Title: Dare to Touch (Dare to Love, #3) by Carly Phillips
Publisher: CP Publishing
Publication Date: January 11th, 2015
Format: E-book, 306 pages
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football. Their chemistry is explosive–their feelings for each other intense. Yet Olivia has ended things for reasons he still can’t fathom and she won’t explain.
Unwilling to let something special go so easily, Dylan has been pursuing Olivia ever since. When the Pro-Bowl takes them to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Dylan is determined to make sure their time together isn’t all business. What happens in paradise is life altering but once Olivia admits her deepest secret and fear, will Dylan still want the forever he’s been pushing for?
For me this series gets better with each book, the first one I wasn’t a huge fan of but the second was a major improvement, and this one is up to their with book two. I loved the relationship between Dylan and Olivia, I thought that it was great seeing their interactions with each other in previous books, so I was glad to finally read their book. I do feel that previous books might have been a little more misleading, to me their interactions in other books it seemed like they had a more of a personal history. In this book, it says that they didn’t have any relationship besides a work-related one, but only had interest in each other, so that did throw me a little bit when I started this book.
The relationship between Dylan and Olivia was fantastic, I thought that it was so great that Dylan has had feelings for her since they first met but let her have her space to push for more before he took over. I thought that it was great that when Dylan decided he wanted to pursue a relationship with Olivia he focused solely on her and wasn’t with anyone else. Olivia was a great main character, I liked how she had her reservations about a relationship with Dylan but after wrapping her head around it, she was pretty open to starting something with Dylan.
Something that in my opinion that made this book better than the other books is that they were lacking breaks between when the story would switch POV’s between the characters (I mentioned this in both reviews), but I’m glad to say that it was fixed in this book. There were breaks between characters and I could easily see where it would switch instead of getting confused and trying to figure out the exact spot where it went between characters.
The ending was better than the previous, I really enjoyed that it didn’t have the trope where something has to go wrong before one of the characters has to overcome their own personal insecurities. I liked that this revelation happened and nothing had to go wrong, I’m excited for the next book, I was originally hesitant about Meg but I’m excited to see how her character arc will progress in the next book after the events in this one. Also, it will delve into Scott more and he’s a character we have yet to really meet, I’m very excited about this book and I’m planning on diving into it soon.