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review 2018-10-31 13:13
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Taking Chances: A Male/Male Novella Collection by Robin Covington
Taking Chances: A Male/Male Novella Collection - Robin Covington

Taking Chances is a set of three novellas, all dealing with love where you have to take a chance. All three of these stories are only quick snippets as they are novellas. I do think (and it could have already happened!) that all three could go onto to be a fully fledged novel, rather than a novella.

The stories are all heart-warming in their own way, although there is angst and suspense within each one. The characters are well-rounded, and have their own foibles. There isn't much world-building involved as they are all contemporary, but that just means the focus can be on the characters rather than the scenery.

I enjoyed each story and would definitely read more by this author. Definitely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
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review 2018-07-12 13:13
The Year of Taking Chances - Lucy Diamond

Gemma Bailey loves her life. She is still madly in love with her husband Spencer and has a beautiful house to raise her two children in. Caitlin has returned to her childhood home to sort through the belongings of her mum, who has recently died. Saffron is growing tired of life in London and has lots of thinking to do. All come together by accident at Gemma’s New Years Eve party. Life begins to throw obstacles at the three women and as they tackle these problems their friendship grows.

 

This is the first Lucy Diamond book I have read but it won’t be the last. This was a fun, comforting read, perfect to curl up with and get lost in. I liked all of the characters, though if I’m honest Spencer did grate on my nerves on occasion. All three main leads were likeable and individual. I enjoyed following all of the separate stories and seeing how their lives interacted. My favourite character by far though was Bunty, Saffron’s initially annoying client. I can see a spin off story with her as the lead and Gemma, Caitlin and Saffron as supporting cast.

 

Each chapter focusses on one of the characters and I found this to be a great technique as it allowed the reader to see how the story of each woman impacted themselves and the others and made the story rounder.

 

Yes I guessed every part of the storyline before it appeared on the page. Sometimes that’s something that can spoil a story but I didn’t care. It was an enjoyable journey watching the story get there. One I hope to take again with Lucy’s other novels.

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review 2017-08-13 16:35
Turned Up (Taking Chances) by Erin Nicholas
Turned Up (Taking Chances Book 3) - Erin Nicholas

 

Erin Nicholas is good. For a little while, she helps readers get out of their heads and get in touch with their hearts. If laughter is the best medicine, Turned Up is spot on with the dosage. Kit and Dillon are book smart but clueless when it comes to the heart. Egos explode, sparks fly and love grows. What happens when the bane of your existence morphs into the love of your life? Crazy, sizzling and irresistible fun.

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review 2016-11-28 19:13
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True To You: A Novella (Taking Chances) (Volume 2) - Liwen Y. Ho

True To You is my first book by Liwen Y. Ho.  This book was entertaining and a fairly short read, perfect for those with limited time for reading.  Ben and Melanie's story is loaded with drama, humor and is appropriate for all ages.  I especially loved the characters in this book. I enjoyed this book.  True To You is book 2 of the Taking Chances Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2016-09-30 19:04
Review: Taking Chances by John Goode
Taking Chances - John Goode

Okay, I’m making an official announcement…. John Goode, I’m going to hunt down your wall finding out what more you have written!!! Every book I’ve read of yours…. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster.. And I loved it..

”Hope is life”
”Hope is everything, even if you don’t believe it, because it believes in you”

Although already knowing what was going to happen in this book. I found it fascinating to read about the journey Tyler and Matt made in their life to find the courage to be together. It all started with this:

 

Tyler 

 

”He was leaning up against the door …. He had taken his shoes off and for some reason, seeing him barefoot was akin in my mind to catching him nude. He was so undeniably beautiful that the image was burned into my mind for the rest of my life.”

Matt

 

 

”It wasn’t an explosion or a burst of fireworks; it was something slower and far more powerful. As we sat there waiting for the parking lot to empty, I could feel the continental plates that made up my life begin to shift under me. And it hit me….
This was the moment my life truly began. This was the day I stopped running from being happy and just let it happen. And for the first time in my life, that wasn’t a bad thing.”

N O T - T H E - E N D

 

I’m so looking forward to Robbie’s story! And we got Kyle again!!

 

Yay… I LOVED the Postscript!!! ❤❤❤❤❤

 

”Gay men are a lot like people who have been starved for most of their lives, forced to watch other people eat whenever they want.”

Obviously not being gay, I never really fully understood it; going through life and loving another person. We straight people are so accustomed to the concept “falling in love”. Boy meets Girl and Boem! Gay love, I understand now is so much harder!!

 

 

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