Just when I think there is no way Carly Phillips' can write a better book than the one before, I am proven wrong again. Dare to Touch is about Olivia Dare and Dylan Rhodes. Olivia is a strong, hardworking member of the Miami Thunder's Execute Team. She puts all her passion into her work. Unfortunately for Dylan, who is the team's Travel Director, he would like some of that passion to come his way. Dylan finally decides to take matters into his own hands at Olivia's birthday party. He pulls her into the hallway, gives her one of the best kisses she has ever had, gives her her present and walks away. Dylan knows he wants a relationship with Olivia but he can tell that she tends to shy away from relationships. He is determined to break through her guarded walls and get through to her. Olivia's back story just broke my heart. On more than one occasion I found myself tearing up. Dylan's childhood was different, yet the same. How these two wounded hearts could find each other just made their relationship stronger. I loved their journey to their happy ending. It was sweet, sexy and emotional. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Olivia's sister Avery and cannot wait for her story. She seems like a hoot!
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Dare to Touch by Carly Phillips had me rooting for Olivia and Dylan and their happily ever after from the outset. Dylan Rhodes has had his eye on co-worker Olivia Dare for some time, however she was reticent to give into the fact she wanted nothing more than to spend time with her sexy co-worker and get to know him better. Finally Dylan decides he is taking the necessary steps to go after what he wants -- and that would be a relationship with Olivia. As Olivia and Dylan begin to spend time together, they slowly reveal their pasts, both which include abandonment issues brought on by an absent parent during their childhood. Olivia also endured a devastating loss in her late teens that has shaped many of her beliefs about what she believes she wants in the future and threatens to derail the relationship she and Dylan are beginning to build. An almost tragedy with a close friend of Dylan's helps to put things in perspective for Olivia, causing her to take control of her life and overcome the fear she's been living with for years. In the end this story is about never giving up and doing whatever you have to in order to get to where you want to be whether in love or in life.
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The best Dare book so far ! Olivia Dare and Dylan Rhodes both work for the football team Miami Thunder that's led by the Dare family. Dylan likes Olivia and wants to be with her but Olivia is wary because of the way she was left by her father who had another family and her ex whom she walked in to him cheating on her. Olivia falls pretty quickly into bed with Dylan, but it works for them. Dylan has an ex, Meg, whom he still talks to and hangs out with. but after meeting her, Olivia is ok with them staying friends. He shows that he can be her friend only when Meg gets hurt and they both rush to her side, which is where Meg and Scott meet. (Would love to read a story about them. The tough cop and the Pregnant elementary school teacher. ) According to the epilogue, I think Meg and Scott will be the next book. Olivia and Dare are another great Carly Phillips book, in the Dare series, and I can't wait to read more in the series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
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