Taking a Chance

Doctors of Rittenhouse Square

Romance - Contemporary
158 Pages
Reviewed on 04/25/2014
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Author Biography

A native of Philadelphia, Jill Blake now lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. During the day, she is a physician with a busy medical practice. At night, she pens steamy Contemporary Romances.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite

Taking A Chance is a story about second chances. Samantha is a city doctor who escapes to the small town of Oakridge, Pennsylvania, to recharge her batteries after she is sued for medical malpractice. With two months away from her ‘normal’ life, Sam intended to make the best of it. Alex is an Oakridge native in charge of his dead sister’s two children. Alex is rich, very rich, and he also happens to be the largest employer in town. One of the things that is so compelling about this story is the way Jill Blake shows how Alex and Sam have competing interests. Sam is at a point where she is ready to settle down with a family, but despite the sparks that fly, Alex has been settled for far too long and he is ready to have fun and live a little.

Although the attraction is instantaneous, theirs was not a smooth ride. Jill Blake is adept at showing a slow progression as Sam and Alex size each other up and make assumptions of a few moments of interaction. They move slowly to attraction and, after a night of steaming hot passion, they learn that what they each want is the exact opposite of what the other wants. Taking A Chance is a well written and intelligent story with likeable characters. It would have been easy to dislike either Sam or Alex but they both have valid points of view so all I could do was go on the journey with them and hope they’d figure out they were so much better together before the last page!