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 and let each other in.
Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?
“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 one night stands and leaves it at that. The control he uses keeps the women tied up and unable to make their way into his heart. Until he finally gets a night with the women he has been watching for six months.
“He wasn’t about to live in fear anymore. And he wasn’t about to live without Amanda.”
Amanda has be verbally abused by her mother her entire life. Now she looks for BDSM relationships so that she can feel that she has pleased someone. She keeps them to one night stands so that she can keep her best friends secret as well. She hasn’t found someone who gives her what she needs until the man that has been watching her saves her in the club.
Decklan and Amanda both have their own issues that keep them away from relationships. Decklan is the first to fall and be ok with it. Decklan was one sexy man in this book. When he realized what he had he was going to work to keep it. He managed to get over his baggage for the most part. Amanda was a good character too. She has body issues but she lets Decklan help her get over them. She kept her secret for a while but I can understand why she did. Even though she had her issues she was still a strong character.
“His eyes dilated. “We’re celebrating forever, baby. That’s what we’re celebrating.” And that was perfectly fine with her.”
Let me tell you. Carly Phillips knows how to write a sex scene. Those scenes were steamy, sexy, and downright hot. Even though the scenes were hot there was still love at its base, even in the beginning. You could feel the emotions that they were both trying to deny.
This book was hot, sexy, and full of emotion. The writing was done well and the flow was perfect. There wasn’t a moment in this book were I was skipping, skimming, or getting bored. I enjoyed every minutes of reading Decklan and Amanda fall and fight for their love. I will definitely be picking up the other books in the Dare clan!
You should too!