Taking Chances

Title: Taking Chances
Author: Molly McAdams
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 453
How I got the book: Random from Goodreads, e-book

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.


Stand alone or series: It does have a novella after this…

Why did I read this book: Well, I was trying to read a New Adult every now and then, and the story sounded interesting.

Cover impressions: Not very impressive, it shows the problem with the love triangle a bit and I like how the bench is in the water. I find it a bit mean to be honest to hug one guy and hold hands with the other behind his back.. but well, I’m not very objective about this book haha.


How I HATE this book. I haven’t read such a horrible story and main character in a while. Hell, probably not in years have I read such an awful book. When reading a book, I have to at least LIKE the main character, I don’t have to agree on every decision he or she makes of course, but this is just soooo wrong !! She is an awful person and I disliked her very much. One of the main reasons I didn’t finish it, but I felt obligated to other readers to warn them about this book.
It’s starts okay, main character Harper used to live with her father (who is a marine and apparently has no feelings or cares for her at all) and goes of to college far away from him. Understandable. So when she meets het new roommate, some party chick, she goes completely wild. Gets tight and short clothes, piercings, parties, boys. All the things she never had before.
She goes to a party at the house of the brother of her roommate and meets to cute guys. One is Chase, the player/bad guy and brother, and the other one is Brandon, a cute fighter.
So okay, she instantly goes for Brandon, but she has the hots for Chase as well. Brandon becomes her boyfriend and they are happily in love. Accept well… Harper loves Chase as well…
It can happen okay, I know that, and it doesn’t necessary have to be a bad thing. But in this case it is completely wrong.
She keeps on nagging and nagging about how hard she has it loving both of them and not wanting to hurt any of them, but in the meantime she is so f*cking selfish !!! Boehoeh, poor Harper, having two guys who love her and would do anything for her. Get over yourself.
She also became a part of roommate and Chase’s family. It being that she never had a real family sucks, and they are her new one.
But well, she and Brandon never had sex together because she wasn’t really ready for it. So one night when she is home alone at the house of the parents Chase enters (and yes she is still together with Brandon at that moment). But guess what.. THEY HAVE SEX. God, how I hated her in that moment. She even has the balls to say she didn’t feel ready for it with Brandon, but that it feels natural/good to do it with him. HOW COULD YOU !!! B*TCH !!! Brandon has been soo good for her, and that is how she repays him !
But when they are about to have sex, Chase tells her he doesn’t have any condoms. From this moment on, she became even worse and idiotic, because she said it was okay. Just let me repeat… She said it was okay to have sex without a condom. ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?!!?!! REALLY !!
So surprise, surprise.. She gets pregnant.. Of course, she is very upset and pathetic about it, but I just can’t feel sorry for her, it’s her own fault ! God, she is soooo STUPID. Do you get my point ?
She let’s her father know, and he abandons her completely (not a surprise, but kind of weird) and tells the parents. They are sooo happy for her and Chase. Meanwhile I think.. SHE CHEATED ON BRANDON BUT THAT’S OKAY ? Well apparently it is okay because NOBODY comment about it being wrong. NOBODY !!!
So she tells Brandon and he gets mad (duhuh), but still is very feeling and caring for her. No idea why… Later on she tells Chase as well and they become the perfect couple. Apparently he has been a mess without her and loves her deeply. Ugh. Happy family blabla.
During the book there are a lot of women who try to steal either Brandon or Chase away from her, with weird messages or sending nude pictures. So then enters some weird chick who works with Chase and flirts with him. Chase doesn’t see it and only has eyes for Harper, but Harper goes all paranoid and bitchy. Which, personally I find kind of hypocrite because SHE CHEATED ON BRANDON !!! But well, that doesn’t matter of course in the fantasy world Harper lives in…
One night at a party at Chase though, when Harper doesn’t come because she is very pregnant (oh and she has moved in with the family)  she suddenly gets weird messages from his phone showing Chase cheating on her with the weird chick. And she goes berserk ! Completely upset and mad about him cheating. You get it, hahahahahaha, HIM CHEATING. You know what you call that ? KARMA B*TCH.
But well, Chase doesn’t remember any of it and genuine hasn’t known what happened. He was so in love with Harper and only has eyes for her that.. I think.. It would be obvious that something isn’t right. But like I was saying, she goes all berserk and hating and breaks up with him. Because you know, it is only okay when Harper cheats, not someone else… UGH !!!!
And now comes the most awful part of the book.. Chase walks out of the house after being confronted with the pictures of him cheating and goes on to prove he didn’t do it..
BY KILLING HIMSELF IN A CAR ACCIDENT !!!! WHAT. THE. FUCK. I put the book away at that moment because I wanted to throw it out of an window.
Later on, I decided I already read it so far, I should at least TRY to finish it.
So everybody is grieving him and they find out that the weird chick drugged him. (Yeah such a thing happens all the time, no prob.) At first she is depressed, because Chase is gone and she lies in bed for two weeks or so. But after a while, she starts thinking about Brandon again. Because of course, she never stopped loving him. *Pardon me?* Yeah that’s right, she never stopped loving Brandon. You know, the guy YOU CHEATED ON with Chase and got pregnant with !! The one you left and hurt.
And the worst part is, the family COMPLETELY supports her, they say it’s good and all right. They even push her towards Brandon. WTF ? Who would do that ? Chase just DIED !!! He would roll over in his grave knowing how they disrespect him. You should grieve and remember him, not start dating your ex again after two months. That’s just horrible ! What kind of awful person would do that ?
But one would think, at least Brandon is not stupid enough to fall for that again. Well he does. Of course he does. Because he still loves her and sees the baby as his own. UGH !!!!!!! He is way to understanding, he deserves soooo much better !!!
I stopped reading after this, it felt soooo wrong and I didn’t even wanted to know how it ended.
I did read some other reviews and found out they got married and had more children blabla, who cares… The only part that made me a bit mad was that they referred to Chase later on to his son as “ Uncle Chase”  How can you do that ????
HOW ?!?! How can you write this bullshit and think it is okay ? Because you know what, IT IS NOT OKAY. IT IS NOT GOOD. ITS HORRIBLE AND WRONG !!!!
This is the worst book I have read in a long time, and it does not deserve any Freyja’s, so I will give it a ZERO. I was in a complete rage after reading this one. It was so wrong and horrible, just no. Don’t. Believe me.


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