Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder – a Review

Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder – a Review


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Malcolm “Mac” Sterling has one goal: take over the family matchmaking business. His final obstacle? Host his family’s new dating show and prove he can help each contestant find true love. One catch. Mac’s meddling mother has approved a co-host, a so-called expert who seems impervious to his charms. Now he could lose everything, because if his co-host proves she’s the better matchmaker, he can say goodbye to his legacy.

Natalie “Gem” Hale never intended for her alter ego as an online dating expert to get her the opportunity of a lifetime—or for that opportunity to come with a co-host who’s as infuriating as he is tempting. But she didn’t get this far by backing down from a challenge. All she has to do is keep her secret identity a secret.

Except as sparks fly and the competition heats up, Mac realizes his co-host is hiding something. He’s just got to figure out what.




Meeting his Match by Shannyn Schroeder is a sweet fun romance that is a stand alone novel.

We meet our hero, Mac Sterling, as he is complaining to his mother, Gail and his best friend Paul.  Mac is not happy that he has to compete in a new television dating show.  Seems his mother has arranged for an internet sensation to be the co-host, with winner take all.  Mac needs to prove to his mother that he can help each contestant find a true love match.  Mac’s family owns a successful matchmaking business, which Mac feels he is ready to take over the business, since his mother is hinting at retirement.  But now he has to compete, and win against someone who has no matchmaking experience.

Natalie Hale, our heroine, uses her alter-ego name of Gem, when she posts video’s of her dating experiences, and gives advice.  Natalie is an out of work, librarian, and needs the money to hold her over until she gets another job.  Natalie is the conservative studious librarian, and Gem, is the one who has all the fun, and is totally liberated. It is Gem, who applies and gets the job as the co-host. 

When they first meet, Mac and Natalie do not really get along, and act the part of competitors, especially when disagreeing on how their chosen candidates should act.  The producers are thrilled to get scenes of them arguing, and want more of the same.  Slowly, both begin to feel an attraction to each other, which they desperately try to avoid.   Mac is also hell bent on finding out who Gem really is, as he knows it is only the internet persona. 

What follows is a fun romance, as we get to see the ladies that each of them will train, and help them with matchmaking skills.  This will bring them together, and in time, they will both tell each other about their lives; Mac fighting to win control of the company and Natalie expressing her true side, the quiet and smart young lady, whom Mac is really falling in love with.  Both Mac and Natalie were great and had wonderful chemistry together.  I loved watching how they worked with the three girls.  A lot of fun.

Meeting His Match was a fun, quick, sweet story, a wonderful sexy couple, with a matchmaking tv show background.  I really enjoyed this book, which is no surprise, as I have come to expect that from Shannyn Schroeder.  If you enjoy light hearted, sexy romances, I suggest you read Meeting His Match.

Reviewed by Barb

Copy supplied for review



Meeting His Match (Match Me #1) by Katee Robert-a review

Meeting His Match (Match Me #1) by Katee Robert-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 21, 2014

When New York matchmaker Addison St. Claire is tasked with matching her best friend’s new brother-in-law, she almost refuses. But the sexy southern CEO turns out to be a challenge she can’t resist, because if anyone needs to meet his soul mate, it’s this man. And if matching him with someone else removes the temptation of being near him? Even better.

The last thing Caine McNeill needs is a matchmaker—especially a gorgeous redhead who spouts nonsense about soul mates, critiques what he drives and how he dresses, buys him a dog, and pesters him about a million little things he couldn’t care less about. It’s a crying shame he has to keep his hands off because chemistry like what’s flaring between them ought to be explored. Thoroughly.

And so the battle begins. Addison is determined to stick to her plan of setting him up on dates with other women, and Caine is equally determined to ignore these women and seduce her.


REVIEW: MEETING HIS MATCH is the first instalment in Katee Robert’s contemporary, adult Match Me erotic romance series. This is CEO of McNeill Enterprise Caine McNeill and New York matchmaker Addison St. Claire’s storyline. As a favor to her BFF, Addison agrees to travel down south in order to help her best friend’s brother in law Caine McNeill find that special someone in his life.

The premise focuses on the building relationship between Caine and Addison but also on Addison’s attempts find the perfect match for Caine. Addison believes there is only one soul mate match for everyone and with this she also believes that any chance at love for herself has passed her by. Heading to Tennessee Addison finds herself face to face with her best friends brother in law and a man who wants nothing to do with finding his soul mate or his online match.

The relationship between Addison and Caine is one of instant attraction but Addison refuses to allow herself to get involved with clients or Caine McNeill. Their instant chemistry is offset by Addison’s take charge attitude which in the end is exactly what Caine needed. The sex scenes are sensual, steamy and arousing.

The secondary characters include Addison’s best friend Regan and her husband Brock (Caine’s brother) as well as several dates that have been lined up for Caine. Caine’s determined parents play an integral part in the storyline revealing their true nature and to what lengths they will go, to protect their assets.

The world building brings together family and friends, and sets the backdrop for Addison’s matchmaking business as well as the family run enterprise long held by the McNeill family.

Katee Robert writes a compelling and imaginative storyline that pulls the reader into the seductive world of second chances, soul mates and happily ever afters.

Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.

Reviewed by Sandy