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Dare to Surrender

(NY Dares #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  4,720 ratings  ·  430 reviews
Isabelle Masters is done...

Done with her cheating boyfriend.

Done with his domineering ways.

Just done.

Taking off in her leased Mercedes to start over turns out to be the best decision she's ever made — despite being arrested for grand theft auto and hauled off to a local police station. Being rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, makes it all worthwhil
ebook, 232 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by CP Publishing
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Stand-alone book 1.

After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything
Mar 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
I will admit I went into this blind……I just wanted to read more of Carly Phillips books so I saw this was the first book in a new series for me. It took me a long time to realize that Gabe is the cousin to Ian and Alex from the DARE TO LOVE series.

After reading several books from this author I know now that her books are a bit shorter than most but for the most part I feel she has decent characters built so that you get a good feel for everything that is necessary for the storyline. You would n
Al George
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 02-free
Man, I hate it when something starts out with a bang and then...


Just starts to kinda fizzle. Like it lacks the staying power.

just meh

Setting / Time / Genre: New York, some weird island called Eden and current time setting. Let's call this Toddler BDSM at best.

Series: Yes

Sexy times: Yea. I mean the heroines thighs had stuff trickling down them constantly. But the first time was interesting. The second time ok. The third, I skipped.

Plan on reading more by the author: Yes, because I usually like her s
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25-year old Isabelle just left her cheating and controlling boyfriend Lance.
Without money and clothes, she has nowhere to go.
That's when Gabriel Dare finds her and asks her to come home with him.
(Home to his amazing NYC penthouse.)

He's basically a stranger. Not really though.
Both Gabe and her ex run in the same social circles and she met Gabriel lots of times. And most of those times were spent flirting and looking and dreaming and wishing.
And now he's asking her to move in with him??? o.O

beachbum bookworm
May 28, 2021 rated it it was ok
I love Carly Phillips, but I didn’t love this...or really even like it much....siiigh
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4 Stars! Another enjoyable addition in the Dare to Love series!

Gabe Dare was a character I wanted to know more about when he first made an appearance in Dare to Desire, the second book in this series. Initially when the story started out I thought it was going to mirror so many typical romances that seem to be today's trend; insta-love between rich guy and submissive girl, kink in the bedroom, and so on. In some ways that was the case, but Carly Phillips had the good sense to add depth to the c
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
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Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love the H & h in this Dare book. Izzy is a spitfire :)
Mar 22, 2015 rated it liked it

Although the writing is tight and the story keeps one turning pages, there were just too many situations that were a little too far-fetched to be believable for me.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a series about the cousins of another book series by the author. I quite liked this one although it's very, very heavy with sexual content. I didn't connect with the characters as easily as in the other series but I did like it. ...more
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another winning erotic romance from the incredibly talented Carly Phillips! In my review of book two, Dare To Desire I noted how hot these books were progressively getting and Phillips definitely delivered the goods this time around!

Isabelle just wants to stand on her own two feet after leaving her domineering ex-boyfriend behind. Needing to prove to herself and everyone else that she doesn’t need anyone to take care of her. Yet from the moment she sees acquaintance Gabe while sitting in the pol
Jeannie Zelos
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dare to Surrender, Carly Phillips.
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This is a stand alone novel, ( hurrah ) although part of a series about connected characters and places. I've not read any of the other books but that didn't affect the way I understood this book. It's a fun read, easy to follow, sexy and sensual, with a decent storyline – and a HEA – I love those.
At 230 pages its quite a short read, but its not filled with fluff anf waffle but with people and events that fit the storyline
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Carly Phillips. I've absolutely fallen in love with her Dare to Love series and loved Dare to Surrender so much. Dare to Surrender is part of the Invitation to Eden series of stories that have been coming out since the beginning of the year.

Gabe Dare is currently my favorite member of the Dare family from this series. I loved him from the very first time he appeared on the page. I also loved Isabelle and knew she and Gabe were perfect for one another from the beginning. The che
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
How do you explain attraction to another individual whom you have met a few times and talked to even less? From the moment Gabriel met Isabelle (and vice versa) the attraction to each other has been palpable. One problem - Isabelle is Lance's girlfriend. When Isabelle finds out Lance is not who she thinks he is, she dumps the douche-bag ( well done!). Only one problem, she leaves the house without much money, no cell phone, no clothes or jewelry, and in a car Lance will not let her keep.

Carly Ph
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
I hate having to give such a low rating. I really enjoy Carly Phillips's writing. I love love love Serendipity (both series), and I really enjoyed the first two books of this series.
This book fell flat, and by fell I mean it tossed itself out the top-floor window of a thirty floor office building. This book felt rushed and sloppy. Isabelle and Gabe just never clicked. Sure you can tell us over and over again, but we never felt it. The character's dialogue just never felt true (just read Gabe's
The New York branch of the Dare family may consist of only three siblings but they are as charismatic as their cousins and just as physically appealing as well.

Gabriel and Isabelle's whirlwind romance is at once poignant as it is hotter than a summer night.
Cyndi Marie ☆★Audiobook Addict★☆
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This book was a little to insta-love for me. While I enjoyed the story and the writing, I just couldn't feel the love between the characters. I loved that she was strong and wasn't going to put up with anything anymore! Steamy book for sure.

Narration was good.
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Well that was disappointing. I didn't care for the MC's or storyline. I enjoyed the first two in the series more. ...more
May 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Meh... I am not really a fan of the Dom/Sub story lines, even though this one was pretty mild compared to some I've suffered through.
Normally the moment some H starts bossing the h around, I'm all...

And then the h goes along with it and I'm just like...
Oh good grief... here we go again

So yeah... I went into this one knowing I might hiss and spit a little.
To be fair, Gabe was better than some I've read. And at least Iz had enough caljones to walk out on him.... for a while....

The Pros:
- It was short....
- I
May 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a book full of nothing. It's an empty story! No plot worth reading and nothing happened.

Gabe is a man who goes for what he wants and gets it. He reminds me of Fifty Shades of Grey. I've only seen the movie, but that's basically what this is. I'm sure it's a bit more clean than what Christian Grey is about😂 I wanted substance and I didn't get it. Very sad. I can't believe he tricked her into coming to the island! And then she was FINE WITH IT?? Unbelievable.

Isabelle is a dumb character.
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To start I am a Carly Philips fan and I have read the previous 2 Dare books in her series. I was a little iffy on this title as I have not read any of the other Eden books and I didn't really like Gabe in the previous book. Plus I am not a fan of love triangles and the character of Isabella is originally with another guy when she meets Gabe.

That all said, I read excerpts of Dare to Surrender and it sounded so good I decided I needed to read it as well. Let me tell you I rated it a 10 but if I co
Margreet Asselbergs
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️


Oh how I am enjoying this slightly kinkier side of Carly Phillips!!

In this third novel of the Dare To Love series, Carly also needed to fold the book into a joint series "Welcome To Eden"; a collaboration of 27 authors with at the centre an exclusive island resort where fantasies come alive. And I say she was able to do so quite seamlessly!

Where the previous two books have circled around the same characters, this one moves to a dif
April Hollingworth
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

Dare to Surrender is part of the Invitation to Eden series and the Dare to Love series. This book can be read as a standalone. I must admit that I enjoyed this fabulous story and look forward to reading more in the series.

Opening Scene:


Gabriel Dare eyed the beautiful woman with the bright smile that didn’t reach her eyes, hoping his bland expression concealed the intense emotions she roused inside him.

The Review:

Isabelle has had enough with the way he
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Dare to Surrender

I am a huge fan of Carly's. I've read the other Dare books and I LOVED them. We met Gabe in Dare to Desire and I was very intrigued. He was broody and snarky and I love that in a man! He has a thing for Isabelle but she's taken. He decides to sit back and just wait for her. An accidental meeting in a police station, he finds her handcuffed and penniless. He sees an opportunity and he takes it. Gabe wants to own her and she's too independent for that but she can't deny the pull t
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bn, amazon
One of my top books for 2014 :-) I received this book as a prize in a FB release party.

I have been waiting anxiously for this book since I found out it was to be an Invitation To Eden release. This is cousin Gabe's book and I adored it. I fell in love with Gabe a little in D2D. He's rich and bored with life and lonesome. Then walks in Isabelle and he's no longer bored but intrigued. But she belongs to another so he must bide his time. Eventually her life explodes and he's there to help gritting
Angela Ruble Scott
This is my 5 star review for Dare to Surrender by Carly Phillips for Eskimo Princess Book Reviews.

Isabelle Masters is a beautiful young woman but she hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to life and love. She is strong and determined but it takes a good push for her to find herself. Will she be able find herself before it's too late? Will Gabriel Dare be the one person who breaks down her defenses?

Gabriel Dare is young, rich, and extremely sexy. He has a powerful business and works very har
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this series! These Dare men know how to butter you up and then melt you. I’ve already read and reviewed the first 2 books and loved them both. So, when I got the opportunity to read and review this one, I knew I had to get it on my schedule ASAP. The characters and the story easily pulled me in from page one.

Isabelle and Gabriel are drawn to each other even before their available to be together but the refrain and go about their separate lives. Once Isabelle finally ditches her
Heather andrews
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love the Eden series and I love Carly so I was so excited when I heard she'd be writing a book for the Eden series. Gabe he's just so damn sexy, "you look good cuffed," he said in a deliciously low voice." He's fiercely protective, "any man who lets a woman leave his home in the dead of night with nothing but the clothes on her back, a small stack of bills, and no cell phone deserves it." He cocked an eyebrow my way, that possessiveness there in his blue-black gaze. "That he did it to you mere ...more
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NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two ...more

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