Monday, April 29, 2013

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams My Truly Honest Review

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Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father’s thumb. Ready to live life her own way, 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. 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.

The 411 by Maria:

I have always said I would be 100% honest in my reviews since that is what I am doing here because if you didn't really care about this you would pick up a copy of a reputable reviewer. The Amateur Reviewer is what I have called myself for over 7 years and will continue to do so. I also don't agree with all reviews so you may or may not agree with this one. It is MY opinion ONLY of a book I read.

OK with all of that, here I go....

 Taking Chances is about a girl named Harper. I love the cover and seriously loved the book. The story is of a girl who has just turned 18 and ready to leave her Militant Dad behind so she can finally live a life out from under his over protective, unemotional thumb. She had many friends on the base she lived at, one of them being her friend Carter. A marine from her dad's base.

OK...well she moves to San Diego to attend university where she will room with Bree. Bree has a brother name Chase and they have a friend named Brandon. OK...still with me.

Well, 18 year old Harper falls hard for these guys. She is torn, what's a girl to do when she has men just falling at her feet?  Well, she dates the safe one and lusts for the other. The one who sets her heart to flutter. Oh but wait, don't forget about Carter. Oh wait, the author did for a moment. Oh no, he's back and also in love with Harper. friends without completely ruining this book for you, I can tell you this. There were times I just wanted to punch Harper right her in "princess" face. She is naive, she is needy, she is sad, she is mad, she is turned on, she makes mountains out of molehills, she is too mature, she is not mature enough. Girlfriend, you are 18 years old...slow it down and enjoy life!

I'm back...I didn't hate the book. Let me say it again. I didn't hate the book! I hated parts of it. I hated the barrage of characters (I was constantly going back and forth in the beginning to try to remember who everyone was), and wordiness (I don't need every single part of their conversation to get the point!)! 

There was a moment when I thought I would close the book and not open it again. The author quickly and swiftly changes the story by adding drama that I saw coming a mile away.  I knew that BITCH was lying but Harper believed her damn it.

I know this review is everywhere but I haven't been this passionate about my dislike for a book since PS I Love You. But dislike is a terrible word to use because I read the whole thing. I read it in two days and I found that I needed to know how it would end so I guess I would give this three stars for making me passionate enough to want to punch the main character in the face not a bad score on my rating scale. 


I am now reading Molly McAdams From Ashes. The review is coming soon

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest opinion.

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