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Dare to Seduce

(NY Dares #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,465 ratings  ·  168 reviews
Lucy Dare & Max Savage
NY Dare cousins … the hotter Dare books!

Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember but he values his long standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. When Lucy shows up at an engagement party on the arms of another man, Max doesn’t like the changes he sees in her.
It’s now or never. Max can think o
Published November 17th 2015
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Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I had a hard time with this story. I didn't really connect with Lucy and Max as a couple. And I didn't really like Lucy by herself. I thought there was WAY to much insecurities between what was supposed to be two "alpha" personalities.

Max has always had a thing for Lucy but decided to marry someone he KNEW that he couldn't love the way she wanted. Lucy doesn't let people get close because of the death of her parents when she was a teenager. But when Max got engaged she moved to L.A. so she didn
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Lucy has always been in Love with Max - her brothers' best friend.
But he never seemed to see more in her than a little sister.
And when he got married a few years ago, she could't stand to watch it anymore and moved to the west-coast.
But then his wife died four years ago and now he's back to casual one-nighters.
Lucy only dates guys that can never hurt her - guys she won't ever fall in love with.

But now, suddenly, at her brother's engagement party in NY, Max is starting to flirt with her - flirtin
Oct 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
All is conveniently glossed over again like in the other one.

2nd very short novella I've just read by this author in a row.

2nd complete fail.

Max = disgusting loser who marries another woman, and after her, prefers to be a regular at a sex club & have one night stands for many years, rather than be with the woman he says he's always loved. Of course the idiot accepts all his bullshit.

She's just another doormat. Nothing more noteworthy to mention about her.

Not a chance in hell I'd ever forgive
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
Max is a delicious specimen of a book boyfriend, cooked up to feed your need for an alpha man.A simple, quick and easy read, Phillips gives you a fun story you can get lost in.

Max may own a restaurant, but Lucy has owned his heart ever since they were kids. Max has never been able to give himself to anyone else fully and it’s all Lucy’s fault. Well, actually it’s all Max’s fault because he never said a word…until now.

Too bad Lucy’s not looking to give up the reins to her heart – she’s been aband
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I love the Dare series and am excited for you all to get to know Max Savage. Now, Lucy, not so much since she just kept rubbing me the wrong way. Yes, this is the DARE series but Lucy Dare just didn’t do it for me until about 80% into the story. As for Max, well he had me at Hello.

Max sat back and ignored his feelings for Lucy for a long time. He fought the attraction then had to fight the guilt of a true mistake. Lucy just wouldn’t let go of
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Stars ~

I am not one who normal picks up a book that is in the middle or end of series, but I have always heard great things about Carly Phillips books and the cover and blurb for Dare to Seduce caught my attention. I am a sucker for a forbidden Brother's Best Friend love story.

Now as with any interconnected standalone series, like this one, Each book can be read by itself, but to get the true feeling of the characters it is r
Heather andrews
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Lucy sure knows how to make her man react, “you, Max .” She threaded her fingers through his hair, her nails scraping along his scalp. He barely managed to stifle a groan. “While we’re here, I’m yours.” I loved this book Max was attentive, sexy and entertaining.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Lucy Dare has spent years trying to keep herself comfortably separate from those around her - her brothers, her cousins, her boyfriends. Max Savage is the one who won't allow her to be that way around him.

Max is the Dares' best friend and has been since they were kids. He has had a huge crush on Lucy since he knew what boys and girls do together, and, for fear of messing up his friendship with the brothers, never acted upon it. He even married someone he liked less just to try and get Lucy out
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series continues to be amazing!!!

I adore the Dare to Love series by Carly Phillips. Seriously don't want to do anything but read from the moment the book hits my kindle until I finish the last page every single time. Dare to Seduce was no different.

I've wanted Lucy Dare to get her story since we first met her in Dare to Surrender. She was so feisty and fun-loving, I couldn't wait to read her story. Imagine my surprise when we see Lucy again in Dare to Seduce and she was almost subdued rath
Isha Coleman
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
There are two things that I always expect from a Carly Phillips novel. A good story and a HOT read. I received an ARC of Dare to Seduce in exchange for an honest review.
The fact that it was a Dare story put my mind at ease. Her Dare family consists of stories that are not only sexy reads but have substance behind the characters and their wicked sex appeal. I liked Lucy and Max together. Lucy was a temptation that festered in Max's soul. Lucy was by no means a wide-eyed innocent but I think every
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Lucy and Max... another fast story but it didn't let me down. I loved the push and pull. I loved that they were so much alike that it was hard to see for Lucy. I felt the ending was rushed just a bit but otherwise, it was definitely hot.
Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
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Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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"Max, I don't think this is a good idea."
For the first time, he wasn't fighting what he felt for her, what he needed.
"I thinks this is the very best idea."

Max Savage and Lucy Dare have know each other practically forever. In the early days, Lucy was Max's best friends' little sister, tagging along wherever they went. As they got older, their feelings for each other grew to be much more than friends, but the emotional scars they each kept buried drove them further apart. Now, though, Max is read
Emily McGee
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You know those books that you wait for, and wait for, and you're so psyched to get it, you cuddle up with your favorite blanket and dive in and it just blows your ever loving mind? This is that book. Dare to Seduce dives into Lucy and Max's story. I have been JONESING for their story. The unrequited, yet miraculously requited, just avoided due to tortuous pasts love story was exactly what I wanted. I am a sucker for the brother's best friend book, but Dare to Seduce delivered a whole new dimensi ...more
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Max Savage and Lucy Dare family friends since childhood with
each harboring a secret.
Dare has crushed on Max for what seems like forever
only he never showed any interest other than friends.
When he married it nearly destroyed her.
Max has wanted Dare for as long as he can remember
only her over protective brothers wouldn’t approve if he put
any moves on their baby sister.
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Devoured this in record time, I’ve developed an addiction for
Author Carly Phillips.
She has the power to make me squirm, grin like
3-1/2 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.

Max has been in love with his best friend's little sister, Lucy, forever, but he never thought he had a chance with her. He moved on by getting married, but his wife died. This story begins with Max deciding he's ready to take his shot with Lucy--even though she has a boyfriend. It's a predictable story, but it's steamy and a great read.

I really like this series a lot, and while this one isn't my favorite in the series, I liked it :) I lo
The BookChick
I love the Dare family series and have been eagerly waiting for a Max and Lucy's story. This is a bit of a friends to lovers story since Max and Lucy have know each other since their youth. They have also secretly (for Max) and not so secretly (for Lucy) been in love with each other for almost as long. Sadly, tragedy in their respective lives pulled them apart and Lucy's desire to distance herself from love, even the love of her siblings, drives her from NY to CA. But a wedding and a new restaur ...more
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from Rock Star Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.

You know that trope where the hero is best friends with the heroine's brother, and even if both main characters obviously had feelings for each other, they never did anything about it because one or both of them do not want to screw up the status quo? This book is yet another one of those. In all hoensty, this plot is very common. I read something like this at least once a week. However, what makes it different
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lucy has always been in love with Max (best friend of her brothers). Max has always been attracted to Lucy but has never acted on his feelings because she was off limits being the little sister to his best friends. When Max marries Cindy, Lucy ends up moving to LA, she can't stand to see them together when she has always felt Max was hers.

Several years later Lucy returns home to attend her brothers wedding and Max seems to be everywhere she is. She learns that his wife passed a few years back a
Melissa Mendoza
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“‘Got a problem, princess?’ He tugged harder, then sealed his lips over hers, changing the kiss from fun and playful to hard and demanding, controlling her position with his hands in her hair, keeping her neck bent so he could devour her mouth.”

5 lustful stars!! This series has been off the charts hot, so I didn’t think it would get any hotter…..boy was I wrong!! This book was smoking!!

Max has always been in love with Lucy Dare but he didn’t want to ruin the friendship they had… he goes and
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I received an ARC for an honest review**

I've been a fan of Carly Phillips for years and love her books. This one was no exception.

Lucy Dare has come back home from LA for the engagement party of her brother and has brought her current boyfriend with her. She has always secretly wanted her brother's best friend Max as her own, but years before he married another woman and she wrote off that ever being a possibility.

Max Savage is a billionaire who is used to getting what he wants, both in and ou
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Max has had a crush on his good friend and former neighbor's little sister Lucy since she came home from college. Lucy has also had a huge crush on Max for years. Both Max and Lucy have experienced emotional pain and loss, and have kept themselves from having relationships that they really wanted. Max finally decides it is time to let Lucy know how he feels, and with the blessing of her brothers, he tries to make sure she knows that they should be together.

This, like others in the series, is a
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
**This book was provided by Rock Star Lit in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first time reading a Carly Phillips book and I have one thing to say: It certainly won't be the last!

There were so many things to like about this book. Amiable characters that made a truly awesome pairing,a supporting cast that added nice depth, and scenes that clipped right along, never lacking movement. The story held my attention the entire time kept my interest constantly provoked! I do wish 2 things: One
Talking Books
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The New York Dare cousins previous books in the Dare To Love series were sometimes stretched in believability for this reader, and made me apprehensive going into the read. But Dare To Seduce didn't disappoint and was a stellar read. Loved the characters - Max and Lucy were fabulous together. From start to finish I was absolutely enthralled and before I knew it I was past half way of the read. I just could not put the book down and when I did, I couldn't wait to get back to the story. Lots of mu ...more
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
So happy to be able to read about the Dare's again! This time it is the baby of the family and only female, Lucy. When the Dare parents died, Lucy's brothers stepped up and Lucy never wanted for love and support. Then there was her brother's best friend, Max. Lucy was in love with Max forever and would dream about them together, but when Max marries someone else, Lucy runs to the opposite coast to lick her wounds. When circumstances change Lucy will finally find out the secret Max has been hidin ...more
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Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another home run in this series!! I am seriously in love with every single book in this series and each book is just as good as the previous one. And not one of them is like a repeat of any of the ones before. I have been super excited to read more about Lucy since she was introduced. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Max and I really like how his character was written. He was without a doubt a very alpha man but probably one of the most romantic and sweet heroes. He was more than swoon worthy and was absolute ...more
Donna Flint
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Max has guilt. He loved his wife, but not enough. It was always Lucy Dare for him. Nothing and no one could make him forget Lucy. Max lost his wife and punished himself for not loving her enough for four years. When he sees Lucy again at a party her family is throwing, he sees Lucy's boyfriend treating her badly and he steps in. Can Lucy see that Max is right for her? Will her current boyfriend be her crutch? Max does everything in his power to make Lucy see that coming home is the right thing t ...more
Crystal Singer
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a HUGE Carly Phillips fan! Love all her work…and Dare To Seduce is no different. I might even possibly say that this is my favorite so far in the Dare world. This is the story of Lucy Dare (from the New York cousins) and Max Savage. I love how Max just goes after what he wants after been given the “green light” from Lucy’s brothers. He doesn’t let his past or hers stand in his way. He’s dominating, sweet, sexy and fun. Lucy, once she lets her walls down, is so fun. She just needed Max to sh ...more
Shelley Youngblood
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Carry Phillips has done it again in Dare to Seduce. It it kept me burning through the pages to find out what would happen to businessman, Max Savage and designer Lucy Dare. Their chemistry is combustible, their hearts sheltered behind walls and their past remains a past of their present.

For years, Max has had feelings for Lucy. But her being his best friend's little sister, he has kept his distance, doing what he thought was best, no matter the cost.

Years later when he finally sees Lucy again,
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Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire, and she loves everything about writing romance . 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. She has raised two incredible daughters who put up with havi ...more

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