When I heard about the blog tour for Racheal Anderson’s new book I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. I first read Racheal’s work in [b:All I Want|15837452|All I Want|Jolene B. Perry|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1345478921s/15837452.jpg|21576312], which was a collection of three short stories based on the Christmas Holiday season. Work by Jolene Perry and Kaylee Baldwin was also included in the book.
The second opportunity I had to read Racheal’s work was in [b:The Reluctant Bachelorette|15776704|The Reluctant Bachelorette|Rachael Renee Anderson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1343713469s/15776704.jpg|21488844]. I fell in love with that story. It was a clean, sweet, romantic comedy. The characters felt like real people and I connected with them in a real way.
So when it came time to join the blog tour for [b:Working It Out|17876517|Working It Out|Rachael Renee Anderson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367428660s/17876517.jpg|25031797] I was so happy!
Racheal has a talent for writing likeable, real characters. They are flawed. They do and say stupid things sometimes. In other words, they act like real human beings. I think that’s why I love them so much. I don’t want to read about the “perfect” heroine and “super perfect” super-hero. They aren’t real and I can’t connect. Racheal gives me real people. People I feel like I can call up on the phone and invite over for barbeque (if I cooked). And that’s the characters in [b:Working It Out|17876517|Working It Out|Rachael Renee Anderson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367428660s/17876517.jpg|25031797]. They are real down to earth characters, dealing with real world issues.
Seth and Grace had perfect chemistry from their first meeting and it escalated at the right amount over the right time period. Their relationship was not perfect, nor was it the “insta-love” we sometimes see in romances. It was tastefully done, had conflict like a real relationship would, and ultimately left me smiling when I flipped off my Kindle.
I also must praise Ms. Anderson on her supporting cast in this book. Alec and Lanna were essential characters to the story. They were seamlessly woven into the plot—I can’t imagine the book without them. They added so much. I loved them both. Sometimes supporting characters are overshadowed by the main characters, but Rachael gave them their share of the spotlight and it needed to be done to move the story along. It was wonderful how it was handled.Bottom line: Another win
for Rachael Anderson. Why are you still reading my review? Seriously! You should be done reading the first chapter of [b:Working It Out|17876517|Working It Out|Rachael Renee Anderson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367428660s/17876517.jpg|25031797] by now!