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Dare to Hold (Dare to Love #4)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  2,512 Ratings  ·  213 Reviews
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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by CP Publishing (first published April 7th 2015)
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Liz F
Apr 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Review copy courtesy of the publisher.

**This is a DNF review**

I haven't read Carly Phillips in a long time. I read her Serendipity's Finest series and although it was good, I guess I just didn't understand all the hype. But I figured I'd give it another chance with this book!

I wasn't particularly enamored with Meg, the heroine. When women in romance novels "swear off men," it drives me nuts and I'm not totally sure why. I understand the feeling behind the statement/sentiment but I think it's kin
I finished this a few days ago and couldn't even remember who the characters were when I came back to review. Which basically says everything you need to know.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yet another good one in this series!
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From the start I’ve really enjoyed author Carly Phillips Dare series but as time has gone on I find myself more wrapped up in these books and enjoying them even more and in my opinion Dare To Hold is the best book in this series to date. I love that these two met under less than stellar circumstances in the last book and that the sparks were flying off of them even though Scott Dare was there to do a job and Meg Thompson was trying to figure
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
Carly Phillips combines the perfect amount of heat, passion, drama and suspense in yet another daring adventure. I can’t pick which Dare brother I love most. Dominant, vulnerable and always loyal – Scott Dare lived up to every expectation I had.

Meg has the WORST luck ever in picking men. Ever since she fell in love with – and was then forced to move on from – Dylan Dare she’s only thrown herself at the bad boys who allow her to cling but who also suck up every single ounce of her generosity. Exa
In a nutshell: hot, but lazy. The writing is technically correct but lacking in fluency. The plot is mildly interesting, but the resolution is rather a cop out. Dare to Hold is fine for a few hours light reading but not much more. 2.5 stars (more likeable characters than Dare to Desire).
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not the best storyline. Very cliché. The H & h had sex every other page....over kill!
Brenda Hairston
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mystery, intrigue, alpha males, hot sex

This read had every element I loved. If you love romance, hot men and a little mystery. This book is for you. Give it a try.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, romance
Read it in one sitting. Not going to change lives, but provides a good escape for a few hours.
books are love
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review. So far of all the Dare men and stories Scott is the one I love the most. I love how kind and patient he is with Meg. Meg has some issues with feeling insecure and needy. She also tends to fall for the wrong guy and than get in binds. After her last one she is alone and pregnant but he still bothers her. Scott has a attraction to Meg even though she is in a tough situation. He finds her to be smart, funny and strong but she isn’t allowing him to get close ...more
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I was lucky enough to get an early review copy of Dare to Hold thanks to both the author and the blog tour company. Carly Phillips has been an auto-buy author for me since I read her very first book. Since she has switched over to indie publishing, I'm so excited I get multiple new books from her a year.

I loved Dare to Hold and was so excited to see Scott Dare find love. I'll admit I was worried how a dominating Dare man would handle having the hots for a pregnant single wom
Ruthie Taylor
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads

This is the 6th book in the series, and a long awaited storyline for me! I would recommend that you read them in order, as there is a lot of back story which would influence your views of the lead characters in this story, but you could enjoy it fresh too I am sure.

Scott Dare feels that he has been betrayed all his life, first by his father and then his wife. Now divorced, he holds back from getting hurt again. Meg, the teac
The BookChick
I love the Dare series and will always be one of my contemporary romance favorites. That said, I didn't love Scott and Meg's journey to love. They were multidimensional and well crafted yet they felt ill-suited for one another. Meg is trying to shed the clingy persona that she had for most of Dare to Touch and prove that she could stand on her own two feet. While I applauded her efforts to reinvent herself, the new her did not strong propel her into the likeable heroine category. I empathized fo ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is the story of Scott Dare and Meg.

We did meet Meg back in a previous book. She is a sweet and gentle person just in a bad relationship. Scott, well he is a Dare and all alpha and bossy!!

Meg is pregnant with an ex who just won't leave her alone. She meets Scott and he walks in like a Knight. She knows she has issues when it comes to picking the wrong man, but what girl doesn't like that "bad boy". When she needs help, she turns to the one man she didn't really want to have to. She doesn't w
Christine Mize
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dare to Hold is the sixth fabulous book in the Dare to Love series, a series that has consistently delivered one incredible book after another. From the very first paragraph, I was hooked, reading the entire book in one sitting. While each book in the series is loosely connected, they can easily be read as a stand-alone. It is fun to visit the world of the Dare's and check in with characters from previous stories. We were introduced to Meg in Dare to Touch when her boyfriend sent her to the hosp ...more
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

The Players: Meg Thompson, a kindergarden teacher who has a penchant for picking guys that she thinks she can change. Scott Dare, a police officer, with a baggage of his own.

The Story: Scott met Meg after her ex, and baby's father, beat her up. When he sees Meg out with friends being hit on by some random guy, he irks him. Meg is interested in Scott, but with her being pregnant she doesn't feel like its the right time to sta
Heather andrews
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Scott is one of those people that have a demanding presence and he's bossy and has to have things his way in everything, "he nodded. “Rules. As in, you do as I say and you get to come. Often." He has standards and expectations and he has no problem sharing those with his woman, "because rumor has it you’re attracted to bad boys.” He braced his hands on her hips, lifted her up, and placed her on the counter, sliding his big body between her legs. A low hum of anticipation took up residence in her ...more
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved when we got a brief glimpse of the possibility if Scott and Meg in Olivia and Dylan's book. I was looking forward to reading their story and learning more about them. This book did not disappoint as far as my expectations were concerned. Scott steps in when Meg's friends decide she needs one last one night stand before settling into pregnancy and motherhood. After that one night, Scott takes over Meg's protection from her crazy ex-boyfriend. She agrees to the protection, but has no idea ...more
Suzy Baba
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Scott is so protective of the ones he loves, but nothing compared to his Alfa protection towards Meg! Meg is pregnant, alone and hiding out from her abusive boyfriend who is trying to eliminate her pregnancy.
Scott and Meg are thrown into intense situations, even the strongest of Megs powers wouldn't keep Scott at bay. The whirlwind of emotions and events bring these two people together without them asking for it. A beautiful story to defiantly read.
Kiss of a sniper
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Forgettable one;
In time of writing this, I can't remember exactly what happened, wait...uhm, okay, after reading the blurb I remembered....; Well nothing to see here;

Or not;
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Upside: Scott and Meg were both very likeable and together they were combustible. Sweet story.

Downside: Can’t believe I’m saying this but this book had way too much sex and I would have enjoyed a bit more dialog.
Vikki Vaught
Dare to Hold is a great addition to this series. Meg is a character that is easy to fall in love with, and of course, Scott is an awesome hero. The pacing is fast and Ms. Phillips writes an emotionally-charged story of love overcoming fears for both characters. Happy reading!
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Really good in a series of endearing sweet hot reads.
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this one I have to say it was one of my favourite's so far

Scott was just yummy!!
Samatha Lepaio
Description: 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 ...more
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Manche Frauen machen immer alles richtig. Kindergärtnerin Meg Thompson hingegen trifft andauernd die falschen Entscheidungen – und jetzt ist sie Single, schwanger und alleine. Meg ist entschlossen, ihr Leben zu verändern, eine bessere Mutter zu sein als ihre eigene es war.Ihr Vorhaben wäre jedoch einfacher einzuhalten, wenn da nicht der heiße Cop Scott Dare wäre. Als er sich in ihr Leben stiehlt, will Meg nur zu gerne glauben, dass am Ende immer alles gut wird, obwohl die Vergangenheit sie
Jun 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I find it difficult to believe that every single man in this family enjoys being dominant in the bedroom, but I could put that aside. Then there was a heroine who felt really Mary Sue-like. When I read that she felt like she "should" dislike being sexually dominated, I couldn't help but roll my eyes. Can't romance heroines just be upfront and open and okay with this, why does it always have to be a should/shouldn't issue. From there, I ended up skimming through to the end. I expected to actually ...more
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Ok, I think I have a new favorite couple. Scott and Meg were just perfect. I knew I was going to love this book at the end of the last one and she made an appearance.

Pregnant with another mans baby Meg has to figure out her life and where to go from here. She needed to show herself she could do this on her own.

Scott was definitely the dirty talker, alpha I needed in this series and he showed his softer side as well. I have never read a book where the other man takes such a vested intere
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 - liked the tug-o-war they had in the relationship. their personalities meshed very well. she is a lot stronger in this book than she was written about in the book about Olivia and Dylan. it was as if they both were stagnate, both chose to grow up, and that's how they could be together. the abuse and stalking by the ex was a little hard to read about, but it wasn't too suspenseful so it was an addition to the storyline, not a detractor.
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After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carl
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