Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blog Tour Review | "Take a Chance" by Abbi Glines

Take a Chance by Abbi Glines
New Adult Romance published February 25, 2014
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Synopsis from Goodreads:
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?
My Thoughts...
If you have read my other reviews of the books in this series you know that I was getting a little frustrated by the time I got to the end of Wood's and Della's first book and I didn't really care too much for Rush and Blaire's last book.  But when I read that Grant's book was coming out I knew I would have to dive back in.  Now I am going to have to at least go back into the series so that I can catch up.  I was sucked back in with this story and knowing what happened to Jace without knowing the details is killing me.

So, on to this book. I give this book a solid 3.5 stars. I loved Harlow's character from the first time she showed up in the series.  She is one of the most pure genuine characters in the series and you can't help but love her.  It was clear from the beginning that she was going to end up with Grant and I was all for that, no doubt.  They had a bit of a rocky start which is told in flashback, but it's done well and we get the full effect of the story and the connection in a bit shorter way.  Then in present day we get slammed in the face with Nannette, the woman we all love to hate and by golly, I do.  In fact I would have given this book at least another 1/2 star if she hadn't been in it.  Then again, where would all the drama in the series come from if not from Nan?  I think it's time that the drama comes from elsewhere, at this point it's a little overdone.  I don't think there is anyway she can be redeemed at this point, she has just caused too much damage and I know that I won't read a book that's written with her as the lead female.

Kiro has bought a house in Rosemary Beach for Nan to live in, the catch for Harlow, is that she has to live there too.  Neither of them like the situation, but Harlow only plans to stay for 9 months and she is sure she can make it that long.  Because of what transpired with she and Grant 3 months before things aren't exactly friendly between them at first.  Then Harlow's brother Mase, Kiro's only son decides to move in with them to protect his little sister from her big sister.  I love the introduction to Mase and I am sure we will see more of him. Shortly after they all get settled Harlow gets a call from Dean that Kiro has disappeared and he's sure that only Harlow will be able to find him.  This turns into a much bigger and somewhat life changing thing for Harlow, but Grant is right there with her supporting her.

All this time Harlow is hiding something from everyone.  In the end things escalate with her father and her secret is brought out, but how will this affect her relationship with Grant?  This is where I usually like to say that in the end things work out and they are able to get past all the crap because they love each other, etc....Then I remember that this is an Abbi Glines book so that means we have to wait for the 2nd book to find out how it all turns out!  I can't even pretend at this point that I am done with the series though, because we all know I am not.  I will be waiting just as excitedly as everyone else to see how it all turns out!

XOXO, Shelly

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*

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