Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Release Day Blitz & Review: Take A Chance by Micalea Smeltzer

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.


Take A Chance by Micalea Smeltzer is the fourth book in the Willow Creek Series telling the story of Josh and Arden.  This book will make you laugh, hope and smile all while turning each page with a need to see what happens with this unlikely couple.  This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I highly recommend this entire series to everyone!  I know that you will enjoy it as much as I have.

Arden has been through her share of trauma, married to a man that was controlling and abusive, but the one shining light in her life was her daughter Mia.  Finally rebuilding a life for her and her daughter, Arden makes friends with the women behind the men of Willow Creek, which brings her into the family and puts her in Josh's path.  Arden has no room in her life or her heart to open up to another man as she believes it will only lead to heartache, both hers and Mia's.

Josh Hayes is the goofy guitar player for the wildly popular band Willow Creek; a manwhore who has never had a relationship before, let alone with a woman who has a child.  But Josh cannot deny the draw that he feels toward Arden and Mia and he begins to do everything in his power to get her to see him as more than the playboy of the band that he once was.

Will Arden be able to open her heart and her home to Hayes?  Will Hayes be able to break through Arden's walls of steel and get her to admit her feelings and be with him? You will have to read this amazing story to find out.

And for those of you that have read the other Willow Creek books, you get a glimpse at where the other couples are now which is always something I love in a series!!

Take A Chance was the final book in the Willow Creek Series.  I was happy and sad at the same time I guess bitter sweet would be a could way to state how I was feeling after reading this book.  All the books in this series were freaking awesome!  

Go pick up the series: Last To Know, Never Too Late, In Your Heart, and Take A Chance is the reading order.
I think what I love about each of these books is it tells you a little more about the past characters while introducing you to the new romance of the next character, and each of there journey's were uniquely different.  

This book was Hayes and Ardens journey to find love... we seen a budding romance coming along in In Your Heart but I never thought it would be quite the romance it ended up being.  You have everything with this book, you will have major swoon worthy moments, you will awww really that so sweet, and woaaaaa I need a fan!  

This book is definitely a solid 4 star read and everyone should pick it up.. some may say sure it could be read as a standalone but you don't wanna miss out on the journey of the whole Willow Creek family so go get them all now!

And look out October 27th a new series is coming The Road That Lead to Us! Can't wait!




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.