Author(s) Laurelin Paige, Kayti McGee, (writing as)
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press Paperbacks
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… -Goodreads
In the relatively short time that it has been my pleasure to review for St. Martin's Press, I have found it to be a publisher that prides itself on publishing books that offer readers something beyond the norm. It is my very great pleasure to state that Miss Match by Lauerlin McGee is no exception to this unwavering standard of literary excellence.
Andrea "sounds like Princess Leia" Dawson is a smart, funny, very real, and extremely relatable heroine. Who never fails to impress, fluster, and beguile her handsome, but painfully regimented boss, one Blake Donovan.
In most cases, one would think these traits would make her the perfect employee. (Barring the potential for degeneration of the situation into a lesson on "How To Get Sued For Sexual Harassment 101.")
But when said flustered and beguiled boss has hired said flustering and beguiling employee to find him a wife.
Well...things have a way of getting very interesting, and "laugh out loud" funny!
Laughter and snark play a huge part in bonding the characters to each other and to their audience.
With Blake never managing to say enough, and Andrea always managing to say the first thing that pops into her head. You can bet that, romantic interludes aside, there is never a dull moment to be had.
Afraid of insta-love?
There is nothing to worry about here. While there is enough attraction between these two to realign Earth's gravitational pull, the love doesn't come into play for quite some time. That time being well past the moment at which you, the reader, both fall in love with them as a couple and start to mentally name their offspring.
Though the romance between these two is HAWT...
The vast majority of the romancing takes place between Blake and Andrea's ears, and when they are both in full possession of their clothes. (Except for the incident involving Andrea's Prada pumps!) I must say, in her defense however, that she was provoked.
This is a novel built to be enjoyed in one sitting and reread. I would say shared with friends, but this is a read that you are going to want to hold on to.
(So, have that trusty buy link ready. Gift certificates work too!)
The plot is very tight and the supporting cast is kept very small, allowing for no surprise author forays into meander-land.
So this is also the perfect read for busy readers or those with the attention span of a squirrel on Starbucks.
In short, if you are looking for a book that will make laugh, gasp, and fall in love with falling in love. This is the book for you.
If you want a book that will make you embrace your inner geek, want to marathon Downtown Abby, and leave you panting at the thought of pinball. Right here!
If you want a book that makes you dance around the room while singing Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon...as your cats stare you down and question their life choices. Here you go!