Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review: Take A Chance (Chance #1) by Abbi Glines

Genre: New Adult Romance
Publication Date: February 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Read: September 2014
Pages: 276


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?

My review
I've been dying to read this book after I read Harlow's and Grant's chapter in "Forever too far" but I had to read the "Perfection" series with Woods & Della's love story first. I adored Grant the moment I first read about him in "Fallen too far". I knew he was a great guy and I really liked him. Maybe not as much as Mr. charming Woods Kerrington but Grant was a good man despite the fact that he sleeps with random women in the club. 

In "Fallen too far" I wanted him for Blaire before I knew about Woods of course. But then Harlow appeared. I realized after reading this book that I was glad Grant didn't end up with Blaire because I love Grant and Harlow together. 
"I should have been a man and realized I didn't deserve it and walked away. But you made me weak. It's one of the things about you that scares me. No one has ever made me weak."
What I love about the Rosemary Beach series is that women change men like Grant, Rush,Woods and even Jace to be a better man. Before they met Blaire, Bethy, Della and Harlow, they were just men who screw with whoever attractive women they see/meet. I also love hearing about the other characters lives from the past books. It was really nice to read from Blaire and Rush's life with their son Nate. I also liked to read about Woods and Della too even if it was only from a few paragraphs. 
"But never compare yourself to anyone else I've ever been with because you're all I want and all I see."
Harlow is very insecure. As much as Della was, I think Harlow thinks too much and  she doesn't think she's worth it. I can relate too her because like her, I think too much mostly negative thoughts and I just end up feeling bad about myself. I really hope Grant can change that for Harlow. It's really hard to have a better self-esteem and it doesn't happen right away. I just hope by the end of the second book, Harlow will be a much more confident person that she was in Take A Chance.

Regardless of Harlow's secret, I know Grant won't just give her up and I can't wait to find out what he'll do on "One More Chance".
"You're worth fighting demons for."

About the author
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbiiGlines and can also be found at  and 

Next Book 

Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker and someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow's half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of her own.

Harlow had taken the chance, falling hard and fast for the guy who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love...

But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now Grant and Harlow must decide if they have enough fight to make it work - or if the pain of betrayal has permanently destroyed their future

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