Tuesday, December 16, 2014

{Blog Tour} Review: Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined by Rachael Anderson

Hey guys! Today, I am excited to be on the blog tour for the second book in Rachael Anderson's Meet Your Match series. I loved the first one, and am so glad that I liked the second one just as much. You can read my review of Prejudice Meets Pride here.

Rough Around the Edges
Title: Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined
Author: Rachael Anderson
Series: Meet Your Match, #2
Genre: Clean Adult Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

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.  
I loved this one. It was cute, and sweet, and romantic. We don't get to see much of Noah in the first book, because he was away, but I had been curious about his story. This takes place a few years after Prejudice Meets Pride, although you don't really have to read that one in order to understand this story. (But you should, anyway.)

Noah and Cassie are both widowed. Noah for a few years now, Cassie for less than one. They are both tired of being set up by well-meaning neighbors, which is why both of them were insistent on not falling for each other after meeting through Becky's not-so-subtle plans to get them together. But Noah ends up taking the job to refinish her basement, putting the two in close proximity for a while.

Both of these characters were deep, and I love that they had a backstory that we got to see. Like I said, both were widowed. Noah had a great relationship with Angie and loved her, and therefore didn't think about dating because he didn't think he could love someone as much, and has two girls to think about. Whereas Cassie wasn't interested in dating because her first marriage was a mistake, and she didn't trust herself to not do the same thing. Both had issues to overcome, and it made them seem like real people, able to relate to. They were complex characters, ones that grew over the course of the book, and I loved them.

Of course, don't forget about our favorite secondary characters from book 1. Loved seeing Emma and Kevin, Becky, Sam, and of course the girls. They made everything more fun and felt actually like a family, which of course made the book better.

I also loved how their relationship progressed slowly, and realistically. It was so fun, and sweet, and let's face it , Noah had me swooning in some places because he is just a great guy. Of course, they had their issues, but it was good to see them work through them like a real couple.

This book was super cute, and fun. If you're looking for a sweet, romantic book, then this is the one for you.

This review can also be found on   Goodreads

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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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  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book! I really appreciate it and hope you have a fabulous holiday!