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Dare to Submit

(NY Dares #2)

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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  2,604 ratings  ·  246 reviews
Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard an ...more
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Published September 8th 2014 by CP Publishing (first published August 9th 2014)
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CD {Boulder Blvd}
Boring
Skimmed/Skipped through most of the book which almost makes it a DNF.
Cliche characters and plot
Kindle freebie (for a reason) and deleted from e-reader/permanently deleted from library
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Ohmygosh!! I have really enjoyed this series so far.

This was Decklan and Amanda's story. They both have some pretty major issues and start out meeting in a odd situation at a BDSM club. Amanda is looking for something, something that I don't think she even knows for sure what it is, but with the use of her best friend/bosses private plane she keeps coming back to this BDSM club. She gets off on the submission, but never actually goes through with the actual intercourse because every man she's wi
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RachelW (BamaGal)
Kindle/Amazon freebie - 7/20...

DNF…so many things wrong with this one. This is a mainstream romance author's take on what she considers a BDSM relationship; which consisted of barked commands and orders, and sexual situations that don't at all fit what is being presented. Not a lick of research into the lifestyle, it was used simply to make the romance edgy. Whenever Amanda comes to town, they meet at the sex club, then leave to go to Decklan’s place for sex? If you are going to put it in there,
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Tracey
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Decklan Dare likes control. He wants and needs to be the one holding it. Amanda Collins desires the freedom that comes with letting someone else be in control, the escape that comes with submission. When the two of them come together, boundaries will be tested and redrawn.

Carly Phillips, thank you, thank you, thank you. I have read and loved every single one of the DARE series, and have found each and every one of the Dare men hot and sexy. But Decklan, oh, my goodness, Decklan. Maybe it's that
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*P
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This is the fourth book in Phillips' Dare to Love series. This time around we get Decklan's story.
If you have the read the series, he is Gabe's brother from the last book Dare to Surrender.
Decklan is a member of a BDSM club and this is where he meets Amanda. Decklan and Amanda each have their own issues for going to the club. Neither has had an interest in relationships, Decklan due to his concern for losing someone he loves and Amanda due to deep seated self-esteem issues. Despite this,
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Mara
Jul 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1 star as in "bad", but it's not a negative rating. It's not rant worthy, negative stars "if I only could" rating.

Simply, it has nothing good to talk about. There's instalove, no character coherence, a story I could not believe in. At all. The kink was weird, and totally unsafe. No, not that good erotica. We are talking about discarding all rules just to show how good they are as a couple. Pity this meant 2 strangers having sex with no supervision. So you create all this BSDM frame to discard it
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Decklan Dare knows himself and knows that loss dose not work for him. Amanda Collins enjoys life to its fullest and never felt at a lost for anything. That was until she had a very steamy encounter with Decklan. Trust is earned once lost it may never be recovered. Amanda was keeping a secret and it just was splashed all over the television for the world to see.
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
3.5 stars. A short fun read that I really enjoyed but would have liked it to be longer and a little more fleshed out.
CM
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars
Michele
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much better..

This book was so much better then the first. I can relate to Amanda in so many ways. I felt her insecurities, I felt her sadness and knowing her head believes she's beautiful but her heart was a different story. So many times I have felt this way and it just pulled at my heart strings. She was a beautiful person and Decklan was the right person to tell her otherwise. He was strong and brave where she wasn't. I loved the storyline with both of them and I loved the drama that was t
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Sammie
Dec 19, 2018 rated it liked it
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nobody does romance quite like Ms. Phillips, the moment I started this one I knew I was in for a good story, it was engaging, heartfelt, and extremely sexy! Highly recommend this one, the instant you meet Decklan Dare you will lose your heart!!
Kristen Holt
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mmm, yes please!
Alexa Nichole Demers
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
My reviews can be found here

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“He needed control. She shredded his.”

Sadly this is my first Carly Phillips books. I say sadly because this book was amazing. I loved it! I devoured this story in one night. I wish I had read the other books in the Dare series just because if this one was this good the others must be just as good.

Decklan Dare needs control. He lost his parents at a young age and now he is so afraid of losing someone he loves again he avoids relationships. He keeps his encounters o
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Roxanne
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, netgalley
Thank you to Netgalley and CP Publishing for allowing me to read and review an advanced copy of this book.

Honestly, when I read the first page of this book, I cringed. The opening scene was set in a BDSM club, and automatically I thought, "Oh great, here we go again! What was I thinking requesting this title? I told myself no more BDSM!" Luckily I kept reading instead of giving up after the first chapter, because I was pleasantly surprised by "Dare to Submit". The BDSM aspect in no way took over
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4 STARS

Review copy provided for an honest review


Decklan Dare is a hot, sexy, alpha cop. He does not want a relationship which makes the BDSM club the perfect place for him to fulfill his needs and desires. Amanda Collins is a beautiful, curvy woman that has image issues, thanks to her very critical mother, which is why she goes to BDSM clubs to fulfill her needs. They have seen each other, but have never had a relationship at the club
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Marti
Dare to Submit by Carly Phillips

Dare to Submitis another HOT read by Carly Phillips. Once again we are reading about the Dare Family. This time it is Decklan Dare, the hot NY cop that is highlighted. He meets Amanda in a BDSM club and invites her to scene with him and he ends up taking her home. Decklan and Amanda are both scarred from their life and skittish of any kind of a relationship.

Carly Phillips is able to show the duality in her characters. They so want to be loved and so do not want r
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Ruthie Taylor
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

Having just read Gabe's story in Dare to Surrender, it was fun to see his brother go through a very similar scenario. I liked that Amanda was torn between loyalty and love, and enjoyed watching it unravel and then be restored. It was hot, passionate and entertaining reading. The opportunity to get snippets of the previous Dare family members who have found happiness is also gratifying. I'm very much looking forward to Oliv
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Mandy
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is my first Carly Phillips book. I really enjoyed this one. Amanda goes to a BDSM club where she meets the very sexy dom, Decklan. Both Amanda and Decklan are not looking for relationships for their own reasons but sometimes when you meet someone you connect with, you can't help but develop feelings. Amanda and Decklan together are HOT!!! This book had a lot of really sexy times and an interesting storyline. Looking forward to reading more in this series!


**ARC provided in exchange for an ho
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Nadine
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Decklan and Amanda meet in a sex club, looking for casual sex, but what develops between them is much more.
In the first third there was not much story just erotic encounters between the hero and the heroine. They were a bit tame given the way they had met and the whole SM club backstory.
The characters were ok, I really liked the supporting characters, which obviously had/ have their own books in which they feature(d) as the main characters.
All in all it was ok, but a bit boring. A quick and fo
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✼ Danielle ✼
Decklan Dare
Amanda Collins

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Amanda Siegrist
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved!

You can never go wrong with Carly Phillips! I'm always a fan and this book kept my engaged the entire time:) Love me some Decklan!
Alison
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
love the right amount of angst, alpha and really hot love story
Kim
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
**I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.

review here:http://superbookgrl13.blogspot.com/20...
Suzy Baba
Aug 08, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 ⭐'s
A very fast read.
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Samatha Lepaio
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Ann-marie
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series-books
A very quick read. I was a little shocked that the story starts in a BDSM club. We the readers eventually finds out our heroine were never sexually attached to any of the men she met with in the private rooms which still left me feeling a bit funny about it. Max who is the hero in the other title in this series makes an appearance in this book and tells Declan he tried to get Amanda to have sex with him but she was interested. This issue will be interesting to see how that is played out since Ma ...more
Karen
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Decklan and Amanda were an interesting couple. They both have gone through hardship that has changed how they perceive relationships and/or themselves. It certainly makes sense that they either need to have control of certain parts of their lives, or find self confidence within themselves, which leads them to the BDSM club where they first meet.

The long distance portion of their relationship makes things interesting, but I like both characters. The story line kept me turning the pages. It was f
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Colleen
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Ugh.. Decklan's "dominance" was CORNY, to put it mildly; and the persistent way the author kept bringing up his reluctance to get close to anyone, because he'd been "left" once before was redundant and obnoxious. Your parents died, and, yeah that sucks, but people lose their parents everyday, that doesn't mean you cut off the entire rest of the world and decide to live your life alone to avoid pain ever again... it was just completely cliched and played out.

Overall, though, it w
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Jill
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phillips continues her series with by introducing Declan, another member of the Dare clan that happens to be a police officer. Amanda has secrets that cause friction between the two. Trust is hard to find when it is all about control. Bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism (BDSM) play a central role in book two of three in the NY Dare series.
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