Dare to Rock

Dare to Rock

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by Carly Phillips
     
 

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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 a ticket 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

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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 a ticket 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.

At eighteen, Grey Kingston left everything he knew and loved behind to seek fame and fortune as a rock star, and he found it as the lead guitarist and singer for the band, Tangled Royal. Fans adore him, women throw themselves at him, and he can afford everything he couldn't growing up. Yet at the height of his career, he's ready to walk away and return home to a simpler life ... and the woman he left behind.

Except moving on isn't as easy as Grey would like. When Avery is threatened by a stalker, it becomes evident Grey's fans not only don't want him to retire, they don't want Avery in his life either. And Avery isn't sure she wants the pressures that are part of Grey's life ... but she doesn't want to lose him again, either. Can their recently renewed love survive the fallout?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781942288633
Publisher:
NLA Digital LLC
Publication date:
08/31/2015
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women, and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half. She is an author who loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters, and three crazy dogs (two Wheaten Terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

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Dare to Rock (Dare to Love Series, #7) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've truly enjoyed getting to know the Dare siblings and reading about them finding their true loves. Dare to Rock was no different. It was a great, steamy story with an interesting history for Avery and Gray. I'm anxious to read the next installment in this entertaining series. PSP
Anonymous 6 months ago
Interesting installment in the series. Enjoyed the read.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Very entertaining !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Dare's and their overcoming issues to have a good life.
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Enjoying this series
JennC2630 More than 1 year ago
I know that I say each of these Dare books is better than the last, but this one might top the cake. From page one, she had me. Heck, even before page one when we got hints of Avery and Grey's past, I wanted to know what was going on. Grey was immediately likable in the prologue, and we understood where he was coming from and the first part from Avery's point of view made her instantly some one I wanted to know more about. It was clear that they had an uphill battle before them, but Phillips has you rooting for them from the get go. There is something about Avery's dedication to her family, the hospital, and even Grey, that turns her weaknesses (if you really want to call them that), into battle scars, proving all that she's overcome. And I'm not going to give spoilers, but there are a few scenes having to do with her father that had me tearing up and also jumping up and cheering for her. This book was everything I wanted and more. And don't even get me started on those steamy love scenes...because I don't think I'll be able to stop. I don't know how Carly is going to top this one, but I'm sure excited to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
       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. Grey’s ready to retire so we meet a few colleagues, his awful manager, and of course a few fans and groupies. I really liked Grey, understood why he left home when he did but all those years without contact even though they were dating? And he didn’t tell her he was going or why? that just didn’t seem to fit with his Avery is It stance, and I felt he wouldn’t have acted that way. Then he and Avery pick up almost as if nothing had happened. That was all a bit too simplistic for me, I felt she’d have been more angry, asked more questions, demanded some reasons and that kind of sets the book. Its a good story, a fun read but not one that really gripped me. I liked the characters but...I didn’t love them, and wasn’t really invested in the outcome of the romance. Avery’s family – the brothers anyway- are smothering and I just didn’t see why she let it happen, even though in the very distant past she’s had issues. I didn’t feel that something that happened so long ago, when she was just a child, should still be impacting on her to the degree she needed medication. It didn’t ring true for me, and made her seem weak when she was actually a strong character who’d build a solid business. Its an interesting story, and something I expect all celebrities have to beware of, the demented fans, the stalkers, those who get obsessed by them. The media too plays a part in whipping up stories, milking them to the Nth degree, and never concerning themselves of the people involved. You can tell which side I stand on – free speech yes, but tempered with truth, and a regard for privacy and safety. Too often we get “ the public has a right to know” and yet why? Do we really need to know every little detail of things – I don’t. Sadly, though I did read it all, it remained a story I liked but didn’t love, that just didn’t really pull at me, make me feel the dangers were real, that Avery and Grey were not going to get through everything and I need that doubt, that feeling of reality, but from them first getting back together ( too soon for me) it just didn’t quite make it. Stars: Three, a good story but a bit unreal for me. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers 
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of the Dare series and was looking forward to Avery and Grey's story. Overall it was a light and steamy read, but I wish it would've been longer. I don't mind a quick read where the couple has chemistry and falls for each other, but when a couple has a history and has been apart for so long, I like to know what happened in each of their lives during that time. That time is quickly mentioned but without any real detail. And while it isn't short on sex, it was a bit short on actual romance. I am dying to see what the story is between Avery's best friend Ella and her brother Tyler - I hope their story is coming soon! 3.5 stars I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars---DARE TO ROCK is the seventh installment in Carly Phillips adult, contemporary DARE TO LOVE erotic romance series focusing on the Dare Siblings. This is rock star Grey Kingston, and professional vlogger (video blogger) Avery Dare’s storyline. Each installment can be read as a stand alone but for background and family history I recommend reading the series in order. SOME BACKGROUND: Patriarch and hotel billionaire Robert Dare kept secret a second family from his first wife and children until a medical emergency forced Robert to reveal the existence of family number two. His daughter Sienna (second family) needed a bone marrow transplant and his desperate search found Avery was a match. Each storyline will focus on one of the Dare siblings; the relationship between the two families of adult children; and a father who may or may not be trying to amend for the sins of the past. Told from third person point of view DARE TO ROCK is a second chance storyline for Avery Dare and Grey Kingston but also looks at how a father’s betrayal has affected our storyline heroine. Avery and Grey were high school sweethearts but Grey sought stardom with the rock band Tangled Royal, and left for the California dream of fame and fortune. Fast forward eight years Grey has never stopped loving Avery and with the band about to implode, Grey wants a second chance at love. Avery Dare is a young woman who has suffered greatly because of her father’s betrayal. The revelation of a second family brought with it tabloid headlines and the paparazzi that all but destroyed, a then eight year old, Avery’s life. Her ability to trust is virtually non existent, and with it comes the shame of her father’s transgressions- a man who has yet to acknowledge his sins, or thank Avery for saving his other daughter’s life. Avery’s involvement with Grey will open old wounds when the tabloids republish the Dare family saga. The relationship between Avery and Grey is one of mutual attraction; there is no denying their sexual chemistry but Avery has issues of trust especially where is concerns Grey Kingston-the only other man she has ever loved-and a man who walked away like her father. The $ex scenes are erotic, seductive and provocative. Grey is a rock star with a history of sexual conquests but his love for Avery finds our storyline hero looking towards a permanent future with Avery Dare. A number of the previous storyline characters and Dare siblings play secondary and supporting roles. Avery’s brother Tyler Dare is a force unto himself as Avery’s over protective brother and a man who raises the hackles of Avery’s best friend and roommate Ella Shaw. Grey’s band manager Simon Colson is a man on a mission to destroy everything that Grey Kingston represents; and Grey’s friends and fellow band mate Lola, and her significant other Rep, drop by for some one on one time with our storyline hero. DARE TO ROCK continues to focus on the Dare family and the resulting destruction of a father’s betrayal. There are moments of heartbreak and sorrow; love and understanding; family and friendships. The premise is impassioned yet heartbreaking; the characters are colorful, animated and intense; the happily ever after will make you smile. Carly Phillips wonderful DARE TO LOVE series captivated my imagination with one family’s continuing struggle to overcome a father’s deception and lies.
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
I’m a huge fan of the Dare to Love series so when I got the opportunity to review the newest book in the series, Dare to Rock, I couldn’t pass it up. This whole series is a perfect blend of sexy alpha men and strong beautiful women. Every story has this easy way of pulling you into the story and feeling right along with the characters and this book was no exception to that. Grey and Avery have history. They were a couple back in high school but Grey realized he needed to go find his dreams. He didn’t handle it the best way and has now realized that he wants Avery back. He pulls out all the stops to woo her but Avery is wary. Between what her dad did to the whole family (well both of them) and then Grey’s status as a famous musician, she’s not crazy about rekindling anything. However, Grey soon convinces her otherwise and they help each other to navigate some personal issues from both of their pasts. Throw in some protective brothers, a psycho stalker, and a pissed off ex-manager and you have one crazy ride. These characters really jumped off the page for me. Their connection with each other and their very real and tangible emotions made them easy to relate to. The story flowed really well and I easily devoured this book in an afternoon. It’s definitely another awesome book in the Dare to Love series and I can’t wait to add this book to my audiobook collection and for the future books in the series to come out. I am definitely a fan for life. 5 out of 5 stars!!
Staci70 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest unbiased review. I have been looking forward to this book since we first had glimpses of Avery Dare and Grey Kingston since they first appeared in her sister Olivia's book. Avery and Grey were high school sweethearts until he left town to pursue his dreams of becoming a famous musician. He has now returned to Miami after the break up of his famous band Tangled Royal. I loved that there was a connection to one of the Dare World books that starred Rep and Lola, one of my favorite non-Carly Phillips Dare World books. Grey has decided he wants Avery back and will do whatever it takes to get her back. Avery had a lot to deal with growing up since she was the bone marrow donor for her sister from her father's "other" family. I LOVED the book. I love reading about first loves that reconnect years later and their way back to each other. This book was a great example of that. It is another great installment on the Dare series.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Carly Phillips is a great contemporary romance writer that creates sexy, fun romantic stories about strong women and interesting men. This story is about Avery Dare and her high school sweetheart Dare Kingston. Avery was only nine years old when her father's scandal broke out and as a result she dislikes large crowds and rarely goes out into public. She currently is working as a fashion vlogger and as a big following in the internet. Grey, a successful musician, broke up with Avery to pursue his dream of music and has lived to regret this decision. He has retired from his band and has returned to Miami to become a song writer and try and rebuild a relationship with Avery. Grey brings a lot of unwanted attention to Avery and she is willing to fans and paparazzi to explore their feelings for each other. Their relationship is complicated by Avery's family and Grey's band/manager. I really enjoyed Dare to Rock. I have read many of Ms. Phillips books, but this the first indie published book I have read of hers. I recommend this book to fans of rock and roll romances and general series that involve large families. She always tells a good story and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. I was given a free copy for an honest review by netgalley.com.
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Emily-SBDR More than 1 year ago
This book is a yummy, delicious treat. One that I devoured, much like the previous books in the Dare to Love series. Yet, where the others packed an emotional wallop, this one had an essence of sweet contentment that was very much welcome. Given that this is a second chance novel (one of my faves), I was expecting the angst and drama factors to be high. However Grey and Avery seem to be two of the most adult people I've read in any romance book lately. So level-headed, and able to get past the BS and enjoy the time they had. This was simply a book a rediscovering a love lost, and in a way beginning a life you always knew you were meant to have. Grey and Avery fell in love in their teen years, but they both a dreams and obstacles to overcome. They were just too young. And with that came the understanding and sorrow of why Grey left, and how Avery moved on and coped. They both took to their strengths and became sensations in their own right. When Grey came back, there was acceptance, and the feel of it finally being their time. Of course, being in the spotlight comes with some drama, and foes, so there is always an underlying evil trying to tear them apart... It was how they handled those instances that made me fall in love with this couple. Grey and Avery were pure enjoyment. Reading to their HEA made my heart full and happy. And when Avery took her stand against her father - big fist pumping during that scene. If there's any doubt of her strength during this book, that will smash the theory to pieces. All in all, Dare to Rock was one of those feel-good books. The one you can read to put your mind at rest and just enjoy reading for the relaxation instead of the thrill. Yes, in the midst of said sweet story, you're still delivered a dirty talking alpha, with a health obsession for his woman. It's the perfect blend of sweet and raunchy and a book I'd recommend to anyone looking for an enthralling read! Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing series! Can't wait till her next release.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A favorite auther,nice series
wackyheadcase More than 1 year ago
I love, love, love Avery and Grey! These two were hot! Sparks fly with their chemistry. I love how Avery fights to overcome her issues and the closeness she has with her family. I love that Grey realized what's truly important in life and kept steady with it. The love these two have is one of a kind. This is by far my new favorite Carly book to date. a copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Avery Dare, the darling of the original Dare family, started having panic attacks when her father's double life was revealed to the public when she was a child. She doesn't like large outdoor crowds and prefers to be around friends and family. When Grey Kingston, rock star and Avery's high school ex, shows up and makes it known that he's leaving the band and he wants her back, what will she do? Can she handle being in the spotlight with a rockstar? The paparazzi? The stalkers? Carly Phillips has done it again! This is another amazing addition to the Dare to Love series. My big question is, when will Robert Dare get a clue? He acts like everything that happened shouldn't bother his first family. And Grey? Way to go! He could give guys a lesson on being a VERY attentive boyfriend. The story was great all around. It flowed at the perfect pace and we got to see most of the Dare siblings. I can't wait for the next book in this fantastic series. Review copy provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star The story has laughs, suspense, pain, secrets, and heartbreak. I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well and I was kept interested. If you have not already read the below I would recommend reading those books first: Dare to Love (Dare to Love, #1) Dare to Desire (Dare to Love #2) Dare to Surrender (Dare to Love #3) Dare to Submit (Dare to Love, #4) Dare to Touch (Dare to Love #5) Dare to Hold (Dare to Love #6) This is Avery and Grey’s story. Avery and Grey were together years ago but Grey wanted to follow his dreams so he left Avery behind. Avery tends to stick close to home and with her close friends. When tickets arrive from Grey to his concert she wonders what her wants. When she shows up and he has a groupie all over him she knows she does not belong in that life style. After he returns home he contacts her. He has missed her and wants her now and forever. He just has to convince her of that. When she gets a stalker he takes her to his home to stay so her can protect her but who is behind the stalker and what do they want? Can Avery and Grey make a relationship work when people are working against them? Will Grey be able to prove to Avery he is here to stay and this is not just a relationship to pass the time? When the stalker is finally revealed is it a surprise at how far the person was willing to go? I loved these characters and all the Dare family members. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book, this series and this author.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Avery Dare lives a peaceful life in Miami, working as a fashion video blogger. She has a good support system consisting of family and friends, and when she isn't spending time with them, she volunteers at a local hospital where she helps children fighting cancer. She steers clear of romance, because the last time she fully invested her heart in someone, she got burned when he walked away from her to conquer his quest for fame and fortune. In her eyes, no one has ever quite measured up to Grey Kingston, she dreams of a life with him often and has never been able to let go of her memories of him, even though he broke her heart so long ago. So, when he sends her a ticket to his show, she jumps at the chance to go see him, hoping they can pick up where they left off. Only when she sees him surrounded by other women backstage, she decides that maybe it just wasn't meant to be and it might finally be time to fully let him go... Grey Kingston has never gotten over Avery Dare, and if anything his feelings for her have deepened over the years, for him she has always been the girl he let slip away. He left her behind to seek a life of fame and fortune, and while he achieved that goal, there was always one thing missing from his life...Avery.With his time on the road coming to a end, he decides it's time to make a plan that will win her back, so he sends her a ticket to his show, hoping he can put himself back in her good graces, only to screw up the opportunity when she sees him surrounded by a bunch of backstage groupies. Not ready admit defeat and give up on his plan, he continues to keep himself in her thoughts by sending her gifts and texts, and hopes it's just enough to open the door to her heart once again and possibly cement a place in her life once he moves back home... This is the seventh installment in the "Dare to Love" series by Ms. Phillips, and I think it could easily be read as a standalone title, however, once you read it I think you'll be dying to know more about the Dare family. I have read several installments in the series and have truly loved every one of them! She has a special way of creating each story to be strong enough to stand on it's own, but also includes just enough details about the other family members to feed readers appetites and keep them updated on their favorite characters in the series. I have truly enjoyed every minute I have spent reading about this family, and encourage you to add this series to the top of your reading list, each book contains some very memorable characters that will steal your heart and leave you with a smile on your face! ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by CP Publishing, in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars! Dare to Rock by Carly Phillips is the seventh book from her Dare to Love series. Each book is about a member of the Dare family and this time Avery Dare is in the hot seat. Avery is a professional online blogger and vlogger, sharing her expertise in fashion and make-up with the world through social media. She also has a good heart and spends most of her free time at the local hospital with children suffering from pediatric diseases. In high school Avery fell madly in love with superstar rocker Grey Kingston, before he became a household name. After years of touring and recording, Grey is back in Miami ready to settle down, and he wants his true love Avery by his side. Avery and Grey have a lot of time they need to make up for, and Ms. Phillips evolves their relationship with patience and a lot of heat. Avery's fear relating to the paparazzi and tabloids is palpable, due to her past experiences in the public eye. Grey is her rock and does everything in his power to shield her from the media that stalks him. Although this story is quite predictable, it is nicely written and engaging. All the characters are interesting, and I liked getting to know another member of the Dare family. Dare to Rock as well as the other books in the Dare to Love series may be enjoyed as a stand alone. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
EWright16 More than 1 year ago
You really can never go wrong with Carly Phillips. This was a great second chance romance. Avery and Grey had a high school romance until Grey took off to follow his dream and prove his deadbeat father wrong. He does it in spades becoming a world famous rock start. But Grey has discovered that fame and fortune aren't as sweet as he thought they'd be, especially without Avery in his life. Avery has not had an easy time of it despite being a Dare. Wracked with anxiety and feeling abandoned by her father who has not one but two families, Avery tries to live her own life and move on from her very public past. When Grey comes back into her life Avery is determined to enjoy it while it lasts while Grey wants to show her that he wants forever. But will that be possible with a stalker, and irate ex-manager, and Avery's big brothers all against them? As usual with Phillips' books Grey and Avery set the pages ablaze with passion and romance. Grey is truly swoon-worthy and totally irresistible. This was a great read from beginning to end.