Reviewed by Caroline
TITLE: Take A Chance On Me
SERIES: Firsts and Forever Book 15
AUTHOR: Alexa Land
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 369 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2017
Free-spirited ballet dancer Quinn is sure he made a terrible mistake by agreeing to be Duke’s roommate. The big cop is the most uptight person Quinn’s ever met, and both men begin driving each other crazy from day one.
Before long though, an undeniable spark of attraction ignites between them. But do opposites really attract? Or will their differences prove to be more than either of them can handle?
This gay romance is the fifteenth book in Alexa Land’s best-selling Firsts and Forever Series, but each novel is written to stand alone, so jump in anywhere. Note: contains adult language and graphic sex and is only intended for adults.
I have so much love for this series. I am a huge fan of Alexa and just as big a fan of the Firsts and Forever series. It’s a series that is undoubtedly OTT and sometimes almost fairy-tale like but the characters are amazing and have come to feel like family so I always find myself eagerly awaiting the next instalment to see who will find their Prince Charming whilst surviving the Dombruso family craziness and Nana’s antics.
This is Quinn and Duke’s story – roommates with absolutely nothing in common or so it would seem. Duke is a Police Officer and lives a rigid life and is the most uptight person you are ever likely to meet. His life is dictated by his OCD and his job, his home and his personal life run to strict regimes. There is no fun or joy in Duke’s life. There is no colour or spontaneity – just dull, stark and organised – until he takes in a new roommate and Quinn really shakes him up.
Quinn is fun, colourful and full of positivity. He’s like a tidal wave sweeping through Duke’s life and home and initially it is touch and go as to whether they will even end up friends. Quinn was just what Duke’s sterile home needed but it takes a while for Duke to be convinced. They are different in every aspect of their lives but somehow, with a lot of talking and a bit of compromise, they turn out to be just what the other one needed. I enjoyed the slow burn and was glad they didn’t just roll into bed with each other. The pacing felt right and necessary as both men had very real issues that needed to be dealt with.
It was great to see the rest of the characters from previous books and of course Nana but really this story is all about Quinn and Duke and whether they are both brave enough to take a chance on each other.