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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Review: A Risk Worth Taking by Victoria James - 5 Wine Glasses

17562084Title: A Risk Worth Taking 
Series: Red River #1
Author: Victoria James
Format: ebook, 170 pages
Published: March 11th 2013 by Entangled: Indulgence
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Shannon
Rating: 5/5

Interior designer Holly Carrington worked hard for her success. Then tragedy struck, leaving Holly the sole guardian of her infant niece. Now she’s swapped her designer purse for a diaper bag, and is going ahead with plans to renovate—and sell—her childhood home in Red River. But facing her past also means coming face-to-face with Quinn Manning all over again...Quinn was the object of her girlhood crush—and heartbreak— and is more gorgeous than ever. He’s also the only person qualified to oversee the renovation. Now they’re butting heads every step of the way... and their attraction is more electrifying than ever! But once the house is sold, Holly needs to return to her real life. And falling for Quinn all over again is one risk she can’t take... 


Thoughts:
It's been 10 years since Holly Carrington lived in Red River. She left at the age of 18 to go to school and pursue a career in interior design, which she has become very successful at. She has finally achieved her goal and worked her way up into the position of senior designer. The only family that Holly has left is her sister, brother-in-law, and baby niece Ella, who she adores. When she receives word that there has been a tragic car accident that has taken the life of her sister and brother-in-law, she is completely devastated. Thankfully, baby Ella is fine, but now Holly finds herself as Ella's sole guardian, a task that she fears she can't handle or live up to. Having already planned to take 2 months off to renovate her grandparents home in Red River for her sister, she and baby Ella pack up and head home. Home has lots of memories, good and bad....memories that Holly doesn't know if she can handle. She has called Quinn Manning to head up the renovation project for her and is really nervous about seeing him again. She has had a crush on him since she was big enough to have a crush. At 18, she confessed her feelings to Quinn, who was 25 at the time, and was crushed when he didn't reciprocate, telling her she was too young. When she sees him again, all those feelings come back to the surface, the crush and the hurt caused by Quinn's rejection. Quinn is also faced with his feelings, the past, and has his own wounds and guilt to deal with. Will these two be able to overcome the obstacles set before them and find love once again, or will Holly's fears for the future and Quinn's guilt from the past be more than they can overcome?

I really enjoyed this book.  It was neat to see how Holly turned into Ella’s mom and took the responsibility.  I really liked how Quinn took charge and stepped into her life to help out anyway he could.  I also really liked how he started to realize that he had feelings for her still.  It take’s a lot of guts for guys to admit that. The chemistry between Quinn and Holly is undeniable, and I loved watching their relationship develop as they dealt with their desires, their hurts, and their fears, butting heads along the way. I found A Risk Worth Taking to be a wonderful contemporary romance that is funny, sexy, fast paced, with some sad moments and some really heartwarming ones. If you are a contemporary romance fan, then A Risk Worth Taking is something you should definitely check out.

1 comment:

Jonetta (Ejaygirl) said...

I loved this story, too!