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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Review: Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren

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About the book:
Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor—oldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But he’s also wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near.

New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn’t know any better when she bids on Darek at the charity auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was releasing the man responsible for Felicity’s death. All Ivy knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family she’s always longed for. And once she gets past Darek’s tough exterior, she finds a man she could spend the rest of her life with. Which scares her almost as much as Darek learning of her involvement in his wife’s case.

Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivy—a future more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.

My rating:
My thoughts:

I've read more than a dozen of Susan May Warren's books and I don't think any of them have disappointed me, so I wasn't surprised that I loved Take A Chance On Me.

There were so many things about Take A Chance On Me that I loved! I'll name a couple of them:

The Setting: I've only read a couple of Warren's "Deep Haven" novels, but I really liked how it was a small-town set in Minnesota. The location and writing-style was just great - it almost felt like Deep Haven and the Christiansen's resort really existed!

The Characters: I loved the way the Christiansens bantered with each other. I found myself chuckling quite a few times as a result of that. ;) I also really liked Jensen and all of the other secondary (though in a way, they were almost main) characters.

The story was very interesting and I thought it was great how there wasn't just one, but two, romance stories in Take A Chance On Me. The ending was really good and I liked how it wasn't a typical ending. I also loved the message of forgiveness/grace.

Overall, a wonderful read! I enjoyed the whole book, but the last so many chapters were especially good. I recommend Take A Chance On Me to fans of contemporary romance novels. It Had To Be You is next on my reading list and I'm beyond excited about it!

*I did not get this book for review. I bought it when it was a Kindle freebie. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*


  1. Oh, I've been wanting to read this book! I have it on kindle now, but I keep forgetting it's on there... I need to bump it up on my to-read list. ;)

    1. Thanks for commenting, Aerykah! I'm loving this series - hope you do too. :D


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