Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined

Rough Around the Edges

Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined (Meet Your Match, book 2)Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined
(Meet Your Match #2)
by Rachael Anderson
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook245 Pages
December 15th 2014 by HEA Publishing

Summary

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

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so I was looking forward to reading this one and finding out if I liked it just as much. I wasn't disappointed. I loved it!

Noah was the perfect guy while also having his own issues and flaws. I loved how sweet, sincere, and passionate he was about his girls and about Cassie. I loved his sister and the neighbors across the street who have become more like family. I loved getting glimpses of Cassie's family. I loved Noah's sweet girls. Cassie was also a fun and cute. I enjoyed seeing her come out of her shell and how she and Noah interacted.

I was a little confused at the beginning trying to remember who each character was and how they all related to each other. I also wanted to shake Cassie on one or two (or more) occasions when she was being so obstinate. These were the only two things that pulled me from the story a little, but otherwise I enjoyed every page of this one.

Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined was a fun, hilarious, and sweet romance about two people finding themselves again, about family and friends, and deciding if love is worth the risk. If you enjoy clean, sweet, and fun romance then I'd definitely recommend this one! I can't wait to read the next story about the neighbor's daughter, Sam, in Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity to be released this year.

Content: Clean

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

Excerpt

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.

RachaelAbout the Author

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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6 comments

  1. Cali Willette1/13/15, 2:42 PM

    Great blog tour and review. :)

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  2. Great review. Does the book feature religion?

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  3. Nope. This one is a general romance. The hero is almost too good to be true in this one (except I believe it since my husband is just as fabulous). ;)

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  4. Thanks for the review and excerpt. This looks like a cute series :)

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  5. It's a really cute series! Can't wait for the next one!!

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