“Taking a Chance” by Becky Monson
Blurb: Liza Parker has a fear of heights, crowds and small spaces. So what’s a girl like her doing on a crowded elevator going to the top of the Empire State Building? Freaking out, that’s what she’s doing. Enter Jay Sanders, a tourist who thinks he might be able to help Liza face her fears, but she has to be willing to spend the day with a complete stranger. Maybe taking a chance on Jay is just what Liza needs.
My Review: I’ve been a huge fan of Becky Monson ever since reading “Speak Now: or Forever Hold Your Peace,” so I was excited to start “Taking a Chance.” Having it been a late and lazy Friday night, I figured why not start what turned out to be an adorable novella.
Though they began as strangers, I could feel instant chemistry grow between them–even through Liza’s fears. I loved how Jay took charge of their day together and helped her overcome several obstacles. While it was emotional for her to achieve her goals (not only for herself but mainly for her sister), I liked that it didn’t take away from the storyline between these two.
My only complaint was that I wish it could’ve been a full novel, and am curious if things continue between Liza and Jay after their day together.
If you’re looking for a uber-sweet novella you can curl up with on a lazy weekend, I definitely recommend “Taking a Chance!”
I give this book 5 stars!
**About the author: By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.