Review: Taking Chances by SJ Maylee

Taking Chances by SJ Maylee
Series: Love Projects (# 1)
Release Date: August 23, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 100
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Lydia’s father walked away from her when she was eight. She’s struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn’t loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to love one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he has the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies, and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.

The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they’ll always yearn for love that is out of reach. But together they can find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed love.


Review:  Taking Chances is the first book in The Love Projects series by S. J. Maylee. I chose this book because after reading the blurb I was intrigued. I wanted to see the journey this book would take the reader and how this book would turn out.

Lydia is good at her job but she lacks confidence to voice herself at work therefor not many people know how talented she really is. Lydia struggles with her confidence every day after her father left her at the age of 8, and that made her feel unlovable. She does not even attempt to date happy to daydream about love.

Jake is a Dom and Lydia’s co-worker. He is a hot and sexy man who intimidates Lydia. They have similar thoughts and opinions after their boss bout them together to work on a project. I loved how Jake managed to build up Lydia’s confidence and become her Dom at the same time.

The chemistry between Jake and Lydia is blistering. The sex scenes were scorching. These two are a wonderful match as long as Lydia continues to open up to him. It also makes you wonder about fate and how funny it is at times.

I found this book very well written. This author does a good job of drawing the reader into the story. I had a hard time putting this book down. The main and secondary characters are not just interesting but realistic as well. Overall, this was a fabulous book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I do hope we get to see these characters again.