KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Hello and welcome back to the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews + the One-Click Addict Support Group. This week, I have a Buy It for you—one that comes with glittery childhood memories and a little added spice, since, well, we’re adulting these days. Enjoy!


“You shouldn’t care what I think.”
“I’ve been caring for far too long to stop now.”

This one. This one is my favorite—hands down, no questions asked—of Erin Nicholas’ Taking Chances series. I had high hopes for Turned Up, because the dynamics of Dillon + Kit caught my attention from the start, and now I’m finished, I can safely say that it lived up to—and exceeded—said expectations.

Let’s start with the basics, shall we? Turned Up is the third book in this series and, yes, before you ask, it can be read as a standalone. Though the couples from books one and two are mentioned—and there are things about each of them that absolutely make them worth reading—if you’re new to Chance, Nebraska, never fear. This book makes a great introduction to this series and, if you’re also new to Ms. Nicholas, a great introduction to this author.


Turned Up is smart, sexy, funny, sweet, and just… really freakin’ enjoyable. It’s feel-good romance {which I adore}, and it puts me in mind of a book that holds some of my best memories—Anne of Green Gables. The way Dillon + Kit push each other, fight each other, combust with one another reminded me of Anne + Gilbert so much that I couldn’t contain my smile. Their bickering, their challenges, their romance—*sigh*—not only took me down the White Way of Delight towards Memory Lane, but it forged a connection between me, the reader, and Dillon + Kit, the characters, that I felt was somewhat missing in the first two books of this series.

I really want to rave a little more about how much I enjoyed this book. About how I finished it, then wanted to start it again. About how I loved Dillon’s alpha intensity, Kit’s smarts and strength. About how wonderful it was to once again see women in untraditional roles in and around the town of Chance {which is one of my favorite things about this entire series} and also to see positive, banter-filled interactions between friends.

But instead, I’ll leave you with this: if you, like me, have fond memories of childhood nemeses growing up to be competitive rivals and then more—and want to add a little grown-up combustible chemistry to the equation—then you should take a chance on Turned Up. The sooner, the better.

“You’ve never backed down from something I’ve challenged you to do. Until now.”
“What are you challenging me to do?”
“Love me.”

As of 08.27.2017, Turned Up is available for pre-order. Upon release on 08.29.2017, Turned Up, along with the first two books in the Taking Chances series, will be available with Kindle Unlimited.

About Beth Cranford | KUBR

Book Reviewer. Wife. Mother. Crazy Person. Australian.

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