Take a Chance
Author: Abbi Glines
Published: February 25th, 2014
From #1 bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured readers’ hearts in .
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 heart is officially broken because of Abbi Glines. I went into “Take A Chance” ready to read Grant’s story and when I was finished, I couldn’t dry my eyes. The story of Grant and Harlow ripped my heart out and stomped on it. There were so many different elements to this story and it fit.
When we met Grant in” Fallen Too Far”, you wanted to like him. He was the nice guy doing all the right things to make a heartbroken girl feel welcome. It continued like that throughout the series. When we saw him in the beginning of “Take a Chance” he was helping Nan…again…for some unknown reason. I’m not going lie, I wanted to reach into the book and smack him! Just let her be a bitch already! She just uses you and messes up your life. With the story continuing, we ‘see’ Grant and Harlow in their own element. We finally see how much they care for each other even though neither really sees it at first. As a reader you can clearly see that they worked together. He truly cared for her. However, after he leaves because of a tragedy in Rosemary and hurts Harlow, I thought that was going to be it. I thought Harlow was going to give him the boot. Grant knows he messed up and he tries everything that he can to make things better. He takes everything that he has and shows her how much he loves her. He takes advice from Rush and Blaire and I love seeing them more.
When Harlow is betrayed by Grant, her guard goes up. I don’t think she put it up high or hard enough. I wish that she had given him a harder time. This guy betrays her with her worst enemy and she lets him in quicker than she should have. Harlow is sweet and kind, she is sincere and sympathetic, she is a girl that keeps her feelings locked away afraid of getting burned. She is quiet and reserved, but she has a backbone. I like her. She slowly starts realizing that she is truly falling in love with Grant. She doesn’t want to, but she does. With Harlow, came Mase; Kiro’s third child. I absolutely loved Mase. From the first description, I was in love. I fell hard for him. I loved his personality and the way he cared for Harlow. He would definitely fight behind Harlow is he had too. I can’t wait to see him in his own book.
I would have liked to see more of a growing relationship with these two. It felt like it started and BAM! They are together. There wasn’t much of a build-up and I wish we would have seen more. Their relationship was different from Rush and Blaire’s and Woods and Della. Those couple had obstacles to face, but I felt Grant and Harlow’s were bigger. There was fight for their relationship, but there wasn’t enough in my opinion. This didn’t take away from the book though.
When secrets are revealed, Grant and Harlow’s relationship is thrown in the air. They have a lot to face in the next book. The question at this point: Can they make it? Will they get the happily ever after they deserve? I sure hope so.
“Three kinds of women in this world. They kind that suck you dry and leave you with nothing. The kind that only want a good time. And the kind that make life worth a damn. The last kind… they right woman’s the one who gives as much as she takes, and you can’t get enough. She’s the kind…if you lose her, you lose yourself.” –Kiro
“I want to be near you. When I am, everything else fades away and I can’t concentrate on anything but you. That’s what scared me, but I’ve decided I was stupid to be scred of that. It’s special. You’re special.” –Grant
“You’re worth fighting demons for.” –Grant
“I’m not the kind of girl you plan forever with.” Harlow