There is so much to like about the Dare to Love series by the talented Carly Phillips. From well-developed characters to plenty of emotional circumstances, every scene drew me into the complex lives of the Dare family. These close-knit relatives had to live through a huge traumatic incident in the past, and none were more affected than Tyler. What transpired with his dad still greatly influences his decisions to this day, and when he once again comes in contact with a woman who also had an impact on his life, then things become even more challenging. I experienced a vast assortment of emotions while reading about Tyler and Ella, as Carly Phillips causes the reader to feel a deep connection to her romantic couple. Honest reactions and fiery passion make DARE TO TAKE compellingly enjoyable.
As the assistant to a fashion designer, Ella Shaw often gets everything ready for any photo shoots. The latest location is St. Lucia, and she has enjoyed her time in the tropics. But an approaching hurricane has caused flights to be cancelled, and now she is stuck until the storm is gone. When her situation turns even more alarming and her best friend, Avery Dare hears about what just happened, the man whom Ella never wanted to be around again comes to her rescue. It has been years since the fateful night when she and Tyler Dare were intimate, and although she might have long desired him, the evening did not end well for either of them.
When Tyler had been home for Christmas nine years ago, he knew giving in to the yearning for his sister’s friend was wrong. But Ella made it extremely difficult to deny her. Though they have avoided each other since then, Tyler feels he must help her out, and his reasons are not only to make his sister happy. Guilt may have been what motivated him at first, but soon regaining her trust is also very important.
With DARE TO TAKE being the final installment of the Dare to Love series, I am truly sad. However, the way in which Carly Phillips wrapped up many developments that recently arose in the lives of this likable family left me with a big smile. Though the books can be read out of order because of enlightening details, it would be best if this one was last since several events are brought to a close. Tyler and Ella have been featured throughout the series, and I kept hoping they would eventually get together. DARE TO TAKE is an emotional ride packed with joy, heartache, sexual fulfillment and self-discovery.
The relationship of Tyler and Ella is very complicated. While they may have been acquainted for many years, one event changed how they saw each other from then on. Now that they are older and are once again together, both have lots of concerns to work through. Family issues play a big part in what they have to overcome, and Ms. Phillips makes their problems realistic plus very moving at times. I felt for this couple and what they endured when younger, and I eagerly kept reading to see what they would choose to do as adults. Since their craving for one another has only become more consuming, sex between Tyler and Ella is often off-the-charts steamy. Carly Phillips definitely knows how to turn up the heat to scorching. A new series is coming with a connected character, and I cannot wait.
Received copy from publicist
Series: Dare to Love – Book 6
Publisher: CP Publishing
Releases: May 3, 2016
Author website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Rating: 4 Stars