Review: Take A Chance (Willow Creek, #4) by Micalea Smeltzer


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Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher: Micalea Smeltzer

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

Release Date: August 21, 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.


“Take A Chance” was an amazing conclusion to the Willow Creek series, and I truly enjoyed reading Hayes and Arden’s story. Micalea Smeltzer has an extraordinary talent creating and telling stories, and she did an excellent job with this one. Hayes and Arden were amazing characters and made an incredibly perfect couple. They both complemented each other well and I loved their personalities and chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout the book. I fell in love with Hayes, Arden, and little Mia from the very beginning, and I immensely enjoyed going on their journey with them. I loved the easy and loving relationship the three of them had with one another, and it warmed my heart to see how sweet, kind, and patient Hayes was with Mia and Arden. They were all wonderful and I was extremely thrilled and beyond pleased with the outcome of their story. I was also super excited to see past characters and couples from previous books in the series, and it was awesome to see what was happening with all of them. I experienced every emotion under the sun reading this book, but it was all totally worth it in the end. “Take A Chance” was a truly phenomenal conclusion to the exceptional and addicting Willow Creek series, and although I am extremely sad the series is all over, I am thoroughly looking forward to reading “The Road That Leads To Us,” a spin-off companion novel/series to Willow Creek!


FIVE “Hayes and Arden” Stars!

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~About the Author~

Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea 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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