I've pretty much read everything thing written by this author with the exception of a couple of stories that appear to be out of circulation and the one thing that has been a constant is the fact that with each new book the stories go to a higher level of being angst ridden.
'Taking A Chance' is the final chapter in this trilogy and it's probably the story that I've wanted the most. It's Elliott and Augustus. Elliot has been a consistent character in the previous two books especially #2 Finding Their Way. Which really was over the top and then some on the angst and drama scale. Which is maybe why this one didn't seem quite so bad for me or maybe it's just because I really wanted Elliott's story.
So let's highlight some of the angst here (I'm putting this in a spoiler tag, so if you plan on reading this book you might want to skip over this and if not enjoy) This is your final warning these are SERIOUSLY HUGE spoilers.
So after all that stress, worry and anxiety you'd think I would be a wreck, right? Nope, not me because at the end of it all when the crap keeps getting heaped on to the pile it reaches the point of ridiculous and you guessed it I had a good laugh. Ironically I also saw spots where opportunities to add to the angst pile were missed and sincerely appreciated them. I think what made me feel a bit better about this story than the previous book was the last 40 or 50 pages of this story. The ending for me was realistic and all things considered it was pretty low angst as well. Overall I liked Elliott and Auggie. They were cute as a couple and for me they worked. So while book #2 only got 2 stars from me. I'm 'Taking a Chance' and giving this one 3.5 angst ridden stars.