Monday, 17 August 2015

Let's Talk: Take a Chance by Abbi Glines

Take a Chance (Chance #1) (Rosemary Beach #7) by Abbi Glines
Let's Talk contains spoilers

2.5 stars

Synopsis (Goodreads):
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?


So I read this book not expecting much. I mean that as no offence to other people who love the series, but I previously read Fallen Too Far and didn't overly enjoy it. The only reason I read this book was because my sister kept insisting that I would love Grant.

I liked Grant in the beginning. He was trying to seduce Harlow, but not for the sake of game. He truly liked her. I loved this part. Seeing him try to get her and falling in love in the process. When they were first together sexually, I thought that it was lovely. You don't see scenes like this often in NA. It gave me serious optimism for the rest of this book.

When Harlow overheard Nan having sex and then went downstairs to make coffee, then saw Grant come around the corner, I was sad. I felt sad and I felt it through Harlow and what she had to do. That was hard.

I liked up until Grant and Harlow had sex the second time on the plane.

Sadly, after this we resume with what is NA. This made me so mad and frustrated!

I mean, what happened to the Grant I just saw make love to Harlow?

Now we just see what appears in every NA book. Sex piled on top of sex piled on top of no real love piled on top of dramatic people. This really made me sad because it really had a lot of promise.

Grant was a likeable character I guess. In the beginning I liked him a lot more than I did in the end. In the beginning he was loving and you got to see a side of him that was rare. By the end we are seeing him as the guy who likes having sex with Harlow. This is one of the things that bothers me so much about NA. They are so obsessed with having sex scenes in the book, but they can't be love making. It has to be rough and memorable.

Harlow was also likeable. But I feel like she doesn't stand up for herself properly. She kind of just lets people walk all over her and doesn't really care or cares but doesn't know what to do. This could be due to the fact that she grew up very close to her father and didn't get out much. I actually liked Harlow to be honest.

I feel like the fact that Harlow has a heart problem was very random and out of no where. And her being pregnant? Not so random. With the amount of times they were having sex (seemingly without protection of any kind) it was very predictable.

Overall, it wasn't bad. I wouldn't mind reading the other books in the series, but I still very much prefer her Sea Breeze series.

Rating: 5/10
Parental Rating: 16+

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