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Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Buy the eBook Price: Available in Russia Shop from Russia to buy this item. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Ratings and Reviews 10 star ratings 10 reviews. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Dare to Seduce by Carly Phillips is one of my favorites. This is one hot book and sweet also. There is so much love between Max and Lucy. Carly knows how to write amazing books with a great storyline and hot sex. I would highly recommend this sizzling book.
I can't wait to read the next one. I was given an ARC by publisher of this great book, for my honest review. This is the 8th book in the Dare To Love series. This book can be read as a standalone. The reading of the books, in order, adds to the enjoyment and understanding of the series. Max Savage and Lucy Dare have known each other for years. Lucy does not want a fling, but that has not stopped her from lusting after him. Her feelings have been put on hold, since she does not want to be with someone who could hurt her again. Max has been in love with Lucy as long as he can remember.
He has avoided chasing after her, since he is good friends with her brothers. He does not want to risk all that he has with the Dare family. When they give him the green light to go after her, he decides that winner takes all. They are so good together, even though they both have secrets from the past that are needing to be communicated.
The banter is good, the sexy times are hot, and the story is just a genuine good love story! This is a definite keeper for my shelf!! Carly phillips does it again. I've loved all the Dare books and can't wait for the next one. Great stories with strong characters overcoming personal battles to find their true love who could ask for more … Show more Show less. Carly wrote another awesome book. I love the Dare family and can't get enough of this family. Both the New York ones and the Florida ones. Looking forward to book nine. I adore the Dare to Love series by Carly Phillips.
Seriously don't want to do anything but read from the moment the book hits my kindle until I finish the last page every single time. Dare to Seduce was no different. I've wanted Lucy Dare to get her story since we first met her in Dare to Surrender. She was so feisty and fun-loving, I couldn't wait to read her story.
Imagine my surprise when we see Lucy again in Dare to Seduce and she was almost subdued rather than the vivacious person in the earlier books. And when he got married a few years ago, she could't stand to watch it anymore and moved to the west-coast. But then his wife died four years ago and now he's back to casual one-nighters. Lucy only dates guys that can never hurt her - guys she won't ever fall in love with.
But now, suddenly, at her brother's engagement party in NY, Max is starting to flirt with her - flirtin Lucy has always been in Love with Max - her brothers' best friend. But now, suddenly, at her brother's engagement party in NY, Max is starting to flirt with her - flirting and kissing. And she brought a date to the party, too!!! Max has always been in love with Lucy, but his fear of being disappointed or left by people he loves has always stopped him from being with her.
That, and her being the little sister of his best friends. But now even they seem to see how he looks at her and she at him. With their blessing, he finally decides to make his move! But of course Lucy thinks it's just fun for him, nothing serious Time to prove her wrong This was a really cute and sexy romance. It was so adorable to see those two trying to forget all about the past, and their fears and finally be together But now they dare!
And it's verrrry sexy! We go back to the island of Eden, to celebrate Lucy brother's wedding - and lots of sexy island things happen - but back home in NY, Lucy is trying to stay away from Max. Easier said than done, since she'll be working for him! Go and get your own dose of Max Savage!!!!
Oct 03, Kristina rated it did not like it. All is conveniently glossed over again like in the other one. Of course the idiot accepts all his bullshit. She's just another doormat. Nothing more noteworthy to mention about her. Not a chance in hell I'd ever forgive All is conveniently glossed over again like in the other one. Not a chance in hell I'd ever forgive a guy for all that. Well at least I gave this author a shot but I'm done with this nauseous series of manslut losers and doormats now. Max is a delicious specimen of a book boyfriend, cooked up to feed your need for an alpha man.
A simple, quick and easy read, Phillips gives you a fun story you can get lost in.
Max may own a restaurant, but Lucy has owned his heart ever since they were kids. He forces her hand when he offers her the career chance of a lifetime to design one of his restaurants…of course, he also plans to seduce Lucy with ever chance he can get. There are sweet and cute moments in this book and it absolutely gives you what you want: And yet, it seemed to work on him, so go Max. Is the story super memorable?
But even still, I enjoyed the heat, fire and build of the relationship and found myself smiling as it all came together in a perfectly packaged HEA. Now, Lucy, not so much since she just kept rubbing me the wrong way. As for Max, well he had me at Hello. Max sat back and ignored his feelings for Lucy for a long time. He fought the attraction then had to fight the guilt of a true mistake.
But, Max being who he is, took the slow and steady route until her eyes were finally opened to what she was missing out on. Carly Phillips has a way with words and bringing out the best and worst in each of her characters. Lucy just kept depressing me though … she had her good and bad moments and I hated the way she was thinking. Max was strong but vulnerable and I love that she brought out that side of him in the story. The one thing that disappointed me was Max alluded to how much he was into BDSM before Lucy and how it got him through his rough times but there was just some light bondage in the story.
It would have been interesting to see him break her barriers with a night at Paradis but, she finally brought them down in another way that ended them with an HEA. Review copy provided for an honest review. Nov 02, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am a sucker for a forbidden Brother's Best Friend love story. Now as with any interconnected standalone series, like this one, Each book can be read by itself, but to get the true feeling of the characters it is recommended to read the books in order.
Now don't worry if you don't because this is the first book in this series I have read and I wasn't lost or felt like I was missing anything. Carly does a wonderful job keeping the reader informed about past couples or characters. I will admit however, that after reading this book I am definitely going back to read all the other books in this series.
I fell in love with Carly's writing style and creative stories and lovable characters. Plus she knows how to write one steamy love story ; One thing I truly enjoyed about this book was that we get to the heart of the story right away. Carly doesn't add in extra details to the story. I find that refreshing: This was also a fairly quick read written in dual POV. Also this book wasn't overloaded with outside drama. Any drama that was written into the story was caused by the fears or insecurities of the heroine.
But what I loved the most was how Max stuck by Lucy no matter what. He wouldn't allow her to run away because of her fears. He helped her work through things. Truthfully they helped each other overcome past fears and pains. This is definitely a friends to lovers story, but in the end it is also kind of like a second chance love story.
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Lucy and Max have known each other since they were kids. Lucy of course has been in love with Max since then, but Max's feelings didn't truly grow until Lucy was older and returned home from College. Scared her brother's wouldn't approve Max fought his feelings. Some seriously tragic things happen, which intern keep Lucy and Max apart for years.
Now Lucy is back for her brother Decklan's engagement party and Max isn't letting her slip through his fingers again. You'll need to read this book to find out. I would definitely recommend this book. If you are looking for a quick, sweet and sexy friend's to lovers story, then you don't want to pass this one up. I know after reading this book, I look forward to reading the other's in this series. Carly Phillips has definitely found herself a new fan: Book Bitches Blog Facebook Twitter Nov 10, Heather andrews rated it it was amazing.
He barely managed to stifle a groan. Nov 05, Krista rated it liked it Shelves: Lucy Dare has spent years trying to keep herself comfortably separate from those around her - her brothers, her cousins, her boyfriends. Max Savage is the one who won't allow her to be that way around him. Max is the Dares' best friend and has been since they were kids. He has had a huge crush on Lucy since he knew what boys and girls do together, and, for fear of messing up his friendship with the brothers, never acted upon it.
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He even married someone he liked less just to try and get Lucy out Lucy Dare has spent years trying to keep herself comfortably separate from those around her - her brothers, her cousins, her boyfriends. He even married someone he liked less just to try and get Lucy out of his system, and even that didn't work.
But, now Max has Lucy's brothers' blessing, so he's going for it. And when Max sets his sights on something, he gets it, no matter what. Max definitely was determined, too. Sometimes I wasn't sure why he tried so hard, because Lucy really was hard to break down. Man - that woman was difficult to love. After losing her parents, she has decided that the best way to never experience that kind of hurt ever again is to never love someone that much again. So, she pulled away from her brothers and their new families and tried to be content living on the outside looking in.
I had a hard time relating to that. I would think that losing your parents would make you treasure the family you have left even more, instead of the opposite. Max is determined to finally get the woman of his dreams, so he keeps pressing on Lucy to open up and to be open to loving again. To her credit, Lucy tries hard. But, it's not something you either do or don't do. So, it's not as easy as either she or Max would like. There are lots of ups and downs as Lucy tries to find her way back to how she was before her parents died.
I loved his strength and determination. I loved his friendship with Lucy's brothers.
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And I loved how he was patient with her. I had a bit harder time warming up to Lucy and relating to her situation, but there was never any denying that she and Max were perfect for one another. Nov 10, Liza rated it it was amazing. This series continues to be amazing!!! I adore the Dare to Love series by Carly Phillips.
Seriously don't want to do anything but read from the moment the book hits my kindle until I finish the last page every single time. Dare to Seduce was no different. I've wanted Lucy Dare to get her story since we first met her in Dare to Surrender. She was so feisty and fun-loving, I couldn't wait to read her story. Imagine my surprise when we see Lucy again in Dare to Seduce and she was almost subdued rath This series continues to be amazing!!! Imagine my surprise when we see Lucy again in Dare to Seduce and she was almost subdued rather than the vivacious person in the earlier books.
I totally got Lucy and loved watching her turn back into the real Lucy Dare once she was back in New York and Max was back in her life. I absolutely loved Max Savage from the moment we met him as well. I knew he was attracted to Lucy and totally understood his hesitancy based upon her brothers, not only being his best friends, but their protective nature when it came to Lucy. Max and Lucy have amazing chemistry and it only grew hotter as they spent more time together. I loved that Max totally understood Lucy's fear of losing people and got that was the reason she kept her distance from her family and picked men she couldn't love in the past.
As Max had a few abandonment issues himself from childhood, he not only understood Lucy, but had experienced those same feelings. I loved that Max was willing to be patient and respectful with Lucy's issues, while still showing her how much he loved her. Add in the absolutely smoking hot sex between them, and Max and Lucy are one of my favorite couples in the series.
Dare to Seduce is another winner in the Dare to Love series. While it can totally be read as a stand-alone story, I think readers will understand more of the family dynamics by reading Dare to Surrender and Dare to Submit first. Nov 11, Isha Coleman rated it really liked it Shelves: There are two things that I always expect from a Carly Phillips novel. A good story and a HOT read. The fact that it was a Dare story put my mind at ease. Her Dare family consists of stories that are not only sexy reads but have substance behind the characters and their wicked sex appeal.
I liked Lucy and Max together. Lucy was a temptation that festered in Max's soul.
Lucy was by no means a wide-eyed innocent but I think every There are two things that I always expect from a Carly Phillips novel. Lucy was by no means a wide-eyed innocent but I think everyone underestimated her as a person. She was more than sweet helpless Lucy and I believe that is what she liked about Max. He was controlling and forced her out of her comfort zone. With Dare to Seduce Carly Phillips pushed boundaries but she did it to give a better understanding of her characters and that is what I found riveting.
I loved the push and pull. I loved that they were so much alike that it was hard to see for Lucy. I felt the ending was rushed just a bit but otherwise, it was definitely hot. Nov 16, Tracey rated it it was amazing. In the early days, Lucy was Max's best friends' little sister, tagging along wherever they went. As they got older, their feelings for each other grew to be much more than friends, but the emotional scars they each kept buried drove them further apart.
Now, though, Max is read "Max, I don't think this is a good idea. Now, though, Max is ready to prove to Lucy that where they belong is together, and he's not about to take 'No' for an answer. Whether about the Dare siblings, or their New York cousins, the stories are full of love, family, and romance. Max, an alpha through and through, has been in love with Lucy for as long as he can remember.
But fear of forming too close an attachment had him distancing himself and marrying a woman that he could never give himself to fully. For Lucy, Max has always been the one. She had always hoped that, when the time was right, they could finally be together. When Max married another woman, Lucy was heartbroken, and moved to the other side of the country, unable to deal with yet another loss in her life. Drawn back by a desire to be part of her brothers' lives, she's fighting the attraction to Max that is stronger than ever. Emotionally and erotically charged, this read is not only the culmination of a lifelong love story, but also the journey of two people to find their true places in the world, and with each other.
And, as with the rest of the series, there are Dares everywhere, which makes it feel like visiting old friends. I really love that Carly is including the whole Dare family, as well as a few others, in this series, because seeing everyone get their story helps bring everything full circle.
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I could not have enjoyed it more, and look forward to seeing what Carly has in store for us next. Nov 17, Emily McGee rated it it was amazing Shelves: You know those books that you wait for, and wait for, and you're so psyched to get it, you cuddle up with your favorite blanket and dive in and it just blows your ever loving mind? This is that book. Dare to Seduce dives into Lucy and Max's story. The unrequited, yet miraculously requited, just avoided due to tortuous pasts love story was exactly what I wanted. I am a sucker for the brother's best friend book, but Dare to Seduce delivered a whole new dimensi You know those books that you wait for, and wait for, and you're so psyched to get it, you cuddle up with your favorite blanket and dive in and it just blows your ever loving mind?
I am a sucker for the brother's best friend book, but Dare to Seduce delivered a whole new dimension to it. A whole new layer of angst, and warm fuzzies that I reveled in. Let it be known that while I may have raved about the previous Dare to Love books this ones holds my heart within its grasps so tightly I don't think I'll get over it anytime soon.
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Phllips yet again let's her strength for welled-up passion, and knife-twisting emotions soar in this book. Max and Lucy were hotter than hot, and each had such a story and baggage to overcome it took a lot of leaping and bounding as far as their character growth went. These two were in for a tough fight and fought as hard and deep as possible. The end result was nothing short of fascinating to watch.
I literally felt like I was watching two close friends fall into a love that had been there for years and embrace it wholeheartedly. What I hate and love about this series is the realness of it. I sincerely have a place in my heart for these characters and would love to see more from each of them.
And while I do speak of the series as a whole each book is standalone. Though, why you wouldn't read all of them is far above my understanding. Dare to Seduce is a solid and above 5 star book for me. It gave me every satisfaction I was hoping for from the glimpses of Lucy and Max. If you're looking for an intense, yet fun-loving and steaming, burning hot read, you just found your next willing participant! Nov 02, Rustys rated it really liked it.
Max Savage and Lucy Dare family friends since childhood with each harboring a secret. Dare has crushed on Max for what seems like forever only he never showed any interest other than friends. When he married it nearly destroyed her. She has the power to make me squirm, grin like Max Savage and Lucy Dare family friends since childhood with each harboring a secret.
She has the power to make me squirm, grin like a Cheshire cat and curl my toes with sizzling scenes. Max is alpha male, sex on a stick and funny. That makes for one tantalizing combination. Dare is cautious, leading a guarded life. After the death of her parents she closed herself off from those she loved, a safeguard from future pain.
He barged into her life like a raging bull arousing her sexual desire. Strong, fearless and commanding just how I like my men. I loved being along for the ride as he comes up with the perfect plan to win the heart and body of his soul mate, Dare. This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool. Max has been in love with his best friend's little sister, Lucy, forever, but he never thought he had a chance with her. He moved on by getting married, but his wife died. This story begins with Max deciding he's ready to take his shot with Lucy--even though she has a boyfriend. It's a predictable story, but it's steamy and a great read.
I really like this series a lot, and while this one isn't my favorite in the series, I liked it: I love the sense of family, and if you like Jill Shalvis and Bella Andre, you're going to love this. Max and Lucy have chemistry and history, and you know how I feel about stories involving for the brother's best friend. I love that he calls her Princess and that he's not willing to give up without letting Lucy know exactly how he feels. You can be sure that every book in this series is hot, and this one is no different. Like I said, I love this series, but this book felt rushed to me.
They have great banter and history, and this can definitely be read as a standalone, but I would have liked more to them. The ending was rushed, but I did love their relationship and I was rooting for them to be together. I'm glad there are going to be more books in this series. I loved the relationship that Max had with Lucy's brothers too.
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