Author: Carly Phillips

DARE TO SURRENDER by Carly Phillips

DARE TO SURRENDER by Carly Phillips

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
DARE TO SURRENDER by Carly PhillipsDare to Surrender by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love, Invitation to Eden
Published by CP Publishing on 2014-07-25
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 250
Reviewed by Melissa

After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station.  To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become — or risk losing her for good.A woman who needs to run her own life.  A man who needs to exert control.   Can she surrender to his demands sexual without losing her sense of self once more? Also part of the Invitation to Eden multi author Series ...

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When Isabelle Masters discovers pictures of her long-time boyfriend sexing up her neighbor on his computer, she decides she’s finished. This is the last straw after all of his controlling and domineering ways. She soon discovers he’s not ready to let her out of his control when he reports her car as stolen and she is arrested. Gabriel Dare has wanted Izzy for a very long time so when his police officer brother shows up to the station with Izzy under arrest, he comes to her rescue. Now Gabe finally has a chance with the woman he’s been fantasizing about for years. Only, after years of being controlled, Izzy is not sure she’s ready jump back in the pond with another rich, controlling man. Can Gabe change her mind?

 

Talk about smoking hot!!! Gabe and Izzy light up the pages in what is definitely my favorite book in the Dare to Love series. Carly Phillips keeps me coming back time and time again, book after book and I can’t wait for more. Dare to Surrenderis not to be missed. Dare to Surrender should be first on everyone’s reading list!

PERFECT FIT by Carly Phillips

PERFECT FIT by Carly Phillips

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PERFECT FIT by Carly PhillipsPerfect Fit by Carly Phillips
Series: Serendipity's Finest #4
Published by Penguin on 2012-12-31
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 304
Reviewed by Melissa 

In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest? Always feeling like the odd man out in his family, Michael Marsden wanted to make it on his own. So he escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn’t known. But Michael’s independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he’s as lost and restless as ever, until he’s challenged by someone he never anticipated. Cara Hartley is the Serendipity cop with whom Mike had a one night stand three months earlier. Neither expected anything more but fate has other things in store. When Mike returns as Cara’s boss, the sexual tension between them is impossible to ignore--and the unexpected emotional connection continues to grow. But Cara’s a small town girl while Mike has a wanderer’s blood in his veins. Both are convinced a future together is impossible. Until Mike’s real father’s secrets come back to haunt him and he realizes there are some things worth staying and fighting for. Including Cara.

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Michael Marsden is enjoying his life as a big city undercover detective. No commitments, no ties and a job that constantly changes.  All that changes, when he learns his step-father is ill. Now he’s the temporary police chief of Serendipity and dealing with a cold case that touches close to home. If that wasn’t bad enough, he can’t get the one night stand he had with Cara Hartley out of his mind. Cara knew going in that Mike was a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy but still having Mike as her new boss is driving her crazy. As the past comes back to haunt Mike and Cara, can Mike let go of the demons that drive him to keep moving and grab Cara and life in Serendipity with both hands?

I adore Serendipity! And Perfect Fit is a wonderful addition to the series. Mike and Cara’s chemistry steamed up the pages while the mystery of the past kept me turning pages in anticipation of what would come next. Kudos to Carly Phillips for another welcome addition to the world of Serendipity!!

 

 

DESTINY by Carly Phillips

DESTINY by Carly Phillips

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DESTINY by Carly PhillipsDestiny by Carly Phillips
Series: Serendipity #2
Published by Penguin on 2012-01-03
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 304
Reviewed by Melissa

Nash can't help but admire Kelly Moss's confidence and beauty. But he's forced to keep his distance because getting involved with Kelly could destroy his relationship with his newly discovered teenage half-sister, Tess. And Kelly has other reasons for keeping her distance-like the secret she knows Nash will never forgive...

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Both Nash Barron and Kelly Moss are cynical when it comes to love. Experience has taught each of them to guard their heart. Kelly’s mother had a long ago affair with Nash’s father, an affair that resulted in Kelly’s now 13 year old sister Tess. With Tess running with the wrong crowd and getting into trouble, Kelly had no choice but to come to Nash and his brothers for help with her. A situation which puts Nash and Kelly in constant contact with each other and before long they act on the attraction between them. Neither wants to fall in love but that doesn’t stop it from happening. With Nash’s stubborn refusal to give into the emotion between them and the secret that Kelly is keeping, can they find a happily ever after together?

Destiny Rocks!! I have to admit, I so loved the first book in this series, Serendipity, that I was almost afraid to read this story. Would it be as good? Would I be disappointed? I am happy to say that from the first book to the second story, Carly Phillips knocks it out of the park. She doesn’t forget the beloved characters from the first story, making them wonderful secondary characters, while still giving Nash and Kelly plenty of attention and cleverly setting up the next book in the series, leaving me marking days on the calendar for more. Readers can’t go wrong picking up this story and will quickly find themselves enthralled!

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