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Product Details

  • Series: The Matchmaker
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345532260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345532268
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Elise Sax and Love Game
 
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
 
“There’s plenty for fans to enjoy in Sax’s third Matchmaker installment, complete with energetic narration, zany humor and a mystery that’s as engaging as the details of Gladie’s love life. . . . There are some exciting twists and turns here, from the explosive opening (literally) to the final surprise that will keep expectations high for future installments.”RT Book Reviews
 
“Filled with fun, sexiness and characters who are not afraid to go after the things they want in life . . . It’s not often I read something so full of irony and sarcasm, but that also has that special brand of humor that makes me chuckle while I’m reading.”Unconventional Book Reviews
 
“Elise Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author of Texas Hold ’Em
 
“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAlister, and Jennifer Crusie.”Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember

About the Author

Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before writing her first novel, An Affair to Dismember. Sax is also the author of Matchpoint and Love Game. She lives in Southern California with her two sons.

More About the Author

National bestselling author Elise Sax writes romantic comedies. She worked as a journalist, mostly in Paris, France for many years but always wanted to write fiction. Finally, she decided to go for her dream and write a novel. She was thrilled when An Affair to Dismember, the first in the Matchmaker Series, was sold at auction to Ballantine.

Elise is an overwhelmed single mother of two boys in Southern California. She's an avid traveler, a beginner dancer, an occasional piano player, and an online shopping junkie.

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Customer Reviews

Great quirky characters that you'll love.
SCambra
This is the third book in the series and can't wait for the next!
Peggy Rector
I found it to be a light, fluffy fun read.
Barbara Knighton

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By cjr on February 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Warning!===Do not read this book in public unless you don't want people to think you're crazy and do not read this book while drinking anything unless you want it shooting out of your nose! Elise Sax has done it again with the third book in this series. It is HILARIOUS!!!!
This book is about Gladie, a woman her grandmother, a matchmaker, believes is also a matchmaker. The only problem is that when Gladie tries to match people, she is forever ending up tripping over dead bodies, then having to solve the crimes. In this installment, Gladie has to deal with a new "matchmaker" in town who claims to be psychic and is taking all of Gladie and her grandmother's matches away. Gladie also has to deal with 3, count them, 3 men who are as attracted to her as she is to them. Being a bit easy, yet unsure of her own self worth, this just adds to all the confusion going on in the book.
Ms. Sax should have been a stand up comedienne because she would have been famous. Fortunately for us, she writes unforgettably funny books instead!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 1, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the 3rd book in Elise Sax's Matchmaker series and by the end you will be begging for more! I loved all 3 books but I think this one has the best mystery to it. The characters are outrageous and will literally have you laughing out loud. (I got some wierd looks from my coworkers, lol) I can't wait for her next book!!! If you are a fan of Stephanie Plum you NEED to read this series! I think the Plum series is repetitive after you read a couple, the Matchmaker series will keep you guessing and laughing the whole way through!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sparkymom on February 27, 2014
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I really adore this series! Gladdie keeps me laughing. The supporting characters are really amusing too. I had assumed from the last book that Gladdie would be with Spencer in this book, but nothing is ever as simple as what you assume with Gladdie. I would love to say more on that subject, but it would spoil it. All I can say is the ending floored me and was a little deeper than I expected. I hope the next book arrives quickly!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Antonio on February 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Laugh out loud funny! This is the third hilarious installment in Elise Sax Matchmaker series and just as belly aching funny as the first two.
Grandma Zelda may be good at finding love matches but Gladie is better at finding trouble and dead bodies. She is really good at that. Gladie is finally settling in and finding a home and friends in Cannes. Sure she is an apprentice matchmaker with her own problems with men but she has a couple of good matches under her belt. She may actually be getting the hang of this until the competition moves in. Now comes trouble which is what Gladie knows best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 28, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the third book in the Matchmaker Series by Elise Sax and I snagged this book from Netgalley. The series started with An Affair to Dismember and was followed up by Matchpoint; I gave both of them 5 stars.

Fall has come to Cannes and Gladie begins this book by digging out her winter clothes that have been stored in her grandmother's shed. When her grandmother warns her about opening the suitcase due to spiders - big nasty ones, Gladie's day just goes downhill from there. Zelda, her grandmother, predicts there is an ill wind blowing through Cannes, and with it comes mayhem, misunderstandings, and murder - or in other words, just another typical Gladie adventure.

Gladie has the usual bad time of it in this book. There are car crashes, physical injury, vomiting, and general craziness that follows her around. She ends up making one match (which her and her grandmother came up with at almost the exact same moment), one unmatch, one on the house matching suggestion and figuring out the whodunit of the murder.

This book had all the same hijinx and hilarity of the first two, but for some reason I had a harder time diving into the book. I started and stopped several times, just not feelinging it like I had on the first two. About 1/3 of the way in I finally got excited and caught up in the action. This was a good book, but it just didn't have the pizzazz of the first two. Still worth 4 stars though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beth H on February 26, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Love Game is a quirky, fun, lol, slap stick murder mystery with a slight romance on the side.

Gladie Burger is being trained as a match maker by her psychic grandmother. Watching Gladie fumble through life is kind of like watching a series of unfortunate events. If it can go wrong it will...from a bear eating the driver's side of the car to an old man sleep walking nude, it all happens to Gladie.

You'd think with all Gladie's bad luck she'd have trouble finding a man, but they seem to be lining up or at least deflecting the ones in line.

If you are looking for a fun, easy read, Love Game is the book for you.

I received this ARC copy of Love Game from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication February 25, 2014.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Varner on February 26, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the first book that I have read by Elise Sax but it won't be my last. As it is the 3rd book in the series, I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first two books. I say this only because I didn't understand some of the relationships between the characters. That being said, overall I really enjoyed reading this book.
Gladys Burger has moved to Cannes, CA to help her grandmother in the matchmaking business. Her grandmother thinks Gladie has the "gift". I am not sure that I agree with her grandmother, since this book doesn't include Gladie making any matches. I think Gladie's gift may be for solving murder mysteries rather than matchmaking. The character development of Gladie is excellent. I have never "met" a more accident prone heroine as Gladie. If it can go wrong around Gladie, it will which creates many laugh out loud moments for readers.
Gladie seems to be a magnet for good looking men, so there is always a little romance in the story; but it seems to be more about flirtation than actual love. She is commitment phobic to most everyting in life, so I wasn't sure why she got upset about Spencer going back to his womanizing ways when she was also attracted to Remington and still thinking about Holden, her previous boyfriend. (Maybe I missed something in the first two books?).
The story moved at a steady pace and the quirkly secondary characters kept the story line interesting and fun. I definitely wanted to know more about each of these characters. Grandma Zelda's matchmaking tips at the beginning of each chapter set up the action; but not always the way you would think it was going to go. This is a light, fluffy cozy mystery-comedy that can provide readers with an enjoyable time away from reality.
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