Saturday, September 22, 2012

Taking Chances

Taking Chances

by Molly McAdams

Summary (from GoodReads):

Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father's thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit; she's on her way to college at San Diego State University. 

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn't expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing.

She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate's brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled...they're exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she's happy. 

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.


I didn't like this book. Seriously. I with all of the reviews here, I thought this would be like Beautiful Disaster and hoping it would be better

At first, it was ok and I was thinking of giving it a 3 star rating even if it reminded me so much of Beautiful Disaster but I still continued to read that the author might include a twist or two. But as I turn each page, it just became too draggy. The rating just went downhill from there. It just did not get my attention. In the middle of the book, I just skimmed and scanned most of the story hurrying to finish it. I felt like I wasted my time reading this book.

Generally , I did not like it because:
1. The characters are too perfect. There were no flaws. No secrets. I did not feel connected with any of them. The flow of the story was too straight. 

2. I felt like the author was too much hung up with Beautiful Disaster story plot. I felt she tried to recreate it and lengthen the story the way she would have like it to end. Where is the originality?

3. There were no character build up. I did not get to know the characters. There was no individuality. Were some of them bubbly? Angsty? Indifferent? All I know they were too love crazed to be anything else. Where were their individual personality? 

I really would not recommend you to read this if you:


I am rating this one a lonely one-star. I don't like giving these reviews. But I just felt like it was promising given the summary and other reviews I read. I really got disappointed.