Review: Take a Chance by Abbi Glines

Posted September 1, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Take a Chance by Abbi GlinesTake A Chance by Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach
Published by Atria on 2/25/2014
Pages: 234
Format: eBook
Source: Own
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Also in this series: Fallen Too Far, Rush Too Far
Also by this author: Twisted Perfection, Fallen Too Far

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?


Abbi Glines has once again given me characters I love.

I’m so happy to have a book about Grant.  I like seeing the darker side of him.  The part that hardly anyone sees.  He is so very sweet in most of our encounters with him so far, and he’s completely torn apart.  I adore Harlow.  I swear it’s impossible for her to be mean.  Even when she does mouth off she is a sweetheart.  I love that she tries to constantly see the good in things.  I think that’s what makes her a strong character.  And ugh NAN!  I didn’t like her from the very beginning of this series, and I still don’t like her.  I understand her a little bit better, but she’s still a bitch.

I hate that Harlow has to live with Nan.  I don’t see how she managed it without strangling her.  Harlow is a much stronger person than me.  There is so much drama in this book and most of it is caused by Nan.  Surprise, surprise.  She just doesn’t know when to quit.  There are a few times I want to kick Grant in the shins.  He makes some pretty dumb mistakes especially knowing how Harlow feels about his past with Nan.  I also wish Harlow would grow a backbone at times, but she’s put into situations she’s not used to being in.

Overall, I love these characters, except Nan.  I just love to hate her.  I must know what happens next.

About Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at and

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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