<— Book #1 is angsty as all get out! Another one of those emotionally turbulent reads, with a deep love triangle where you just can’t choose what team you’re on (or maybe you can). Either way, you’re in for heartbreak. Did I cry? Oh yes. This one shocked the tears right out of me! (Check out my review). Over-the-top at times, yes, but overall, pure guilty pleasure.
P.S. You’ll likely need to join our very active support group for it: http://talk.maryse.net/threads/taking-chances-by-molly-mcadams.244/ (16 pages long and counting!) <— BEWARE of spoilers. We let it all hang out, here.
Karrie: Now to tell you about Taking Chances by Molly McAdams really great book reminded me of thoughtless and beautiful disaster. Love Triangle with two delicious boys. Loved this book had to let you know about it totally worth the read and lack of sleep.
Lauren: Taking Chances by Molly McAdams. Incredible book but sad in some places. You will love both Chase AND Brandon. Read it!
Sabrina: I just read a great book by Molly McAdams called Taking Chances and just wanted to let you know about it. It will definitely be in your books that made me cry section. It has a love triangle, oh yeah and tattoos and piercings lol. The characters remind me a lot of Travis and Kellan. I hope you add this book to your TBR list it was such a great book!
Kirsten: … I liked the angsty feel of parts of her book, and cried a heap.
Maryse: Yep I sure did read it!! And yep… it did made me cry, too. Or maybe I sobbed. *smirk*
About book #1:
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.
Note from Maryse: —> Now honestly, I don’t even know if this is going to be officially considered a “series” the way I have it listed here. You know… since book #2 is about a completely different set of characters, circumstances, and story. BUT!!! Since the cover is so very similar to book #1, and since it’s yet another “love triangle” (recurring theme)… annnnnd since book #3 will be Chases’s POV from book #1, I’m turning it into a series, on my blog. So there. Good enough reasoning? I’m going with it! LOL!
- Taking Chances
- From Ashes - expected release date December 11th 2012 (coming very soon!!) <— another triangle! Cassidy, Tyler & Gage
- Stealing Harper - expected release date May 21st 2013 <— Chases’s POV (from Taking Chances)
- book #4 – title and release date TBA (expected December 2013)
Notes (and quotes) from the author about the books in this series (taken from her Facebook page) . While I tried to choose the “spoiler-free” responses, I’d still recommend skipping the details below if you haven’t read “Taking Chances” yet.:
“From Ashes is not a sequel, it’s a completely different story and characters…”
“I PROMISE FA is not as emotional as TC. if it helps, i bawled my way through TC and didn’t cry once in FA”
“I promise From Ashes won’t rip your heart out the way TC did”
Stealing Harper is not a prequel. The author says: “Stealing Harper is Chase’s POV from Taking Chances which should release Spring/Summer 2013″
About possibility of Brandon’s POV: “Unfortunately, I’m not. Even though I am Team Brandon. I feel like we knew enough of what Brandon was thinking the entire time that there’s really only a few things worth writing about for him. Chase was the one that REALLY was a secret!”
About that “part” —> “But, no matter how hard it was, this is what needed to happen in my book. Writers wait…or hope…for their book to just click for them. And as soon as I’d written that scene, as much as it killed me, my entire book just fell in place after that.”