Dare to Hold by Carly Phillips

DareToHoldTitle: Dare To Hold

Series: Dare To Love (Volume 6)

Author: Carly Phillps


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 …


This is Meg and Scott’s story. I enjoyed the fact that they found each other under not the best of circumstances. You could feel the pull that they had towards each other from the start.

Scott Dare is a man of confidence as well as ever so dominant making him the perfect alpha hero but he still had a soft side that off set the rough edges to his personality. There were times that I wanted to strangle him because he was somewhat overbearing and had a knack for interfering or acting upon someone’s behalf without their permission but this is what makes him who he is and is what you fall in love with him. He is a protector and thinks of others first. He has baggage that has resulted him to act the way he does and has caused him to change and want different things out of life.

Meg Thompson is a woman trying to figure out how her life became such a mess. She has an ex-boyfriend who is the father of her child who she finally kicks to the curb which I applauded. She is a kind-hearted person who loves children, is a teacher and therefore puts her job and school ahead of everything else.

When Meg and Scott met they formed an instant bond and trust that tied them together emotionally and eventually physically. He became her protector. She became his salvation.

I really enjoyed this story as I’m a sucker for love. The characters were well defined. I love to see a tough guy become a pile of mush for the love of a woman. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

Grade A


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