Thursday, February 27, 2014

Take a Chance by Abbi Glines

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured readers hearts in Fallen Too Far. 

When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room in nothing but his boxer briefs.

Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He'd known about Nan's reputation, but still he couldn't resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister;even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?

From the beginning of this story, I knew that I absolutely, positively despised Nan, and the thought of Grant being with her made me nauseated.  Now that I have that out of the way…Grant and Harlow’s story was built around crazy mistakes, earning forgiveness and learning to open your heart to love despite the circumstances life brings your way.  

Harlow was beautiful inside and out.  She was selfless and shy, yet time after time, she proved she wasn't a pushover.  She preferred her room and books to socializing with others.
“She looked like an innocent, sweet country girl, with long, dark hair and eyes that made you forget your f@@king name.”
Grant! Grant! Grant!  He was searching for something not realizing what it was.  He continually made bad choices and almost lost his chance with Harlow.  When he realizes that she is the one, he questions whether she will trust him again with her feelings.
"I may have pushed her too far away,"
"Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe you never stood a chance to begin with. But is she worth trying?" 
I nodded. "Yeah, she's worth begging."
Grant was scared and felt defenseless of losing someone he loved deeply and shutoff his feelings trying to prevent himself from suffering that hurt and pain.  
"..all I could think was what if I loved someone that much and I lost them? How could I live?"
Grant had obstacles to overcome and once he fell, he fell hard.
“I wasn't ever letting her go, and I sure as hell didn't want anyone else touching her.  I wanted to hold her and keep her safely with me.  It was irrational.  It was…it was…I was in love with her.”
In the end, we are left waiting for the next book in the series.  This story touched me on so many levels.  At times I was angry, frustrated, sad, happy and hopeful.  I know I will revisit this book many times before the next one is available.  

Overall rating: 4.5 Rockin' Stars

Hero - Grant: 4.5 stars
Heroine - Harlow: 5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes, amazing author!

Available now:  Amazon

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