Bouncing from one foster home to another most of her childhood, Ivy just wants to belong. For that reason, she packs up her meager belongings and moves to Deep Haven. The small community holds the promise of everything she’s ever wanted—a town full of friends and neighbors who know her by name.
Darek Christiansen grew up in Deep Haven, but it feels more like a prison than home. It’s a place where his past hangs over him and everyone knows the mistakes he’s made. When Ivy walks into town, he hopes he finally has the chance to start over with someone who doesn’t know his dark history. However, in this town secrets quickly surface, and his background is about to come back and haunt him.
Susan May Warren’s Take a Chance on Me is a riveting read. Compelling characters and strong writing kept me entranced from the first page. It’s one of the best novels I’ve read in recent months. Darek and Ivy’s story completely captivated me.
Darek is a loving, single father who can’t seem to overcome his past. Ivy has a sweet and caring personality that instantly endears her to the reader. Nonetheless, Warren didn’t stop there. She also created a secondary cast of intriguing characters—Jensen, Claire, the Christiansen family, etc. Together, they will ensure that the readers enjoy their visit to Deep Haven—so much so they won’t want to leave.
I can’t recommend this book strongly enough to romance fans. They won’t want to miss it. I’m definitely glad I took a chance on Take a Chance on Me. I wasn’t disappointed.
Review copy provided by the publisher. Thank you!
**Originally posted on Radiant Lit