Tuesday, June 24, 2014

review: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand + GIVEAWAY

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.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18370731-a-risk-worth-taking?ac=1  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-risk-worth-taking-heather-hildenbrand/1117194213?ean=9781494320737  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G2DUO0U/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00G2DUO0U&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

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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E-Book Copy of A Risk Worth Taking, Signed Swag, and a Custom Hair Flower

My Review: 

A Risk Worth Taking is definitely a book worth reading!!  I thoroughly enjoyed Summer and Ford's adventure together.  I liked that this story was a bit different from a lot of story-lines out there.  Sure it was a farm, but it was a crop/plant farm.  The backgrounds of the characters were refreshing as well.  Not a bad boy, no insanely tragic pasts, just normal people.  I liked it.

I didn't really like Summer at first, but when she started to open up to Ford and took a chance on him, I totally changed my mind about her.  Ford was just awesome.  I think he had to really learn for himself that just because he was choosing Summer didn't mean that he was giving up on his dreams and that he still couldn't do what he wanted.  It was never her or what you want to do.  I liked their outings, their conversations and when they finally got together - whoa!  Just whoa. 

Great story.  Easy to read, well paced, and I look forward to more from this author.

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