A Very Dare Christmas

A Very Dare Christmas

by Carly Phillips

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Ian Dare misses the alone time and intense sex life he and his wife shared before their children were born. What's an alpha man to do? He kidnaps Riley for an erotic weekend away before the Christmas rush overwhelms them both.

Riley Dare adores her husband and his dominant and protective ways, and she's excited to spend time with him minus distractions on a sexy retreat where anything goes ... and spontaneity leads to future surprises.

A complete stand-alone for people who haven't yet read Dare to Love but a special treat for those who want to revisit their favorite couple.

NOTE: this short story was already shared in Carly's newsletter so if you subscribe you may have read it before but many have asked if they could have this as an ebook.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161105382
Publisher: CP Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 80
File size: 302 KB

About the Author

Carly married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs and has raised two incredible daughters. Carly is the author of over 50 romances and is a Wall Street Journal, NY Times and USA Today Bestseller. Visit www.carlyphillips.com and subscribe to her newsletter for 2 FREE BOOKS and find out where to find Carly on social media. She loves interacting with her readers!

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A Very Dare Christmas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
2kasmom 1 days ago
This is book #6.5 from the Dare To Love series. This book can be read as a standalone novel, but I would not recommend this. Reading these in order helps to avoid spoilers and gives a full understanding of such a deliciously sexy family series. Ian misses alone time with his wife. Surprises can be fun. He plans a Christmas present for both by making the time. Riley cannot believe how tired she is lately. She is wishing she had more time for all the directions she feels pulled in. This was a short, sexy, and sweet stop back into see where the characters were in their lives. My only complaint was that it was too short. My joy was that they are great together. ***This copy was provided for review purposes only.
FanniAnn 1 days ago
What is not to love about the Dares, this is a wonderful Christmas story with our favourite couple Ian and Riley. Seeing his wife tired with looking after their two young children, Ian decides to take her away for some alone time and relaxation. Just the two of them and a weekend at the beach is just what they need. Ian plans it all, and when they get back there is a surprise. And to top it off all the Dares appear in this family novella, perfect. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Shweetsandi 2 days ago
Short story about Ian and Riley and their family. Short, hot and very good. If you get author Carly Phillips Newsletter you most likely will have read this short story in it. But like me it is nice to have it in book form in my own e-library as well. Christmas time with the Dare family is of course crazy and we get to see it first hand here.
JennieF 3 days ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.5 stars A Very Dare Christmas is book 6.5 in the Dare to Love series by Carly Phillips and what fun to catch up with Ian and Riley and some of the rest of the Dare family. The short quick sexy novella is what life becomes when you have children, a large family, Christmas time and no timewith your husband...now Ian wants his wife back so he whisks her away to relax, relate and reconnect...and maybe repopulate??
Cheryl-S 3 days ago
This extremely short story is book 6.5 in the Dare to Love series and it brings us back with Riley and Ian. Losing each other in the daily grind of kids and work is not an option for Ian as he whisks Riley away for the weekend. It’s ALWAYS nice to see Ian take charge! I’m definitely looking forward to more from the Dare family.
LynnB888 3 days ago
A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS by Carly Phillips takes us back to where the Dare to Love world all began with a cute and spicy dip into a sexy getaway between Ian and Riley Dare. We get caught up a bit on their family and get some of their signature sexual chemistry pouring off of the pages. Obviously a novella is too short to give us a lot of turmoil or problems to have to work through so it wasn't a super in depth read, but it was a delightful reunion with one of our favorite couples of the series and fun to read!
kimlw 3 days ago
In all of the Dare Family Ian and Riley have always been by favorite. So when Ian realized that life is kind of getting in the way family time, he finds a way to make some alone time with his wife. Which is so wonderful for a man to realize and do. This gives you a little glimpse of Ian and Riley again and lets you feel like you are still right there involved in the story with the.. I received this book as and ARC review from the author and I recommend that you ready it and all of the Dare books. I can promise you WILL NOT be disappointed. Carly Phillips is one of the greatest writers I have ever read. I received a free copy of this book via Book sprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MelissaB 4 days ago
If you love the Dare family and want a quick sneak peek into the family during Christmas then this is the book you want! This story focuses on Ian and Riley rekindling their romance that has taken a backseat to their family. This novella was steamy, sexy and hot, hot, hot! Ian Dare does not mess around and be wanted to show his wife just how much he missed her. We also got to see a glimpse of the entire Dare family which was fun, crazy and heartwarming so grab your copy today!
CrystalsBookWorld 4 days ago
I loved Ian Dare and so excited we get to revisit our favorite hero and beautiful wife. A Very Dare Christmas is a short Novella that heats up right away! Its about rekindling the spark! It's about bringing the heat! Then at the end of the day, its all about family
EileenAW 4 days ago
A Very Dare Christmas was a great short story/novella. It was so wonderful to catch up with Ian and Riley. Ian is still a major alpha, in charge guy and Riley loves him anyway. I love that they each accept the other for who they are. They've made a lovely and happy life together; in addition to a beautiful family. It was nice to get a glimpse. I highly recommend A Very Dare Christmas to other readers.
cgarr 4 days ago
This is a short novella but is a cute story. I've not read the other books in the series, but found this to be enjoyable. It would be enhanced if I had read the other books. Ian and Riley are a great couple. I received an advance copy and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
tracykids4 4 days ago
I missed Ian and Riley. They are such a good couple. Ian and Riley need alone time. With 2 small children, they don’t seem to get much of that. So, when Ian decides to surprise Riley with a weekend getaway, she is more than happy to go. Alone for the weekend, Ian and Riley are able to reconnect on a passionate level, something that they have been missing since having so much responsibility at home. But what happens when two people spend the weekend in bed with no distractions? Let’s just say, they will be happy to add more responsibility to their everyday lives. This was a very quick read but it was so awesome to be able to revisit some of my favorite couples. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
AliD83 4 days ago
I was so incredibly excited when I found out the Ian and Riley were getting a new book!!! I love the Dare world and they have always been one of my favorite Carly Phillips couples. Ian saw that Riley was tired and needed a getaway for just the two of them. I loved every moment of this story and highly recommend it!
moonfox1234 4 days ago
This was a delightful holiday treat that gives readers another look at Ian and Riley (who originally are from Dare To Love) but it's also a wonderful gift for readers that are unfamiliar with this duo, as this is easily read as a standalone. With a storyline that is fun, sweet, cute and steamy and a base scenario that is completely genuine and realistic, this story will make you smile and make you swoon.
charlligirl 4 days ago
A very sweet Christmas story revisiting our original Dare family. I've always loved Ian and Riley and it was great to see them again with their kids and with the Christmas get together with all of the other family members, cousins included. Too short, but very sweet.
AREEDAR 4 days ago
Ian Dare loves his family but is missing his wife. Secretly stealing his wife Ian finally convinced Riley to gets the help she needs around the house and alone time for them. Sneaky Ian! So fun getting more of the Dare family!!!
TarynLee 4 days ago
A wonderful holiday short that gives you a glimpse into Ian and Riley's life a few years down the road after marriage and a child. It is a great look at what they are doing now, how they have grown and how love is still in their hearts. The interaction between the two shows that they are very much still in love and the future is something to cherish and look forward to. I enjoyed getting to revisit these two and look forward to maybe looking at others in the series and where they are at now.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 4 days ago
A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS by Carly Phillips is a contemporary, adult erotic romance short story found in the author’s Dare to Love series focusing on the Dare siblings. A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS gives the reader another look at Ian and Riley Dare (Dare to Love #1), as they struggle with life, love, children and the upcoming holidays. NOTE: A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS was originally released as a newsletter short story for all of the author’s newsletter subscribers. Told from dual third person perspectives (Ian and Riley) A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS focuses on the hectic lifestyle of Ian and Riley Dare. As the holidays approach Riley Dare struggles to do it all including shopping for gifts for her husband’s large extended family, but a surprise awaits Riley upon her return home, a surprise that sweeps Riley on a romantic vacation with the man whom she loves more than her life. Ian Dare is determined to make his wife’s life a little bit easier, starting with some time alone in a tropical paradise. A VERY DARE CHRISTMAS is a quick read; a fast paced, spicy and sexy short story that focuses on romance, family, and love; on one couple’s need for some alone time, time spent getting to know one another, again.
tsmb02 4 days ago
We get a quick, sneak peak into Ian and Riley's life just before Christmas! Now with two small kids, Ian and Riley are finding out that they don't have much time left in their busy lives for each other because of the kids. So what does Ian do, he whisks his wife off for a sexy weekend getaway to a tropical island....clothes optional! While being secluded away for a few glorious days, Ian and Riley realize that they need to spend a little more time focusing on themselves. When their weekend is over, they come back to have a wonderful Christmas holiday filled with family, food and a few little miracles! I just adored this quick read. Ian is by far my favorite Dare man and it was fun revisiting him and Riley!
Kindle_Loving_Mom 4 days ago
This is a super short holiday story about the Dare family. I've always adored the Dares, and I always love catching up with them, any way I can. Ian and Riley Dare have been married for a while now, and they've got 2 young kids. They've lost touch with each other in the day-to-day bustle, and Ian figures out a way for them to reconnect quickly, just the two of them. While they're on vacation they come to some compromises about what things need to change in their lives to make sure this disconnect doesn't happen again. Ian Dare can be very high-handed and bossy, and Riley has always tempered that in him, to both their betterment. I love their dynamic, and how they still complete each other, after marriage and babies. Riley wants to do it all herself, but sometimes you just have to learn to admit when you need help. I feel like this would be a decent entry point for a new reader, to get a little intro to the family, and to want to learn more about their VERY interesting history, and mega family drama. But, as a long time reader of the series, it was a warm, sexy, and sweet epilogue for some of my favorite characters the author has ever created. I highly recommend it!
Theresakerch-28 4 days ago
What a great present Is there anything better then an update for one of the best series out there. Carly Phillips dare series is never a disappointment. I loved catching up with Riley and Ian. Holidays are always good but this made it better.
nku 4 days ago
A Very Dare Christmas (Dare to Love, #6.5) by Carly Phillips.... What a wonderful way to catch up with the Dare's. Thanks to Carly for letting me preview this book. Ian and Riley Dare now have two children and their SEXY time is hard to come by... so Ian figures out a way to rekindle the romance. It was fun to spend some time with the Dare's ...thank you Carly..Merry Christmas
KindleKat64 4 days ago
This a delicious little Christmas treat!! What a sweet and flirty little short story featuring Ian and Riley as the main characters, but we also get a little more of the other Dares too at their Christmas gathering. Ian and Riley are still one of my favorite Dare couples and it is so sweet and swoony to see Ian take charge and make sure his wife does not forget about her own needs now that they have two little ones. Their love is just as big if not bigger than ever!! I really enjoyed this!!
PennieM 4 days ago
Short and sexy and the perfect read for just before bed or during a lunch break! Oh, Ian has always been my favorite Dare and this is why. When his life is off the rails he takes charge and spirits Riley away, after all a mini-Riley and baby makes for an exhausted wife and lonely Ian and he is having it no more! We not only get an Ian treat but a Christmas party glimpse at the rest of the Dare's, Miami and New York ones too! Snuggle in and enjoy!
heater_28 4 days ago
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review** A Very Dare Christmas gives us a chance to catch up with Ian and Riley Dare, which was so nice! Riley is being exactly who she is, she's out shopping for holiday gifts, trying to get ready for the holidays, taking care of her family, which now includes two small kids, and it's clear she's burning the candle at both ends. Lucky for her, Ian notices that and decides to treat his wife to a much needed weekend away. The two are able to reconnect and focus on their marriage and each other. This was a great novella that allowed us to visit with a couple of Carly Phillips' best characters!