Wednesday 18 November 2015

✤ Dare To Seduce ✤ Carly Phillips ✤ #Dare8 ✤ #Excerpt ✤

© Bianca   Janeane

• release date 17 Novmeber 2015
• 135 pages
Dare To Love Series #8
(can be read as standalone!)

4.9 Stars

Lucy Dare & Max Savage
NY Dare cousins
the hotter Dare books!

Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember but he values his long standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. When Lucy shows up at an engagement party on the arms of another man, Max doesn’t like the changes he sees in her.
It’s now or never. Max can think of one way to convince Lucy she’s with the wrong guy. He’ll dare to seduce her

Lucy has always been in Love with Max - her brothers' best friend.
But he never seemed to see more in her than a little sister.
And when he got married a few years ago, she could't stand to watch it anymore and moved to the west-coast.
But then his wife died four years ago and now he's back to casual one-nighters.
Lucy only dates guys that can never hurt her - guys she won't ever fall in love with.
But now, suddenly, at her brother's engagement party in NY, Max is starting to flirt with her - flirting and kissing. And she brought a date to the party, too!!!

Max has always been in love with Lucy, but his fear of being disappointed or left by people he loves has always stopped him from being with her. That, and her being the little sister of his best friends.
But now even they seem to see how he looks at her and she at him.
With their blessing, he finally decides to make his move!

But of course Lucy thinks it's just fun for him, nothing serious ...
Time to prove her wrong...




 NOPE..... I'm not telling you ☺



This was a really cute and sexy romance.
It was so adorable to see those two trying to forget all about the past, and their fears and finally be together ... they could've been happily together for years already, if they just would've dared to do something about it back then.

But now they dare!

And it's verrrry sexy!
We go back to the island of Eden, to celebrate Lucy brother's wedding - and lots of sexy island things happen - but back home in NY, Lucy is trying to stay away from Max. Easier said than done, since she'll be working for him!

DARE TO SEDUCE was a really cute & sexy Romance!
Go and get your own dose of Max Savage!!!!

Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

I have not read the entire Dare series, but what I have read so far can be read as standalones.

Dare to Seduce is a sweet and sexy story about Max Savage and Lucy Dare - who have been wanting each other for years, neither of them ever making the first move - until now.

I loved how Max and Lucy danced around each other, trying to avoid their attraction, all the while being drawn closer together.

There are plenty of  laughs and sexy times.  Oh yes, very sexy times! 

I adored the journey that our lovelies take in Dare To Seduce.  They fought tooth and nail for their relationship, and hope to find out more about them in the future.



Max Savage glanced across the lush green lawn of Gabriel and Isabelle

Dare’s Bedford, New York, home, his gaze focused on the sexy brunette he

couldn’t get out of his head. Lucy Dare, dressed in a conservative pants suit,

her luxurious dark hair pulled into a bun, stood beside her date, a Hollywood

director who was a douchebag of the first order.

The last time Max had seen Lucy, she’d been her wild and free self. Then

she’d hooked up with that guy and she’d changed. And not in a good way. He

wanted fun, sexy Lucy back.

“How badly do you want to punch that guy’s teeth in?”

“So badly,” Max muttered, then glanced over, realizing the question came

from Lucy’s brother, Decklan Dare.

Max shook his head and changed his answer, because it would do no good

to let his best friend know he was obsessing over the guy’s little sister. He’d

kept it to himself for years, partially as an excuse to deny what he really

wanted, but regardless, this wasn’t the right time to bring up the issue.

“Who do you mean?” Max asked.

Decklan rolled his eyes. “Oh, come on. I know you hate that Spielberg

wannabe as much as we do.”

“Can’t say he’d be my first choice for your sister.”

“That’s rich considering it’s your fault she’s with him to begin with.”

Decklan eyed Max with distinct annoyance in his gaze.

“How the hell do you figure that?” Max asked.

Decklan’s older brother, Gabe, joined them, and from the look on his face,

he’d clearly caught the tail end of the conversation.

“Face it, Savage. We know you have a thing for Lucy,” Gabe said.

Just how the brothers had gleaned that bit of knowledge was beyond Max.

Nobody had a better poker face than him.

Decklan merely nodded in agreement.

“You didn’t take your chance last time she was in town, and now she’s

with that asshole,” Gabe added, angling his head toward where his sister

stood with Lucas Kellan.

“Well, fuck.” Max wasn’t about to deny what had clearly been more

obvious than he’d intended.

Both Dare brothers narrowed their gazes on him, waiting for an


“What? I didn’t think you’d approve, and I wasn’t about to mess up years’

worth of friendship if you didn’t.” He was sticking to the tried-and-true

excuse he’d told himself for years. In reality, Max had his reasons for staying

away from

Lucy for so long and for fucking up more than just his life in the process.

But they were his, and he wouldn’t be sharing them.

“The only way you’d compromise friendships would be if you used or hurt

my sister. If your intentions are honorable, I have no issue,” said Gabe, the

man who’d raised Lucy after their parents died in a car accident.

Max glanced at Decklan. They both knew Max’s recent past. He’d married

young, lost his wife, Cindy, in a car accident, and had a subsequent lack of

serious relationships since. What Decklan didn’t know was the guilt Max

harbored over the emotions he hadn’t been able to give his wife, due to the

feelings he’d always had for Lucy. Hell, he’d married Cindy because he

didn’t have those intense feelings, and everyone had paid a price.

Max shifted uncomfortably and cleared his throat and glanced at Decklan,

who, like Gabe, was extremely protective of his sister. “You too? You’re

okay with this?” he asked.

His best friend shrugged. “Well, you’re an asshole but you’re our

asshole.” He slapped Max on the back, his expression sobering. “Look, Cindy

died four years ago, and you haven’t been with anyone seriously since.”

Neither one of them mentioned Max’s penchant for sex clubs on the

weekends. It had been a way to fill the emptiness inside him, nothing more.

“But Gabe is right,” Decklan said. “I see how you look at Lucy. You

should do something about it if your intentions are solid.”

They finally were. For years Max had denied his need for Lucy and the

emotional bond he knew they would share if they took things to the next

level. Fear had driven him. Now Max was finally ready to go after the

woman he’d always wanted.

“Just don’t blow it or we will have an issue,” Decklan cheerfully added.

Max didn’t need to be told twice. He made his way across the lawn and

veered between guests, coming up to where Lucy and her date stood by the



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. 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. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites ...