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-sisters - 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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This is only the second book this year that I've labeled as a favorite and I'm super excited about that. I'm finding great / amazing / heart-stopping book just so rare a find these days and I love that I was able to add to my favorites stash.
Take a Chance is Grant's book. And one of the reason this book was always going to be one I was eager to read is simply because Grant is one of the very first characters we get introduced to at the start of this series - Fallen Too Far. He was always on of my favorite characters in this series and so far has always been somewhat involved in each book. Apart from Blaire he's the oldest recurring character so I've always had a soft spot for him. It's hard not to when from the get go you fall in love with him. In all the previous books we've gotten to know the caring and somewhat sweet protective side of Grant. I'll admit I was surprised to read that he's been a man-slut all this time. It didn't come across as such in any of the previous books. But who cares... when he's all man, hot and just plain giddy-sexy... it's hard to hold it against him. The fact that hidden beneath all that is actually a really sensitive guy who doesn't withhold his thoughts much. That was my favorite part about him. He has some 'wow' dialogues and I practically re-read every single one of them.
Harlow is a character we sort of meet before in previous books. But she's never been a main character which beside from Blaire is kind of the norm in this series. The female's are almost all of the time a new character and that's what I've come to expect. So her appearance in the previous books opened the door to her having her own tale. And I fell in love with her instantly. The very first moment I started reading... I just knew I was in for an awesome joyride.
Take a Chance was gripping from the first page. Everything begins to happen fairly fast and because of that you have very, very little dull moments. In fact there isn't a second I thought about doing anything else other than read. And to think I started this book so I could get sleepy... which as I mentioned already... never happened.
The buzz I was experiencing once I'd finished didn't help much to get my mind to calm down and sleep. In fact, it was only hours later when my eyes just couldn't anymore - that I eventually passed out. But make no mistake, the moment my eyes opened again - Grant and Harlow was all I was thinking about. The urge to re-read the entire book was tough to over-come. And I wouldn't be surprised if I end up doing that again tonight.
Take a Chance is the 6th book in the Rosemary Beach Series and the first in the Chances Series spin-off. It's taken me a while but I have eventually acquainted myself with the series process and spin-off's. Although it's easier to just remember that this book fall part of the Rosemary Beach Series. (Which is really all I remember)
Take a Chance is the third book in this series that I just can't stop raving about. It's on par (for me) with Never Too Far (Too Far, #2; Rosemary Beach, #2) & Twisted Perfection (Perfection, #1; Rosemary Beach, #3). I'm holding thumbs that the second part of this book - One More Chance (Chances, #2; Rosemary Beach, #7) - Which according to Goodreads will be available July 1st - will be just as amazing! But I can't fathom how it can not be. Grant in his own right is a brilliant character, as is Harlow, so that in itself should make this book totally mind-blowing.
If this entire series is new to you - I suggest you start with the first book - Fallen Too Far and not just dive into this one thinking all will be alright. Because it wont. You wont know half the things you should know when you get into this one. So start off on the right page and that would be the first of Fallen Too Far
Rating: 5 Stars! & A 2014 Favorite
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