Taking Chances (Taking Chances #1)
by Molly McAdams
Summary from Goodreads:
Her first year away is turning out to be nearly perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.
Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to 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. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate’s brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she’d be happy.
I never thought I would write a review like this one, but I also never thought I would come across a book I would actually regret reading. Well, I suppose there is a first time for everything. Looking back, I really wish I’d read some of the reviews before picking up this book. It would’ve saved me a lot of pain. This book left me in a really bad place and I almost wish someone would have warned me.
At first I was really enjoying it and I was open to the possibility of Harper ending up with either Chase or Brandon (after all, it is a love triangle) but then it all went downhill to the point of becoming a cruel joke. It was also far fetched and ridiculous. So nobody ever gets mad at Harper for the huge mess she created and even though she hurt people, everyone still loves her so much, including all their friends and even their moms? I also can’t understand how the author could be so cruel to one of the characters. I mean, tragedies happen and that is one thing, but this was awful. I’ve read my fair share of emotional roller coasters, but the way it was handled afterward was beyond disrespectful, and to me that was not a happy ending.
Right now, I just want to forget I ever read this book.
1 out of 5 stars