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Monday, October 28, 2013

Review and Giveaway: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

A Risk Worth TakingPublisher: Accendo Press
Genre: New Adult
Challenges- 2013 150+ Challenge , 2013 Read-A-Latte Challenge ,Romance Reading Challenge 2013, 2013 Outdo Yourself Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon, Barnes and Noble


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. 

My Review:

Beginning Babble: I have just gotten into New Adult and I'm really loving each and every book I've picked up so far. It's just like with Steampunk. I am so far behind everyone and I am left to figure out what I have been missing. And apparently, I have been missing a lot.


Heroine: Summer-At first, she struck me as a bit immature. Not exactly in a bad way but I had some moments where I considered disliking her. But I quickly got over that. I grew to really love her. It was so easy to make a connection to her and her journey was really interesting.

Hero: Ford-I don't say this often but he was so dreamy. If there is a big giant reason to pick up this book, Ford is like two or three of them. He's such a go with the flow type of guy. Not normally my type of hero but I loved him.

Chemistry-The conflict between Ford's easy peasy personality and Summer's tentative/terrified approach to love was one of the greatest parts of this book. Summer approached a relationship with Ford like you would approach a landmine. I could see why. She was more type-A and very cautious about relationships because of her parents and Ford was just willing to go where the wind took him. It was quite interesting to watch them try to acclimate to each other.
Chemistry Rating:

Ending Babble: This one started out a bit slow. It took me a while to get into it and make a connection to the characters but once I did I couldn't put the book down. This was also coincidentally, the first book I read on my Kobo Aura (that review will be posted this week as well). The writing was excellent, the storytelling was excellent and I loved both Summer and Ford. I loved this book. There is nothing else to say.

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  1. Thanks so much for posting and I just love your review! Off to share it now! Curious to see how you like the Kobo Aura, are you posting a review post for that as well?

    1. Thank you so much for commenting and I am so happy you like my review. I love my Aura. I will be posting my review on Thursday...probably. I still have to draft it.

  2. Amazing review, thank you for posting! This cover is ggorgeous



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