Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

Reviewed by Charlotte Lynn

Publish Date October 22, 2013 by Accendo Press
From Goodreads:  

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:

There were so many great characters in this book.  The main characters of Summer and Ford were perfect.   They circled each other, turned each other on, and ignored each other just as two people afraid of falling in love should do.    From the very first meeting you could see the sparks flying between these two.    It was almost more fun to read about them chasing each other away as it was when they were together.    My favorite character was Casey, Summers almost brother.   The wit and the taunting between Summer and Casey was funny and real.    The author portrayed exactly how true siblings act.  I should know, I have a brother.  My biggest concern was the relationship between Summer and her mother.  It was not told the whole reason for their discord until late into the story.  I just kept hoping they would make up, everyone needs their mother. 

I really liked that this book did not have characters that were falling apart all over, just characters that had a few bumps to overcome.   There was a ton of fun times and even more hot and steamy scenes.  It was sweet and wonderful with an ending readers will have to check out.   The quotes at the beginning of each chapter had me smiling and really enjoying reading them.   They were wonderful! 

A Risk Worth Taking is a book that has passion and drama along with sizzles of romances.   I definitely recommend this book.  

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1 comment:

  1. thanks so much for reading! so glad you enjoyed it! love your review =)