I received this book via I Am a Reader. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Four Chambers by Julie Wright
Series: Power of the Matchmaker #5
Published by Heart Stone Press on 2016-05-01
Length: 267 pages
Reviewing eARC from I Am a Reader
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.
Four Chambers by Julie Wright is the fifth book in the Power of the Matchmaker series and — like its predecessors — is a sweet, heart-breaking story about two people on their last chance. Andra Stone is a senior in college when she decides to date Everett Covington, but one thing after another continues to keep them apart. Now over ten years later, they are given another chance at love but will their career ambitions tear them apart again?
Andra was not an easy character for me to like. She is an extremely smart, driven, young woman. While this was nice to see, it was also the downfall of her character. Because she is so driven, she tends to close herself off to relationships, leading to her living a very lonely life. Her parents are unsupportive, her boyfriend has cheated on her, and now she may lose her scholarship (all in the first chapter!). My heart went out to her, but because of the callous way she treats Everett I had a hard time truly liking her.
Everett is a sweet, easy-going character and reminds me a lot of my own husband (who also just completed the same rigorous training as the characters in the book). No matter what the author throws at this character, no matter how awful Andra treats him, he keeps coming back, not giving up on her. He brings out the best in Andra and because they started their relationship as friends that bond remains even when their romantic relationship is on the rocks.
I had a difficult time with the narration of the story. There was little dialogue and lots of info dump as each “chamber” takes place at one point in their lives and then several years pass between. I personally prefer more dialogue so this took some getting used to. I loved Miss Pearl’s role in this installment of the series. She is a “heart” doctor though she never really claims a role in the actual hospital but she shows up over and over again.
Overall I enjoyed the story. It was short, sweet, and a cute read. I think what I enjoyed most was reading the different aspects of being a doctor from the start of education up to their chosen career path. Andra wasn’t my favorite character, but I loved Everett and he brought out the good in her. Plus she had some growing to do throughout the book 😉 If you enjoy light-hearted, clean, contemporary romance, I highly recommend this one and the others in Power of the Matchmaker.