Title: Take a Chance
Series: Willow Creek #4
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
 Release Date: August 25, 2015


I had life all figured out.

Married with a baby on the way I stupidly believed that things were perfect.

But then the good guy I fell in love with turned out to not be as good as I thought.

I was left alone to pick up the pieces of my life and provide for my daughter.

And then I met him.


The bad boy that just might not be so bad.


Three years after her husband walked out on her Arden James is struggling to make ends meet as a single mom. Despite it all, she knows she’s better off with her ex out of the picture, and so is her daughter.

Josh Hayes—player, jokester, and very naughty boy—is the guitar player for the band Willow Creek. He’s used to living the fast life, but suddenly it doesn’t appeal to him anymore, and he has his sights set on the fiery Arden.

Despite their undeniable chemistry, Arden isn’t sure she wants to invite a man into her life that has never been in a committed relationship before. But Hayes is determined to prove to her that there’s more to him than meets the eye. He just needs Arden to take a chance.


I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s release day promotions.

I’ve actually read this entire series. I’ve reviewed most of them, actually. I think that when it comes to new adult and musician heroes, this series is a good one to read. From the very first book to this one right here, Micalea Smeltzer has taken me on a wonderful journey with the Willow Creek men, introducing characters and stories that are touching and amazing. With this fourth book, I now have to bid farewell to the whole band. No worries, though, these books from the Willow Creek series are too good that I’m sure I’ll be re-reading them in the future.

Even if this book can be read as a standalone, when you’ve read all four books like I have, you’ve got to say that this book was a great way to end the series. On the previous books, while I loved them all, I still felt that they were a bit safe and formulaic. This book surprised me with how far the author went in playing out the story. It was really good.

If you haven’t read anything from the series, you really should start reading the books as soon as possible. It’s quite an entertainment and a great way to spend time on. It’s sad to see a series end, but this series just ended the best way possible.



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Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia.
She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to
read and spend time with her family.

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