Review: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

Posted June 23, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 7 Comments

Review: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

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

Review: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather HildenbrandA Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
Published by Accendo Press on October 22, 2013
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, New Adult
Pages: 265
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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Also by this author: Dirty Blood, A Bet Worth Making: A Grayson County Novel (Grayson County Series Book 2)

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 love everything about Summer and Ford.  They have a ton of chemistry, and I love the dialogue between the two.

Summer is a girl that’s been hurt.  The awful thing is that it’s not from an ex-boyfriend, but by her parent’s divorce.  She doesn’t think she can trust in love ever again.  She looked up to her parent’s relationship, and the fact that they aren’t together anymore completely shattered her illusions.  Ford doesn’t want a relationship.  He doesn’t like the idea of being tied down, and wants to be able to continue his research.

As I said before I love the chemistry between these two.  They are able to joke around, and open  up to each other. I think that’s my favorite part.  The conversation and playfulness flows between Summer and Ford easily.  I like the relaxed feel of the the whole book.  There are some tense moments, but it doesn’t make the story itself dark.

With the fast pacing, great characters, and awesome storyline, I recommend this for all that like NA Contemporary.


Katrina Sig


-What if I got hurt- What if I hurt him-

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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. 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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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

7 responses to “Review: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

  1. Michelle

    Thank you for being a part of the tour! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! I love it when characters have a real connection

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