Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 3, 2016
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
She was off limits, But he couldn't resist.
There are just some guys you don't touch--even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her brother's best friend is up for grabs and willing, she can't resist. After all, she's wanted him for years...
On leave from the army, Tyler Dare is just looking for a little fun, but his best friend's sister is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible.
Now, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It's his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he's never forgotten that he's coming after her . . . in more ways than one.
Dare to Take is the sixth book in the Dare to Love series by Carly Phillips. Each of the books can be read as standalones. I have not read any of the previous books in the series, and while I was not lost at all with the story, I do wish that I had read the books in order so I could have gotten to know the characters from the previous 5 stories a little better, as some of them did pop up in this book. Overall, however, Dare to Take was a solid romance. I enjoyed it. I also have to say that I love the new covers that the series got. I love it when books have a cohesive feel and the styling on all of the covers remained the same and only the colors changed. It is a really great look.
Dare to Take is the story of Tyler and Ella. Ella is Avery’s best friend. The premise of Dare to Take is a new one for me. (I’m not sure if it is original or not, because I feel like it had to have been done before, but I have not read a book quite like it yet.) Ella is mugged while on a foreign island and her passport and all of her money is taken, trapping her there. To make matters worse, a storm is coming in and it is a bad one. Tyler is sent to the island to get Ella and bring her back home.
Tyler and Ella have a history together. Ella has always had a crush on Tyler, and one night in the past they ruined, or I should say he ruined, their friendship. I was a little confused on the timeline of these events from the summary, so let me clear it up. The book takes place in the present time, which is months after their one night stand. They have not spoken to each other since. From the summary, I thought all of these things were happening at the same time, for some reason.
Dare to Take is a good read. I liked it a lot, but I wouldn’t step it up to love. The characters were good and the romance was good. I wish it was a bit longer to flesh some of the details out. However, it was a quick read with a nice happily ever after. Readers looking for a quick, instant gratification type romance will enjoy Dare to Take.
Dare to Love Series