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FranJessca [at] Book Lovin' Mamas

A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).  


I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice.  Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.  

Currently reading

Girls Night Out: Volume 2 (GNO)
'Patricia A. Wolf', 'Calinda B', 'Lila Dubois', 'C.J. Ellisson'

4 stars - 'Dare to Hold' by Carly Phillips

Dare to Hold (Dare to Love) (Volume 6) - Carly Phillips

Dare to Hold is the sixth book in Carly Phillips Dare to Love series, and this reader just can't get enough of this series and the Dare family. From the moment I picked up the first book in the series, I knew I would be hooked. Oh and let's just say...I was really excited to read Scott Dare''s and Meg Thompson's HEA.  If you read the previous book you would've been introduced to Meg and Scott towards the end.
Meg is the female character who has had it rough from the beginning, due to the guys she has hooked up with in her past. She feels she'll never meet a nice guy. She's now pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's baby and she feels skeptical of what the future will hold with another man. She also wants to live her life without any help, and she'll do anything to prove it to her friends in her life. She'll even prove it to the one man who would do anything for her.
Scott Dare is what you call the gentleman of the Dare of the family. He's a police officer who has a heart of gold and doesn't like seeing anyone hurt. The minute he meets Meg, he wants to protect her from everything and anything out to get her…especially her crazy ex-boyfriend.
He knows she's pregnant and he knows it won't be easy, but he will do anything to prove to her, he's not like the other guys she's been with.

Be warned though, Scott is the alpha male in the story. He is very PROTECTIVE of who he cares for and he will resort to anything to help others. Yup….he will do anything, which means some drama comes into play other than Meg's ex-boyfriend drama.  I adored Scott every bit in the story. Meg tended to drive me batty at times with her not wanting help. I could understand why she wanted to protect herself, but darn it Scott definitely is that white knight she definitely needed.
I could go on and on about how much I loved Scott in the story, but don't want to give away all of his qualities. =)
Readers that enjoy contemporary romance books that follow a family that definitely have their own drama, but deserve every bit of happiness…this is the series for you.   Each book can be read as a standalone due to how Carly writes each book.  You won't get lost at all. I definitely recommend though, reading in order. You'll loved to follow each and every one of the Dare family members on their road to HEA. There may be even another HEA in Dare to Hold that Carly mention, which I believe this person definitely deserves just as much as happiness as everyone else does.
I give this book 4 stars and look forward to reading the next book in the series when it release late this summer. If you haven't read this series yet, you'll definitely missing out.  

Source: http://booklovinmamas.com/2015/04/27/review-dare-to-hold-by-carly-phillips