WORKING IT OUT
PUBLISHED: JULY 15, 2013
PUBLISHER: HEA PUBLISHING
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
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.
This is another enjoyable read from Rachael Anderson. Based on the books I have read so far by this author, she does not disappoint. It goes to show that one can write an excellent romance story without a whole lot of smut.
The story begins with Seth Tuttle being asked to take part in a bachelor auction by his best friend Lanna. Now Seth is always willing to help Lanna, but he does not believe parading himself in front of a stream of women is the way to do it. The way in which he was able to worm himself out of being part of the auction was rather interesting.
Seth is a self-made billionaire and a consultant for startup companies. He is a fun loving and spontaneous guy, who is into extreme sports. He is the type of person who always sees the good in every situation. This makes him the complete opposite of the heroine Dr. Grace Warren.
Grace is a physical therapist and is considered to be the best in her field. She is a strong believer in the premise that a person’s name depicts their personality. As such her decision to date a guy is based on the meaning of his name. She does not believe in taking risks and as you delve into the story you will discover why.
Their initial meeting was amusing and entertaining as such I knew from that moment I was in for a story that would have me laughing at almost every page turn. Despite their differences I thought they made a great couple. I enjoyed the banter between them. It was fun watching Seth trying to get past her barriers as he tried to get to know her. He found her a challenge and being a man who loves challenges, he thought she was the perfect fit for him. If only she would recognize it.
I enjoyed reading about the supporting characters. I especially loved Grace’s brother Alex. I liked the way he eventually learned to overcome his hang-ups about being physically challenged. In doing so he was able to cease all that life had to offer.
Working it out is a story of hope, happiness and love. It speaks about relationships and not just the romantic kind. It touches on relationships between siblings and best friends. This is a story that will have you laughing from start to finish. I was totally sucked in. The writing is fluid and the pacing is just right.
Being a fan of HEA I was happy with how the story was wrapped up. This is definitely a must read and I highly recommend it. If you are a fan of romances that are filled with a lot of sex then you may feel that this book is not for you. However, with this book you would not miss it. So go and get yourself a copy.