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Summary

Meet Patrick Cooper - desperately down on his luck and head-over-heels in unrequited love with his best friend, Bridget. 

Meet Bridget's sister, Emma Donovan - eternally single maker-of-cakes for many a happy couple, whilst never making it down the aisle herself.

Emma has four younger sisters, all of whom are married or getting married, and an Italian mother who can’t understand what is ‘wrong’ with her eldest daughter, who seems to be stranded on the shelf. Despairing of her own ability to find a suitable husband, Emma agrees to be part of a compatibility project to get married at first sight. 

Meanwhile Cooper is struggling to get over his crush on Bridget and seems destined to stay firmly on the shelf too. Perhaps it’s time his fate was taken out of his hands.... 

Is happily-ever-after just about daring to take a chance, or do you need some extra magic to make love last?

Join Beth Moran, Cooper and the Donovan sisters on this life-affirming and uplifting tale of love, family, friendship and risking it all for happiness. 

©2021 Beth Moran (P)2021 Boldwood Books

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Good story about M.E 3 Stars⭐⭐⭐

This is the first novel I have listened too that features a love story with a family member that suffers from 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' aka M.E . It is important for fiction to cover these illnesses. I thought it was very realistic. The love story however was not very convincing.

Who marries their crushes sister? That is all kinds of wrong especially when he knew he was still in love with his bride's sister!!!

I had this book on my wishlist and I was happy that it became "Included" because I wouldn't want to have wasted a credit on it. I've listened to a few Beth Moran books and they have been really great but I felt this book lacked something.

What I did like was the big family element.
This is the first time that I have listened to narrator Rosalind Steele and she is absolutely fantastic at doing different accents and voices, I would definitely listen to her narrate another book .

I still give 3 Stars ⭐⭐⭐ to this book

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best book yet

loved the story loved the characters and especially loved the coverage of M E.such a poorly understood disorder.but not by this author.a senstive anr realastic portrayal of how this invisible disease affects not just the patient,but the whole family .And seamlessly weaved into the story.thanks so much ,this should raise recognition of this disorder and its tenacious effects on peoples carers and their and their families livex

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Beautiful

Gorgeous story with good, believable family dynamics and an accurate representation of the chronic illness, ME. It didn't end how I expected which made it all the more satisfying and lovely.

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Alright but ending was bit naff!

As a ME sufferer it was nice to see it being wrote about in a book. I have to agree with previous reviews about the naff ending felt bit of a let down after such a good book! If it wasn't for the ending I'd given it five stars.

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Great!

Really enjoyed this love story. Narration was excellent. A little predictable but very enjoyable, great to listen to whilst doing jobs round the house

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unusual and enjoyable

I wasn't sure about your typical bit meets girl romance but the twists and turns here did make me question how it would wrap up. Really enjoyed it.

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a lovely easy listen.

loved this ❤️ I enjoyed the simplicity of the story and the kindness of the characters.

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Thoroughly enjoyed the fantasy romance

A great and well narrated light hearted story that’s uplifting and easy to listen to.

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  • 27-06-21

Refreshing

A story about a strong loving family and five sisters and their relationships with the men in their lives and each other. A sweet story about a young man in love with one sister and marrying another in a research project and their discoveries they all make about themselves and each other along the way. Great narration too. I hope Beth Moran writes even more books with the same soul and familial bonds as this one.

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  • 28-04-22

Cringey Accents

Love Beth Moran stories. Always a delight, however I am just a few chapters in and debating on whether or not I can even finish the audible version of the story due to how awful some of the accents are. I cringe everytime I hear some of the characters names mentioned because I know the bad accent is to follow. Just takes away from what otherwise is a lovely book with a otherwise good actress reading it.

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  • 29-09-22

Good enough

I don’t know why but I really hate when the main character shirks all romance and love and the idea of a relationship by the end of the book. But that’s my preference and no fault of the book. Overall very enjoyable read and performed.

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  • Bobbi Yarbrough
  • 29-09-22

Seems like a wannabe copy of Bridgette Jones Diary

Very similar to Bridgette Jones Diary it seemed and hard to understand due to the bad accents.

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  • Lidia Garcia
  • 05-10-22

Amazing characters

Although I did not like the way the story ended, I enjoyed the book very much. The characters are so well written and their lives are so compelling that I found myself tearing up several times. Definitely worth it. Super sweet clean story about a loving family overcoming issues.

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  • Patricia
  • 04-10-22

Best book EVER!!!

I don’t normally give written reviews. But at this time in my life (75 years old, widows for 3 years) I could not have read a better book! It touched my life in too many ways to mention. I’ve purchased all the books I can for this year (on a low fixed income) When my new year begins, I plan on using my credits to purchase the rest of this author’s books. The narrator was beyond excellent! I’m probably going to listen to this book again closer to the end of the year.

I wish I had the author and narrator’s information to be able to tell them how and why this story and the telling of it came at such a critical time in my life, and put me on the path to feel like living again.

Yes “Take A Chance on Me” was a significant life changer for me.

I believe “Take A Chance on me” deserves the highest praise of any book I have EVER read!!! Thank You for putting it in the Audible “free” section.

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  • jas
  • 04-10-22

Good but infuriating!

EMMA DESERVED BETTER!!!!! Loved the book very good listen. BEN DESERVED BETTER TOO! Would recommend

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  • 28-09-22

Wonderful and real

Rosalind Steele did such a great job with this book and characters. The storyline was so good. Real life situations in families. Can’t say enough about this book. 😍💜💜💜

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-09-22

Not bad not great

Some things felt a bit contrived…but it was a fine listen. The end wasn’t what I expected and was totally out of character for our main girl, but oh well. It’s not like I was that emotionally invested anyways! Also…I didn’t find our main man that Luke able?? Is it just me??

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  • 26-09-22

Tough plot, not chocked with feel goods.

The story is a bit rough. The characters experience relatable heartache in all manner of relationship complications. However there is very little romance until it is rushed at the end. The HEA is not what you think and unfortunately not for some of the MCs... At times, especially at the beginning, the story drags as it is overloaded wirh details that could have been better told as separate spinoff stories rather than trying to cram so many relationships into one novel.

The narration was ok, but the reader tried too many different accents which lead to much muddling of who was speaking (dialog) with another character's accent.