Thursday, August 8, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 51 - Taking Chances

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My Swoon for this week comes from:
Taking Chances
Molly McAdams
First - The Blurb:
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.
Second - The Swoon:
I vaguely heard the party chant the final numbers before erupting into cheers and Chase's lips softly pressed into mine. I stood stunned for a few seconds before wrapping my arms around his neck and moving my mouth against his. When he traced my bottom lip with his tongue, I opened my mouth in invitation and he didn't disappoint. My stomach heated and I ached to press my body to his. He stumbled back to the wall opposite  where we'd been and grabbed my hips, bringing me to rest between his legs. One hand went back to my hair while the other found its way to the small of my back, bringing me even closer to him and I moaned into his mouth. We poured four and a half months of longing and ignoring our chemistry into that one kiss... when it was over, I knew I'd never be the same. He rested his forehead against mine, and I had to press a hand to my chest, I swear my heart was about to explode.
Third - My Thoughts:
I'm keeping my thoughts on this one brief, mainly because I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. There were parts of the story I loved and parts which played with my emotions in ways I wasn't expecting.
Harper's cute but a little naive. Brandon is gorgeous, caring and maybe a little on the possessive side.  And then there's Chase. Chase is your typical bad boy. Who doesn't love a bad boy? Torn between her love for both guys, Harper needs to make a choice, but it's not easy. Bouncing back and forth between the two of them, that choice is eventually taken out of her hands.
This is definitely a love triangle. One with unexpected results.
My Rating : 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Great Choice, very steamy!!
    I haven't read this one yet and I read a spoiler so not sure if I'm going to read it after that. Especially since I think I know why you have mixed feelings on this one.

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  2. Hmmmm... nice swoon!! I love the bad boys!! And a love triangle too.... interesting. Great review Marilyn, I am curious about this book now!

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  3. Love the swoon! I have been torn about reading this one because Ive heard mixed things. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great swoon it always sweet when foreheads touch. Great review. I love a good love triangle novel but it has to be done right. It can not feel like it has been pushed and I need some intensity in it. This might be for me by your mixed emotions with it.

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  5. WOW! Four and a half months! That's a long time to want something! No Soul Screamers this week... but I love this swoon ;)

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  6. I love this swoon! I have to check out this book now!

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  7. I haven't been sure about reading this one. I loved the swoon though.

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  8. I have seen this book around a little this week. Not sure if I want to read it yet. Not really one for love triangles.

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  9. Great swoon Marilyn! Chase is definitely swoon-worthy. I didn't read this one, but I read Stealing Harper (the one from Chase's POV) and I didn't care too much for it sadly. But I'm glad you liked this one!

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  10. I need to read this book! Wow months of pent up emotions created one a swoon0worthy kiss! Thanks for sharing Marilyn :)

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    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape