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Stealing Harper: A Taking Chances Story
     

Stealing Harper: A Taking Chances Story

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by Molly McAdams
 

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Chase Grayson has never been interested in having a relationship that lasts longer than it takes for him and his date to get dressed again. But then he stumbles into a gray-eyed girl whose innocence pours off her, and everything changes. From the minute Harper opens her mouth to let him know just how much he disgusts her, he's hooked.

But a princess deserves

Overview

Chase Grayson has never been interested in having a relationship that lasts longer than it takes for him and his date to get dressed again. But then he stumbles into a gray-eyed girl whose innocence pours off her, and everything changes. From the minute Harper opens her mouth to let him know just how much he disgusts her, he's hooked.

But a princess deserves a Prince Charmingwho can make her dreams come true. Not a guy who can turn her life into a nightmare.

All good intentions go out the window when Harper starts to fall for the guy Chase has come to view as a brother. He wanted to protect her by keeping her away, but he can't stand to see her with anyone else, and he'll do anything to make her his. But when it comes down to Harper choosing between the two, will Chase have the strength to step back from the girl who has become his whole world if it means she's happy?

Lines will be crossed. Friendships will be put tothe test. And hearts will be shattered.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Chase Grayson is a womanizer, tattoo artist, and college senior who is willing to have sex with every woman who catches his eye, but he never allows any of them into his bedroom. This holds true until he meets grey-eyed, petite Harper, his sister’s 18-year-old San Diego State University roommate. Chase and Harper develop a complicated push me, pull you relationship. Innocent Harper becomes a “fierce kitten” who has her first taste of freedom, and Chase is repeatedly clenching his fists, willing to fight off any other guy who is interested in her, even his best friend. Chase and Harper are both character extremes: Chase is a hard-nosed party guy who doesn’t realize he is searching for a secure relationship; Harper is a sheltered young woman who is finally on her own after being raised by her single father on a marine base.

Verdict New York Times and USA Today best-selling author McAdams here relates Harper’s tale (Taking Chances) now from Chase’s point of view. The building complications in Chase and Harper’s romance convolute the story. How much can go wrong when two college students from different backgrounds try to become a couple?—Joyce Sparrow, Kenneth City, FL
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062292117
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/21/2013
Series:
A Taking Chances Novella , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
78,665
File size:
540 KB

Meet the Author

Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. Her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach . . . which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes.

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Stealing Harper 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I was expecting Chase's point of view.... check. I was expecting to maybe get something taking chances wasnt able to offer. Maybe Chase seeing his funeral and Trish's confession... Chase seeing his son born from the other side... something! But sadly no, the author bowed out and left it off with Chase feeling nothingness... what a disappointment. Would definately not recommend. Just read Taking Chances, there was not a whole lot added to Chase's POV but the same retelling of the story. Tragic really, had the potential to be an awesome story if it was taken further.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot begin to tell you how angry this book made me. HOW COULD they end it this way!?!? It was as if the author decided mid sentence that she felt like endimg the book and so she did. There was no insight as to what happened to Chase and did not even cover the fact that Trish drugged him. Did Harper ever find out the truth? Did she have the baby and was Chase there to see it? SUCH A WASTE OF MY TIME AND MONEY and I will never read another one of her books again. HORRIBLE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved reading Chase's point of view if Taking Chances. A must read! Still team Chase!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a horrible ending, so horrible. Really? Waste of my time. Make us love a character then just kill him. No sense of conclusion or fulfilment. Ugh. HORRIBLE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love chase! He is perfect, im so sad he died though. The ending, where he tells brandon to take care of her was bittersweet. Chase loves Harper and would do anything for her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I NEVER review books- I think people should try things for themselves but this needs to be said: this book jumped around- one minute the characters are in a car, the next they are in the house or at work. This is a COMPANION to Taking Chances- it is the story from the main male character's p.o.v. I regret buying this book because there is too much whining and the ending was awful. I won't give it away, but I have read other books with similar endings and it is not the emtional part that makes me dislike this book so much; it is the fact that it was done for shock value and if you read Taking Chances, you will end up hating two books instead of one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book first because the reviews said it was just like Taking Chances! I loved Chase hated Harper didn't care for Branden. The ending was so abrupt I didn't know what actually happen to Chase was he in the Hospital, did he die? So crap now I have to buy the other book. Oh and I thought his co-worker that drugged him, was so sudden and thrown in at the end just was unrealistic and if Harper really loved him she would have given him a chance to prove himself and she goes running to Branden, hate hate hated her! I'm so mad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont even bother........just a retell of chases story and it was not good. Only about 150 pages. Im so disappointed thought it would have been way better, would love to get my money back! Harper is so annoying i want to punch her!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a new story but it is just a retelling of Taking Chances told from Chase's point of view. I was disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew how it would end but i had to go there. I loved the book. It gave some insite into Taking Chances. I love Chase More now. Glad i read it but still made me sob like a baby. I just dont know what to do with myself now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate the way this book ended! Just when the story gets good, its over. There should be a follow-up book to this and maybe salvage this story...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought the book was good at first then got to the end....how in the world could it just end like that????!!! Horrible!!!!!! It was a whole whopping 167 pages as well....not a lot of time to get a good story in. OH well lesson learned!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would she end it like that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The worst ending ever!!! It ruinged the book for me. It was as if the author was so bent on having an unhappy ending that she didn't care how she got there, even if she sacraficed the integrity of her story in the process. Not that I require a happy ending just because the book is in the romantic fiction genre, but if you're going for something a little different, at least make choices that are unique and flow out of the storyline. i am an avid reader and i appreciate a well crafted story- this isn't it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book left me incredibly depressed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even when I knew the ending, I still cried... again! (And I still can't believe he's gone.) You know, the one drawback to first-person narrative is the reader only gets one perspective. Sometimes that is limiting, but in Taking Chances, the well-developed story was rich with context and dialogue. And it could have just stood alone, as is. Now, readers have an opportunity to read the same story from a second perspective, which further enriches the experience of the first one. You need to really read both, back to back, with little time in between - so save these for that beach holiday or a long flight?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Stealing Harper first. I dont think I would have liked Chase as much if I would have read Taking Chances first. I loved this book. It made me want to read Taking Chances just so I could know what Harper was thinking and find out what happened after! Knowing his reasons for why he did the things he did made me love him more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book brought ouot emotion very easily and quickly. Molly was able to channel Chase Grayson to the letter. Thank you so much for allowing us to read your books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the other 2 books from the author and loved them so i did not pay attention when this came out and just got it. Its the same as * taking chances* but from chases point of veiw. Its good to see what was going on with him. But wish i paid attention before i paid for it. Its a good book. Just make sure u know what ur getting..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending is ridiculous !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had the potential to be an epic love story. Instead she ended the book to abruptly. Complete fail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All these bad reviews are crazy, I absolutely loved reading Chases POV. I liked him in Taking Chances but when I was able to really see how he felt about Harper and to feel all of his pain to his very last breath, I was in love with him. Molly McAdams is my absolute favorite New Adult author and I would recommend ever book I have read of hers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well if anyone is like me and wants to read books to excape from the real world then DONT read this or taking chances this book has made me so mad I just cant even stop thinking about it there is no happy ending at all so i guess if you like depressing books that leaves you so mad and pissed off then this is your book outherwise dont bother with it i wish someone would have told me about this book before i got it so hopefully i can help someone else
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story alot and reading chase side of story omg i fell more in love. I cry alot of the end of the story ... awesome book .. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing more than WOW! I loved being able to get inside chases head and read all of the unspoken. I had tears for the first book but reading that specific scene from his perspective was heart breaking! I love this authors style of writing and can't wait to read more from her