Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
Good Reads Synopsis: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.
Taking Chances is hard book to describe. I picked it up because I needed something different to read from my usual vampire, paranormal story mixed with action type of book. I really didn't know what to expect from this story. It seemed like a cute cheesy romance novel and I was excited to read because it followed a girl starting her freshman year in college, which is a nice change from the high school young adult romance novels I read often.
Taking Chance has been a real roller coaster. First I love it then hate it, love it. About half way through the story I became extremely irritated because of how the story turned. The romance quickly turned into a story that made me pissed off at the main character Harper because of her actions. My annoyance grew to the point where I became angry, yet I couldn't put it down. The author sets up the reader to feel like this beautifully because when a giant twist in the story occurs, your heart shatterers.
I really enjoyed the authors writing style, enough to want to read another book by her. It flowed well and like I said before, even when the story irritated I still couldn't put the book down. If you become emotionally invested in the characters, you will love/hate this story!!
Definitely a fun read, even more so if you love the romance and sometimes cheesy romance stories.
I recommend this book! As an emerging author, Molly McAdams is off to great start.
Be on the lookout for McAdams next book From Ashes (released December 11th 2012) and a Point-Of-View story Stealing Harper, which follows a main character from Taking Chances.
Happy Reading fellow book lovers!
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