Four Chambers by Julie Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received my copy of this eBook in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This novel was ADORABLY sweet! In Four Chambers, Julie Wright delivers a story that will warm your heart, through and through. This book is part of the
Power of the Matchmaker
series, of which I have read one other offering Not Always Happenstance, in which Miss Pearl plays supernaturally talented matchmaker to her predestined couples spouting Chinese (and Swedish, etc...) proverbs on love and fate. This time it is Andra Stone and Everett Covington who will be her challenging pair, though this one worked a little differently than I was expecting from the series, which made it a little less predictable in the end than I thought.
The story starts in Andra's final undergraduate year at Boston College, in fact it starts as she has decided to spray paint 'TOOL' across the pick up truck of her lying, cheating, now-ex boyfriend Greg with her best friend Janette trying to talk her down from her sleep deprived thoughts. Here is where we first meet Everett, as well. It was really sweet and I was thinking by the end of the 'First Chamber' that the aspiring heart surgeons were going to be an issue. Julie Wright had created characters that were so clearly attracted to each other, how could she possibly make this book last another couple of hundred pages???? Everett survived meeting her family, was loved by both her brother and her Grams (the only people who's opinions really mattered to her), and he was clearly perfect for her, where could there possibly be any point in going on any further? Enter the angst and conflict!!! I should have known better, because up until that moment they were too perfect and we had yet to see Miss Pearl at all!!
Believe it or not, we don't actually see Miss Pearl, or at least Andra doesn't see Miss Pearl until further along in the story. Everett is the first recipient of Miss Pearl's attentions but Andra is the one that really needs the convincing that she could have the career she wanted and the love that she craved and was denying with Everett. In fact it takes them a little more than a decade and four times where they had stumbled into each other's lives to finally get it right.
This book was a clean, sweet romance and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a quick diversion. The writing is clear and expressive, and really the only downfall is that the idea that the love she needed was right in front of her the whole time, she just didn't really realize it nor make room for it until the end was super predictable from the onset of the novel. 4 stars!
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