by Jennifer Shirk
Maddie McCarthy is single, between jobs, and (oh, the shame) lives with her mother. To make matters worse, she's the maid of honor for her sister's wedding, and desperately needs a date. Then she sees her salvation—Match Made Easy, a service for women in Maddie’s exact position. If she can't find a boyfriend, she'll do the next best thing...
Trent Montgomery isn't actually part of Match Made Easy. He's just doing a favor for his cousin, but one look at the blonde who hired him, and he's totally hooked. Now Maddie thinks that the attraction sizzling between them is just “part of the package.” And
running out of time to prove to her that her date-for-hire might just be her
I really enjoyed this book, it was a pleasant and funny read, with characters very loveable and very realistic, which is easy to identify with them.
Maddie lost at the same time work and boyfriend and has to do the maid of honor at two weddings. There is a malediction that affects females of her family, only the first-born: men run away from them. It happened to her grandmother, to her mother and seems to be the same for her. When the other bridesmaid of her sister's wedding, the odious cousin Veronica, began to talk about how this malediction is acting on Maddie, she can not stand her and invents a boyfriend. Now how can solve the problem: where she can find a fake boyfriend for the wedding? She contacts an agency but discovers too late that the guy who has rented is her high school crush, Trent. They are both grown and changed a lot and now he has repented of how he has acted in the past. Spending more and more time together they realize that no longer faking. Will it work this time between them? And the malediction?
I really enjoyed to see the birth and the change in the relationship between Trent and Maddie. The change in him was truly radical by a teenager full of himself and arrogant to a sweet man, of which it is impossible not to fall in love.
It was a reading easy, fast but funny, a love story sweet and clean, no sex scenes.
If you want to read a romantic and clean novel this is perfect.
I received an advanced reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Maddie ignored his question, planting both fists on her hips. "What do you think you're doing?"
"You mean helping yourself," she spat.
"No, I mean helping you. Maddie, listen. You don't seem like the kind of woman who would call Match Made Easy on some whim. There must have been a pretty darn good reason. Or maybe even more than one. Start being honest with yourself, and don't let your pride about what happened in our past get in the way. I can help you with whatever that reason is in the present. If you let me."
Maddie looked down at her hands, wrung together in one giant knot of tension. He was right. This woman didn't just want simple company at this wedding. There was definitely more to it. But he had to remind himself that whatever the reason was, it wasn't his concern.
After several long moments, she finally conceded. "Okay," she breathed. "Fine. I really don't have a choice at this point. You're hired."
Yes! He couldn't wait to tell his cousin. Luckily for his self-respect, he had seen the end zone before and was able to school his expression into a perfect mask of impassiveness.
"Great," he said. "Let's go talk to Kennedy then." He started in that direction but after several steps, realized Maddie wasn't following.
When he glanced back, he saw Maddie no longer wore the troubled expression of a defeated woman desperate for a date. Instead, she'd taken on a warrior stance with those glossed lips of hers settled into a fine tight line. "Look, hot shot, Sabrina may think that we're a couple, but my family can spot bad acting faster than Roger Ebert at a B-movie festival, so you better be convincing."
He advanced another step and had the satisfaction of seeing her lose a little of that tough-act bravado. "I can be very convincing," he assured her in a voice several octaves deeper than he intended.
"Well…all right then." She bit her lip. "I'm paying a lot for you so I don't want there to be any mistakes."
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.
She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Amazon/Montlake Romance, and now Entangled Publishing.
Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.
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