Review: Dare to Rock (Dare to Love #7) by Carly Phillips

August 15, 2015 Review 0

Review: Dare to Rock (Dare to Love #7) by Carly Phillips

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 an invitation 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, if he can convince her to give him another chance.

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?

Title: Dare to Rock
Author: Carly Phillips
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Invitation to Eden - Dare to Surrender
Series: Dare to Love #7
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Invitation to Eden - Dare to Surrender
Published by Self
Source: Publisher
Published: August 4, 2015
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 135
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

I have been enjoying this author and this series for some time.  However, I believe this is, sadly, the first one I am reviewing.  Although for the most part this was a decent read, I am not a huge fan of the rock star trope nor the second chance trope.  My failing, and I should have passed on this one for that reason.

All that rock star notoriety tends to irritate me, even more so than it did Avery Dare.  For different reasons, but I have an avid dislike for tabloids and their sleaziness.  So when that figures in a story . . . Add to that the viciousness displayed in the comments of a blog and well, I guess you could say it hits triggers.  But that is not really true.  More like it hits pet peeves.  I personally, do not find tabloids and trolls to be entertaining.  I prefer to avoid them when possible.  So I had a few personal issues with this story.

But please, do not let that keep you from reading it.  As usual Ms Phillips writes a good story.  There is the romance with its conflicts that I usually like.  I should have looked more closely at what this story was about, instead of simply going by the fact that it was a Dare to Love story by Carly Phillips.  My bad.

For those of you who like the rock star and/or second chance tropes, not to mention the Dare to Love series and Carly Phillips, you won’t want to miss this one.

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