Take a Chance by Abbi Glines

Take a Chance: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)


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?


I have always loved Grant. Not sure why, but ever since Blaire pulled her gun on him in the opening scenes of Fallen Too Far I just liked him. When I saw he was getting his own book I was so excited! I had not looked at anything about the book before it came out. I read no reviews or teasers or anything because I just wanted to go into it fresh. Then I got to the end and NO!!! I hate when I get to the end of a book and you go to flip the page for more and there is no more! Now comes the agonizing wait for the next book to continue the story. At least with the authors other books I had the next book ready to go once I finished. I just cannot wait for the next book!

Grant is awesome. I mean yeah he messes up. He is stupid at time. He has slept with Nan after all, and that is like the stupidest thing ever. I understand though. I got how she made him think she needed him, and he liked that. But it is Nan so....I don't know why I like Grant so much. I just do. When he finds Harlow and messes up with that I was just so sad for him. Once he is determined to make it right with her I just love him more. I really don't know what it is about him that makes him one of my favorite Abbi Glines characters, even before this book.

Harlow is such a great character. She is so sweet and selfless, shy and quiet and just pleasant. She has had a very sheltered life, and so she is skeptical of Grant at first. Eventually she does give in to him and falls for him. I mean who wouldn't? She still has issues with his past with Nan, especially since Nan is so nasty to her, but she is dealing with them and she is so cute.

I will say I am surprised how little Nan was in this book. I was expecting her to cause way more problems with Grant and Harlow. I was expecting her to act like a two year old and just be nasty all the time. I felt like she is almost non existent in this book, except for Grant and Harlow talking about her. I almost wish there would have been more as well...it almost made me forget why I hated her so much. Not quite, but she just wasn't as horrible as she could have been, or as often. I was expecting her to do more to try and draw attention to herself. I know Grant tried to shield Harlow from that, but still. I was expecting more like when Blaire first came into the picture. We shall see what she does next.

Then there is Harlow's secret. I get why she didn't tell Grant, but it was so heartbreaking what she did once he did find out. The last scenes were just...I was so sad for Grant. He is trying to deal with her big secret and she just...it was upsetting for me. I just want him to be happy! I just...I just feel so bad for him. I know everything will work out in future books, but the waiting for that is going to be hard. I want his happily ever after!

Rating: 4.5/5

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