Take a Chance on Me by Kaylee Balwin

Madelyn Stewart knows how to have fun, no matter what her ex-husband claims, but between working two jobs and taking care of her five-year-old son, opportunities for fun are few and far between. So when she is given tickets to take her son to see a live taping of the MyHeartChannel show Take a Chance, they go, even though it means she’ll have to stay up all night to turn in her latest article on time. To her shock, the daredevil star, Chance Risk, is none other than Graham Sawyer, the quiet accounting major she’d dated in college—someone she’d cowardly broken up with by note and hoped to never see again. When she makes a major mistake on her article, she has to swallow her embarrassment and reach out to Chance for an exclusive or risk losing her job.

Chance Risk doesn’t talk to reporters. Not after the way he’s seen them destroy his brother’s marriage and career. But Take a Chance is starting to lose viewers, he’s desperate. Despite his better judgment, when Madelyn reaches out, he can’t resist the opening to figure out why she broke his heart eight years before. His only condition: she has to come to three filming locations with him and his crew to get a real sense of what the show is about.

Swept up in adventure, they start to feel the chemistry from college rekindling. But the reason Madelyn left eight years before still looms between them. If Chance can’t convince Madelyn to take a chance on love, she’ll walk away again. This time forever.


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“I’ve got a second chance.”

Linda’s eyes lit up with relief. “That’s awesome, Madelyn. You’ll do great.”

She let out a humorless laugh. “Yeah, well, we’ll see. Everything rides on getting an exclusive with Chance Risk.”

“MyChannel Chance Risk?”

“You know him?”

“Oliver talks about him so much I looked him up. I thought he didn’t do interviews.”

“I panicked.” Madelyn took a huge bite out of the creamy pie. An interview with Chance Risk. Someone she never wanted to see again. Someone who definitely didn’t want to see her again. Her future at Verity News all depended on a man whose heart she’d smashed eight years ago.

Linda walked closer and dropped another huge spoonful of cream on Madelyn’s plate. “You’re going to need this,” she said grimly.

Madelyn closed her eyes. What in the world had she done?

The cold, fresh water soothed her aching feet, and she stepped in until she was waist-deep. Chance swam close to her and then emerged from the water, his long eyelashes damp over seductive eyes. Water slid from his chest and biceps. His hands rose to brush his hair from his face, his muscles flexing, and their gazes tangled together.

He lowered his hands near hers, and then shot them out of the water in an instant. Water splashed her in the face.

Moment ruined.

“Chance!” Irritated, she swiped at her soggy hair, now drenched with water. “I wasn’t going to get my hair wet!”

“What?” He grinned when she splashed him back. “I was just helping.”

“So juvenile.” She stopped splashing him so she could dunk herself under the water and take care of the hair-in-her-face situation. When she surfaced, she found Chance watching her. A delicious shiver ran down her spine. She kicked away from him and swam toward the waterfall, needing some space.

“You’re beautiful,” he whispered, and she turned to him, recalling her too-casual clothes, her frizzy hair, the sugar still dusting her face. But when he looked at her that way, she believed it.

She rested her head on Chance’s firm chest and listened to his steady heartbeat as they swayed gently to the music. Oliver still drew with the children, happiness lighting his face. She wanted to soak in the pure contentment of the moment.

“Madelyn,” he whispered, his voice hoarse.

She lifted her head, and a stray hair flew across her mouth in the warm breeze. He caught it, his knuckles brushing across her lips. Her breath caught and the entire world disappeared. It was just the two of them caught up in the magic of being.

The distance between them seemed to shrink in an instant. Madelyn parted her lips and their breaths mingled for a second, every part of her yearning for more from him, and finally his lips crushed against hers. Madelyn closed her eyes and gripped his hands tightly, giving him everything he was taking, and demanding more for herself in return. She felt the balcony at her back, and Chance’s body pressed against hers. She untangled their fingers and threw her arms around his neck to pull him even closer to her, his mouth tasting of mint and desire. His kiss reverberated through her whole body, both grounding her and sending her back to a time when she’d been the happiest in her life. Slowly their kisses transformed from a frenzied passion, to an achingly tender slowness. Chance brushed his fingers through her hair, and she gripped his shoulders when he started to pull back.

“Take A Chance On Me shows off Baldwin’s brilliance in crafting an unforgettable story. The characters take on a life of their own, with moments that made me laugh and cry right along with them. From the first chapter I was drawn into this sweet romantic adventure and didn’t want it to end!” -Chelsea Hale, author of Mr. Write and Hart to Heart

“Kaylee Baldwin is a master at bringing you into the lives of the characters and feeling with them as they fall in love. I deeply enjoyed watching Chance and Madelyn find their friendship again and see it progress to love. Baldwin makes every step the character take toward each other the perfect one, leading to an ending that had me sighing with satisfaction.” -Ranee S. Clark, author of Playing for Keeps and Love, Jane

“This story pulls the reader in; one won’t notice the pages flying by while reading. Love the characters, love the story, love the ending!” (Amazon Review)


Author Kaylee Baldwin

A glamorous day in the life of Kaylee Baldwin includes: chasing after her four children, checking for a new season of Serial, writing her latest book, binge-watching reality cooking shows, hanging out with her husband, and reading in every spare second she can find. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in English lit and currently lives in southern Arizona with her family. Her books include the Whitney Finalist Meg’s Melody, Hearts in Peril, a story in the Timeless Romance Anthology: California Dreamin’ which was recently translated into Norwegian, and Take a Chance on Me.


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