Princess Emma Reviews: Taking Chances by Laura Farr

Taking Chances by Laura Farr
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4 Stars
Also by this author: Defying Gravity (Healing Hearts Book 2), Whatever it Takes (Healing Hearts book 3)

4 Crowns

Libby Davies is struggling. Following the death of her best friend in circumstances that leave her wracked with guilt, she doesn’t know how to get her life back on track. When her desperate parents suggest she visits her family in Texas, she takes the chance in the hope of moving on and getting her life back.

Glad to be away from the U.K and surrounded by the beautiful new scenery, she already starts to feel lighter in the Texan sunshine. Her cousin Savannah makes sure she has no time to wallow and soon has her busy horse-riding, shopping and meeting friends in the local town bar. It is here that she meets the gorgeous if not slightly mysterious Mason Walker. The attraction is instant and the chemistry fierce, but with an already damaged heart is hooking up with Mason really the best way forward?

So this is a debut novel from a new British author and I have to say that if this is her starting point I for one can’t wait to see how she develops in the future. This book is a real sweet romance. The characters are likeable, especially Mason, and the storyline flowed and held my interest.

It has a bit of everything. Heartbreak, romance, tragedy and of course some very steamy sex scenes. But what I particularly liked was the change in Libby and how the author developed her character as the story progressed. From a young woman struggling to make her way through each day, to a woman discovering love, her inner strength and passion. Mason has a real healing effect on her, but of course expect some difficulties thrown in to make the storyline all the more interesting. As for secondary characters, well there were a few, and I loved them all (well most!); especially Savannah They really added to this story and I hope that Laura looks to develop their individual lives and loves in the future.

I am always in awe of people that turn their passion for reading books into actually sitting down and writing one themselves. It takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there and I imagine it is scary to pour your soul into a piece of work that others will judge. Well my judgement is… Laura Farr, you have done a damn fine job (I dare anyone not to fall in love with Mason… swoon!). Not everyone will like it, but hey that’s life. Feel confident in your work and don’t let that anyone tell you that you haven’t wrote a really enjoyable romantic, sweet and sexy novel. I really enjoyed it and I now find myself trawling Amazon to find me some more cowboy stories. I just hope we get Savannah’s story in the not too distant future to quench my thirst.

 

Bravo Laura Farr!

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