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Taking Chances | [Molly McAdams]

Taking Chances

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Molly Jester (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Rebecca BETHEL, VT, United States 02-25-15
    Rebecca BETHEL, VT, United States 02-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Emotional Rollercoaster"

    Wow it was so amazingly good. A true love story that breaks your heart and makes you fall even more in love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Berg GAS CITY, IN, United States 02-20-15
    Terri Berg GAS CITY, IN, United States 02-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic book!"

    Wow, what a fantastic book! I just finished reading this over a 2 day time period. I had to stop because I was crying so much! This book is so loving and touching. It is filled with so much raw emotions too. The narrator is freaking fantastic to top it off! I fell like I just finished a movie, it was that good!

    This book is about a young woman (Harper) who was raised by a bunch of marines as she sets off for college. There she meets two great guys (Brandon and Chase) and falls in love with both of them. What is a girl to do? It turns out, the two guys are friends too. Read along as Harper is romanced by both Brandon and Chase and not in the way it sounds. Make sure you have a BIG box of tissues! Every girl needs to be loved and cherished like this!

    The author, Molly McAdams did a fantastic job writing this book. The plot is great. The suspense and love is amazing! I can only imagine the author crying as she wrote this book too. The narrator, Anadelle Waters is just freaking awesome in her delivery of this story! All the voices and accents AND emotions she delivers as she reads this story to us. It felt so real!!! All I can say is thank you for such a great read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 09-12-14
    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 09-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    absolutely LOVED the first 60% of this book. SO SO SO good till the climax & then it just kind of went MEH...STILL GOOD but lost it's 5th star. After the climax it just got a little slow and there were some things that really annoyed me that I can't say without giving anything away.
    I loved Brandon, LOVED Chase! I wanted to smack Harper several times throughout the book.
    I laughed, bawled my eyes out, got a little bored but ultimately loved this book

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    Stephanie SICKLERVILLE, NJ, United States 05-23-15
    Stephanie SICKLERVILLE, NJ, United States 05-23-15 Member Since 2013

    I mostly listen on my commute. I love Sci-fi, mystery thrillers, vampire love stories, great girlfriend stories and political thrillers.

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    "Not as bad as some people made it out to be!"

    Yes, a lot of the storyline was predictable, but I still enjoyed the ride. I was engaged enough to laugh and cry with the characters appropriately. Remember , it's a fictional story so you are allowed to stretch your boundaries of belief with what some people are willing to do for others. It's called using your imagination! It's also what makes books in general such a pleasure to read. It makes you think about something differently and maybe open you up to a new perspective on how to approach a situation.

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    Jenny 07-11-14
    Jenny 07-11-14
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    "WOW!!"
    Would you listen to Taking Chances again? Why?

    Absolutely!! I've already listened twice and I plan to do so again. Love the story, love the performance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm in love with Brandon! He is so sweet and forgiving.


    What about Anadelle Waters’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Waters's voice is exactly how I imagined Harper.


    If you could take any character from Taking Chances out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Chase fascinates me. I'd love to have dinner with him.


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    Narelle 07-19-14
    Narelle 07-19-14
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    "A heartbreaking story of betrayal and forgiveness"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Was a nice read


    What other book might you compare Taking Chances to and why?

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    Have you listened to any of Anadelle Waters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I did like her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love is eternal


    Any additional comments?

    Made me give my husband an extra long hug and kiss after these events.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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