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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand!


Publication date: 22nd October 2013
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: 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 loved this book! I fell completely in love with the last half of it, but I did find the beginning a little slow and that's why I took it down half a star! Overall, this book thoroughly impressed me! I've read one other book from this author and it was a paranormal book and the difference between a paranormal book and a contemporary book is huge, so I was looking forward to seeing how the author was going to incorporate it and looking forward to seeing the end result! The plot of this book was so amazing, but slow in some areas! The relationship development between the two main characters developed slower than I would have liked and the first half of the book was really slow and it was all about the main female character coming to terms with her parents divorce! The second half was a whirlwind of romance and the main female character finding the answers she needed! The main lesson learned from the plot of this book is that love is a risk! Do you take that risk that could end up breaking you in the end? Or do you let it go to save yourself the heartache? These are the questions that the two main characters ask themselves throughout this book! They know what's going to happen several months down the line, so they have to decide whether to risk having their hearts broken! The characters were amazing! Summer was the main character and while I loved her, I did have a few problems with her! I thought that Summer was a little selfish at the beginning of this book! She sort of jumped to conclusions with her parents divorce instead of actually listening to the reasoning behind it, which annoyed me a bit! I know she was protecting her dad, but I personally wouldn't have acted the way she did! As the book progressed though, Summer grew so much! By the end of the book she was a much more mature person and I loved that side of her! Summer was a character that was sort of lost in life, but by the end of this book she found herself! Ford was the love interest of Summer and he was so hot! He was a sort of geeky hot, but then he'd come out with this fierce hotness and I swooned like mad! I loved that Ford was different to a lot of other guys in books I read! I liked that he was smart and didn't have that whole bad boy appeal! He was pretty damn hot though! I loved that this book was written from both Summer and Ford's point of views as watching their relationship develop through both of their eyes was so beautiful! I know that this book is a standalone, but I have to say that I could see potential for a second book or maybe even a novella for Summer and Ford even though the ending of this book was beautiful! Or maybe a novella or other book for other characters in this book! As soon as I saw the cover for this book I knew I wanted to read the story behind it! The cover is stunning and definitely suits the book! Big thank you to Heather for an ARC of  A Risk Worth Taking and to InkSlinger PR for having me on the Blog Tour!
 
  A Risk Worth Taking

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Author bio:

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she's not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she's lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.
Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she'd grab is her DVR player.

Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit
www.accendopress.com

3 comments:

  1. I LOVED your review--all of it, every single word! Thank you so much for reading and posting!!! <3

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