Saturday, February 14, 2015

Review 'A Risk Worth Taking' by Victoria James

Since it’s Valentine’s day today, I thought it would be the perfect time to post my review of a romance novel. I think this is a perfect book to read on a day like this, if your into this day or not.:D

About the Book:
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...

My Review:

When I came across the book description of ‘A Risk Worth Taking’ I was immediately interested in this story. I’ve never read a book by Victoria James before but this story sounded like a perfect and easy romantic book to read. So after I received it a view days later I immediately dived in.

In ‘A Risk Worth Taking’ we meet Holly Carrington, a successful twenty eight year old interior designer. Holly had everything in her life planned, becoming a senior interior designer and spend time with her family, that is until a horrible accident makes Holly the sole guardian of her baby niece Ella. Now Holly needs to find a new balance in her life, and take care of baby Ella. The first thing Holly does is going back to her home town Red River to start the renovations of her old grandparents’ house so she can sell the place and save some money for Ella’s future education. But being back in Red River changes every plan Holly made, especially when Quinn Manning, her teen crush, walks into her grandparents’ house.

From the moment I started in this book I was interested in the characters. Holly is a nice, successful and independent woman and she works hard to give her little niece a good life. Quinn is the ultimate ‘nice’ guy who always takes care of everybody’s problems, and he’s also very handsome. There has been some major chemistry between the two of them for years. But since there’s a seven years age difference between them, they have never been able to do something with this chemistry. But now the time seems perfect. But Holly isn’t interested in a man in her life. She just wants to sell her grandparents’ house and get back to her old life.

Victoria James’s writing style is very easy to read. I easily got swept away by this story and the characters. The little town of Red River immediately spoke to me and I loved to read about how Holly found her way with little Ella. But the best part of this book was definitely the chemistry between Holly and Quinn. You could easily feel their attraction to one another through the pages. At times I really didn’t like Holly though. She was just so damn stubborn and I found it very frustrating at times to read about all the ways she tried to keep Quinn at a distance. I just wanted them to finally get together and Holly seemed to make that impossible. But thankfully Quinn is also very stubborn.

I definitely enjoyed this story. It was an easy to read book and a perfect ‘getaway’ from the real world. Victoria James wrote a great story about love and finding the strength to survive the loss of loved ones. 

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About the Author:

Victoria James always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

For more information about Victoria and her books please visit her website, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter. You also send Victoria an Email.

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