By: Molly McAdams
Series: Taking Chances #1
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley
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Her first year away is turning out to be nearly perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.
Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to 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. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate's brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she'd be happy.
Okay, I am a little late on the times and I have finally gotten to “Taking Chances” and I am sad that I waited so long to read this gem. Harper is finally out from under her father’s thumb and has moved to a college far far away. This opens the door to so many things that Harper hasn’t been able to do; mainly boyfriends.
This book sets up a hate/love relationship with Chase right from the beginning. You as the reader will love him but want to ring his neck for being such a jerk. However, when she starts dating Brandon, I found myself torn between whom I really wanted her with. Brandon was absolutely terrific and I couldn’t find anything wrong with him but Chase still lingered in the back of my mind, just like he did with Harper.
But wait, this is not just a love triangle. This is a sit in your bedroom and sob story as well. The worst thing was, I knew it was coming. The only way I can explain is that if you ever have watched the show FRIENDS and the episode where Joe is reading “Little Women” and he gets to the part where Beth is sick and Rachel helps him put the book in the freezer because he just couldn’t finish it, that is what happened to me. I had to prep myself for this ending because I knew it would be heart breaking.