A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
Published by: Accendo Press on October 22nd 2013
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 265 (Kindle)
Source: ARC copy from Mark My Words
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the authors. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.
Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by breaking up with her parent-approved boyfriend and giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.
Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.
Summer is gorgeous and smart and fun to be with, the perfect way to pass five months. It won’t be love—Ford’s got too many things to accomplish, too many places to go, before he settles down. Yet Summer pulls him in, challenging him to rethink his own philosophy.
When Ford’s five months are up, each of them must decide if love is really worth the risk.
I knew the minute I saw the cover and read the synopsis, that I wanted to read it. This book definitely did not disappoint at all! I’m such a sucker when it comes to contemporary and will pick it up quickly!
Summer just finished college, but just recently did she find out that her parents got divorced. Completely torn by her parent’s divorce, she moves back home to help out on Heritage Plantation. There she meets new guy, Ford who is helping the family with develop medicines. Summer doesn’t want to dive into another relationship, especially after just ending one and seeing the other split. But after spending the summer with Ford, she’s beginning to rethink that decision.
I absolutely loved the country life style, you don’t see many country related books out there- at least within the young/new adult genre. I have only ever came across one other swoon-worthy country boy, and that was Tucker from the Unearthly trilogy by Cynthia Hand. Ford definitely is a swoon-worthy man. If it wasn’t for sleep, I would have finished this book in one sitting, it was that good! I absolutely adored Summer and Ford’s relationship! I loved the summer feel, (the season, not the actual character ;) ) making it that much more enjoyable getting to read a book like this in the summer! This was perfect contemporary and a great summer read!!
“Funny. Yeah, menopause is my thing.” “Don’t tell me Casey’s your guinea pig for this one too.” “He hasn’t had a single cramp since I moved in.” — Heather Hildenbrand, A Risk Worth Taking
About Heather Hildenbrand
Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.
For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!
Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I’m a fan of puns.)
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