A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand – 4 Stars

A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand


4 Happy Sunny Day Stars
Blurb – 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.




A Risk Worth Taking is a standalone novel and the first book I have read by this author.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes.

I love Ford, the whole hippy dippy live for the moment thing really works for him.

Summer needs a bit of a slap at the start, she’s a twenty something women who is having a temper tantrum about the fact that her parents have split up. I know that she based her lifestyle and relationships on her parents example but let’s be honest she’s behaving like a brat!!!

I really feel like Casey needs an honourable mention for being adorable, if Heather Hildenbrand writes his story I would definitely read it!!!

This book is generally a fun, easy read, Summer & Ford are perfect for each other she makes him more grounded and he makes her more fun!!

There is definitely an undercurrent of sexual tension between them and that translates to the reader, I engaged with them as a couple and I was rooting for them to have a happily ever after.

I love how happy and cheerful this book is, there’s a hint of drama but it’s mainly love and fun. I love angsty books but now and again it’s great to read a fuss free love story and that’s exactly what this book is.

I’ve got a fairly good mental picture of what Ford looks like and when he pulled out his Alpha card at Danny I did have a tiny bit of a swoon lol.

Summer defiantly found her inner sex kitten and I engaged with her a hell of a lot more when she pulled the stick from out of her butt and started to enjoy life!!

Overall this book is a great sunny day read, all you need is a glass of wine and it’s the perfect indulgent HEA book 4 stars.

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