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A chance encounter . . .
Grace Warren's life is safe and predictable—exactly the way she likes it. But when she gets roped into going to an auction to help out a friend, everything changes. She meets Seth Tuttle—a guy who unexpectedly kisses her then disappears, leaving her flustered and upset. If she never sees him again, it will be too soon.

A chance for love . . .
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 15th 2013 by HEA Publishing
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Inspired Kathy

I read this book over a year ago and just realize I never officially reviewed it. All I wrote was...
I love Rachael!! Cute, clean and fun!

And honestly that about sums it up.

Rachael Anderson is one of my favorite clean romance writers. Her books always make me laugh and smile and sigh and Working It Out was no exception to that rule.

I loved how Grace and Seth's relationship starts on a chance meeting and then develops throughout the book. It's not smooth sailing and makes for a very entertaining s...more
Kathy
I am a big fan of Rachael’s and was really looking forward to her newest book, Working It Out. The synopsis sounded fun and it did not disappoint. I loved our heroine Grace, I liked to see the changes she went through and how she grew as a character. I also liked Seth, I love confident guys. Grace and Seth had some great chemistry and fun moments between them. I liked how their relationship progressed, totally realistic. I like that their attraction for each other didn’t overshadow the story; th...more
Katie Watkins
Grace is pretty predictable. She doesn't like to take risks, has a great and stable job, and knows what a guy is like based on his name. Seth is completely opposite and is used to being persistent and going after what he wants. All of that equals a recipe for disaster.

I really liked Grace. I could understand her heartache and fears and loved how uptight she was at times, especially where Seth was concerned. I think most people blame themselves for things that happen in life that are really out...more
Deborah
I really enjoy this author. She writes some great stories. I truly feel like most of the characters in her books could be my "friends." They are just people I would want to meet.

This book really had some serious elements. I enjoyed the beginning of the book and laughed out loud a lot. I loved her bother's journey through the book and how he truly learned to deal with the fact that he was in a wheel chair. I loved the fact that he too found love in this story.

Slight rant coming...

I thought Grac...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
This has to be my favorite Rachel Anderson book yet. I loved the characters, the story line and the sweet romance of not just Seth and Grace but another certain cute couple as well. It was a nice added touch that we got a little of Alec's story as well.

Seth was a truly hard character not to love and I liked that he was so down to Earth, honest and good. He was everything a good man should be and I have to say, as much as I love a bad boy, it is nice to read about a good boy once in a while too....more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
I knew before I started reading this book that I would enjoy it. I have read a few of Rachael Renee Anderson's books in the past and have not found one that I didn't like.

Rachael does a wonderful job of creating characters that are easy to like. They seem like real people that you could find living down the street from you.

Grace is roped into helping out her partner by attending an auction to raise money for underprivileged children. The auction is for available bachelors, the women are bidding...more
Braden Bell
I don't read a lot of romance. In fact, I only read it when I am critiquing it. Rachael is in my critique group, so I read this. And I enjoyed it. While not a big romance fan, I do enjoy well-written books. Rachael is at the top of her form with this. Her characters were extremely well-drawn. Seth, the hero, seemed particularly dimensional to me, something I appreciated. It was an enjoyable, compelling story that drew me in and made me care about the characters.
Aimee
I've been waiting FOREVER to get to Working It Out on my review schedule! It took ALL the self control I could muster to keep from reading it WAY ahead of time. I just love the way that Rachael writes a story and I'm always waiting for something new from her. Love, love, love.

Working It Out starts out with a chance encounter and unexpected kiss. That sounds like an awesome start to any book, right? :) Grace has this habit of finding the meanings for everyone's name and sort of judging them by th...more
Melanie
4.5 stars: What a fun, quick read!! I love Rachael Anderson's books so I'm glad to say that this one doesn't disappoint! Grace and Seth had an interesting first meeting which ended with her storming off and him shrugging it off. Grace was at a bachelor auction to bid on her co-worker, Cameron, since his fiance couldn't make it. Seth showed up and bid a large amount of money on him to help his friend, Lanna. Her charity was holding the fundraiser and she refused to allow him to help her financial...more
Ruth Hill
This is the way a clean romance should be. Fun dialogue, sweet story, nothing too deep, and it is CLEAN! Let me emphasize that point. There are way too many romances out there with profanity and people jumping in and out of beds, and this was a delightful escape! I found myself chuckling on more than one occasion. (There are way too many books out there with no comedy either). I have read at least one other book by this author, and this was my favorite of hers, hands down. Okay, so I knew what t...more
Kristen
A very cute, and fun read. I really enjoyed reading it. Towards the end I was (view spoiler)

I just looked up the meaning of me & my families names - most of them were spot on. :o)

Moral Note: Clean language, clean romance.
Shelly
Every book she has written has been darling. The witty conversation is my favorite. I can't wait to read this new book. I am so grateful for an author that dares to write clean books! Great for adults and teens.
Teya
I really loved this! It was reality meets fun. It was sorrow meets joy. It's taking life by the reins and holding on tight to life. Clean, fun, sweet, deep and totally romantic. Totally recommended!
Tifferz
Working it Out is a book not to be missed it warmed my heart and made me smile! I always love a story by Rachael Anderson as her characters are always well developed, yet they have flaws and I feel as though they could be friends I would hang out with! They all felt real to me. Seth I liked right off the bat. He always had a smart come back! Grace it a little too controlled for my taste but has good reason for it. I think the combo of Grace and Seth could be explosive! Yet they seem to balance e...more
DelSheree
For someone who believes a name can tell you just about anything you need to know about a person, Grace thinks she has Seth pegged after their run-in at a charity event. God of Chaos sounds about right after he disrupts the event, kisses Grace without warning, and takes off amid a trail of upset women.

After an accident lands Seth in Grace's rehab program, she curses her luck. Seth, on the other hand, is more than happy to continue teasing and flirting with Grace as he tries to get his knee back...more
Rebecca
Review originally appears on Hanging On Every Word

This book is so sweet! I haven't read any Rachel Anderson books before but I shall definitely be looking to read more after this offering. All too often romance books verge away from cleanliness but this holds a great romance within its pages without being crude - a far cry from most typical romances right now. This story warms your heart and you find yourself rooting for both characters. Seth is a little bit of a daredevil and Grace is wary abou...more
Judy at Musings and Ramblings
Working It Out by Rachael Anderson is what is known as a "clean" romance. There was some kissing, but other than that, this is a book that you could feel very comfortable sharing with your daughter, mother or even grandmother. Honestly though, I didn't realize this when I agreed to review the book. My book choices are all based on how the blurb and/or author grab my attention. So when I was about 3/4 of the way through the book, and it dawned on me that there hadn't been any real steamy scenes,...more
Cathy
Grace Warren likes her life just as it is, she's not looking to make any big changes. But one night at a bachelor auction, her life changes and it will never be the same. The only reason she went to the auction in the first place was that her co-worker, Cameron, begged her to bid on him after his fiance could no longer make it. Grace takes the time to get all ready for the black tie event, only to have some man outbid her for Cameron by a lot...what a jerk. Seth the jerk, sees only a beautiful w...more
Rhonda
4 STARS

Working it Out was fun to read. It had some nice messages in it too. I like the characters and understand their motives. I have to admit I am more on Grace's side, then over Seth's side when it comes to the extreme sports.
At times it is funny, so touching and then maddening at all the risks Seth takes. It is a clean read. I read it in one easy session.

Seth has money and wants to help his late friend's sister Lanna with his money for her afterschool program. Lanna does not want his mone...more
Bookish♥Sarah

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Grace Warren lives a mellow life. Some would even call it boring; mundane, if you will. She's a physical therapist—one of the very best in her field, but aside from that, her life mostly consists of taking care of her paraplegic brother.

Grace's life changes when she's convinced to attend a charity event to help out a friend. At this event, Grace is kissed by a complete stranger. A handsome, suave, great-kissing stranger—but a stranger all the same...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Original review posted on my blog, here.

4.5 stars

I've read all of Rachael's books and actually own all of them as well. So, when I saw this book come up for a blog tour I was really excited to join.

I really loved how Grace and Seth meet. He is totally cocky and rude, but endearing too. She is only there out of loyalty for a friend and ends up in an interesting situation with him. She gets flustered, but still has enough confidence to walk away, even if she's basically running away.

I really like...more
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
3.5 stars

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a sweet love story that kept me reading until the end.

Grace is a determined, hardworking woman who has feelings of guilt that aren’t revealed immediately in the book. She is afraid of not feeling guilty anymore. Grace is also rather stubborn. She was a great character. The excerpt below has one of my favorite scenes with Grace and lines from her. Seth is an adventurous ass for the most part. He is sweet, kind, smart. Seth is a good co...more
Tarah
I'm a huge fan of Rachael Renee Anderson's books. They have all been clean, funny, and touching. Working it Out is no exception. This book, however, had a slightly different feel - more grown-up, or mature, or serious. Anderson still gets in the laughs though. Multiple times throughout the book I laughed out loud at what the different characters had done or said. Probably my favorite thing about this book was the focus, not on the characters getting together, but staying together. A lot of times...more
Donna McBroom-Theriot
WORKING IT OUT by Rachael Anderson is a wonderful book that encompasses many emotions without one crowding the other. She includes the dynamics of the sister/brother relationship, boy/girl relationship, and work/friend relationship. The story seamlessly flows from one relationship to another.

Grace was fond of looking up the meaning of people's names to see if they matched the personality of the owner. I found myself doing the same on a couple of names just to test the theory. We'll leave the th...more
Michelle Pickett
When I heard about the blog tour for Racheal Anderson’s new book I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. I first read Racheal’s work in All I Want, which was a collection of three short stories based on the Christmas Holiday season. Work by Jolene Perry and Kaylee Baldwin was also included in the book.

The second opportunity I had to read Racheal’s work was in The Reluctant Bachelorette. I fell in love with that story. It was a clean, sweet, romantic comedy. The characters felt like real peopl...more
Kelly
I loved this cute and clean romance. It was sweet. It also had elements that challenged you to think.

Grace is a hard working Physical Therapist. She is really good at what she does. She gets charged with helping a wealthy extreme sports bachelor, Seth, rehab after a sports accident. Where Grace is all professional and a no dating patient policy; Seth is let’s have fun at whatever comes my way mentality. They clash but still find themselves attracted to each other.

Grace’s brother, Alex, was in a...more
Angela Covarrubias
Working It Out is the first book I have read by Rachael Anderson. I purchased the Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael a few months ago on Amazon when it was .99, and I haven’t gotten around to reading it, but I believe I will be reading it soon.

I liked the characters in this book. They were like normal people, living their lives and having some of the same issues that we all have. Grace Warren likes playing it safe, and her days are predictable. She has a job that she loves as Physical Therapist,...more
Kari
Working it Out is another really sweet romance from author Rachael Anderson. It's also another sign that it is possible to write sigh-worthy clean romances. Grace and Seth are two people who are so right for each other. They both are able to bring out the best in each other. I loved that the relationship built slowly. They essentially became friends first and that made them stronger.

I loved Seth and his outlook on life. I could understand Grace's hesitation with Seth's daredevil tendencies. Esp...more
Shauna
What an incredibly fun book! LOVED IT!
Would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend it!

Filled with so many good moments...and some tender ones too...oh. so. WONDERFUL!

Romance and high-adventure...friendship and family :)

Grace is a physical therapist who is helping a friend by bidding on him at a bachelor auction.

When Seth shows up, out-bids her and then kisses her, she storms out of the room hoping to never see him again.

A few weeks later Seth shows up at her rehab clinic after a skiing accident needing therap...more
Darkfallen
What a perfect, sweet summer read!

Grace lives a pretty mundane life. Work, friends, home, repeat. That is until she gets roped into going to a charity event and gets kissed by a complete stranger. I completely hot stranger that both flusters her and excites her at the same time. Who would have guessed that stranger would walk into her physical therapy office a few weeks later? And then he doesn't even remember her?! The nerve! Not to mention that everything that comes out of his mouth his a pick...more
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