Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: Four Chambers by Julie Wright

Four Chambers, by Julie Wright
2016, 300p, Clean Contemporary Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy via eBooks for Review for an honest review

From the Power of the Matchmaker series:

Every time Andra Stone crosses paths with Everett Covington, trouble follows. First she loses her scholarship. Then she loses the apartment she’d wanted more than anything. But tragedy hits hardest when she loses her grandmother—the best friend Andra has ever known. She determines that Everett is a talisman of ill fortune. When Everett comes to work in her hospital and is applying for the same position she’d been working toward since residency, Andra believes him to be her personal poltergeist.

The human heart has four chambers—four chances to get it right. Andra has only one chance left.

I loved this book but it was frustrating at times! It starts when Andra and Everett are both med students. I loved how their relationship was progressing and was happy for them but the book had just started and the matchmaker, Ms. Pearl, hadn't come into the picture so I started preparing for something to come between them. I quickly realized they were going to have four chances to get together, which helped my frustration level somewhat.

This book takes place over several years and many meetings between the main characters. I loved Ms. Pearl's role--she would appear, then disappear and reappear many years later with them. She had her hands full with these two! Everett was easy to like right away. He was always there for Andra, no matter how she treated him. Andra was a little more difficult for me to like. They were both driven but Everett was more fun and pride came between them several times. Some of their misunderstandings over the years could have been cleared up with one simple phone call. They both came from dysfunctional families which also helped strengthen the bond between them.

Once I started reading their story, I had a hard time putting it down and enjoyed it from beginning to end! They had cute nicknames for each other and I was always interested to see how they would meet up again and which direction their relationship would go. It's a wonderful addition to the Matchmaker series and, like all the other books, can be read on its own. I'm glad there are still lots of books left in this series and am looking forward to reading the next one!

Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen. She's written over twenty novels since then. She is represented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger Inc. She is a Whitney Awards winner for best romance with her book Cross My Heart and a Crown Heart recipient for the novel The Fortune Café.

She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition).

She loves writing, reading, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

She hates mayonnaise.


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