Working It Out (A Love Story) by Rachael Anderson is a clean romance that is an enjoyable read. It is a story about forgiveness and courage and taking chances.
Grace Warren is a physical therapist who has made a name for herself in that occupation. She is pretty much an all-work-no-play type of girl and that is just how she likes it. Between her job and trying to help take care of her brother, who is a paraplegic, she keeps herself busy. She likes her life quiet and predictable. But after a chance meeting (and kiss) at a bachelor auction, that all begins to change.
Seth Tuttle is an adventure seeker and a risk taker. But after he goes heli-skiing and injures his ACL, he needs to slow down a little and take time to heal. He is sent to see Grace for physical therapy and he recognizes her from the bachelor auction (where he kissed her even though he did not know her) and he is pleasantly surprised that he can spend more time with her. She intrigues him and he wants to get to know her better, but she insists their relationship must stay patient-therapist. Besides, she does not need Mr. Chaos to disrupt her peaceful life.
But when she spends more time with him, she sees a side of him who is caring and generous. And he has worked his magic on her brother and has helped him to see that he still has a lot of life to live. She enjoys spending time with him but she is very unhappy that he is such a thrill seeker. After all, her brother used to be the same and he ended up getting seriously injured. Will Grace and Seth be able to make a relationship work or are they just too different?
The characters are realistic, well rounded and three dimensional. They are people you would like to hang out with and call your friends. Their lives are not all roses and rainbows, they all have problems and troubles to work through. That made them all seem more human.
There are some humorous parts in the book and there are some serious times too. These are blended together perfectly. The writing flows smoothly and the book is a quick, easy read. I found myself swiping pages as fast as I could to see what was going to happen.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted contemporary romance. This is the first book I have read by this author but it will definitely not be my last.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.