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Dare to Rock

(Dare to Love #5)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  3,053 ratings  ·  298 reviews
Avery Dare lives a quiet life in Miami as an online fashion/makeup video blogger. She has good friends, a close, large family and if her love life is lacking, she likes it that way. But when she receives an invitation to one of her ex's concerts along with an invitation to meet him back stage, she decides to take the risk… and comes face to face with the reality of his roc ...more
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Published August 4th 2015
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Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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DARE TO ROCK (Dare To Love, #5) by Carly Phillips is the seventh book in this series of contemporary romances. Each book can be easily read as a standalone. The characters and books are tied together by one father with two families which are made public by the illness of one of the daughters.

Avery Dare is the youngest in the first family and was most affected by her father’s scandal and desertion. She has become successful blogging online, which allows her to be in control of her surroundings an
Oct 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
Very lukewarm & shallow story. Zero discussion/resolution on any of the H's selfish & repulsive actions/decisions.

Also, I've read alot of pathetic doormats in my time but Avery takes the cake. I just wanted to slap self esteem & respect into her. What a doormat. He deserved a good verbal bashdown from her after the way he abruptly dumped her, ignored her for 7 years, so that he could live his rockstar life & whore his way through hundreds of groupies/women. What does she do? Never confronts him
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review

Avery Dare lives in Miami, being a blogger and online makeup and fashion artist. She does what she loves and is comfortable with it. She has a strong relationship with her siblings and a big family. The one man that she loves is a rock star and is the lead singer. Their relationship has suffered since he got famous with his music. When she receives an invitation to go to one of his concerts, she takes a chance, bu
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25-year old Avery lives a happy life in Miami. But there's this boy that got away. Rock-Superstar Grey - he was her high school boyfriend - but he wanted out of his horrible life - see the world - make money - be famous. But now he's back - and done with wanting to be famous. He only wants Avery and a happy life. But the way he left her back then was not the nicest way...

Will she give him another chance? Avery hates being surrounded by people - she still has some panic attacks once in a while, a
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Teenage lovers are reunited in Carly Phillips's Dare To Rock but the road back to each other isn't easy for a rock star trying to move into a different phase of his career and a woman who wants nothing to do with the limelight and publicity he deals with every day. A shared past and heartbreak have defined them for the last several years but neither one can deny the feeling of rightness and happiness they feel when they are together again. As
The BookChick
I have enjoyed each of the books in the Dare series thus far. Each one provides a unique set of characters and interesting challenge(s) they must overcome as a couple to secure a happily ever after for themselves.

In this respect, Avery Dare and Grey Kingston were no different. Avery and Grey were high school sweethearts whose hearts called to like. Grey and Avery were loners -- both for very different reasons -- but that similarity is what connected them to one another. Grey was a musician and
Jul 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
I had an in depth review of this book but my notes app glitched while deleting my book review for Dare To Desire and annoyingly deleted the rest of the reviews for this series. I'm not going to try rewriting these reviews. I'm beyond frustrated and will only get more annoyed. My problem with these books is pretty much the same, that the males go to far. They're over the top, pushy, and overstep their boundaries. The women are no better, they're spineless weak doormats who don't know how to speak ...more

Originally posted st SmexyBooks-

Favorite Quote: “I saw you, you know. Everywhere I looked.”

Avery Dare lives a quiet life as a popular vlogger. Though she never forgot her first love, Grey Kingston, she knows his fame and lifestyle was never for her. When she receives a ticket backstage for one of his concerts, she attends only to see him wrapped up in a crowd of groupies, proving what she always thought.

Grey Kingston left home at eighteen to fulf
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review copy provided by blog tour company

I'm a huge fan of Carly Phillips and drop everything to read each of her books as they are released. Dare to Rock was no different and is now my favorite book ever from Carly Phillips.

I love a reunion story and Avery and Grey's reunion story is absolutely perfect. Yes there is a bit of a bump in the road when they first see one another again. However, I loved the Grey didn't give up and was all about proving to Avery that he was back in Miami to stay. Gre
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"I think orgasms are the cure for migraines."
Dare to Rock was my introduction to Carly Phillips and I admit that it was the fact it was a rockstar romance that convinced me to give it a try. I read it as a standalone and don't feel like I suffered any confusion even though it was #7 in the series. I enjoyed meeting the other characters and was intrigued by the brief glimpses into their relationships. It was enough to make me interested in going back to read their stories in the previous installm
I love a good second chance story and rock stars are a good bonus. This is the only book in the series I've read and I picked it because it was listed as a stand alone, which is generally is. However, there's a lot of background to the Dare family and characters that I missed out on by coming in on book 5, so I felt like I was stepping into the middle of a story in a way. The author repeats the story about the cheating father with the two families many times, though, so you figure out what's goi ...more
I thought this would be great, because Avery had such an interesting job. Unfortunately, I think this is one of those series where, while the couple is stand alone, I would have had more buy in to Avery's background if I'd read some of the earlier books.

As it was, I didn't really connect with her big problem.

I don't know whether Grey also has prior book connections, but I found him difficult. He starts the book complaining about his evil manager, who doesn't care about Grey making a romantic con
Oct 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I am a huge fan of the Dare series and adore Carly Phillips's writing but DARE TO ROCK didn't quite hit the mark for me. I felt that the hero Grey wasn't quite on the same level of alpha as Carly's heroes usually are. And Avery started to get a little bit whiny towards the end. I understand that she has daddy issues with the whole second family story but I felt that by the halfway mark, I was bored with this being an issue for her. Just a little meh for me.
Jul 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Copy received via Netgallery for honest review.
Dare to Rock by Carly Phillips is a continuing series about the Dare family. I haven't read any of the others but this one could be read as a stand alone without having read any others. About two people in love while young and after years of being apart reuniting. It was an easy read without too much angst.
Sweet, Spicy and Sizzling! I have a soft spot for Avery Dare because she is the one daughter who really felt her sleazy father's cold rejection the most. After she saved Sienna's life, Robert Dare acted like Avery no longer existed. He had no further use for her. So Avery's trust issues for men results in Grey paying a debt he did not owe. I kept hoping Avery could tell her "father" to get lost and stay lost! Great story!
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Grey Kingston and Avery Dare dated when they were teenagers but the former left to go in pursuit of "fame" with his band the Tangled Royal....Years later he invited Avery to one of his concerts but when she got there some misunderstandings were created.

Not being one to give up easily, Grey did everything to get Avery to forgive him for what happened, eventually she forgive him......After the dismantlement of his band, Grey came back home for the one woman who always held his heart
Jeannie Zelos
Aug 15, 2015 rated it liked it
 Dare To Rock,  Carly Phillips
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  Romance, women’s fiction
This series features books on individual characters in an extended family. I’d read the first book ages ago so could recall a bit of the chequered family history, but each novel is a stand alone and enough detail is given to be able to follow the story regardless.
I love rock band books, so that was the hook that drew me in, but to be honest there was little band type action in the novel. Gre
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have always loved Carly's writing. She brings a special voice and passion to the stories she has written. Honestly this is the first book I have read in the Dare series and since this is the 7th book I know I missed a few things.

I did like that the family history was repeated during the book so I could follow what happened during Averys childhood and how it would effect her with Grey.

They both have come along way from being childhood sweethearts but I did feel there relationship was a bit ru
Jul 23, 2015 rated it liked it
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3 Star Review

This is Avery Dare's story and though part of a series you could easily read as a stand alone but with less appreciation for the siblings who show up in the story. Avery and Grey have a second chance romance opportunity when Grey decides he no longer wants to be in his rock band and he is heading back home to Miami and Avery.

Grey up and left five years ago searching for the big break. It was a chance for him to prove his worth to his real father and the opportunity to get away from
The Smutbrarians
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I had such high hopes for this book and unfortunately for me it totally fell flat. Avery Dare and Grey Kingston are high school sweethearts. That is until fame pulls him away from her and he becomes a famous rocker. Years later when she is doing great in her life and loves her job as an online blogger she gets an unexpected invite from Grey for her to come see one of his concerts. So, she goes
Lisa Mandina
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
This time the rock star is actually one who is ready to get out of the business, as he's done being on the road, and really wants to get back to the one girl he always loved and to prove to her that he wants her back and will be what she needs. Grey's career however has contained many fans, some a little crazy, such as one stalker that will come out of the woodwork to threaten Avery, as well as all the fans that want to blame Avery for supposedly causing the band to break up. But she isn't truly ...more
Bette Hansen
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! My favorite Dare story yet. We've had hints and glimpses of Avery and Grey's story throughout the series and I am so glad it lived up to expectations. Definitely a book I recommend.
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Avery and Grey!
Vikki Vaught
Another great addition to this amazing series. Great story and wonderful characters. Happy reading!
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loving this series ...
Sandy S
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 4, 2015

Avery Dare lives a quiet life in Miami as an online fashion/makeup video blogger. She has good friends, a close, large family and if her love life is lacking, she likes it that way. But when she receives an invitation to one of her ex's concerts along with an invitation to meet him back stage, she decides to take the risk… and comes face to face with the reality of his rock star lifestyle - the press, the crowds, and the half naked groupies.
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Actual rating 3.5

Dare To Rock has split my opinion. On one hand I really enjoyed it. It was an easy, fast-paced read that held my interest well. However, on the other I've come away from it feeling it had so much more potential.

Like I said though, I did enjoy this and it is by no means a bad book. Although I haven't read the previous 6 books in the series, I could understand everything well so it can definitely be read as a standalone. It has made me want to back read though.

I liked Avery and
3.5 Stars
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from Rock Star Lit PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book's blog tour promotions.

Rockstar. Second chance romance. This is a winning combination for me. I think I've said it before that I don't particularly favor rockstar romances. Maybe it's the fact that I don't think I could ever fall in love with a rockstar. I don't think I can handle that life. I'm too weird on my own to even want more craziness that comes with the territory of being a rock
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Brilliant! This author is amazing. It all started when I picked up a recommended freebie called Dare to Love. And since that book, I have steadily kept up with each in the series (and the few spin offs) because each book is brilliant. They continue to get better and better. This is a fun and sexy series with alpha men who make you swoon and strong women who make you believe. Curl up with any book from tis series and I guarantee you will be coming back for more.

I loved every single piece
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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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