Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined by Rachael Anderson -- Blog Tour/Giveaway

Rough Around the EdgesRough Around the Edges Meets Refined (Meet Your Match #2) 

Author: Rachael Anderson

Published: Dec. 14, 2014

Publisher: HEA Publishing


ebook: 245 pages

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.

My Review

This book is absolutely amazing.  I knew by the first page I was going to love it.  I can always count on Rachael to write a solid book with real characters that jump off the page.  I breezed through this book in one day, and I wanted more.  Not that there was anything missing, I didn't want to let them all go.  I thought the plot was perfect and the characters were too.  Cassie had a lot to overcome and Noah was just the guy to do it.  I enjoyed how we were first introduced to Cassie and appreciated her journey.   I loved the POV switches.  I enjoyed reading what Noah and Cassie thought about different situations.  

5 out of 5 stars.  Rachael is the author of many awesome books, and I have enjoyed each one.  Rachael can be counted on to deliver a clean book with heart-stopping romance.  
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RachaelAuthor 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.


Carpet samples were way too small. How was Cassie supposed to know what an entire room would look like from a small little swatch? There were too many choices. Nylon or polyester? Plush, frieze, textured, or cut? Not to mention all the color options. And then there was the tile for the bathroom and the complicated dance flooring, with its subfloor and all of its choices.
She felt a headache coming on. 
“How will I ever make up my mind?” Cassie whispered to Noah.
“It’s called trusting your instincts.”
“Instincts? I’m supposed to have an instinct about carpet samples?”
“Doesn’t everyone?” Noah grinned. “Isn’t one calling out to you? Telling you that it’s the one you’ll be able to coexist with for the next ten to fifteen years?”
Ten to fifteen years? Noah wasn’t helping at all. Cassie frowned at the samples, willing one to shake or glow or whatever carpet samples did to call out to a person. 
“Which one would you choose?” she finally said.
“Uh-uh. This is your house, your carpet, your choice. I’m just here as a friend, remember?”
A friend who was sitting way too close for comfort, Cassie thought as the touch of his shoulder sent a bunch of tingles down her arm. “Friends are allowed to give opinions.”
“No. Only dates are allowed to do that,” said Noah. “If you really want my opinion, you know what you have to do.”
Despite her distress about all the decisions facing her, Cassie couldn’t help but smile. “Okay, fine. It’s a date. Now if you were me, what would you choose?”
Noah blinked as he shook his head. “Wow, that was easy. I should have gone for more. Like a kiss or boyfriend status or—”
She nudged him. “Stop it. I need you to help me, not tease me.”
“I wasn’t teasing,” he murmured, pulling the samples toward him. 

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  1. Thanks again, Mindy! You're awesome!

  2. Noah is seriously got to be one of my favorite leading men ever! He was fabulous!! Cassie frustrated me a little, but I still loved her. The romance was perfect and I loved Cassie and Noah together along with those adorable girls of his. It was such a great story and I seriously can't wait to read Sam's story next!!