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Dare to Hold

(Dare to Love #4)

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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  2,966 ratings  ·  230 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Jess
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.
Amy
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yet another good one in this series!
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
Liza
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVED! LOVED! LOVED!

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
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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
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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
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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
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
Staci
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
Mary
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
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Amelia
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). ...more
Suzy Baba (readaholicmom)
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.
Marissa Chavez
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I love the Dare siblings! Scott is no different. I love how protective he is of his loved ones. So when he met Meg and saw that she's was in trouble of course he was there for her. Meg is awesome. She's trying to be better and not count on others but of course Scott not going to let her go that easily. Scott and Meg were definitely meant to be. They both needed each other. So I was happy that they found each other. 💙
Laurie Gyd
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the book

Awesome read. Happy that with second chances love finds a way in. The Dare series is awesome enjoy the families dynamics, and couples. Add hot alpha makes who r overprotective, living and mix with love.
Stephany
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 2017
Read it in one sitting. Not going to change lives, but provides a good escape for a few hours.
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.
Sammie
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was pretty good .


I loved seeing Scott and Meg get their happy ending :) there were times that i wanted to slap some sense into them both but at the end it all worked out .

Cheri
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! ...more
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;
*yawn*








Or not;
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Lisa
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!
Mandy
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Kristi
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Really good in a series of endearing sweet hot reads.
Alison
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
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by Rock Star Lit

This is the sixth book in the Dare to Love Series and I've read them all within a week which definitely puts a different perspective on my reading since the flow is there and I don't need to review previous books in the series that I've read a while ago.  This is Meg and Scott's story and it began at the end of Dare to Touch , the fifth book in the series.  I immediately felt their chemistry and it continued in Dare to Hold .

There were a lot
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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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