Trust Erin Nichols to give new meaning to some things put on this planet, be it marshmallows, candy canes, champagne and not limited to (mind you) and now Chutes and Ladders, which happens to be one of my all time favorite board games when I was growing up! And what can be more fun than us reading Kit Derby and her childhood nemesis Dillon Alexander succumbing to their lust over a game of chutes and ladders? I would say totally orgasmic.


This story is my favorite of the three books in the “Taking Chances” series. It’s like Erin saved the best for the last. “Turned Up” is so much more sexily argumentative, humorously bickering, erotically charming, and emotionally challenging. The ER physician and the psychiatrist, one deals with the physical and the other of the mind, and when these two come together in a snowstorm, it’s nothing short of a “Turned Up” explosion.

As I said, Erin is maestro of imagination and the queen of plotting. The one-liners are rib tickling, the rapport and teasing between Jake, Max and Dillon is heartwarming, and the passion between Dillon and Kit is combustible, a piece of art worth every engaging word and explosive feeling!

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley for an honest review.