Saturday, August 17, 2013

Working it Out by Rachael Anderson

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.

I have loved every one of Rachael's books! She writes clean romance with great characters, dialogue, and plot development. This book is no exception. While more serious than her other books, I really liked the topics she introduces. Grace is perhaps a little rigid, and too safe at the beginning of the book. It takes her a while to risk going out with Seth, one of her patients. He has a fun, spontaneous view on life, and he helps Grace to embrace life more fully. They not only have great chemistry, but complement each other well, and both make compromises in order to stay together. I like the premise of the book that it's fun to try new and adventurous things, but it can be potentially stupid to go overboard in an obsession with extreme sports.

I liked that Rachael talks about Grace's guilt over an accident that left her brother a paraplegic. I think it's easy for all of us to feel guilty over things that we can't control. So I enjoyed seeing Grace accept that and let it go, and then grow as a character. Her relationship with Seth not only brings out the best in her, but in her brother as well. I think we all need friends like Seth--those people who can bring energy and fun to any event or circumstance! Like all her books, Rachael's characters are well developed, and feel real.
Rating: 4
Published: 7.2013

To learn more about Rachael, see my previous interview with her here
Rachael Anderson is the author of four books: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's 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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