#RollBackWeek Review: Dare to Surrender by Carly Phillips

Posted August 27, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

#RollBackWeek Review: Dare to Surrender by Carly Phillips
Dare to Surrender
by Carly Phillips

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 15th 2014
Series: Dare to Love #3
Published by CP Publishing
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Pages: 230
Format: Audiobook
 

“This was an enjoyable and quite fast read for me, even though it may not go to the top of my favorites.”
~ Under the Covers

I have read other stories in the Invitation to Eden series and this was not quite what I was expecting.  Although it makes sense where the story goes because it stays true to the Dare to Love series.  In this instance, Eden is an exclusive island resort where Gabriel Dare is looking to expand to.  Using this opportunity to get the girl he’s been fantasizing about for a long while, but all that while she was taken.

Isabelle was in a bad relationship. Her submissive nature was abused and her confidence was on the floor.  When she finally makes the decision to leave her boyfriend, he leaves her pretty much on the street, all thanks to that all controlling nature of their relationship.  And Gabe comes to the rescue immediately.  She’s known him for a while, but never as more than an acquaintance.  And he is pretty out of her league.

I struggle with this type of story because here we have a woman who needs time to get in the right mindframe after coming from this type of relationship in order to jump into a true submissive position with a very dominating alpha male.  And Gabe needs that.  As much as Isabelle wanted to give it, I couldn’t quite buy it at times.  At least, past the physical.  It was a bit of him being completely obsessed with having her, and she wasn’t sure where she belong so she was easily swayed in his direction.  Overpowered.

That being said, their chemistry is pretty hot, and I was excited to see more of the Dare family.  This is a shorter story so I think it was an ok read for the page count, but I would’ve liked to see it developed a bit better, and given time to Isabelle to really stand on her own two feet.

This was an enjoyable and quite fast read for me, even though it may not go to the top of my favorites.  And I am ready for those Dare females to get their HEAs but I think I still have some way to go for that.

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About Carly Phillips

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.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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I read her hot zone series years ago and enjoyed them. This series sounds interesting as well.

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I haven’t read this as yet…thanks for the review Francesca

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Thanks for the review.

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