Taking Chances

Taking Chances

by Loni Flowers


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Turning her back on a life she can no longer deal with, Clair Davidson has been on the streets for six months wandering aimlessly from town to town. But when a hitchhiked car ride lands her back in a familiar town, and a terrifying encounter puts her in the arms of someone too good to be true, Clair almost starts to feel like she could belong somewhere again. Almost.

Alexander Frazier knew what it felt like to live on the streets, up until he received a helping hand from a stranger. After saving Clair from a vicious attack, it's not long before he realizes she's a lot like he used to be-lost. Alex soon learns he will risk everything to keep her safe and get her life back on track... even if it means his heart.

But fresh starts are new to Clair and not something she's certain she's ready for. Clair's had her share of people walking out of her life and she doesn't trust her heart in Alex's hands. Can his love give her the second chance she never saw coming?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468184587
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Loni Flowers lives in Elm City, North Carolina with her video-gaming husband, who makes her laugh everyday; two wild toddlers, who never slow down for a second; and three couch-potato dogs, who only raise an eye when foods around. She works a full-time professional job and when she's not playing on the internet or chatting on Twitter, she spends her free time with friends and family waiting for the next big idea strike. Taking Chances is her first novel.

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Taking Chances 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm impressed with this first novel. There was enough foreshadowing that I could tell where the plot was going, but it was a very tender story, and brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion. Looking forward to another novel by this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story - brought tears to my eyes a couple times
Embrace-a-Book More than 1 year ago
This story made me smile, laugh and cry all at the same time. It was well written and I loved the characters from the beginning. The perfect feel good story! I'm not usually one for contemporary romance, but Loni did an excellent job.I read this story from start to finish in one afternoon, I just couldn't put it down. I wouldn't recommend this for teen due to some sex scenes, but the weren't overly descriptive and were modestly written. I would say it's more appropriate for an 18+ reader.
ACasualReader More than 1 year ago
I'm the author, of course I love it. And "Thank You" to everyone who gave Taking Chances a chance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much especially its ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clair and Alex are adorable together. They kind of remind me of me and my boyfriend. Anyway I really enjoyed this story. It was at times very sweet and somtimes sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author does a great job making you smile laught and cry great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in live with these characters right away. You are going to live this story. Minus a few word errors, I would read this authors nexr book. Keep up the good. From a fellow north carolinean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read over 20 books since ive read this one and i cant get book out of my head i guess since ive been there but its really good love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book! I can't wait to read more from this author!!!
basias_bookshelf More than 1 year ago
Light, romantic and enjoyable. Taking Chances is a book where every piece fits together and is tied off with a pretty bow. I’m not sure how much more happily ever after a book can get than this one. It wasn’t the kind of book that I’d lose sleep for or that will stick with me long afterwards, but it was easy. I didn’t have to think much about it, and in a way it was sort of relaxing. I knew early in the novel that even though there would be conflict, it’d all turn out okay in the end. There was no stress, no biting my nails, no rush to read through it quickly to find out what happens next. I think every once in a while I need a low-key book, something happy and fluffy and easy to read. Taking Chances fit that need perfectly.
TanaT More than 1 year ago
Taking Chances by Loni Flowers I really enjoyed Loni Flowers writing, Taking Chances is her debut novel; Loni’s writing is good, the story was easy to follow, character descriptions were great. This is a good romance novel and I have to say the author’s writing makes you feel for both of the two main characters. It’s one of those books you cheer for Alex and Clair hoping it all ends with a Happy Ever After ending. Alex and Clair meet under some disturbing circumstances, and Alex bring home Clair and invites her stay till she can find a safe place to live. Clair has been living on the streets moving from town to town. Alex also came from the same kind of background but someone gave him a chance and now he is doing well for himself. Knowing how hard life can be Alex offers to help but of course being independent and not wanting to trust or owe anyone Clair leaves. When offered a job and a place to stay Clair decides to hang out for awhile. This is a romance novel of two people who grew up in similar situations both having to depend on themselves and deep down not trusting anyone. This novel is about two young adults learning to trust, deal with some difficult issues and learning to love again. I really enjoyed this novel, and I have to say Loni Flowers has done a terrific job writing her debut novel. I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoy romance and loves to read a good story. I have rated it a 4 out of 5 and would say go purchase Taking Chances now!
YoursTrulyJess More than 1 year ago
From beginning to end Loni Flowers never lets you down, you embark on an emotional rollercoaster that you never want to get off of. From the moment you start the book to the very last page you can't help but want more, turning each page simply becomes tear jerking as you see Alex and Clair as yourself living their lives each moment. Loni's sense of description and attention detail is simply amazing when it comes to making the story come alive. Seeing two young people that have trust issues make it through the struggles of life, makes this modern day romance novel something that you will never regret reading. I fell in love with the book and I can not wait to see what else Loni has in store for the future.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
It isn’t easy to take another chance on love for two people who have a ton of emotional baggage to haul around. Taking Chances by Loni Flowers follows the heart-warming story of Clair and Alex as they meet under the most awful of circumstances at a time in their lives when the last thing they are willing to believe in is love. For Clair, lost in her own anguish, escaping from her past, if something or someone is too good to be true, as Alex is, there must be a downside that is going to further shred her heart. Alex sees something in Clair that he wants, but can he convince her that he means her no harm? Will Clair overcome her fears or will she push Alex away? Loni Flowers has created three endearing characters in her contemporary romance, Clair, Alex, and their own personal ‘Fairy Godmother,’ Roz. Trust me, you are going to love that big-hearted woman! Ms. Flowers writes with a smooth flowing style full of emotional 'hooks' and believable twists that make her characters come alive. Are you looking for a romance that will leave you with a smile? One that’s not too heavy, not to dramatic, but with just enough tension to pull you in and hold you through the end? Taking Chances would be a great choice for that escape into the world of all things romance.
Faith08 More than 1 year ago
For her 1st novel, it was very good. She may quickly become one of my favorites!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a little hard for to get into, but when I did I could not put it down. You need to read it. I cant wait see read more from this authet.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this story. Reading through it there were a couple different ways it could have gone suspense-wise. (Like with Gavin-he could have become a stalker) Kept me hooked to see what did happen. Good job!
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TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
I like reading stories about people who've had a tough life, but can find happiness and love. That's what appealed to me the most about this book. It was a great story about finding love. My heart hurt for Clair. I wasn't really sure why she was on the streets at the beginning, but it made me scared for her. She's a sweet girl, but a bit vulnerable too. You can tell that she's been damaged in some way. When she meets Alex, her luck begins to change. Alex understands what Clair is going through. He's been there himself. He immediately takes her under his wing. He wants to protect her and help her in any way he can. I think he felt like because he had help, support, and unconditional love shown to him, he wanted to pass that on. I don't think either one of them was expecting to fall in love. There were a few parts of the story that I felt were incomplete. However, it held my interest and I really wanted to see these two make it in the end. Because of the mature content and some difficult scenes, I would recommend this book to a reader over 18.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story. 265 pages.
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