Taking Chances – Molly McAdams

Taking chances

“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.”

I bought this eBook from Amazon after reading good reviews for it.  I have to admit that it was the cover that really caught my attention – it just screamed love triangle at me and if you’re a regular Me, My Books and I reader you’ll know that I love a good love triangle.

Harper had a fairly sheltered but strict upbringing which included being home schooled by her father who was in the Marine Corps, she was about to head to college and was looking forward to the freedom that it would give her.  Having been brought up surrounded by Marines all Harper’s friends were guys and I thought that this would make her pretty clued up on the male species, it turned out that I was wrong!

I enjoyed Harper’s reactions to everything as she discovered her new surroundings and lifestyle, she seemed to transform in front of my eyes.  The confusion she felt when she met Chase and Brandon was palpable, I could completely understand this confusion because they were both hot and sexy guys who were chasing her in a very irresistible way.  If you’re a fan of fictional love triangles I’m pretty sure you’ll love this book because that side of the story was very intense and exciting.

Other than the love triangle (yes I really did love that part) I also enjoyed the various fight scenes and crazy parties because they always seemed to be so full of drama.  There were lots of twists and turns that kept me interested, even though some of them were a little bit predictable.  At one point during the story I felt sure that something bad was about to happen and when it did I was really shocked about what it was  – I actually found myself in floods of tears.

It wasn’t all drama and tears though, there were a quite a few light-hearted, funny moments and also some wonderful heart-warming scenes which were very touching.

The whole book had a young feel to it and after so many ups and downs I felt pleased that it came to a satisfying conclusion.  It did contain some sexual scenes so if you are likely to be offended by this then it may not be a book for you.

This was a fantastic tale of self discovery and heartbreak, it was everything I had expected and more!

To find out more about Molly McAdams visit her website.