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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sassy Sundays With Amy: Take a Chance by Abbi Glines Book Review

Hello, my name is Amy and I write book reviews for Reading Teen. I have been writing young adult book reviews for years. Right at this moment I've been indulging in more new adult, collage age, adult books. I will still read young adult, just because every time I do, I love it so very much. I will continue to write young adult reviews for you, however I have set aside Sundays just for my more adult content book reviews. Stay tuned for more...
*Sassy Sundays disclaimer: Books will have strong adult sexual, profanity and/or violent content.  

  • Series: The Rosemary Beach Series
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (February 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476756546
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476756547
  • Buy the Book: Amazon
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?
At a Glance:

I just love Abbi Glines, she is one of my favorite new adult contemporary romance authors. I was really excited to read Take a Chance. I haven't read one of her books since last summer, so I was a little antsy about this one.

Take a Chance is about Grant Carter and Harlow Manning. Grant is Rush Finlay's (Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far) best friend. Rush is Nan's brother. Harlow is Rush and Nan's half sister. Got this so far? I know, it's a soap opera for sure. Grant has spent one too many nights with Nan, wretched woman. Harlow has always had a crush on Grant, but there is no way she will give in to any feelings for Grant while he is still hanging out with Nan. Grant wants to change, he doesn't want Nan anymore, he's never loved her. He wants Harlow.


I do not like the cover. The Rosemary Beach series covers are not near as good as the Sea Breeze or Vincent Brothers series. Take a Chance cover looks like a portal back to the eighties, and that horrible necklace is just so gaudy.


There are a couple of tense moments where Grant has to stake his claim on Harlow. Yes, *heart goes pitter-patter*


The romance in Abbi Glines books are always good. However, Grant was such a jerk at the beginning of this book, I had a very hard time believing he truly could change and be faithful to Harlow.

*A lot of sexual content. 18 yrs. or older


I love Harlow. Being twenty and a rock stars daughter, she was extremely naive. I like how she stood up to Nan from time to time, but where Grant was concerned, one tiny charming smile and Harlow melted. Ugh.


Rush Finlay. Not Grant. As you can tell I have a problem with Grant. Grant was just so, so.... Ugh. I don't even know. I wanted to slap him first then kiss him second.

Rush saved the day for me.

Favorite Supporting Character:

Rush and Blaire Finlay

Something I loved:

Abbi Glines writing. She can just tell a good story.

Something(s) I hated:

Just the fact that this is my least favorite Rosemary Beach novel. NAN! I can't stand that woman. She is Satan.


Uh yeah. HUGE. Big. Massive. Gargantuan.

Would I recommend it?

If you are a Abbi Glines, J. Lynn, Katie Mcgarry,  or Jamie McGuire fan you will mostly enjoy this book. I would say that you don't have to read this series in order, but it would be recommended.

Will I buy/keep it?

I bough this on Amazon Kindle

Book Doppelgangers:

Anything Abbi Glines, Jamie McGuire, J.Lynn and Katie Mcgarry.

3 out of six

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