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Rough Around The Edges Meets Refined by Rachael Anderson
Book 2: Meet Your Match Series
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Publication Date: December 15, 2014
Format: Paperback - 245 pages
Kindle - 3782 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Book 1: Prejudice Meets Pride
Book 2: Rough Around The Edges Meets Refined
Book 3: Stick In The Mud Meets Spontaneity - Publication Date: 2015
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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.
“So . . .” Becky hedged. “Did you get a chance to meet Cassie when you picked them up?” To most people, the question would have sounded so innocent. But after all of her hints about how Cassie was single, and pretty, and talented, and a wonderful person, and single, Noah knew better.
“I did,” he said, and left it at that. He wasn’t about to tell Becky that her friend was the most standoffish person he’d ever met. Cassie’s expression had been too serene, her posture too perfect, and her sense of humor too nonexistent. She wouldn’t even shake his hand. There was no denying she was beautiful, but if Noah was actually looking—which he wasn’t—it would be for more than a pretty face. He’d want someone who knew how to have fun; someone who could be a wonderful mom to his girls. Cassie didn’t seem to fit that description.
Becky wasn’t about to let it drop. “And . . . ?” she prompted.
She rolled her eyes. “What did you think?”
“Uh . . . she seems nice.” Sort of.
“Nice?” Becky said. “That’s it? Really?”
“We talked for a total of five minutes. And yeah, she was nice.” Sort of.
“Did you think she was pretty?”
Noah was ready to end the conversation and eat the soup. “Like I said, five minutes.”
Becky frowned. “I can’t believe you only talked to her for five minutes. You should have given it at least fifteen.”
“And let the girls smell up my cab even more? I don’t think so.”
Becky leveled him a hard stare. “Just promise me the next time you’re able to pick them up, you’ll give her a chance.”
He sighed. Becky had done so much for him and the girls, and he would bend over backwards to return all the favors. But this? This made him incredibly uncomfortable. If he was going to meet a girl, he wanted to do it on his own terms and in his own way—not be pushed into something that wouldn’t have a chance of going anywhere but down.
“I don’t know,” he finally said. “She doesn’t really seem like my type.”
“Wow, that’s pretty amazing you could know that after only five minutes,” Becky said.
“Hey, sometimes that’s all it takes.”
“And most of the time, it takes a lot longer.”
My Book Review:
In Rough Around The Edges Meets Refined
, the second book in the Meet Your Match Series
, author Rachael Anderson weaves another wonderful lighthearted romantic tale of opposites attracting and finding love.
Two wounded people meet ... but can they let go of their past, learn to trust, and open up their hearts in order to get a second chance at love?
Noah Mackie is a widower raising two little girls. His rough around the edges appearance can be deceiving ... and he doesn't have time for his neighbor's matchmaking attempts ... that is until he meets his daughters' dance instructor, Cassie Ellis.
Cassie Ellis is a widow, who is relieved to be out of an abusive marriage. With a dance studio to run and a chance to rediscover who she really is, Cassie isn't ready to test the dating and relationship waters ... that is until she meets Noah Mackie, the father of two of her dance students.
Can two broken people learn to reach out towards each other, find a way to heal, and let love back into their lives?
Rough Around The Edges Meets Refined
is a clean romantic tale that has a great mixture of romance, humor, drama, family dynamics, and life lessons. The author easily draws the reader into Noah and Cassie's and story, you can't help but embrace them and enjoy the development of their relationship: from their awkward meeting, to gradually forming a friendship and overcoming their differences, to discovering that there is something more growing between them. It was fun to watch how they learned to overcome their fears, rough edges (Noah) and refine nature (Cassie), and discover that opposites really do attract, and that their differences actually make them perfect together. This story has a nice mixture of humor and sweetness that will simply make you smile. I look forward to reading Stick In The Mud Meets Spontaneity
the third book in the series.
If you are looking for a fun, flirty, and lighthearted romantic feel good story, then look no further, Rough Around The Edges Meets Refined
is the book for you.
Rough Around The Edges Meets Refined
is the second book in the Meet Your Match Series
RATING: 5 STARS
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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