MISS MATCH by Laurelin McGee -a review
RELEASE DATE: June 30, 2015
Welcome to the sexy, crazy, wildly unpredictable world of modern matchmaking, where fixing up strangers is part of the job—but falling in love is an occupational hazard…
He’s The Perfect Catch.
Blake Donovan is tall, handsome, rich, and successful—so why would a guy like him need a matchmaker? Andrea Dawson has no idea, but a job is a job. After being blackballed from a career in marketing, Andrea agreed to use her unique profiling skills to play matchmaker out of pure desperation. But when she meets her highly eligible—and particular—first client face to face, she wonders what she’s gotten herself into…
Is She His Perfect Match?
Blake knows exactly the kind of woman he’s looking for—and it’s the total opposite of Andrea. Though smart and undeniably sexy, she is simply too headstrong for a man who’s used to being in charge. Still, Blake’s blood pressure rises whenever she’s near him. How can he explain the smoldering attraction that sizzles between them? And how can Andrea deny she’s feeling it, too? Maybe, just maybe, they’ve finally met their match…
REVIEW: MISS MATCH is the first full length installment in Laurelin McGee’s new romance series focusing on the modern world of matchmaking co-authored by Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee. This is Blake Donovan, and Andrea Dawson’s storyline. We were first introduced to our couple in the prequel novella-misTaken-found in the May 2015 Hot Alphas Anthology. MISS MATCH can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Some of the timeline runs parallel with the events in the introductory novella.
Told from dual third person perspectives, MISS MATCH follows Andrea as she is hired to ‘find’ Blake Donovan a wife. Blake is a billionaire CEO of Donovan InfoTech, and doesn’t have time to date or go through the motions of falling in love. Our hero will place an ad for a ‘personal concierge’ who is responsible for finding the perfect woman who meets all of Blake’s ‘wife minded’ demands. Enter Andrea Dawson, a woman whose ability to ‘read’ people is the perfect person for the job. What ensues is a tempestuous relationship between Blake and Andrea when Blake first presents himself as a no nonsense, egotistical, arrogant pr*ck.
Throughout the storyline Andrea’s choices for Blake’s mate are met with negativity and rejection from our storyline male lead. Andrea believes she has found the perfect women as potential wife material but no one seems to catch Blake’s attention until he makes Andrea an offer she should have refused. While Andrea continues to hunt for a wife for Blake, she also becomes Blake’s sex with benefits friend-on the side.
The $exual attraction between our couple is palpable. There is a definite high energy push and pull between Blake and Andrea, one that does not go unnoticed by Andrea’s sister Lacy or Blake’s housekeeper. But Lacy fears heartbreak for Andrea knowing the inevitable is just around the corner.
The secondary characters include Andrea’s sister Lacy, a musician down on her luck, as well as Lacy’s boss Darrin-who may or may not have some attraction to our heroine’s younger sister. On Blake’s side, our hero’s limited number of friends finds his closest relationship with his housekeeper Ellen, who sees that her boss has fallen for the woman hired to find him a suitable mate.
MISS MATCH is a fun, fast paced, romantic storyline but some people may take offence with Blake’s ‘offer’ to Andrea of no strings attached $ex, while Andrea continues her search for a woman for Blake. As Andrea begins to fall in love with her boss, there is an unwritten expiry date on their sexual relationship. There is romance and love as our couple continue to grow with one another throughout the story but heartbreak, misunderstanding and sorrow when Andrea believes Blake has found his future wife. If you are a fan of romance stories with a little bit of romance, sex, heartbreak and a happily ever after then MISS MATCH is the perfect storyline for you.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley
Reviewed by Sandy