Author: Rachael Renee Anderson
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: August 2011
Softcover: 216 pages
FTC FYI: I received a free copy from the publisher which did not affect my review.
Reviewed by Mindy
Devon Pierce is a busy man. He owns his own internet security company in Chicago, and doesn’t have time in his life for distractions. When Devon is asked to come to Australia to meet an old acquaintance’s son, he feels obligated to go. Devon has been asked to be Ryan’s guardian. His mom, Lindsay, passed away and named Devon as his guardian. Stella Walker is Ryan’s solicitor, and Lindsay’s best friend. Stella loves Ryan and wishes that she could of been the one to raise him. Stella at last convinces Devon to at least get to know Ryan for two weeks before he makes his final decision. Devon is unsure of how he would be as a father, and Stella has her doubts too.
Right away Devon sees what a sweet and agreeable child Ryan is. Although Ryan has his “four-year old” tendencies to misbehave or be winey, Devon handles it well. He quickly starts to love Ryan. Stella in her kind, but pushy way, keeps asking Devon to take Ryan. Devon reminds her that he is only doing the two week trial because she asked him too, but as their time together progresses, is Devon having second thoughts? And, is Stella telling him everything?
Rachael’s writing is so smooth. I love the way the relationship between the characters progress. Especially Devon’s and Stella’s. Trials come up for them, and I thought they are handled well. An ex-girlfriend, selling companies, relocations, just to name a few. There is a bunch of humor that made me smile too (Stella is a lover of random facts). I also really enjoyed the beautiful setting of Australia. I felt I was there with the characters, what a beautiful place. Australian’s way of saying things are so fun and different.
4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. It’s very cute and clever. Rachael is such a great writer. Minor Adjustments is Rachael’s third book. Check out my review of Luck of the Draw. To purchase Rachael’s book’s click here.