Worth the Risk

Worth the Risk

by Heather B. Moore

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Worth the Risk by Heather B. Moore

USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Pine Valley!

When Alicia moves back to Pine Valley to help her mom through a serious addiction, the last person she wants to see is her teenage crush, Jeff Finch, who destroyed their friendship in one single disastrous night. Alicia is determined to not let anything about Jeff affect her, especially since she hasn't seen him in ten years. All she knows is that he's living a successful and charmed life, and she is more than happy to keep anything between them in the past. But when he shows up with a date at the restaurant where she works, Alicia realizes she's still not over her feelings, and Jeff is definitely looking at her in a way he never has before.

PINE VALLEY SERIES:
Worth the Risk
Where I Belong
Say You Love Me

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947152267
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: 01/24/2018
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 1,168,374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Worth the Risk 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Mylittlebirdie More than 1 year ago
Right away, there are strong characters in this story. Alicia's mom is suffering from a mental health issue and isn't very likable at first. Then there's Jeff, Alicia's childhood best friend and one time crush who betrayed her in high school. Now, more than a decade later, Jeff has to prove that he's not the same unwise kid that Alicia used to know. Alicia has to decide if she should trust Jeff enough to let him back into her life, or if she should follow the advice of her mom, a jaded divorcée. This is a sweet, easy read that isn't afraid to cover important topics like mental health, forgiveness, and learning to trust. I'm excited to read the rest of the Pine Valley series! ***I received a copy of this book from the author and am under no obligation to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own.
L_Lindsey More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy Heather's novels. The romance is peppy and real. Her characters are well conceived and the improve as you get to know them. What I really like is the unique aspects of life she tackles in the story. In this one, is a hoarding mother. I also appreciated that the romance between Jeff and Alicia has rocky moments rather than all swoon and rocket paced attraction.
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
My review is 4.5 Stars This was a sweet story about second chances. Alicia was an amazing daughter, giving up her life and career dreams to help her mother who had sunken into depression and hoarding. Just the idea of living in that house with her mom gives me the shudders! Jeff was the clueless ex-best friend who had broken Alicia’s heart and then disappeared from her life. Realizing the way he had lost out on an amazing friend and regretting it terribly, he was thrilled to have her return home and set out out to win her heart back. I loved the way he stood with Alicia through some tough situations. I think my favorite character, though, was Beth, Jeff’s mom. She was kindness itself in the way she interacted with Lila and helped her. This review was originally posted on AmongTheReads.net I am grateful to Heather B. Moore for giving me a copy of this book. The fact I received this book for free does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
DMGP More than 1 year ago
Alicia has recently returned to Pine Valley to help her mom with her hoarding addiction. In the meantime, she's working as the hostess for the upscale Alpine Lodge restaurant. As she's seeing to the needs of a couple, she's shocked to see her high school crush walk in with his date. She struggles to reconcile her feelings for him after 10 years of not seeing each other. Jeff thinks he's made it big in business. He drives an amazing car, lives in a mansion, and has a beautiful woman on his arm. But, when he sees Alicia again, his guilt over what he did to her in high school resurfaces and he's more than ready to get that burden off his chest and apologize to her. Jeff and Alicia have a lot of issues to iron out between them. Can he convince her to forgive him? Can she learn to trust him again? What follows is a sweet second chance romance with a fantastic back story to go along with it. I loved the gentleness and patience shown to Alicia's mother as they helped her overcome her problems. Themes covered - hoarding addictions, forgiveness, and trust. Romance - PG, kissing Language - PG My rating - 5 stars
Austen-Heyer-fan More than 1 year ago
Worth the Risk by Heather B. Moore (4 1/2 stars) I love that this book will be the first in the Pine Valley Series! I'm excited to read about the stories of the other characters that are introduced in this book... Truly enjoyable story of friendship, betrayal, hurt and, ultimately, love. The characters are believable and relatable. Alicia is a good person trying to make the best of a difficult situation. But she is at her wit's end and needs help. Jeff, her childhood friend and crush (who broke her heart 10 years ago), is able to step in and give Alicia the support she needs. The nice part is that they are better together and they finally figure that out. Heather B. Moore is always a joy to read! You can't go wrong when you read her books!
momisreading More than 1 year ago
I loved this second chance story! It drew me in immediately. Alicia and Jeff have quite the history. I loved seeing their friendship pick up again – with a little more, of course. Ah, that chemistry!! Jeff has grown into an amazing man and Alicia has such a big heart. I was really rooting for them and wanted to see how they worked things out. Alicia’s mom brought a unique element to the story. She is a hoarder, and it was interesting to see how that affected Alicia. I loved the way her mom’s story developed. It was written very well! I’m so glad this is the beginning of a series. I’m already looking forward to reading the next book! I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.
mara1108 More than 1 year ago
Alicia left home after high school to attend college, got a degree in marketing, found a job she enjoyed and didn't really go home the past 10 years except for a few visits. She "temporarily" left her job to move back home to Pine Valley to help take care of her mom, a hoarder who hadn't left the house in a couple of months, and now works as a hostess at the Alpine Lodge restaurant. She works at night so she can be home with her mom during the day. One night at work she sees Jeff Finch, a guy she had a huge crush on her senior year of high school. They went to prom together, but when she caught him making out with another girl, who was a junior and new to the school, Alicia called a friend to pick her up and she never spoke to Jeff again--until now. This book is a story of friends reunited who become more than friends, but it's also about Alicia's relationship with her mother and how a friend coming back into her mother's life helps her make profound changes that even therapy didn't seem to be helping. I liked both Alicia and Jeff--they were both great people who helped others. I can't imagine leaving my job and apartment in another city to move back home to take care of a mother who was a hoarder and work a low paying job. Alicia rarely takes time for herself, only has a couple of friends, even they don't know about her mom's problems. Jeff has felt badly about what he did to Alicia in high school for the past 10 years. He was a teenager, so of course he didn't do the right thing and apologize to Alicia or try to squash the rumors about him and the other girl. Now that Alicia's talking to him he's going to try and help her (and her mom) however he can. I love how he brought his mom over to Alicia's and she got Alicia's mom interested in making jewelry. This friendship helped Alicia's mom start to get rid of things, stop buying so much and enabled her to make other big changes in her life. Alicia and Jeff are able to finally clear the air about what happened 10 years ago, and start over as friends who then realize they have feelings for each other. Who wouldn't like Jeff? He sounds like the perfect package--good looking, great job, kind and caring of others, etc. This is a clean romance and I look forward to reading the other books in the Pine Valley series.