Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway - DARE TO SUBMIT by Carly Phillips

(Dare To Love #4)
by Carly Phillips
Released: September 8th, 2014  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS


Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. 

Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. 

They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?

(Dare to Love #4)
by Carly Phillips
ARC Review
Release: September 8, 2013, CP Publishing

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️


Damn if that doesn't make want to join a club somewhere!!! If only so I could bump into a Decklan of my own, who could appreciate my 'voluptuous curves' like he does Amanda's.... Moral booster, right here!!

Carly has been cranking the heat in the Dare to Love Series, teasing with forays into dominance and submission. Well, with Decklan and Amanda, she goes full out! Not only on the D/s, but on the heat as well. It's a virtual sauna in these pages! An old dog (pardon the pun, Carly) CAN learn new tricks.....

Decklan and Amanda each have their own reasons for avoiding relationships, and both have looked to BDSM as a method to do so. The structured set up of a dominant and submissive connection is exactly what allows them to keep the necessary emotional distance.... Or so they think. Problem is, it works, as long as you are not with the right person. The moment the right person is in the same room, they don't even have to touch you, that structure you thought would keep you safe, is nul and void. As both our heroes come to find out. 

Decklan recognizes quickly enough that he is fighting a losing battle and lets his tight control slide. Amanda however, is unable to do so, no matter how much she would love to. Her obstacle is not her own and it is not just she who bears the consequences when she opens up.

This was a fast read for me, or maybe just so engrossing that I flew through it. I really enjoyed it. I enjoy all Carly's books, but I could identify with Amanda in more than one way; with her insecurities but also with her sense of responsibility and loyalty, to her own detriment. 

✨Positively scrumptious!! And the book is excellent too..... ;)✨

**Copy provided in return for an honest review**

At work and in his personal life, Decklan laid out the facts and the truth. He didn’t tolerate B.S. or lies.  With this woman, who eyed him with an intense amount of distrust coupled with a healthy dose of desire, at least when she thought he wasn’t looking, he intended to do the same.
They sat together at the bar. He ordered two club sodas and let her drink in silence, waiting until she was definitely over whatever had happened with Mike. She was.  The tense quiet between them now had everything to do with them. She didn’t trust him and his gut said the reasons went deep.
When she put down her drink and met his gaze, he decided it was time.  
“I’m Decklan Dare.”  He held out his hand.
“Amanda Collins.”  She accepted the gesture, placing her smaller palm against his.
He immediately slid a thumb over the pulse point in her wrist, pleased with the rapid beat that told him she wasn’t immune. Just wary.
Wary he could deal with. Now that he was here, he was in for the night.
She attempted to tug her hand back but he held on tight, keeping his thumb pressed against her skin. It was his human lie detector and with this one, he felt sure he’d need it.
“Thank you again for stepping in. Mike was an ass.”  She bit down on her plump lower lip.
Fuck, he’d like to do the same. He merely nodded in agreement. “I’ve seen Mike in action before.  At least he’s gone for good now.” He smiled. “So tell me, Amanda, what were you looking for – before your night was so rudely interrupted?”
A rapid increase in her pulse beat in her wristHe did his best not to grin wider. In the wake of her silence, he decided to cut her some slack. “How about I tell you what I’m looking for instead?”
“I’m listening.” She blinked at him, brown eyes wide.
He rested their joined hands on the bar. “I’ll start with what I don’t want. No protocol. No games Just hot sweaty sex,” he told her, his cock tenting his dark jeans at the notion of sliding into her tight, wet sheath.  
Her eyes darkened with hunger at his honest words.  Beneath his thumb, her pulse was racing with the same desire beating inside him. Good, he thought, he’d read her correctlyEarlier, he hadn’t seen a woman looking to submit, he’d seen a female in need.  
And their needs were obviously in sync.  “I want you, Amanda.  I want to get you out of here and indulge in what I’ve jerked off to since laying eyes on you months ago.   I want my fingers on that gorgeous ass, my cock, burying itself inside you –“
“You had me at I want you,” she said.  “There was no need to ruin a good thing with lies.”  She rose to her feet, ready to bolt.
“I don’t like being insulted,” he warned, stopping her with his words and stern tone.  He narrowed his gaze.  “You said you don’t know me, so how can you think I’m lying? “ He tightened his grip on her hand.  
“If you wanted me that much, you would have approached me months ago and as for my ass, it’s too large and –“
“Enough.”  He changed his mind.   Submission was definitely on tonight’s agenda.  “Are you with me tonight?” he asked her.
She swallowed hard, the delicate lines of her throat moved up and down as she pondered the question.  Slowly she nodded.  
He swiveled in his chair and pointed to his lap.  “Then lay down.  That’s ten for calling me a liar.  Your ass is spectacular.  Lush, round and made for my hand.”  He patted his lap again.  
No way could she miss the outline of his cock pressing hard and insistent against his pants.
“I don’t … we didn’t negotiate.”
“True.”  He nodded, annoyed that she got inside his head so badly he forgot the important things.   “Is spanking a hard limit?”
“No,” she whispered, her eyes dilating at the thought.
“No what?” he asked.  “Protocol isn’t what I’m looking for.”  He didn’t want to be called Sir or Master.  He did want his name on her perfect lips.  Eventually he’d get them on his cock.
“No, Decklan,” she said, her voice still soft.
“Exhibition?” he asked.
She glanced nervously around the room.  Most people seemed involved in their own play.  Max watched from across the bar.  
Decklan didn’t give a shit.  
“It has been.  In the past.”
He heard a but in there and raised an eyebrow.  
“But I’m willing to try.  With you.”  
Her breath hitched and satisfaction soared through him. “Are you wearing underwear?”
A tiny shake of her head. Blood rushed out of his, all of it headed south.  
“Then lift that skirt and lay down or say Red and we can both head home. Separately.”  Everything inside him stilled as he waited.  The choice was hers.  The power hers.  If she walked away, he might not survive it.  Another reason he hadn’t approached before now.
Eyes wide, her gaze never leaving his, she faced him.  Her cheeks flushed a sexy shade of pink.  And ever so slowly, she raised her skirt, walked the few steps closer, and thank God, lowered herself over his lap.  She shifted, getting comfortable, wriggling against his rock hard erection, and he groaned aloud.
He glanced down and faced every fantasy he had and then some. Her ass was round and pale, two beautiful globes waiting for his hand. He’d trained at this club, enjoyed it for a time, but had been tempted to leave it for awhile now.
But her?
He was nowhere near ready to walk away.  He smoothed his hand over one cheek, then the other, her skin butter soft and beckoning. She stiffened at first, but as he caressed her with one hand, she relaxed beneath his touch and his cock perked up at her easy submission.
“Do you know why you’re in this position?” he asked, squeezing her cheek to make sure she was paying attention.
“I said that you lied.”  
He had to lean closer to hear her.“Your ass is gorgeous,” he said, emphasizing his words with his first smack.  
“Ouch!” She wriggled beneath him.
“Quiet.” He followed the first with two more, one on the other cheek, the third closer to her thigh.  The sound and the crack of his hand blended together for him, giving him a rush he hadn’t experienced in awhile. “I know you don’t know me, but you will. I don’t lie,” he told her, connecting with her flesh. FourHer ass pinkened beautifully, his marks glowing on her skin.
She no longer made a sound, but her hands clasped his calves through the denim of his jeans and a moan echoed up towards him. “Your sweet ass is the first thing I noticed about you.” Five. His hand stung and he came down on her once more. This time she arched into his hand and satisfaction filled him. Six was slightly harder, and he finished up with seven, eight, nine and ten.
Small whimpers escaped her lips, reaching his ears. This was what he hadn’t seen in her before. The total surrender to her feelings. His gut told him there’d be tears in those eyes, not as much from the pain because he’d gone easy, but from her giving in. She’d earned the release she needed and he was all too happy to give it to her, despite the fact that he knew once he slid his fingers into her wet heat, he wouldn’t be walking away any time soon.

The Dare To Love series by Carly Phillips:
New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family... siblings shaped by a father's secrets and betrayal.

Dare To Love (Dare To Love #1):  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS

Dare To Love:
When it comes to family, Ian Dare gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. Until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him dealing his half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget. 

Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men – until charismatic Ian Dare turns a simple kiss into an all out assault on hersenses and she discovers she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything. 

Dare To Desire (Dare To Love #2):  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS

Dare To Desire: 
Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests.

This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love? 

Dare To Surrender (Dare To Love #3)  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS
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Dare To Surrender:
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 erotic demands without losing her sense of self once more?

Dare Family Tree: 

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.


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