Monday, April 10, 2017

Book Review: Take a Chance by Megs Pritchard

Kicked out at fifteen for being gay, Tom Carter survived by selling his body on the streets. Four years later, Tom, now nineteen, doesn’t know how long he can continue living this life.

One night while out working, Tom sees a face from his past, one he had long forgotten. One he had used to fantasize about. Sebastian Banks. Afraid of the reaction he will receive, Tom runs away hoping never to see him again. But Seb had other ideas.

At twenty-five, Seb’s life is going exactly the way he had wanted. Having worked hard at University, Seb has been offered a permanent contract at a local solicitor.

While driving to a friend’s house to celebrate, Seb is shocked to find Tom, someone he hasn’t seen in years, on the streets, selling himself. Feeling an overwhelming need to help Tom, Seb tracks him down and offers him a way out.

Is Tom willing to take a chance on Seb and accept his offer, or will his distrust of everyone from his past cause him to push Seb away?

This was a somewhat difficult book for me to get through, not because of the writing or the heavy subject matter, but because I really only liked a few of the characters. Seb and a couple of Tom's friends were the only tolerable people in the entire book in my opinion. Everyone else was selfish, cruel, manipulative and just plain unlikable. I completely understood that Tom's life on the streets, and the manner with which he found himself there, hardened him and made him distrustful, but the way he treated Seb for most of the book made my blood boil. No matter what Seb did, he blamed for just about every bad that had happened in Tom's life for the past four years.

Unfortunately, I didn't feel any chemistry between the main characters. Seb was almost saint-like with his patience, funds and feelings, and I felt he deserved much better than Tom - not because he's a rent boy, but because he is a miserable person. Granted, he did have a conscience occasionally, but Tom's behavior was just too mean for my liking. Characters were either saints or despicable. There really wasn't much in between.

All in all, this is an okay book. It's not bad, but it didn't wow me because the characters were not my cup of tea.

 I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

~ M

Title: Take A Chance
Series: Second Chance Series #1
Author: Megs Pritchard
Genre: M/M Romance
Published: April 7, 2017


Tom lay listening to the sounds of the house, but he couldn't hear Seb moving around, so assumed he was still in bed until he heard a knock on his door. "Yeah," he called through the closed door, smiling to himself. The door opened, and Seb stuck his head in and smiled at him. "Can I come in?" Tom nodded and patted the bed as Seb walked over to him, carrying two mugs. He put them on the bedside cabinet before he pulled the covers up and slid into bed next to him. "Did you sleep alright?" Tom nodded again. "Yeah. I did." "I've been awake for a while, wondering if I should come in and see if you were awake." Seb gave him a small smile. Tom rolled onto his side, facing Seb and smiled at him. Seb copied the action, and they lay facing each other. Seb reached over and touched his face with his fingers before leaning over him and kissing him on his lips. Tom pulled away, making a face. "Morning breath." Seb smiled, sat up and reached over to pass Tom the mug. He drank some tea before handing it back. He'd wanted to wake up next to Seb, but was glad in a way that he hadn't. He liked the fact that Seb didn't want to rush anything, but he was worried the reason was that he was a whore. He'd probably had more sex with strangers than he'd had hot meals. Seb smiled at him and leaned over to kiss him again, pulling him close and wrapping an arm around his waist and pushing his leg in between Tom's. Tom opened his mouth and felt Seb's tongue touch his. He moaned softly at the contact and moved his hips towards Seb's, feeling Seb's erection rub against his own. They both only had boxers on, and Tom wanted to push his hand into Seb's, so he could touch him and make him come. Seb rolled on top of him and continued to kiss him, rubbing their dicks together. He groaned as he continued to rub against Seb. It wouldn't be long until he came if they carried on. Then he felt Seb's hand stroking him through his boxers, and he groaned again. "God yes, please touch me."

Megs Pritchard lives in England and is a mother to two small boys. When she isn’t working or being mummy, she is busy writing about complex characters that know the harsh realities of life but want a HEA.
A lover of M/M and M/F romances she believes everyone deserves to be happy, healthy and loved.
Growing up in a military family, Megs has traveled Europe and has a great deal of respect and gratitude for all the men and women who have and who still serve. Her dream job was to be a Bomb Disposal Expert and even had her own ‘kit’ when she was younger.
She is currently working on her first full length series called Second Chances.


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