Thursday, August 22, 2013

Blog Tour, Book Review, and Tour Wide Giveaway: Working It Out by Rachael Renee Anderson

Title: Working It Out
Author: Rachael Renee Anderson
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Published By HEA Publishing (August 2013)
Source: Copy Provided by Book Blast Tours  (in exchange for an honest review)

Book Description:
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.

About the Author:
I love to read, write, and do most anything outdoors, with the exception of rock climbing and sky diving. (I have serious height phobias.) If there's something I can do within five feet of solid ground, count me in!


My Thoughts and Review:
This has to be my favorite Rachel Anderson book yet. I loved the characters, the story line and the sweet romance of not just Seth and Grace but another certain cute couple as well. It was a nice added touch that we got a little of Alec's story as well. 

Seth was a truly hard character not to love and I liked that he was so down to Earth, honest and good. He was everything a good man should be and I have to say, as much as I love a bad boy, it is nice to read about a good boy once in a while too.

Grace was the more cautious one and for good reason after what happened to her brother and considering the line of work she did. I loved that even though she carried around a lot of guilt, she carried around a lot of love too.

Ms. Anderson has a knack for creating beautiful stories about hope, friendship and love that doesn't have all the drama most books seem to carry about with them these days. No, the characters aren't perfect and they have their issues and faults but they are realistic issues and faults and ones that don't come with a lot of angst and unwanted distress and I must say it is a nice and welcome change. We all need those loveable characters that melt our hearts, make us laugh, and those happily ever after endings that leave us with a smile on our faces and gladness in our hearts. 

This is truly a perfect uplifting and heart warming read perfect for summer (or anytime!) and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Anderson's work in the future. If I didn't  already like her work, this book truly would have sold me on the fact that Anderson is an up and coming name in the romantic comedy genre and one to keep an eye on. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author, publisher or tour host. I was not compensated for this review*

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  1. I have seen this book around and while it sounds interesting and funny it's something I rarely ever read. I'm glad you enjoyed it though. Great review :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Tanja! I know this genre isn't for everyone. ;)

  3. For a second I thought you were reviewing some type of workout book and I was all confused when I started reading the synopsis:) You know I love a bad boy too, but I agree, it's really nice to shake things up with a good boy now and then! I think I need to spend some time with Seth for sure:)

  4. LOL Jenny, definitely not doing that. :P

  5. Thanks for the beautiful review! You're awesome!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Rachael!!

  7. I do like romantic comedies! I've been seeing this one around and it sounds good!

  8. I hope you enjoy this one if you decide to give it a try Candace!

  9. I don't know when the last time I read a good romantic comedy was. We need more rometic comedies and less drama. I would certainly like to read this.

  10. Seth and Grace sound wonderful! I have this on my wishlist and cannot wait to meet them! Fab review sweetie!

  11. You have a favorite Rachel Anderson book and I haven't read a single one yet. I'm actually all for good boys, as they generally come without all the angst that surrounds bad boys, so this should work quite well.

  12. That is okay Maja, there is always time to pick one! :)

  13. Great review. I'm reading this this weekend. Now I am really looking forward to it.

  14. It's nice to get a good story without extra drama and angst. I definitely think there can be good stories with lots of issues being dealt with without it being annoyingly dramatic. I haven't read anything by this author yet but all her books look like cute reads!