Dare to Seduce (Dare to Love Book #8) by Carly Phillips
Date of Publication: November 17, 2015
This book can be read as a standalone!
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 arm 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…
Max is a delicious specimen of a book boyfriend, cooked up to feed your need for an alpha man.A simple, quick and easy read, Phillips gives you a fun story you can get lost in.
Max may own a restaurant, but Lucy has owned his heart ever since they were kids. Max has never been able to give himself to anyone else fully and it’s all Lucy’s fault. Well, actually it’s all Max’s fault because he never said a word…until now.
Too bad Lucy’s not looking to give up the reins to her heart – she’s been abandoned too many times to count – however, she has never quite been able to give up on her need for Max. He forces her hand when he offers her the career chance of a lifetime to design one of his restaurants…of course, he also plans to seduce Lucy with ever chance he can get.
There are sweet and cute moments in this book and it absolutely gives you what you want: hot characters, quick connection, friends to lovers, and searing chemistry. Max is a sort-of alpha male with dominant tendencies (he apparently used to go to a BDSM club) but he’s not really dominant. He is a bit overbearing…he says he’s going to move slow, but his actions are anything but. And yet, it seemed to work on him, so go Max.
Is the story super memorable? no, not really. But even still, I enjoyed the heat, fire and build of the relationship and found myself smiling as it all came together in a perfectly packaged HEA. 3.5 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
About Carly Phillips
After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. 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 out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.