Series: Meet Your Match #2
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For Noah Mackie, life is finally back on track. He has a great support system, a promised promotion is on its way, and he’s finally getting the hang of this single father thing. But when the job falls through and his neighbor’s matchmaking efforts become more aggressive, Noah is in for yet another unwanted detour. With his career and two spirited daughters to worry about, he doesn’t have time for dating—especially not someone like Cassie Ellis, his girls’ beautiful and sophisticated dance instructor, who is about as open and approachable as a brick wall.
Rough around the Edges Meets Refined is about two people who think they know exactly what they want but who have no idea what they really need. It’s about learning that people aren’t always what they seem and that sometimes life’s detours take you exactly where you need to go.
ABOUT RACHAEL ANDERSON
USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is 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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WHAT I THOUGHT
I fell in love with Noah in Prejudice Meets Pride. He was this dad who had just really had a rough go of it. I loved that he really seemed to find a person who was his equal in this story and someone who loved his girls.
I also loved that he seemed to really be finding his place and landing on his feet. I loved the story line and how it developed in this one, but felt it dragged a little more than in Prejudice Meets Pride. I did love that we got the continuation of the the characters from the first story!
Top Ten Books I Read in 2014
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Qualifier*** These didn’t necessarily come out in 2014, I READ them in 2014!
I had this one for a while and kept putting off reading it. Finally I picked it up one day and read it. WOW! What a great story! So many issues and things happening all at once in this story… I can’t believe I waited so long to read this one!
THROUGH TO YOU
The bad boy and the really good girl? He hooks her by telling her he likes her sparkle, the piece of tinsel in her pony tail. Um, yes, I’ll take one please.
THE PROMISE OF AMAZING
You know how every year there is that totally sweet lovable romance that you just adore? This one was great for me. Fun, cute, and an easy read!
MAYBE ONE DAY
Oh wow. This book. I don’t even really know what to say other than that. Oh wow.
BREATHE, ANNIE BREATHE
Oh Miranda! Back to Hundred Oaks. I love this series and I love the sparks of humor and romance in Miranda’s books. Plus, I hate to run, so I totally sympathized with Annie! After breaking my foot this fall, I could feel the motivation to run though!
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
I think one of the things I loved best about this book was connecting with the whole sister thing. I have two girls and I love the dynamics between them. Seeing the sister bonds in this book was amazing. I also loved how amazing the family connection was in this book. Plus it was such a sweet love story, and there is a sequel coming out! I can’t wait to read that one!
TAKE A BOW
Do you ever finish a book and think, why in the world am I just reading this book NOW? Yep, this one! When I finished Better Off Friends this year, I started looking at what else Elizabeth Eulberg had written. Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Prom & Prejudice, and The Lonely Hearts Club. I realized I had Take a Bow in with my e-books. So I pulled it out and read it immediately and fell in love with it. I then requested Revenge, Prom, and The Lonely Hearts from my library. And loved all of them. I could have put any of them here, but chose Take a Bow because I have a think about music books.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Yes, I am one of about five people who hadn’t read this book. And I read it this year in anticipation of seeing the movie.
No. I have yet to see the movie. Yes, I have seen all the most recent Disney movies and have been put on notice we are going to see the newest Annie movie over Christmas Break. I also have a preferred seat at the gymnastics gym I attend where most of my time (and money goes) so that tells you what my life is like!) but I digress. Okay, I will admit that this one blew me out of the water. When your husband keeps looking at you and saying, what is a matter and you just hold up the book? You know you have a winner. And then oh my, the ending???
ONE PLUS ONE
So, I had not read a Jojo Moyes book. I know, what was wrong with me? But I have now read two! and I have one on my e-reader and another on my shelf ready to go. People Me Before You was an amazing work and I just, wow. But this one had me in stitches! I cracked up so hard! I was laughing out loud. I don’t read a lot of ‘adult’ literature these days, but I have put Moyes on a spot on my shelf so that should tell you something.
ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
So I kind of fell in love with Stephanie Perkins with Anna and the French Kiss, and Lola kind of cemented that love. Isla? Yeah, that just made a firm believer of me. You can check out my gushing here if you so desire, but know that my review is a love fest. We go back to Paris. We go to New York. We get to dip our toes in the long, loooong awaited Stephanie Perkins novel. And it was well worth the wait.