Author: Kaylee Baldwin
Series: MyHeartChannel Romance
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: April 13, 2018
Publisher: Gelato Publishing
Madelyn Stewart knows how to have fun, no matter what her ex-husband claims, but between working two jobs and taking care of her five-year-old son, opportunities for fun are few and far between. So when she is given tickets to take her son to see a live taping of the MyHeartChannel show Take a Chance, they go, even though it means she’ll have to stay up all night to turn in her latest article on time. To her shock, the daredevil star, Chance Risk, is none other than Graham Sawyer, the quiet accounting major she’d dated in college—someone she’d cowardly broken up with by note and hoped to never see again. When she makes a major mistake on her article, she has to swallow her embarrassment and reach out to Chance for an exclusive or risk losing her job.
Chance Risk doesn’t talk to reporters. Not after the way he’s seen them destroy his brother’s marriage and career. But Take a Chance is starting to lose viewers, he’s desperate. Despite his better judgement, when Madelyn reaches out, he can’t resist the opening to figure out why she broke his heart eight years before. His only condition: she has to come to three filming locations with him and his crew to get a real sense of what the show is about.
Swept up in adventure, they start to feel the chemistry from college rekindling. But the reason Madelyn left eight years before still looms between them. If Chance can’t convince Madelyn to take a chance on love, she’ll walk away again. This time forever.
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
This book is part of a series by multiple authors. The individual books may be read in any order.
Cute story. Could have been a hallmark movie… My only problem was that I have a hard time seeing their relationship actually working. They have two sets of traits that do not mesh with each other. He needs adventure and attention while she wants calm stability out of the limelight. She wants to be independent while he is desperate to be needed. I’m not sure how you work that out.
In terms of being adventurous I am much like Madelyn and I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t be talked into doing these adventures ever. But I guess Madelyn is braver than I. For me, it would be a constant conflict. And even if I didn’t do it, I’d just be home worrying about my guy while he is off doing crazy stuff. So for me, the match up would be difficult. But since Madelyn was able to overcome her fears to give stuff a try I guess it works.
Her son Oliver is pretty cute and perceptive. Chance is a nice guy. And persistent. Both main characters have to leave behind their baggage from the past and learn and grow from doing so. I think they both learn that they don’t have to go to extremes. Chance can work side by side instead of stepping in to solve every problem himself and Madelyn can allow someone to assist without becoming totally dependent on others.
So overall I enjoyed the story. It is a light, quick read. No sex, language or violence.