Thursday, May 27, 2010

Taking the Chance




Title: Taking the Chance
Author: Trina Lane
Publisher: Total E Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.total-e-bound.com/
ISBN: 978-0-85715-045-5
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: Golden Blush Award
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Robert has put his personal life on hold. As a top contender in the sport of mixed martial arts, Robert does not know what would happen if he were to come out.

Justin is out of the closet and has been for some time. Working as an EMT, as well as a part time auto mechanic, Justin is just hoping to make it from one month to the next.

I absolutely loved Taking the Chance by Trina Lane. From the beginning, both the story line and the characters pulled me in and left me reading until the wee hours of the morning. Both Robert and Justin are wishing for someone to call their own and the author makes sure they get just what they are looking for. From the moment they meet, you can see the connection forming between them and it is not long before they are declaring their love. The passion between them ranges from sweet to hot. While their relationship does have some minor issues, they are not anything the men can’t overcome.

There are also some wonderful secondary characters in Taking the Chance. Robert’s mom, Deb, is a single mother who taught her son to go out for what he wants and always treat people with respect. Joe is Robert’s unofficial stepfather and Robert couldn’t be happier about that. Mike is Justin’s mentor, and working partner, who was there in Justin’s time of need. Kelly is Justin’s sister who comes back into his life and changes both men’s lives. All these characters play an important part in the men’s lives and help enrich the story. Keep the tissues handy, as there will be times when you will need it.

As an avid reader, I have read a lot of good books but not many made me want to reread them right away the way Taking the Chance did.

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