Review: Dare to Surrender

DaretoSurrender_375-200x300 Dare to Surrender by Carly Phillips

3 out of 5 Licks

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Dare to Love Series # 3

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?


Book 3 in the Dare to Love series starts with an arrest rather than a bang.  When Gabe happens to show up at the station and sees Isabelle he sees an opportunity to have what he’s been wanting and he’s going to take it.  This one is classified as an NA and it’s in first person.  I’m not necessarily the biggest fan of NA so that plays into my feelings for this book.  I’m not a big fan of self-created drama and NA just seems to be full of it.  I liked the Eden aspect of this one.  I haven’t read many of the books in the Eden series yet but the island definitely sounds like an awesome place to visit.  I like a strong heroine and Isabelle starts off pretty weak.  She does get her backbone though and winds up walking out on Gabe so she can find it.  Rich, dominant men have become a bit of a staple in books lately.  Gabe is pretty typical and fits into all the stereotypes.  The addition of Eden is what added enough whimsy to keep this one from being a run of the mill dominating romance.  I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. 

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  1. Nicely said.

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