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Taking Chances (Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies Book 1) by [McAdams, Molly]
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About the Author

Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. Her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach . . . which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes.


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  • File Size: 1425 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (October 16, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2012
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NFFVL6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I don't ever write reviews. I read hundreds of books, but for some reason I just never review them after I read them, even if I absolutely loved it. I have written one other review....after I read a book that I despised. I just felt it wasn't fair to not warn others of that book's awfulness. Well, that is how I feel now except times 10. I was enjoying this book. The main character, Harper, is not my favorite. She was pretty selfish and expected others to be what she could not and would not be. However, I did like the story enough that I overlooked that. Until 58% into the book. Yep, I was good and invested, when the author went and ruined the book. I mean RUINED!!! I am ok with things not being perfect in books. This goes for errors, as well as the actual meat of the book. I have read some really awesome self published authors, and sometimes that means there may be spelling errors, or a grammatical error here and there. I can overlook that. I also do not expect every book to be a light, fluffy read. Sometimes there is sadness, or even heartbreak. I like angst in a book. In fact, I prefer it. I like feeling what the characters are feeling, even if it is hurt or pain. Such is life, so if books are to resemble life, then there are going to be ups and downs. I just felt that the author used a cheap way out of a love triangle. One that shocked the heck out of the me, and not in a good way. It was like she wanted to make Harper's flip flopping, and indecisiveness justified by taking one option away. I just felt it was a crummy way to do things and jerk the reader around. I stopped at that point and most likely will not continue to read the book. I NEVER leave a book incomplete. Even if I am really not feeling it, I hold out hope that it will get better.Read more ›
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By ImAReader on September 16, 2012
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MAJOR SPOLIER ALERTS!!! :

Let me start by saying, I'm in a really bad mood right now and I finished the book 2 hours ago. I'm an avid reader, and I ALWAYS finish my books, even if they suck, I have to finish. This book however, after the 'big incident' I lost all interest. So Harper has 3 guys in love with her, her best friend, Chase and Brandon. Here's the thing, the author shoves her best friend out of the picture, so it turns into a love triangle with Chase and Brandon. I was rooting for Chase since the beginning of the book. He was the first guy introduced to us and he found a place in my sappy ol' heart. Harper being in love with both guys- which I must say, I don't think people can be in love with two guys, I think they can love two persons but not IN love. With that said, the author needed a way to remove one of the lovers, so she shoved him out as well. She pronounced Chase dead. By this point, with my mouth hitting the floor, I felt .... Anger... Frustration. I was pissed. I lost interest so I stopped reading. But then I thought well, she is pregnant with Chase's child, maybe she'll do something in remberance of him like name him after Chase or something. Nope, she names him after Brandon's dad,which was cool, no complaining. So I skimmed the rest of the book, which was about
40%.

The book needed more depth. And there was way toooo much going on, i read some of the comments to check if anyone was as pissed as me and some say the book could have been three different books, i totally agree. Secondly, the author should find a way to remove the characters without murdering them.

******Note to author: Usually when reading a romance, the first love interest, the hero of the book meets, is the one that usually sticks with the readers.
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The cover drew me in and I didn't even read the synopsis before I bought it. For a $1.99, what did I have to lose? I have to say, I enjoyed the original ideas for this book better; Beautiful Disaster & Thoughtless. I had a really, really hard time making myself finish, and not only because the book is extremely long, but because of all the nonsense and complete unbelievability. I love books that consume me and that I can get lost in; this story consumed my thoughts for totally different reasons. There were some beautiful parts to read and also some parts that caused watery eyes but in no way did I want to sob and cry. A bunch of the "I love you so much, you're my entire life, what did I do to deserve you" was a bit over the top and caused more eye rolling that heart swooning. I felt the situation with Sir should have been explored more deeply. For such an important scene, it felt rushed and thrown to the side for all of the crying from the main character and cavity inducing sugary declarations of love. I'm torn because I wanted to like this book, and some parts I really did enjoy, but If I'm being honest, I'll probably not read it again.
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Harper grew up an only child living with her father who is a Marine. He's a stoic man who never shows his love to his daughter, barely talks to her, and has asked her to call him "Sir." She can't wait to go off to college to live her life. She chooses a college in San Diego, CA where she will be living with Breanna, her dorm roommate and immediate best friend. The very first night, Breanna takes Harper to a party where she meets Chase, Breanna's brother. Harper is immediately attracted to his surfer boy good looks and tattoos. But she finds out right away that he's got a bad reputation for being a player. She then decides it would be best to stay away from him. Then, she meets Brandon, Chase's roommate, at lunch one day. Brandon is good looking with a shaved head, tattoos, and fights in underground MMA matches. There is instant attraction between these two. Brandon and Chase are total opposites. Brandon is sweet and a gentleman to Harper from the moment they meet. Chase on the other hand, is stand-offish and gives Harper a hard time by nicknaming her PG and Princess. He knows he's not good for her so he stays away from her which made it easier for Harper to decide to date Brandon instead of Chase. But, even though she is dating Brandon, she can't stop thinking about Chase and her attraction towards him continues to grow. AND THE DRAMA BEGINS.

***WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD***

Harper. I never understood what was so special with this girl. Was it her virgin status? Or the fact that she is naive and inexperienced? She never came across as strong or independent. More than anything, I thought she was self-absorbed and stupid. Her inner monologue over her feelings for both these guys was ridiculous.
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