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Taking Chances Review

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Title: Taking Chances
Author: Molly McAdams
Publication date: Jan 13, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 432
ISBN: 006226768X

Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father's thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit; she's on her way to college at San Diego State University. 

She finds her self being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate's brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled...they're exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she's happy.

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.(
I don't know where to begin. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams is an emotional ride and I was left with mixed feelings, my emotions where all over the place and since I don't want to give anything away I will make this review short and sweet.

We are introduced to Harper who is on her way to college far away from her strict Marine father, she is portrayed as pure innocence, at her 18 years, she has never been kissed and knows nothing of the world, her whole life she was surrounded by jarheads and everything changes as soon as her new roommate arrives.

Breanna the roommate becomes her first and only female friend, for the first time in her life she is attending parties where boys pay attention to her, dating etc. I could barely stand Harper and had a hard time believing the reasoning behind her acts.

Chase is Breanna's brother who is introduced to Harper early in the book and just like that she is head over heels with him but doesn't want to admit that she is attracted to him, mainly because he is a one night stand kind of guy. Brandon is a handsome underground fighter and the other love interest, I had to overlook some over the top situations in their relationship. 

 It's difficult to explain my feelings towards this book, at the end, it made me go through so many it made me happy, shocked, in love and angry, some parts were just unrealistic but not enough to make me stop reading.The character that hold my heart was Chase, he transforms so much during the journey that I couldn't help but to fall for him. While reading I had the feeling the story could have been spread into 2 books and I'm glad that wasn't the case.

Things move fast in this book I thought the love interest was rushed in both cases since we are talking about a love triangle.Overall I enjoyed this contemporary novel.

1 comment:

  1. I need to add this to my TBR list. Sounds so intense. :) Great review



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