Review Blitz: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

A Risk Worth Taking 
by Heather Hildenbrand

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

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.
The Good
  • Sweet romance
  • Amazing writing
  • No overwhelming drama
The Bad
  • Nada
The Gif

  A Risk Worth Taking could be anyone's love story. And that's exactly why I liked it so much. It felt real. Too often, I'm turned off if a story is too dramatic or over the top. If I wanted that, I'd watch Jerry Springer. But Heather Hildenbrand did everything so right with A Risk Worth Taking. I've never read her before, but I can promise you after this one, I'm going to seeking out her other books!

  Contemporaries have been my comfort zone lately, and this book fits perfectly into the genre. It's the quintessential sweet and cute romance. I connected with Summer a lot. Our stories are similar, and I felt an instant connection with her. This book offers up more than just romance, but the chemistry between Ford and Summer is on point. It was a thrill to read their relationship and watch it develop.

  The pacing was amazing. Heather Hildenbrand definitely got my interest from the start. It made me so happy to read this story. It was a beautiful journey that left a smile on my face. Even if you're not a fan of contemporaries, A Risk Worth Taking will make you fall in love with them! 

**I received this for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

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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.

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  1. I don't read many new adult books but I'm really going to have to read this one, it sounds like an awesome love story with good strong characters.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. It totally is! It's a great book if you're not much into the NA genre or haven't read much it!

  2. This sounds so adorable. I'm a big contemporary reader so I'll def. check this out. This is also the first time I've heard about it, so thanks for the review!

    Dea @ Teen Readers' Diary


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