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Monday, June 23, 2014

A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Mark My Words Book Publicity, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for A Risk Worth Taking by Author Heather Hildenbrand!

Book Review


A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
Publisher: Accendo Press
Publication Date: October 20, 2013
Format: Paperback - 256 pages
             Kindle - 1056 KB
             Nook - 837 KB
ISBN: 978-1494320737
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary Romance 

BUY THE BOOK: A Risk Worth Taking

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Mark My Words Book Publicity.

Book Description:

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.  

Book Teaser:

My Book Review:

A Risk Worth Taking is a heartwarming story about figuring out what you want in life, and taking risks that are worth finding love and happiness.

Summer Stafford moves back home to her family's farm after graduating from college. She has broken up with her boyfriend, and is going to help her father run their farm after her parents' recent divorce. Summer has pent-up anger at her mother, because she feels it's all her mother's fault that her parents got divorced. Summer had always thought her parents' love was ideal, but she is disappointed and feels deceived when she finds out that it was all a lie. She is now skeptical about whether true love really does exist.

Ford O'Neal is the temporary intern at Summer's farm. Ford is different from your everyday guy: his parents are hippies, and he's an herbalist. He is a thought-provoking, challenging, and real type of guy who knows what he wants out of life.

When Summer and Ford meet there is an instant connection and mutual attraction between them. Ford's positive outlook on life has Summer questioning the way she thinks about herself and her life, and likewise Summer challenges Ford to take a new look at what he would take a risk on in life as well.

A Risk Worth Taking is told in the first person alternating narrative of Summer and Ford. The story flows so smoothly, it is easy to draw the reader into Summer and Ford's journey. I loved the connection that they had, and as their relationship developed, both Ford and Summer's way of viewing life and love change as they fall in love with each other. As their relationship grew, Ford and Summer have both found things worth taking a risking for, and they've both realized what they truly want in life. I loved following their journey of falling in love and discovering the world through new eyes because of each other. Their love is real and passionate, making it easy for the reader to connect so well with them.

A Risk Worth Taking is a wonderful New Adult romance that will have the reader believing that love really is a risk worth taking!


About The Author

Heather Hildenbrand is the author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I wrote, 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 kinds. I'm a multi-tasker.

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.)

For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website:  www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.comI love hearing from readers!

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

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

June 23rd
A One Click Addict's Book Blog
Beneath the Jacket Reviews
Two Chicks and a Dude Book Reviews
Bookish Things & More
Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Pretty Little Pages

June 24th
The Book Hoarders
Brianna's Bookish Confessions
Ya Book Madness

June 25th
Lustful Literature
Smut Book Club


  1. Thanks so much for reading! So glad you loved it! =)

  2. Hi Heather! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event.