My Review – 4.5 Stars
Take a Chance was another sexy, fast-paced, couldn’t-put-down read by Erika Wilde. I’m loving this new Vegas Heat series! The guys are mouth-watering, the ladies are strong, the stories are intriguing, and the sex is smoking.
In book 2, we have the privilege of witnessing two individuals with secrets from their past finally find healing and love. Sean, the eternal bachelor/ex-con man, becomes enthralled with Zoe, a sweet and caring woman who fears losing herself by trusting the wrong man again. Then there’s Zoe’s best friend and pop superstar, Jessica, who is confronted with her past and the pain and heartache that caused her abrupt departure from her high school sweetheart and true love, Noah.
This book was full of breathtaking eroticism and sensual need. I was anxious for them to find happiness with their partners and hated knowing that it was going to be a tough road that they would have to traverse to get there. It was especially heartbreaking to hear of Zoe’s lack of trust and past pain being aware that Sean was deceiving her. It was unfortunate, too, because he truly felt deeply for her and was trying to balance that with his job. I enjoyed watching his transformation, their growth as a couple, and how they navigated through Sean’s secrets and the mystery of Zoe’s missing dad.
In regard to Jessica and Noah, I was saddened by what happened to her all those years ago and longed for her to open up to Noah so they could find peace and be happy once again. I loved how caring Noah was during their time together, understanding that she needed to reconnect with him before she was willing to explain her reasons for leaving. Their’s was a wonderful and sweet side story.
I loved the multiple points of view and the dual romances. It was wonderful watching Zoe and Sean discover their passion for something real and Jessica and Noah resurrect that first love lost so long ago.
Take a Chance (Vegas Heat Novel, Book 2) by Erika Wilde is LIVE!!!
The son of a con-artist, Sean O’Brien learned the hard way that living by your own rules comes with a price. After a brief time behind bars, Sean is now ready to live an honest life, and pay for his past mistakes, and he’s fortunate enough that a member of The Reliance Group sees Sean’s potential for good and gives him a job at the Onyx Casino.
Zoe Russo has met all types of men on the Vegas strip. But when Sean pays a visit to her boutique, she’s certain her luck has changed for the better. They share an immediate, irresistible attraction, and for the first time in her life she’s found a man she thinks she can trust. But when Zoe stumbles onto the truth about Sean and his reasons for pursuing her, she can’t help but question everything they’d shared. Are his feelings for her real, or has she been a fool once again? Until now, nothing has prepared her for the thrill and risk of taking a chance on love.