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.
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 • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Dare to Desire: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Dare to Touch: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Dare to Hold: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#5 ~ Dare to Rock: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#6 ~ Dare to Take: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads