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Review | Not Always Happenstance

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.***

** from Book Blast Tours **

Hott Review:

What I liked: Overall, I enjoyed Not Always Happenstance I really felt like I understood Lani and felt very protective of her. Easton, though, I didn’t like very much. I also kept wondering why he was so selfish and arrogant, his family seems so normal.
I think my favorite parts of the book included Pearl (the matchmaker), Cora (Lani’s grandmother), or Lani’s friends. They gave Not Always Happenstance that extra dimension that, for me, is necessary in a good book.
What I didn’t like: It was very hard for me to enjoy Not Always Happenstance, I kept waiting for the book to be stressful and for fulfillment to cryptic comments to become reality. It never happened, but waiting made my experience less than it would have been.


Author: Rachael Anderson
Source: Kindle Unlimited | I joined the tour and offered to read Not Always Happenstance and give my honest opinion
Publisher & Date: February 1st 2016 by HEA Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1941363156 (ISBN-13: 978-1941363157)
Pages: 250
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: Hana, Hawaii
Series: Power of the Matchmaker (Stand Alone Novel)
Power of the Matchmaker
Power of the Matchmaker
Broken Things to Mend
Broken Things to Mend
Not Always Happenstance
Not Always Happenstance
If We Were a Movie
If We Were a Movie
Love is Come
Four Chambers
by Julie Wright
O’er the River Liffey
by Heidi Ashworth
Chasing Fireflies
by Taylor Dean
Between Heaven and Earth
by Michele Paige Holmes
How I Met Your Brother
by Janette Rallison
To Move the World
by Regina Sirois
King of the Friend Zone
by Sheralyn Pratt
The Reformer
by Jaima Fixsen

Author Bio:

Rachael AndersonA 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.

Websites & Links: Rachael Anderson's website Rachael Anderson's twitter Rachael Anderson's facebook

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