Taking Chances Review and Giveaway

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
Release Date: September 2012
Age: New Adult, Mature YA
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Love, Realistic Fiction, College, Friendship, Love triangle
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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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.
Due to sexual situations and language, this is Mature YA/New Adult. Recommended for ages 17+
When I started reading Taking Chances I thought of The Vincent Boys, I thought of all of the YA/NA/ and Adult contemporary romances that I've read and I was excited but expecting pretty much your run of the mill romance. Oh holy *bleep* *bleep* *bleep*. Taking Chances is, well there is nothing ordinary about the feelings that I had after putting down this book. I cried and cried and cried. I sat in a dark room and stared off and was depressed. I saw the characters in my dreams and thought of them often. I was wounded, and it felt great to feel such strong emotions from a book. I loved it.

When I say more than 5 stars, I usually mean WAY MORE THAN 5 STARS. I mean, there is absolutely no number (besides like a trillion stars) that can come close to rating this book. So I'm just going to make a new rating. It's called "OH SHITAKE MUSHROOMS READ THIS BOOK"! Yeah. Now you know I'm serious, I don't play games with Shitake mushrooms.

Harper is escaping a father who doesn't really know her and a life she doesn't care for. She's leaving the East coast for the West coast and couldn't be happier. She befriends her fun roommate quickly and then is introduced to her uber hot brother Chase. Oh my Chase. He is just about the hottest thing this side of the sun, no really. But, since he is Chase, player pain in the ass (and sexy) Chase, Harper starts dating the sweet Brandon and then things get crazy.

This book is filled with sexual frustration, and I loved it. It's stolen glances and late mornings, it's a house full of crazy guys and a new family to come home to. It is just an incredible journey one that I am so thrilled to have read and excited to share. The best aspect of the book is the love triangle, it is done right and by right I mean so wrong. Because both guys are utterly perfect. I know who I was rooting for.

The way the book unfolds was heart breaking and intense. It is one of the most emotionally shattering books I've ever read and this feeling in my heart won't go away. It is everything I look for in a contemporary romance and those things I didn't think to look for.

One Kindle copy of Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
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  1. I HATE love triangles. To me, they make the girl seem shallow and stupid...ie Bella Swan. And they just make the guys look pathetic for fighting over a girl who isn't worth the time of day.

  2. I love triangles - I love that a girl can be confused onto who she love the most, all those emotions and thoughts there are spinning inside her head :)
    Its human not always to know what your next step is - its not a weakness sign