Monday, August 10, 2015

Dare to Rock Review & Giveaway with Carly Phillips


Carly Phillips
Dare to Rock
Release Date: 8/4/2015


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?

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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.

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I have always loved Carly's writing. She brings a special voice and passion to the stories she has written. Honestly this is the first book I have read in the Dare series and since this is the 7th book I know I missed a few things.

I did like that the family history was repeated during the book so I could follow what happened during Averys childhood and how it would effect her with Grey.

They both have come along way from being childhood sweethearts but I did feel there relationship was a bit rushed. I know they didn't stop loving one another but with all the time that past I think they just jumped in again to soon.

As far as the characters go I enjoyed them and how strong some of them were. I did have to find the family tree while reading to user stand who was who and that is because I didn't start from the beginning of the series. I also enjoyed that this book took place in Miami since not many books I have read do.

I loved how Avery had a relationship with her half siblings even though her father was a prick to do what he did. I thought it was great that she finally stood up to him and let him know how his failures effected her life.

Grey was easy to love not because he was hot or determined but for the simple fact that he wanted to stand by Avery no matter what. He was in her corner and always trying to look out for her and do the right thing.

This book was a little different from Phillips earlier work. The sex scenes held more details and plenty of dirty words. This just added to the story in my opinion. The one thing I do wish was that the story was longer. I believe this could have been a full length book with more details on the courting and the crazy fan. I would have enjoyed reading about the weeks they were together.

Carly's writing is captivating and keeps you coming back for more. If you haven't started this series like I haven't I suggest you do. I know I will.

Dare to Love (Dare to Love #1) – FREE!!!


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. 


  1. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Enjoyed the post. This is such an entertaining series.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Enjoyed the post. This is such an entertaining series.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com