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Take A Chance by Abbi Glines book review

Another Rosemary Beach book… This time its about Grant!




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?


Grant is one of the famous Rosemary Beach’s favorite playboys. He’ll never settle down. He’s realationship with Nan makes things even worse, cause even if he wanted to settle down no one would want to end up with him after his past with Nan. Grant thinks he’s done with Nan but for how long?!

Meet Harlow Manning. Harlow is so sweet, loving, caring but she’s off limits. For Grant, Harlow is very dangerous, even more than Nan, because she makes him want more, when he never did. And that is something that Grant isn’t ready to deal with, yet.

Harlow’s unfortunate enough to be Nan’s half sister. Harlow was always loved and shelterd but that doesn’t mae her stupid. She knows that in order to survive living with Nan she has to stay away. But how can she when their father, Kiro, who’s on tour wants Harlow to stay in the house at Rosemary, exactly where Nan is. Harlow isn’t the biggest fan of Nan and even comes to hate her when she witnesses Grant walking through Nan’s bedroom one morning. Everything she ever felt for him is wiped away in that moment. How can she be with a man that always runs back to Nan?

Grant wants to gain Harlow’s trust once again but he knows that it’s not going to be easy. But even if Harlow fogives him will they ever be able to survive behind all these lies and secrets?





Seriouslydid she have to be in this book?

She manages to screw things up… AGAIN!

I hate her… Stop putting her in these stories haha

On another note…

Take a chance is a totally a good title for this book. Because honestly for Grant that’s really all there is; one more chance. Harlow is taking a huge risk with him, a risk I’m not sure he’s worhy of, but still it’s her choice.

Harlow did fall for Grant after the first night they spent together but Grant didn’t manage to keep her trust.

He screws things up.


A bit like Rush really, especially seeing as the screw ups all centre around Nan. UGH.

But then again, Harlow isn’t as innocent in this either. She is hiding a big secret from Grant, which she should have told him instead of hearing about it on the news.

They both mess up this relationship really. But despite the mess ups, you can see things in Grant that are changing. He’s the playboy, a bit like Rush was before he met Blaire and his biggest hook up is Nan. Which Harlow can’t get over, because why would someone like Grant go for her when he’s had Nan?

Grant does manage to win her trust back and I do love how Harlow becomes a raving sex maniac! Especially the scene in the car. God Harlow haha.

I did love Grant, but I really did not understand the way he was with Nan. But what this book did was it really helped me see her through his eyes and get to at least see why he had been with her.

“Mine had been the arms she’d run into, and like a fool I had opened them up for her. Now, all I had was a lot of damn drama and a slightly damaged heart. She hadn’t claimed it. Not completely. But she had touched a place no one else had. She had needed me. No one had ever needed me…. As sick as it was, I had wanted to be her hero.”

Still don’t like Nan though.
Harlow’s initial reaction to him though was  kind of that she didn’t want much to do with a guy who could be involved with someone as horrid as Nan. And I have to say, I totally saw where she was coming from which sucked for him because, despite how hard he kept trying to fight it, he was falling for her.

I kinda went back and forth on my feelings though because I could both understand Grant’s fears and see what was preventing him from putting his heart out on the line even as I simultaneously just wanted to slap him upside the head and tell him to get his shit in order before he lost his chance with Harlow for good.

What I loved about Harlow was that while she may have been a little shy and generally preferred to keep to herself, she was not a pushover. She saw right through Grant from the first time she met him and was not going to be on the receiving end of any of his issues. She also had no problem calling Nan out on her shit either. And I just kinda loved her for it.

And Kiro! Oh my god his story too. Genuine sob fest. He’s known as being as sex crazed rocker but when you learn his story and see him through Harlow’s eyes when you do… Oh My God. Kiro. He’s just like everyone else. He hurts. He has feelings. Despite him coming across as he don’t.

Oh and we saw the regualr characters of Della, Woods, Blaire and Rush 🙂 And the baby Nate. Oh god he is so damn cute. And Rush with him… TOO MUCH!

The book ended on a goddamned cliffhanger AGAIN!

I need the second chance book now becasue I really really hope that Grant can overcome his douche bag ness and man up and tell Harlow how he feels.

Although I have a feeling Nan will be in the second book and I am seriosuly going to HURT HER IF SHE RUINS THINGS BETWEEN THEM AGAIN!

I need the second book now.

As in right now.

Right this second.



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