The only thing Darcy Miller ever wanted more than gorgeous troublemaker Griffin Strong was to shake off the dust of small-town Revival, Illinois, and head to the big city—even if she had to leave him behind. Ten years later, Darcy is the ultimate New Yorker, writing a sex blog and living on designer cocktails and the pulse of urban life. That is, until she hears that Revival plans to seize her mother’s house right after the holidays, thanks to the new mayor—who is none other than Darcy’s ex…
Griffin couldn’t have asked for a more dangerous Christmas gift. Curvy, sassy Darcy is every bit as delectable as the wild child she was in high school—and just as determined to stir up problems. But Griffin learned long ago to straighten up and fly right in order to make changes in the town he loves. Keeping his reputation wholesome is a big part of that. If only Darcy didn’t make him want to take his place on the naughty list with her, right under the mistletoe…
Praise for Jennifer Dawson’s Take a Chance on Me
"An author to watch out for.” –RT Book Reviews
“Witty repartee, memorable secondary characters, and powerful attraction skillfully handled will have readers eager for the next in the series.” –Publishers Weekly
“If you like Jill Shalvis, you’ll truly enjoy Take a Chance on Me.” ‑‑Night Owl Reviews
This is a novella, but it had a lot of depth and was definitely more a full-length than a novella story. Griffing and Darcy were both likeable. And, you could understand where they were each coming from. Griffin had built a life in their small town, intentionally. And, just as intentionally, Darcy created a life in New York City.
It was interesting to see them fight their attraction, and then give into it, and then fight it again. The chemistry was explosive, the emotion honest. And, it tapped into an experience we have all had, whether in a romantic relationship or otherwise, the idea that we are going to have to give up something we want to keep something else we want.
The writing was strong and the packing was consistent. It made me want to read the other novels in the series. As it was a novella, there is not a lot to say about the book itself, it was short and mostly to the point without a lot of twists...but sometimes, that can be really refreshing.
I recommend this novella.