Sunday, December 30, 2012
4:43 PM | Posted by Ashley G. |
Title: Taking Chances
Author: Molly McAdams
Release Date: September 1, 2012
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.
Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn't expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing.
She finds herself 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.
Due to sexual situations and language, this is Mature YA/New Adult. Recommended for ages 17+.
Let me start by saying that Harper, the female lead, was not my favorite. However, I did enjoy her and loved following this twisty slope she was on. Brandon is the one who took my heart. He is so warm, so kind and the right amount of good and bad to make you want him to jump off the page. His story may only be a small piece of Harper's but you know he is going to fall into a bigger picture or at least you hope he does.
Harper makes you want to scream. I wanted to shake her on so many occasions. Her story unfolds and she drags in everyone else with her. I came to love Chase even though he irratated me more than I liked him. He pushes his way in time and time again. I had the right amount of love for him that I was crushed about half way in. I struggled liking Bree, Harper's roommate. However, as time goes on she feels more like a sister.
I think this book was very well written. I had my doubts with it for a little bit with how fast it was moving. I thought the author was just going to leave me hanging. But she wrapped this story up and put a bow on it. She left nothing out there to even make you think there was going to be more. That made me love this book more. So many times authors leave a book hanging so that you want to read another book. Which is fine, however, I felt this book moved so fast as it was I couldnt see another book being written.
Every page turned brought out another detail of the story. This book is what I needed. I wanted to have a book that would just end I didnt have to hope for more. I fell in love with this book and the story in it. I went through so many emotions from laughing to crying to screaming at my kindle, "Why!"
I have to fully tell you this is one story that I love more then any of the others I have read. I promise you will want to read this over and over. I found myself telling everyone I know about this book!
So read it really!
5 outta 5...
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