Friday, July 15, 2016

Review: Four Chambers by Julie Wright


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

***This book is part of a multi-author project that features one recurring character—Pearl, the matchmaker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***


MY REVIEW

I enjoyed this next installment in the Power of the Matchmaker series (it can be read as a stand alone).  Pearl was, as always, a fun addition to the book.

Andra Stone is focused and determined to become a surgeon and prove to her family she can do it without their wealth or help.  Everett Covington is fun, kind, and patient and also a med student who does a fairly good job of finding balance in his life despite his college studies (Andra doesn't do so well in that department!).  When they meet, they are drawn together and end up dating.  But then Andra kind of has a freak out moment and ends their relationship.  Four years later, Andra and Everett meet again and resume their "friendship".  When life once again gets in the way - you guessed it - they go their separate ways again!  I admired her determination and tenacity but it does make for a long, drawn out, on-again/off-again relationship that was a little frustrating.  By the fourth time around, you're a little leary of things working out...lol.  However, they've managed to build a solid friendship and put the dysfunction of their families behind them so maybe this time they'll make it work!

All in all a well written, delightful addition to the Power of the Matchmaker series!

*Thanks to eBooksForReview for a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen. She’s written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Award winner, and feels she’s finally getting the hang of the writing gig. She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools. She loves reading, eating, writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie’s favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise but has a healthy respect for ice cream.

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Power of the Matchmaker series info:

Series: Power of the Matchmaker (No specific reading order necessary)
Series Goodreads Link:

Series Summary:
The Power Of the Matchmaker is multi-author project consisting of 12 stand alone novels from 12 different bestselling authors in 12 months. All books are separate from each other except they feature one reoccurring character, a magical matchmaker named Pearl. Since Pearl is magical, she lives for hundreds of years and roams the entire world helping people find their perfect matches. The books in this series are twelve of Pearl's matchmaking stories. They will vary in genre, but they will all have one thing in common: Pearl will be doing whatever it takes to make two people fall in love.

Books in the Series already Available:
Prequel Novella: Power of the Matchmaker http://amzn.to/1TiC0oI
January: Broken Things to Mend by Karey White http://amzn.to/1MSRnxs
February: Not Always Happenstance by Rachel Anderson http://amzn.to/1Y0IHea
March: If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram http://amzn.to/25wsvHf
April: Love is Come by Heather B. Moore http://amzn.to/1UUzSEJ
May: Four Chambers by Julie Wright http://amzn.to/29Xekbb
June: O'er The River Liffey by Heidi Ashworth http://amzn.to/29JqvV8
July: Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean http://amzn.to/29JpFb2
August: (available for preorder) Between Heaven and Earth by Michele Paige Holmes http://amzn.to/29WrSRE