From number-one New York Times best-selling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured listeners’ 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?
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I liked the book but not the ending because to me there was no true ending. I cant even qualify this as a cliffhanger. Normally I genuinely love Abbi Glines but this book started getting on my nerves!! There were a few things about this book that I did not like. It wasn't that the storyline was bad but it was the relationship between the two leads that did not make sense to me. This is the first couple in the series I just didn't feel the connection with. Grant was a complete whorish douchbag! I just can't forgive him especially after the "twins". It was interesting to learn more about Harlow and why she was so secluded all the time. There were a lot of unexpected secrets in this story. I wish Harlow didn't give into Grant so easily.She should have made him work for it a little harder, a lot harder actually. However, I did enjoy Grant for his dirty mouth. The Rosemary Beach boys are really good at that. Abbi Glines definitely knows how to write some hot and dirty scenes and that's exactly what you get in Take A Chance. Along with the dramatic twists and turns (especially near the end), and the very alluring characters. I wil read the next book but I'm not sure if it will help endear me to Grant.
I already knew I was going to have a hard time with this story because of the reviews, but I have really enjoyed the Rosemary Beach series, so far, and simply needed to keep going. So I recruited the help of a reading buddy to read/listen along with me so we could be a support group to one another...lol, Crazy right? Well, let me tell you that I needed that support throughout this book because about 20 minutes into it, it was an almost DNF. In fact, it was an almost DNF up until about 60% of the book.
Glines really took a chance in writing Grant and Harlow's story because of Grant's tangled previous relationship with Harlow's half sister Nan (who is a bonafide biotch of the first degree). Harlow and Nan are half sisters and the daughters of rock star legend, Kiro, and along with that connection, there were so many relational aspects of this story that did not make sense to me. For instance....why would Kiro have Harlow (his favorite and beloved daughter) live with Nan (his venomous daughter who HATES Harlow) in Rosemary Beach, in the SAME house????? I NEVER understood that completely. But, the hardest part was how Grant got involved with Harlow after his relationship with Nan began to disintegrate. I know that he had an instant attraction to Harlow, and she made him feel things he had never experienced before but, Oh MY GOODNESS, really??? You're going to fall in love with your EVIL-BITCHY ex-girlfriend's half sister???? Now if that wasn't a doozy, the hardest part of the story between Grant and Harlow is HIS behavior after he was with Harlow. UGH, that infuriated me beyond belief!!!! Look, I really do like Man-Whores, but only after they STOP Man-whoring after they find the love of their life!!!! What the heck Grant???? His excuse was fear....wow...that dam fear.....
Anyway, I don't think I will ever get over how badly Grant messed up on Harlow after being with her!!!! UGh!!! And, I really liked Grant from previous books. He was the fun and very caring playboy of the group of gorgeous men in Rosemary Beach.
Well, the reason I finished this book was because of sweet Harlow. I mean, I needed to see the girl through this mess! Also, because of her cowboy, half-brother Mase who was so awesome and protective--Loved Him. Lastly, because of the the incredible story that was revealed about her mother, Emily and Kiro's amazing love. OMG, that took my breath away!!!!!
Even though this book does not end well, I'm pushing to the next book because I'm an optimist and hoping Grant redeems himself, especially in light of Harlow's secret coming out.....
Narrators: Shayna T. and Jack D. did a very nice job with this audiobook. It took me a while to get used to Shayna's voice, but overall, I believe she did a good job.