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Review: ‘Going Down Easy’ by Carly Phillips

Review: ‘Going Down Easy’ by Carly Phillips

Going Down Easy

by Carly Phillips
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #1
Published by CP Publishing on July 19, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 156
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.
Billionaire Kaden Barnes has a reputation for being difficult and always gets his way. With his alpha male tendencies he's unable to keep a secretary for long. Enter his newest hire, Lexie Parker. She's no-nonsense, efficient and all business … she’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden's dirtiest fantasies … he may think he’s calling the shots, but for this bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.

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ARC Review: ‘Dare to Touch’ by Carly Phillips

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Dare to Touch’ by Carly Phillips

Dare to Touch

by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #3
Published by CP Publishing on January 11, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 230
Format: eArc
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five-stars

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?

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ARC Review: ‘Dare to Surrender’ by Carly Phillips

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Blog Tour Host in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Dare to Surrender’ by Carly Phillips

Dare to Surrender

by Carly Phillips
Series: NY Dares #1
Published by CP Publishing on July 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 232
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

Isabelle Masters is done...
Done with her cheating boyfriend.
Done with his domineering ways.
Just done.
Taking off in her leased Mercedes to start over turns out to be the best decision she's ever made — despite being arrested for grand theft auto and hauled off to a local police station. Being rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, makes it all worthwhile. After all, she's yearned for the sexy man for years—yet now is her chance to finally take the plunge and dare to become the independent woman she's always wanted to be. But can she be in control of her life if she surrenders to a man like him?
The DARE TO LOVE books consist of Miami siblings/halfsiblings and NY cousins (hotter books) and the books ran in consecutiveorder. It makes more sense for the books to be divided by family and so I have split up the series as follows - The Dare to Love Series (Miamisiblings) and the NY Dares (NY cousins). Please note ALL BOOKS CAN BEREAD ALONE but if you enjoy your stories in order, below is the newseries order. I hope you enjoy!

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Review: ‘Dare to Love’ by Carly Phillips

Review: ‘Dare to Love’ by Carly Phillips

Dare to Love

by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #1
Published by CP Publishing on January 10, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 257
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

She arouses his dominant and protective instincts And he will do anything to possess her … And does.
When billionaire Ian Dare gets one glimpse of the sensual and irresistible Riley Taylor, he knows that he must have her. But any future he might have with Riley means he'll have to confront his past — a past he'd rather forget. And that's something this NFL team owner won't dare to do — not even for love.

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ARC Review: ‘Dare to Desire’ by Carly Phillips

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ARC Review: ‘Dare to Desire’ by Carly Phillips

Dare to Desire

by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #2
Published by CP Publishing on March 28, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

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 first hand 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 easily.
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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ARC Review: ‘Dare to Love’ by Carly Phillips

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Blog Tour Host in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Dare to Love’ by Carly Phillips

Dare to Love

by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #1
Published by CP Publishing on November 18, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 256
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
Amazon Kindle
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four-stars

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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