Saturday, March 15, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - TAKE A CHANCE by ABBI GLINES - CHANCE # 1, ROSEMARY BEACH # 6 - NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - ATRIA BOOKS - SIMON & SCHUSTER

By: Abbi Glines
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Released : Available Now
Details: From Simon & Schuster for honest review, Paperback, 278 Pages

RATING: 4.25 FLAWED GRANT STARS!

Blurb: 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?


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I am a HUGE Abbi Glines fan. I will read anything she writes. Take a Chance is Grant’s turn to shine. I thought he had his moments of shining, but he is flawed too.

For me this book was split into two parts. The Harlow and Grant part and the Nan and Grant part, which I was having trouble with. I know it is all about angst and all that jazz, but I don’t feel like Nan is growing or learning as a character. She plays the same cards over and over. I will be honest and say that I thought the book could have had a break from Nan being the villain.

We know her game.

She is an awesome villain and I commend a villain that can get under my skin and make me loathe them. That means the author and the character have done their job.

BUT!! We have been there and done that with Nan already with Rush. Mind you Rush wasn’t porking her. Ewww , sorry about that.

Grant did lose major points with being a repeat offender. It is very hard to shake Nan because Abbi has written her so that the reader hates her. There is currently nothing to like about Nan. Even if Nan grew angelic wings, and fed the homeless and gave her right kidney to a critical patient, I think the damage is done with Nan for my liking. I can’t see me reading a book where she redeems herself.

I hear Abbi say, ‘challenge accepted.’ If I could be convinced, then that will be a superb character makeover.

Nan is a spoilt brat. She needs to get a job and do something constructive with her day rather than mooching off Kiro and verbally beating up on the female characters.

Love, Mace. Great character. He has this way of stating the obvious. He says it like it is. You can give me a cowboy installment with Mace. * rubs hands together * 

Harlow is such a sweet, yet rather naughty little nymphet, I do like her character. She isn’t a push over but she does have feelings for Grant. She does forgive.

But can Grant forgive?

Kiro. What a surprise. He made me cry. Dang. It!

Well, technically Abbi did. My heart just broke into a thousand pieces. Abbi brought such a twist with Kiro. I was just shattered for him. You can really feel Kiro...

I mean FEEL.

I am truly over Nan’s involvement in this series I think the character angst can survive without her input.

I need a Nan Ban.

Abbi throws in a great twist that is sure to play out with angst and shenanigans in the next Chances installment.

I am looking forward to it. Even if Nan does pop up. 

Does anyone know if she can swim?




Michelle

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