Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Working It Out by Rachael Anderson

Author: Rachael Anderson
Series: None
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 15, 2013
Source: Inspired Kathy Reviews
My Rating: 4 Stars
Summary From Goodreads: 
A chance encounter...
Grace Warren's life is safe and predictable—exactly the way she likes it. But when she gets roped into going to an auction to help out a friend, everything changes. She meets Seth Tuttle—a guy who unexpectedly kisses her then disappears, leaving her flustered and upset. If she never sees him again, it will be too soon.
A chance for love . . .
Weeks later, when Seth limps into Grace's rehab clinic post surgery, he's every bit as frustrating and annoying as she remembered. Yet there's something about him that makes her second-guess her carefully placed boundaries even though he's everything she's sure she doesn't want in a man. But maybe Seth is exactly what Grace has needed all along—assuming she's willing to risk safe and predictable for a chance at love.
My Thoughts

I've never read any of Rachael Anderson's books prior to Working It Out, but I have a weakness for cute romance novels though so I decided to give it a try even though I didn't know what to expect. I'm glad I did because I ended up enjoying it!

Grace Warren likes to live on the safe side, especially after witnessing a family member's accident and working as a physical therapist. Now enter Seth, the wild card who lives on the adventurous side. The two meet unexpectedly at an auction event for an organization run by Seth's friend, and Grace begins to realize that maybe a little bit of risk isn't so bad.

Frequently in romance novels, the main character is weak and frustrating which makes it difficult to connect to them and the story less enjoyable. However, this was luckily not the case in Working It Out. Both Seth and Grace were likeable characters, although they occasionally had their moments. I appreciated how the relationship between Seth and Grace began as a "hate to love" rather than a "love at first sight." This allowed for the exchange of witty banter and a slow build up of romance and trust. 

Rachael's writing style was appealing and made the book fun and fast placed. There were a couple of times near the beginning where the sudden change in point of view confused me because of the third person narrative. Then there was another time when the word "moist" was used in a kissing scene. I don't know about you, but that was a total mood killer for me. I think I actually cringed while reading it. But other than that, everything else went smoothly! Working It Out had some drama which helped keep the readers engaged and pace the story without making it angsty. 

Overall, Working It Out was a cute, fluffy read great for romance lovers.


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A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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