Dare to Hold by Carly Phillips is the latest story in the Dare family saga. Scott Dare met Meg Thompson in a hospital room, but there was an immediate attraction between them. Scott knew Meg was pregnant by her ex, but he went for it anyways. Meg had a history of picking the wrong men, so when she found out she was pregnant she was determined to do it on her own. Both Meg and Scott were strong willed people, but neither personality overwhelmed the other. I loved them as a couple and think that Carly couldn't have written two more perfect for each other characters. One of my favorite lines was when Riley (from Dare to Love) said that her husband was Scott times fifty on steroids and later adjusted that statement down to twenty five. I found myself smiling throughout the story and falling in love with Scott myself. My only complaint was Scott supposedly pulled away from Meg, but I didn't really feel that as a reader. In some ways it was good because I didn't want him to, but in others I didn't feel it was as strongly written as it could have been. Regardless of that one tiny complaint, I absolutely loved this book and give it 5 stars. Can't wait for more in the Dare series, and the teaser about Avery's story just made me want Dare to Rock even more. I recommend this book to all contemporary romance readers. (Note: I was given a complementary copy by the author in exchange for an honest review)
Some women always get it right. Kindergarten teacher, Meg Thompson, on the other hand, consistently makes the wrong decisions — and she is currently single, pregnant and alone. Meg is determined to make changes in her life, to be a better mother than her own had been. No revolving door of men. No man, period. Just a single-minded focus on her baby. Her resolution would be easier to keep if not for hot cop, Scott Dare. He insinuates himself in her life, making Meg want to believe in happily ever after, even if history has taught her to know better.
When Scott Dare hears Meg’s friends are determined she have a night of hot sex, before her life changes forever, he decides that man must be him. Their one night is mind blowing and life altering. And Scott, a man already burned by his ex-wife, finds himself all in anyway. While protecting Meg from her violent ex and becoming part of her increasingly complicated life, he’s falling hard and he can’t seem to find distance. Not when their bodies respond to each other with such heated intensity and he’s drawn to her unique combination of strength and vulnerability.
But Meg’s future is one Scott has accepted he’ll never have, even if his growing feelings say otherwise …
(love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)
Dare to Love Series Reading Order
Book 1: Dare to Love (Ian & Riley)
Book 2: Dare to Desire (Alex & Madison)
Book 3: Dare to Surrender (Gabe & Isabelle)
Book 4: Dare to Submit (Decklan & Amanda)
Book 5: Dare to Touch (Olivia & Dylan)
Book 6: Dare to Hold (Scott & Meg) coming in 2015
Book 7: Dare to Rock (Avery & Grey) coming in 2015
*each book can stand alone for your reading enjoyment