Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: Taking Chances by SJ Maylee

Taking Chances

by: S.J. Maylee

Blurb: Lydia's father walked away from her when she was eight. She's struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn't loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to love one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he deserves the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.

The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they'll always yearn for love that is out of reach. Together they find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed loved.

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My Review:   I'm a firm believer in Taking Chances.  Sometimes it's plainly a necessity in life.  However, with that said, I would have done the shrinking violet in my chair the same way Lydia did in the board room, especially if I were trying to not be noticed by the guy I'd been having fantasies about. 

Now as for Jake, he's just a yummy character and I found it very endearing that for as strong and domineering a person as he is, he's just as nervous as she is to be in the same room together.  Alone. I'm sure you can just imagine the things going through both their minds :)

The discovery of getting to know someone is very much taking a chance.  These two complex characters did a stellar job of focusing on the task at hand while they multi-tasked at keeping their fantasies and cravings on the back burner.  At least for as long as they could.  At some point would human nature and desire take over?  Make sure you get your copy and find out !

I seriously loved this story, craved the next paragraph, and the next.  I couldn't put it down.  It was a quick read but it packed a powerful punch in those few pages.   Excellent writing SJ Maylee!!!


S.J. Maylee fell in love with storytelling at a young age and with it came a deep-seated desire for everyone to find their happily ever after. She's finding the happy endings for her characters one steamy story at a time.

When she's not reading or writing, you can find her caring for her garden, laughing with her two young sons, or dancing to her husband's music. She's a PMP (Project Management Professional), Nia instructor, and coffee addict.

As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together.

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