Release Day Review: Dare to Take by Carly Phillips

Dare to Take by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #6 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Links: EbookPaperbackGoodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review

A one night stand.
A secret.
A mistake they tried to forget.

On leave from the army, Tyler Dare is just looking for a little fun, but his best friend’s 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 one.

I’d previously never read a Carly Phillips book before Dare to Take, but I wanted to read this one because I’m a sucker for the best friend’s older brother trope! I actually zipped through this book so fast – it’s a fun, quick-paced second chance romance that I’d definitely recommend for lovers of the trope!

Ella’s had a crush on her best friend’s brother, Tyler, for ages – but the one night they were together? He shot out of town without even saying goodbye. So to say Ella’s resentful is an understatement, which is why she doesn’t want to be stranded on a tropical island with the man who broke her heart. But the chemistry that existed all those years ago seems to never have died – can Ella resist Tyler when it seems like he’s trying to make amends… and maybe try a relationship again?

Former soldier Tyler Dare has never been able to forget the Ella and their night together, and the guilt he holds only builds as the years go by and he never apologizes. But now that he has the chance, he’s taking it – and taking Ella. Tyler may have a habit of running when things get tough, but he’s now realizing what a good thing he’d have with Ella. Plus, his protective instincts roar to life when they find out that someone’s out to steal something from Ella by any means necessary.

She was everything he’d never known he wanted or needed in his life.

Dare to Take can be read entirely as a standalone, which I was thankful for. After reading this, I’m intrigued now about the other Dare siblings, and I just might read the other books in the series. Carly Phillips wrote a seriously fun and sweet contemporary romance – it’s fairly predictable, but that didn’t lessen my enjoyment. This is the perfect read to get your mind off of things and spend a few hours with a lovely romance.

4 hearts

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.

Reading Order: Dare to Love series


#1 ~ Dare to Love: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#2 ~ Dare to Desire: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3 ~ Dare to Touch: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#4 ~ Dare to Hold: Ebook • HardcoverPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#5 ~ Dare to Rock: Ebook • HardcoverPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#6 ~ Dare to Take: EbookPaperbackGoodreads


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