Thursday, February 4, 2016

Blog Tour: Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson

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Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson

Book Description:

Lani has lived in Hana, Hawaii for five years. She’s learned to surf, fish, dive, and manage her grandmother’s bed and breakfast. She’s also learned to take one day at a time the way it should be taken—relaxed and unrushed, savoring every moment. But, like a large wave on the brink of breaking, her life is about to crash out of control. A proposal of marriage, a conniving grandmother, a cryptic Asian woman, and a handsome guest, and suddenly everything calm begins to churn, everything clear becomes confused, and all that was normal segues into peculiar. As Lani struggles against the current to hold her ground, she realizes that she can either continue to fight and eventually lose, or take a take a leap of faith, hold her breath, and ride the wave wherever it takes her. 

***This book is part of the Power of the Matchmaker series that features one recurring character—the match maker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.*** 
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Andrea's Review:

Rachael Anderson is an excellent author, and her latest book, Not Always Happenstance, is a wonderful addition to any clean romance collection. And, even though it is a stand alone novel, it is also a great addition to the Power of the Matchmaker Series.

This was the perfect, take-me-away novel to read in the winter. The characters were a lot of fun, and the setting and culture of Hawaii added so much. If I had the money I'd take my family over there right now to get a break from the freezing temps and snow that doesn't seem to want to stop. But I digress. . .

Easton was a bit of a mystery for a lot of the story. I had to warm up to him, but he ended up being very likable.

I liked the twists and turns. It wasn't just a cut and dry romance of people meeting and falling in love. There were obstacles throughout the story and it made it seem more realistic.

Tarah's Review:

There is just something about Rachael Anderson's books that are always winners. Clean romance? Check. Real and believable characters? Check. Great secondary characters? Check. What more could you ask for?

I guess the only thing that had me scratching my head for a bit was the fact that Lani was in a relationship for nine years! Wow...I can't even fathom that. Oh, I'm sure it happens, so it probably isn't even atypical for most people. It was just weird to me :)

I loved how believable the romance was. Sure there was attraction to start with, but then it had to go through ups and downs and figure things out stages.

Considering I'm reading it for the second time, I'd highly recommend this as a great book if you like clean contemporary romance fiction.

About the Author:

RachaelUSA 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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Not Always HappenstanceTitle: Not Always Happenstance
Author: Rachael Anderson
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 1941363156
Source: I received an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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