Thursday, May 19, 2016

Review: Dare to Take

Dare to Take (Dare to Love #6)
by Carly Phillips

Published: May 3th, 2016
*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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.


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Ok to start this off we'll begin with a technical note, a) because of our blog name and b) because I was confused at first when I started reading hehe
So from the blurb you understand that Tyler has a best friend and said best friend has a sister he likes... In the book though Ella has a friend and is that friend who has a brother... So nothing big just something that caught my eye while reading, I undestand that most of you are no so OCD.

Moving on to the good stuff now!
Dare to Take is the 6th book in the Dare series, but you can read it as a stand alone, as I did. You get to see the rest of the family and the author makes sure to include enough information in each of their stories to give the background characters life without overwelming the reader with other stories arcs.

I loved that Ella and Tyler had history, that they knew each other in a way and yet they were practically strangers. They had a lot of chemestry so it was easy to see how the rest of the family were expecting this relationship.

What I enjoyed the most though, was that the book wasn't just a love story. While Ella is in a tropical island she gets mugged and stranded due to a huracan, and Tyler comes to her rescue. Once back on main land things are still a little weird, someone is chasing Ella and thankgoodness pushing her to Tyler. So the mistery, while a little easy to guess, was a nice twist to the cliché. 

Tyler is really trying to make amends for what happened years ago but Elle won't make it easy on him. These two bicker like and old couple and go at each other like teenegers.

Dare to Take in the kind of read you want on a busy week to keep your mind off and enjoy a good book. 

ABOUT  CARLY PHILIPS

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. 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.




Sunday, May 8, 2016

REVIEW: THE WEDDING PACT

Carrigan O'Malley has fallen in love with family enemy #1, James Halloran and he has absolutely no intention of letting her get away.  THE WEDDING PACT is the second book in a smoking-hot series about the O'Malleys—wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets from New York Times Bestseller Katee Robert and Forever Romance.

THE WEDDING PACT (The O'Malley Series #2)
by Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing- Forever

Carrigan O'Malley has always known her arranged marriage would be more about power and prestige than passion. But after one taste of the hard-bodied, whiskey-voiced James Halloran, she's ruined for anyone else. Too bad James and his family are enemy number 1.


Hallorans vs. O'Malleys—that's how it's always been. James should be thinking more about how to expand his family's empire instead of how silky Carrigan's skin is against his and how he can next get her into his bed. Those are dangerous thoughts. But not nearly as dangerous as he'll be if he can't get what he wants: Carrigan by his side for the rest of their lives.



Oh wow, this book had me at the edge of my seat all the time! Katee Robert wrote such a wonderful, thrilling and compelling story I couldn't get away. 

Carrigan has manage to live her life pleasing her father but away from marriage. She always knew the time would come and that the choice wouldn't be hers but when that day finally comes she's no ready. She loves her wild nights out whereshe can be herself and not an instrument in her family's game of power. 

James has never wanted to be in power. Actually, he always wanted to get away and become as diferent from his family as he could, but wishing is useless now that he's the new head of the Hallorans. 

The Wedding Pact is like an action movie of Romeo and Juliet. Three families compete for power in the streets of Boston. Each with a territory and all wanting more. All walking slowly and carefully with a war and a pace agreement that won't hold much longer. The Hallorans and the O'Malleys hate eachother the most. And considering James kidnapped Carrigan a few months before they don't like each other very much but their atraction is undeniable. 

I loved how they relationship evolved with time. They met by chance and then it was just about doing something that was forbidden. The risk and excitment. But they see themselves inn the other.
Carrigan and James are trapped in their realities, both prisoners of their families past and wishing they could be something more than criminals.

They fight and scream. Constantly torn between their hearts and whats right by their family code. How much are they willing to risk to get their own happiness?

The Wedding Pact is a roller coaster of emotions. These characters are so much more than what you see in the first page. Katee Robert managed to make the reader feel as conflicted as the characters by portraing their feelings in such a realistic way.

You can't miss this book and the rest of the series to see what happens in Boston and how this families adquire their power.

Meet the O’Malley family in book one of the O’Malley series, The Marriage Contract:
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About Katee Robert

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.