. She has a lot on her plate and she and Ian have a LOT to over come in order to make their relationship work. 

Ian is a wonderful man and will do anything to help his family, he has a few issues with his half siblings but I enjoyed watching him take some steps to try to mend these relationships. I can tell this is going to be a FABULOUS new series and I can't wait to read more.

I found Dare to Love to be full of some really nice steamy scenes, some drama, mystery, and action. I really enjoyed this story and I know I'll be impatiently waiting for the next release in this series. 

If you are a Carly Phillips fan you must check out this new series. If you are new to Carly Phillips give this series a try. I don't think you will be disappointed. 

Author Bio: 

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.

Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.

In her newest sexy and emotional contemporary romance series, New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips 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. But after one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor, with her feminine curves and beguiling eyes and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her ... but does that include extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of 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. Their affair heats up and they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither ever imagined. But Riley’s family includes a man Ian would rather live without ...

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Carly’s Website

Some of fun things you can win...

First Place: 
iPad Mini 16g - $299 
Customized CP iPad Mini Case 

Signed copies of: 
Dare to Love
Perfect Fit
Perfect Fling
Perfect Together - no I don't have it yet
Cross My Heart
Sealed with a Kiss
Seduce Me

Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag
Dare to Love Mug
Carly Phillips T-shirt

2nd place:
Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag
Dare to Love Mug 

Signed Copies: 
Dare to Love
Perfect Partners
Solitary Man
The Right Choice
Midnight Angel

3rd place: 
Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag 

Signed copies: 
Dare to Love
Lucky Charm
Lucky Streak
Lucky Break

4th place: 

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
The  Bachelor 
The Playboy 
The Heartbreaker 

5th place: 

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
Kiss Me If You Can
Love Me If You Dare


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  1. This is going to be another winner for Carly and us readers. :) All the reviews have been great and I can't wait to read about Ian and Riley. Thanks for being part of the tour.
    Carol L
    Lucky450 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. Thanks for stopping by Carol! This is a wonderful story, I truly enjoyed it. Of course I love all of Carly's work :)

  2. funny to see that Carly has an anal personality. She's an awesome writer!


  3. What a generous giveaway and sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the review!