Sunday, March 22, 2015

Book Review: Working it Out by Rachael Anderson

Goodreads Synopsis

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 Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Working it Out is a nice, clean romance read that is written well and flows smoothly from start to finish. The characters are very well developed-it’s easy to see what makes them tick, and why their personalities are the way they are. I did feel though at times like I was just plodding through the story-while the storyline is good, there really weren’t any moments that just reached out and grabbed me. It was more like an easy ride with not much drama.

I really liked Seth’s character-outgoing, spontaneous, willing to try anything, he lives life to its fullest. Grace is very much Seth’s opposite, and she has some quirks-like judging people by the meaning of their first name-that can be a bit annoying. The supporting characters had depth and brought a lot to the story, especially Seth’s best friend Lanna and Grace’s brother, Alec. Honestly, I liked their characters better than Grace.

What I did really like was how, through the influence of Grace, Alec and Lanna, Seth started to change a bit to actually participate more with the center where Lanna works. What I didn’t really like was how Grace handled things after Seth’s incident on the bike (I can’t really say more than that without spoiling things).

I think the overall point of the story is how people need learn about each other and how to compromise in a relationship without setting strict ultimatums on each other’s behavior-after all, that’s really like trying to put a leash on someone’s personality which is what makes us, well, us.

4 stars for this clean, fun romance, recommended for anyone who likes clean contemporary romance.

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