- File Size: 1249 KB
- Print Length: 292 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Shannyn Schroeder (October 11, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 11, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0767FWNNQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651,267 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.
Out of a job and low on cash, she ends up facing off with Mac (Malcolm) who wants to walk in his mama’s shoes by taking over her successful matchmaking company when she retires. His whining about possibly being passed over emasculated him somewhat in my eyes. When comparing this couple’s life and love philosophies, Mac felt more like the female and Gem as the bar trolling manho looking to score, folks. A previous divorce felt like the only thing they had in common. I simply didn’t feel the implied chemistry/connection between them.
At 34%, I decided to exit this dating game show tale when talk of manipulating their interactions were revealed. Too many little things were adding up that were annoying. Take for example, Natalie making Mac uncomfortable by asking him why he didn’t kiss her when she thought he was going to make a move. Keep in mind she was at home sick with either the flu or a very bad cold. Thanks for caring enough not to want to make him sick, too, lady. Then there was Mac trying to figure out her real name when he obviously had her address. I guess he has never used the internet to look up information.
If you don’t mind sharing quite a bit of the storyline with the whole dating business backdrop/contestants, etc., you likely won’t find yourself picking at every little thing that pops up. For me it just wasn’t working, so I’ll quietly exit the stage now and move on to my next romantic read. I wish this author continued success and hope others really enjoy it. Chances are it ended with a sweet HEA. Rating: 2.5 stars
Title: Meeting His Match, Author: Shannyn Schroeder, Pages: 292, stand-alone, reality TV dating game backdrop, did not finish, didn’t feel their chemistry.
(I received a free advanced reader copy provided via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. No type of compensation was given to this reviewer. There is no relationship/affiliation between the reviewer and the author/publisher/NetGalley.)
But from the get-go of their first meeting at the TV producer's, things are happening between Gem and Mac. This is a great love story, with Gem accidently revealing her true self to Mac, their promises to keep her real identity and their love affair a secret until filming is over, and everything that goes against them! Mac was a fantastic lover, meaning he really knew how to be the man every woman needs, but it was Natalie he loved and not necessarily Gem. Yet Natalie had to force herself into the role of Gem. It did not save her when the episodes went live and students parents recognized her and demanded her resignation after the producer released half the episodes showing her in a very bad light! Poor Natalie, now both images are trashed. Will she ever find a new job? Will Mac's mother let him go? Is there any hope for Mac with Natalie? Would one recognize the other as their perfect penguin? I truly enjoyed this book and voluntarily reviewed it from an ARC!
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Mac and Natalie were fantastic together. The story was fabulous and the characters were well rounded and totally loveable.Read more