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by Abbi Glines
Released: Feb 25, 2014
Series: Chance #1
Published by Atria
With frustratingly flawed, but real characters, Glines tells wickedly addicting stories that will have readers begging for more. ~ Under the Covers
TAKE A CHANCE is the first in Grant and Harlow’s stories from Abbi Glines’ Rosemary Beach series. From the very first book in the series where Blaire aims her gun at Grant, he has been one of those characters I’ve been dying to know about. If you’ve read this series already, then you know that Glines is a fan of family drama and intense and passionate sex scenes. TAKE A CHANCE possesses all these things – and a few more surprises as well.
Harlow Manning is a sweet, intelligent and kind girl who gets thrown into Florida where she lives with her awful- and I mean AWFUL step-sister Nan. I’m sure fans of this series will share my opinion on Nan’s character. She has to be the most vile, selfish, annoying and manipulative being ever – and Glines makes good use of her.
Grant has been with Nan in the past, even after having taken Harlow’s virginity. Now while I did find Grant to be the most interesting part of the book in the first half, he also made a lot of mistakes that made me not like him too. As a known player, Grant has a reputation with the ladies. So when he meets Harlow and gets bitten by the love bug, he doesn’t know how to react. In the short amount of time since the last book, readers learn of his state of internal turmoil and poor decision making, which results in the breaking of Harlow’s heart. For much of the book, Grant is trying to convince her – and himself – that he is worthy of her love.
Towards the end, Glines throws in a series of twists and turns that make for a great ride. However, because of the severity of the Harlow’s situation, sometimes I felt that the sex scenes were out of place. As I was reeling with the info dump Glines just spilled, Grant and Harlow are going at it, quite enthusiastically, I may add and it sometimes detracted from the other parts of the book that required emotions other than lust and love.
TAKE A CHANCE ends of a cliffhanger, leaving readers on the precipice of pleasure. If you’re willing to love and hate a book in equal measures, then TAKE A CHANCE will be the book for you. With frustratingly flawed, but real characters, Glines tells wickedly addicting stories that will have readers begging for more.
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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?
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