Genre: Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: February 1, 2016
Publisher: HEA Publishing
From the Power of the Matchmaker series
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.
Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson is part of the Power of the Matchmaker series. Several different authors have written stand alone books that make up this series. I didn't know that when I started reading this book, but I love this author, it's a fun idea, and this was a fun book. It makes me want to check out the others as well. I loved Lani. I could completely relate to her and how she knows what she wants and doesn't want, but at the same time she's in denial about all these things. I get her entirely. Easton grew on me. He doesn't give the reader a great first impression, but he does grow on you. He's an acquired taste, I guess you could say. The characters really made this book.. all of them. The setting was beautiful and romantic. Everything was so easy to visualize. This author has bringing her characters and stories to life down to an art.
The ARC of Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson was kindly provided to me by I'm a Reader for review. The opinions are my own.
Rachael Anderson is the author of four books: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She’s 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.
To learn more about Rachael Anderson and her books, visit her blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.
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