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Taking A Chance

October 23, 2017
Taking A Chance Book Cover Taking A Chance
Whisper Creek Series
Maggie McGinnis
Contemporary Romance
Random House LLC
November 7, 2017
Net Galley

Description of Taking A Chance

A rising star in the corporate world, Emma Winthrop enjoys the view from her cubicle in sunny Florida. But when she’s dispatched to a nursing home in Whisper Creek for three months of field experience, she discovers a slice of heaven made of mountains and mayhem—mostly in the form of rugged, drop-dead gorgeous Jasper Stone, who grinds his specialty beans at the town’s best coffee shop in between organizing dodge-ball games and wheelchair races in Emma’s hallways.

When Jasper walks in on this beautiful angel in silky purple underwear trying to rinse out her blouse, it’s a breathtaking view—even for a Montana native. Wreaking havoc here at Shady Acres keeps his dad in good spirits, but getting under Emma’s skin is proving to be even more fun. Jasper knows that he’s falling faster than a man with his past has any right to, but his body and his heart have a mind of their own. And Emma appears to be claiming both.

My review of Taking A Chance

I’ve found a new author to follow!

I’ve never read any Maggie McGinnis books before. I read the description of the book and it sounded interesting to me, so I requested it from Net Galley. You never know what you’re going to get when the genre is contemporary romance. It encompasses such a broad spectrum of possibilities. I was very pleased with this one.

The setting is perfect, a small town in the foothills of the Rockies. Definitely put the protagonist, Emma, in a place completely out of her element. The dialog between her and Jasper is witty and humorous.

The sexual tension is just right throughout the whole book. The sex is not graphic.

I love Jasper’s father and Bette. Both play minor parts in the story, but I love them.

I liked this book so well that I have purshased the first two books in the series and have already started reading them. (Ahead of the free books I have in my to be read pile that I have committed to reading and reviewing.) Yeah, I liked this book that much….

Each book is a stand alone, but some characters from previous novels are included in each book. In my opinion, it would be best to read them in order.

The book won’t be available until Nov. 7th, but is available for pre-order now.If you pick up a copy, please let me know how you liked it.


About the author

Maggie McGinnis is a USA Today bestselling author and Golden Heart Finalist who lives in New England, vastly outnumbered by both children and cats. She used to be an English teacher, a certified black belt, and a cool-car driver. Then … twins. Now she swills caffeine while driving the one vehicle she swore she’d never own: a minivan.

She’s a sucker for romantic comedies, popcorn, and the perfect green pen, and if she wasn’t an author, she’d totally be rocking a Nashville club in her pink cowgirl boots. It’s probably good that she embraced the author thing, because her singing skills are better suited to the shower, and really? Pink cowgirl boots?

Her Whisper Creek series features modern-day Montana cowboys and the women who can’t help but fall for them, and her Echo Lake series is set in small-town Vermont, where everybody knows your business, but most of them also love a good happily-ever-after.

You can find Maggie at





About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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