Oh, where do I start? TAKING CHANCES by Molly McAdams just broke my heart. Molly ripped my heart out and stomped on it! It was just THAT good! I cried my eyes out the whole time reading it and I know it will do the same thing to you. TAKING CHANCES is the story of Harper. She is going away to college and leaving the only life she has ever known for the very first time. Her father, a career Marine, has raised Harper alone since her mother died. Her Dad is very strict and Harper is very naive. She is excited to get out from under his thumb and experience life. She meets her new room mate Breanna. Thanks to Bree, she is introduced to college life at its fullest. She also meets Bree’s brother Chase who catches her eye right away. She feels an instant attraction to him but he is the type of guy who always has a different girl on his arm and has no qualms about embarrassing Harper every chance he can get.
Harper tries to fight her feelings for Chase but there is some kind of connection she just can’t turn say from. Soon she meets one of his room mates, Brandon and they start going out. While she is falling in love with Brandon, she finds herself being pulled to Chase. She cant fight her feelings for either one of them. She knows it’s wrong but what can she do? Chase is the ultimate bad boy that every girl wants to change. Brandon is the sweetest guy she has ever met. Both of them adore Harper and will do anything to make her happy even if it means walking away from her.
Her first year away at college is turning out to be pretty exciting until that one weekend when she gives in to her heart and everything changes. This is where your heart will break for Brandon. I too fell in love with him right away. He was so forgiving and loving. How could anyone hurt him? Chase was supposed to be his friend. A friend who couldn’t stay away from Harper. He knew of the connection between the two of them, could see it every time they were in the same room, but he tried not to let it bother him. Easier said then done right?
TAKING CHANCES puts you on an emotional roller coaster. It will tug at your heart and then it will just reach in and yank it out of your chest!! I have never cried so hard reading a book before. This was the first time I’ve read Molly’s books, but I’m not stopping now! She has a way of pulling you in from the very first page and never letting you go. She will consume your life and time until you finish reading. TAKING CHANCES is the type of book that says with you long after you finish reading it. I will never forget the way I felt reading this book.