Dare to Surrender - Carly Phillips

Dare to Surrender

By Carly Phillips

  • Release Date: 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 693 Ratings


A woman who needs to run her own life.
A man who needs to exert control.
Can she surrender to his demands without losing her sense of self once more?

After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long.

Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become — or risk losing her for good.


  • Fantastic

    By PattiA810
    Interesting characters with pasts that need to be laid to rest I. Order to forge ahead in their forever love. Steamy, romantic and absolutely delectable-a must read!
  • Dare To Surrender

    By Rainynite902
    Heart touching with realistic, steamy characters
  • Great storyline

    By T1darryl
    Getting to know the Dare family is an adventure worth taking. Hoping for the other 3 siblings in Florida to find their stories and soul mates.
  • Well Written and Entertaining

    By jmsz.1321
    I must admit that there isn't anything original about this book but, that being said, there aren't very many original plot lines in romance novels at this point. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was well written, well developed (both plot and characters), and it was overall just a good read. I would most definitely recommend this to another person and I plan to read another book by this author. I do wish it was longer and had more information on Eden and Elite as the majority of this book was solely focused on Isabelle and Gabriel's relationship. Regardless, I believe this book deserves five stars.
  • Review: Dare To Love #3: Dare To Surrender

    By LisaHines711
    Dare to Surrender by Carly Phillips is the third book in her Dare to Love series and also a crossover to the Invitation to Eden line. Isabelle has been in a steady relationship with Lance. Not the best person in the world, Lance is domineering, controlling and full of all kinds of bad personality traits. When she chooses to leave him with the few possessions she does have, he decides to report the car stolen and have her arrested. Nice guy right?! Gabe Dare comes to her rescue, but despite his attraction to her, he tries (a little) to keep his distance. He wants to control and protect and he figures she's already had enough of that. But when it's a man like Gabe wanting to domineer... who can help but be ok with it!!! Isabelle has a lot of past demons she has to deal with and insecurities she has to wrangle with in order to be able to fully bring herself into a meaningful relationship. Gage is the same way. He has a troubled past that haunts him and he must find a way to let that go to truly be with Isabelle the way he wants to. Another passionate, well written tale that will keep you engrossed and absorbed in the story from the first page to the last.
  • Gabriel is swoon worthy!!!

    By Cheryl SDS
    Isabelle left a bad relationship and drove away in her baby Benz. The she got arrested for grand theft auto. Lance, her ex, dropped the charges and took back the car she thought belonged to her. Who should come to her rescue at the police station but her long time crush Gabriel Dare. They started seeing each other. She soon realized he wanted more than she was ready to give and he wasn't ready to let her all the way in. So, she left. Three months later Lucy Dare, Gabe's sister, presented Isabelle with an offer too good to pass up. Interior design in a club, on a private island called Eden. Gabriel Dare is swoon worthy. That take charge attitude of his is ultra sexy! He can rescue me ANY day. For being such an Alpha man and we all know they have to have things their way, Gabriel has a tremendous amount of patience. He gives Isabelle three months to find herself before he can't stand it any more and makes his move. They are so in-tune with each other, it's enviable. Fantastic story! I can't wait for the next book in this amazing series by this equally amazing author.
  • I am hooked on the Dare men (and women) and can't wait to get more books in this series.

    By Madaboutmatisse
    I have been a Carly Phillips fan since I discovered her years (maybe 13) ago. When I pick up a Carly Phillips novel I know I am going to get a great read, with strong characters and sexy goodness! The Dare to Love series has been no exception! Even though Dare to Surrender is the third book in the Dare to Love series, you are able to read and enjoy it without reading any books in this series. Dare to Surrender is an off-shoot of the series introducing us to the Dare cousins and written in the first person, which is unusual for Carly Phillips and quite enjoyable! In Dare to Surrender we get to dive into Gabe's story. Gabe is a strong, alpha personality that knows exactly what he wants and is willing to wait for it. Gabe's character was a refreshing change from the typical domineering alpha males out there in the book world, while he likes control, he also needs to take care of people. He soft side is what won me over in the beginning and as a reader I liked knowing exactly where his heart was the entire story. Isabelle was a great compliment to Gabe. She needed someone to show her she was worthy of love and get her to open up. Watching Gabe and Isabelle fall into love was sweet, hot and definitely worth staying up late to devour their story in one sitting! Dare to Surrender is a quick, fast paced read that gives you everything you want with enough heat to keep you blushing. My only wish was that we got to experience a bit more of Eden. I felt like Carly Phillips skirted the edge of some light BDSM and I (personally) would have love to see more of that! However, I couldn't put this book down, it was perfect for an evening escape into a great romance. I love a good series and Carly Phillips looks like she is doing it once again with another great addition to the Dare to Love series! I am hooked on the Dare men (and women) and can't wait to get more books in this series. If you are a fan of Carly Phillips, then Dare to Surrender will be an extra sexy reward at the end (or beginning) of your day! Never read a Carly Phillips book? Then you are in for a treat! 1-click Dare to Surreneder and let Gabe whisk you away to Eden!
  • Dare to Surrender

    By bookgirl39
    Carly Phillips writes another amazing story! Gabe and Isabelle manage to find love after both having bad relationships. Gabe is a man who wants to take care of those he loves. Isabelle is a woman that needs someone to show her what love is. These two together make a perfect pair!