A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

Posted May 31, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, New Adult, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the PR company in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A Risk Worth Taking by Heather HildenbrandA Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on 2014-01-13
Genres: Coming of Age, Fiction
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Source: the PR company
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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. “Heather Hildenbrand's New Adult debut, A Risk Worth Taking, is a sizzling and sexy read that will leave you wanting more.” –USA Today Best Selling Author Tiffany King

“A Risk Worth Taking” by Heather Hildenbrand was super cute. Summer and Ford have such a great chemistry together. They each have their own lives and their own issues but that doesn’t hinder the relationship that they have with each other. This story is told in a dual point of view between Summer and Ford. I think this was a great narrative to have for this epic romance. These two balance each other out perfectly.


Summer comes home from winter break to find out that her parents have separated and that her mom is moving out of the house. Summer’s parents pending divorce has really rocked Summer’s world in a bad way. One day they were the perfect family and now they are not. Summer now doesn’t know if she can trust herself or anyone around her to be truly happy. After Summer’s graduation she moves back home and breaks up with her current boyfriend, now all she needs to do is avoid her mother. The least thing that Summer expected was Ford. Ford is only in town for the summer and he tries to get Summer out of her head. He wants her to think about the present and the now.


I don’t think you could have picked better characters to put together. Ford and Summer are the best combination that I have seen in a while. I think these too work great together. I look forward to seeing if their journey continues and if not hopefully they live happily ever after because they both deserve it.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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