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Dare to Touch

(Dare to Love #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  3,969 ratings  ·  294 reviews
Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football. Their chemistry is explosive--their feelings for each other intense. Yet Olivia has ended things for reasons he still can’t fathom and she won’t explain.

Unwilling to let something special go so easily, Dylan has been pursuing Olivia ever
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Published January 11th 2015 by CP Publishing (first published January 1st 2015)
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Stand-alone book 3.

Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football. Their chemistry is explosive--their feelings for each other intense. Yet Olivia has ended things for reasons he still can’t fathom and she won’t explain.

Unwilling to let something special go so easily, Dylan has been pursuing Olivia ever since. When the Pro-Bowl takes them to the tropical paradise
Christy Wilson
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
First, I really feel that readers should read the first book in this series, and see some of the interaction between Olivia and Dylan in the first book. Then you will understand why the book opens with such an intense, hot scene. Plus, the first book in this series is HOT.

Second, I'm going to apologize for the brevity of this review. However, while this book is not bad...neither is it something that has stayed with me after I finished. I had to look at the synopsis above to even remember the her
Jan 09, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a quick, fun and sexy read... writing was good and I really liked the couple. I had not read any of the previous books in this series and I think it would have been better if I had. Then maybe I would have been a little more invested into their finally coming together. It also would've been nice to know the backstories to some of the other characters.
I also need to add... and I feel really silly saying this... but I actually didn't pay close enough attention to the blurb and went into
Paula  Phillips
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you love sports novels as well as contemporary romances and family sagas with a bit of suspense chucked into the midst of it , then Carly Phillips's Dare Series has everything you need. I fell in love with this series after reading Book #1 and Book #5 Dare to Touch lives up to the expectation of the previous books in the series. This one focuses on one of the Dare sisters from the "first family" Olivia. It starts off with her birthday and of course , the one person she hoped would be there, ...more
Okay, so why do I continue to torture myself reading this touchy, feely crap? After deep, soul searching analysis, I have determined that it's for a few reasons. I've liked previous books by this author and just didn't expect she had climbed aboard the Contemporary Crap Train. In this case, it is an audio book, so I was doing other things while listening. I just didn't expect the depths of angst I found in this book. So, that's why I read this book and actually finished it, next time I'll just D ...more
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Just one more to read then done :)
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yet another good romance. Off to read #4!
Sometimes love takes determination, patience, honesty and letting go of the past. If you are Carly Phillips, you will add explosive chemistry, two strong personalities, and steam, lots of scorching hot steam and come up with Dare to Touch. Olivia Dare and Dylan Rhodes have chemistry, but both have lived through a lot of pain to get where they are today. Dylan has decided that it was time to make his move on Olivia and did so like a linebacker barreling in for the tackle!Olivia is terrified of be ...more
Talking Books
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Olivia and Dylan keep you blissfully wrapped in the fifth instalment of the Dare To Love series. A story that was absorbing with delightful characters mixed with some questionable characters in a read that didn't shy away from drama and emotions shown by the characters. Lots of sizzling scenes between Olivia and Dylan and Dylan's character was an absolute sweetheart :D This is the Carly Phillips writing that we know and relish!
*ARC Received from the Author
Trisha  (The Tea Reader)
So far for me, this series gets better with each book, the first one I wasn't a huge fan of but the second was a major improvement, and this one is up to their with book two. I loved the relationship between Dylan and Olivia, I thought that it was great seeing their interactions with each other in previous books, so I was glad to finally read their book. I do feel that previous books might have been a little more misleading, to me their interactions in other books it seemed like they had a more ...more
This was a good read. Dylan decides to finally go after Olivia and she agrees. She has some issues to deal with though. Thankfully Dylan is there for her and to help her through. Most importantly they get a happy ending together.
The BookChick
Carly Phillips does it again in this fifth installment of her Dare to Love series. Dare to Touch focuses on Olivia Dare, executive director, and Dylan Rhodes, the travel director for the Thunder. We see glimpses, albeit brief, of both characters in a few of the other books and are able to briefly see who they are and the attraction they have for one another. But THIS book, oh my *fans face*, Dylan begins it with letting his inner alpha male come out and play.

The story opens with Olivia celebrat
Sandy S
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: January 11, 2015

Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football. Their chemistry is explosive--their feelings for each other intense. Yet Olivia has ended things for reasons he still can’t fathom and she won’t explain.

Unwilling to let something special go so easily, Dylan has been pursuing Olivia ever since. When the Pro-Bowl takes them to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Dylan is
Kathleen R.
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Overall Stars: 5 STARS

Pain and suffering
Alpha male

In suffering you can find your true path when they ease the pain inside your heart

Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director, Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football–their chemistry is explosive and their feelings for each other are intense. But Olivia is wary of any man getting too close. Given her background – a near-bigamist dad and an ex-boyfriend who merely enforced her lack of priority in
Jessica Alcazar
I really really REALLY heart Olivia and Dylan!

Dylan was the epitome of an alpha male with a gooey inside LOL He was charming and sweet and persistent and never ever gave up! Olivia has had a tough time of it with the male species in her past. She hasn't had the best of luck not only with relationships, but with her own father. She's scared out of her mind to open herself up Dylan but Dylan manages to breath life back into Olivia. Into the passionate woman she deserves to be. And together the
Ruthie Taylor
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

This is the fifth in the series, and to my mind is the best yet. The underlying plot is in some ways similar to the others, but somehow the story unfolded perfectly. It was also more closely aligned with the sports elements that I enjoy a lot. We know from book 1 that there is some history and chemistry between Dylan and Olivia, so it is not a surprise that they get their story, but how it plays out is scorchingly hot, and
Heather andrews
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dylan is such a typical man when it comes to sex and not keeping his hands off his woman, "thank God, because he thought his c*** was going to explode. "You're up for more?" He's the type of man who can't go a day without seeing his woman, "I haven't seen you since yesterday, you're here lock the door." He's also the type of man who knows how to give in to his woman's demands, "baby, I went to the nearest mini-mart at eleven p.m. last night looking for mint chocolate chip ice cream. It' ...more
Trashy Katie
Nov 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: own-e-book
This book was infuriating. Despite several surprise pregnancies to characters with limited means no consideration is given to seeking an abortion. Also, when the "hero" learns why his girlfriend doesn't want to ever attempt another pregnancy he decides she doesn't really mean it. His disregard for her preferences is insulting. I was also pissed when he considers breaking up with her because he couldn't change her mind in about 3 weeks and really wants children. He doesn't even consider adoption, ...more
Sarah Monty
Jan 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
I could not stand the way the male lead treated the heroine. When she set her boundaries, he trampled right over them. When she told him that she had a difficult past pregnancy (a miscarriage, I think), he had unprotected sex with her and told her she needed to face up to real life. Horribly abusive.
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Dylan in this one, Olivia not so much she just got under my skin a little bit.
Marissa Chavez
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love reading about the Dare's siblings. I really enjoyed getting to know about Olivia and Dylan. They were perfect for each other. I loved how they each could count on one another. Such a beautiful story. ...more
I absolutely love the Dare family! i love how Olivia's brothers look out and support her and Avery. Both Olivia and Dylan are sizzling together. And the "beef" they have with their father's "other children" is out of control. Before I move on to book # 4, I believe I will re-read book # 1. I miss Ian and the rest of the crew! ...more
Sohinee Reads & Reviews (Bookarlo)
It was good and at the same time I felt some parts were exaggerated a bit too much. I couldn't connect well with the characters in this book. However, I really did like the previous two books. I couldn't point out exactly what it was, but something felt missing. ...more
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Laurie Gyd
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot sexy romance

That was their routine, one they’d developed when Olivia had started visiting her niece weekly. It hadn’t been easy at first, getting past her fear of losing what meant the most to her.
Delilah Frost
Aug 26, 2016 rated it liked it

I'm torn on this story. It wasn't bad, it just didn't really leave a memorable impression on me. And it kind of dragged a bit.

I didn't read the previous in this series and while I've seen some reviews state you should so the other characters as well as how Dylan and Olivia know one another is better understood, I didn't feel like I missed anything.

From the gist, Olivia's father is a philanderer who kept two families for most of Olivia's life until he was outed. Obviously his legitimate famil
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It’s always so easy to slip into a story from Carly Phillips and I have truly enjoyed the Dare series from the start. Dare To Touch shows us that although Olivia Dare has made peace with her father’s illegitimate siblings she still suffers from abandonment and trust issues brought on by his deceit and that of a college boyfriend. Thankfully her co-worker Dylan Rhodes is a very, very patient man and one that is determined to break down a
Jamie Rhodes
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First off if you aren't familiar with this series then be aware that you can read each book as a stand alone, but for maximum reading pleasure I suggest that you read the other books before you read this one. I just want to say that I love this series. My favorite type of book to read is one where I can just enjoy the couple. I don't have to worry about ex boy/girlfriends. I don't have to worry about drugs, cheating, and that dark stuff that is so often written about. This is a story that has re ...more
Caitlyn Percell
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Carly Phillips is one of my favorite authors and I was more than ready to dive back into the Dare family and all of their antics. Olivia Dare has suffered a lot of heartbreak in her life, but through all the betrayal she knows that her brothers and sisters will always be there for her. So when the rest of her family starts to settle down and start families, Olivia is left wondering if fighting off Dylan Rhodes is worth it any more.

Dylan knows the intense attraction between he and Olivia can only
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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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