Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson 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. ***This book is part of the Power of the Matchmaker series that features one recurring character—the match maker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***
I simply adored the story of Lani and Easton. Pearl, our Matchmaker, is at it again. She always manages to be in the right place at the right time and things just fall into place for her. Fate isn't as predictable for the couples she helps bring together. No, the have their freedom to choose - sometimes they heed Pearl's advice and sometimes the don't. Either way, they do have to follow their own conscience to find love and hold onto it.
Easton is an enigma - he's obviously got an agenda and seems to be fond of casting himself as man without any strings attached - including any to women. So when he finds himself truly falling in love with Lani, he's not quite sure how to handle it.
Lani for her part is read to settle down, but she doesn't want to leave her grandma in a bind with her B&B, at least that's what she tells herself and her new fiancé. After some sage words from Pearl and her grandma, and after spending time with Easton, she realizes that while she wants to settle down, Derek isn't the man she wants to settle down with.
A delightful story, Not Always Happenstance is sure to please anyone who love clean, contemporary romance.
Warnings ~ None, clean read
Honest Disclosure ~ A review copy was provided in connection with this blog tour
Author Rachael Anderson
A 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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