Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: "Dare to Touch" by Carly Phillips

Dare to Touch
Carly Phillips
Release Date: January 13, 2015


Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football. Their chemistry is explosive -- their feelings for each other intense. Yet Olivia has ended things for reasons he still can’t fathom and she won’t explain.

Unwilling to let something special go so easily, Dylan has been pursuing Olivia ever since. When the Pro-Bowl takes them to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Dylan is determined to make sure their time together isn’t all business. What happens in paradise is life altering but once Olivia admits her deepest secret and fear, will Dylan still want the forever he’s been pushing for?


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There are deep dark scars in Olivia's past. Ones that only her family know of and that aren't readily spoken about. These are part of the same scars that keep her from the man that she is beyond attracted to. She knows that she can't do a relationship, but when given thought of having a bit of fun it's another story.

Dylan has wanted Olivia since the first time he saw her. He knows that she's attracted to him. The chemistry can be felt a mile away, but she fights it tooth and nail. He doesn't know why, but he's decided to take charge.

Olivia and Dylan both have family issues that have affected their lives. They have both become successful people though and overcome obstacles. Some parts of the story will tear at your heart, while others will bring on a full body blush. The characters  are well written. By the end of the book I felt like I knew most of them myself. I don't want to give anything away and oh is it hard because there were so many moments that I loved.

This story has a side story to it as well. As Olivia and Dylan handle the football team, drama starts to creep around different corners. That element brings a bit of suspense to the book, as well as action.This is definitely a book to read and a series that I will be following.

About Carly Phillips:
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: