Wednesday, August 5, 2015

REVIEW - THE MATCH MAKER - BY KAREY WHITE

The Match Maker: The Husband Maker, Book 2
pic and description taken from Barnes & Noble



DESCRIPTION:

It's been six months since Charlotte and Kyle broke up, and the Husband Maker strikes again. Kyle is officially engaged, while Charlotte is still nursing a broken heart.
In an effort to get Charlotte out of her rut, she and her best friend decide it's time for some good old-fashioned matchmaking. While Aleena arranges for Charlotte to meet up with a handsome Scottish tourist, Charlotte gets her two best friends together. But when sparks start to fly between Aleena and Angus, Charlotte is left feeling more alone that ever--at least until the charming Scotsman becomes more than just a safe, rebound guy and teaches her that maybe, just maybe, she can dare to open her heart again.

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
*** (may be spoilers this is book 2 in the series) ***

I love it when a novel starts right where it left off.  It makes me happy.  This one is just six months after Charlotte's break up with Kyle, and it's a little heart wrenching at the beginning.  

Charlotte can't decide if she is ready for another stab at dating yet.  She and Aleena go out to a restaurant where very little English is spoken, but Charlotte has her secret weapon, Aleena.  She can talk to the waiters and order.  The table next to them is having a hard time understanding, and Charlotte takes pity on them and has Aleena share her language expertise with them.  They strike up a conversation and have a great time.  

Flynn, the Scottish hottie from dinner is in the U.S. visiting his brother for a few weeks.  Aleena decides it's time for both of them to get back into the dating field.  Charlotte decides that she wants to set Aleena up with her best friend Angus, and Aleena gets the phone number of the Scottish hottie from his brother and convinces Charlotte to call him.

Charlotte calls Flynn and she agrees to be his tour guide while he is in the U.S. while his brother works.  What to say about Flynn?  Yummy, yummy Flynn.  He is such a great guy.  Charlotte and Flynn hit it off right away, and become quick friends while he is in the U.S. 

Aleena and Angus date turns out to be super fantastic as well.  Charlotte seems to be happy, Aleena seems to be happy, and Angus seems to be happy.  

Then Charlotte and Will's birthday comes along.  Seriously my heart exploded...just to be let down again.  It's obvious that Charlotte and Angus love each other.  Charlotte just doesn't seem to get the drift.  She thought all was well with everyone.  Flynn and Charlotte had kept contact when he went back to Scotland, and Aleena and Angus seemed to be going strong.  Angus finally reveals his true feelings for Charlotte at her birthday party, and Charlotte runs away.  Ugh, it was so frustrating on so many levels.  Not only because I wanted them to get together, but Angus's timing was horrible.  

Charlotte runs away to Scotland to visit Flynn, and things don't quite turn out the way she or Flynn thought they would.  When Charlotte returns she decides to tell Angus she loves him.....and then....AND THEN......Angus turns into a turd ;).  Okay, not really, but in my mind he did.  Although it left me dying to listen to the last book right away. 

This love story is so fabulous and frustrating at the same time.  When I know a characters loves each other and they cannot seem to get the right timing, it's soooooo frustrating.  On the flip side it makes it so I cannot put the book down.  Which is fabulous.  

This is a great series, and I devoured it.  

Source:  I bought this book on Itunes for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for my review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Content:  CLEAN!  yay!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author Karey White
pic and bio taken from Karey White's website here

A little about me.

I am the oldest of eleven children, born to parents who were either saints or crazy, maybe both. They thought we were all capable of being professional athletes or broadway stars. They weren't right, of course, but they did help us have self-confidence.

I have the greatest family. A patient husband who makes me laugh and four clever, good-looking children--two boys and two girls. I adore them all.

Through the years I've been a student, a teacher, a secretary, a clothing designer and seamstress, a wedding cake maker, a crafter, a scrapbooker, a cook, a homework helper (until they pass me in math, somewhere around the third grade), and a fan at my children's sporting events. Before I die, I'd either like to be a great housekeeper or have the money to hire a maid.

I've been writing since Jr. High, when I was hired by a county newspaper to do a Happenings column about our little town of about 300 people. I got paid by the word so every week I called every family in town and got their news. It wasn't high-brow journalism but the column earned me a little spending money.

On our way to Aspen, CO, my sister, my two oldest kids and I were hit head-on by a drunk driver in a stolen car. Although we suffered serious injuries, we all survived.

Candy isn't worth eating unless it's chocolate. (See's are the best.)

When I was seven years old, I fell and broke my arm . . . on a dirtclod.

When I was a child, my family bought and renovated an old school-house. It was a wonderful place to live in spite of the bats that flew over our heads at night.

I've been told that my naturally curly hair doesn't get longer, it gets bigger.

I've always liked game shows. Everything from Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy to the reality-style game shows like Amazing Race, Survivor, and Top Chef.

Nothing makes me happier than being with family and friends eating good food, sharing good conversation and a few laughs. That might be why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

6 comments:

  1. Glad this was a fabulous sequel for you Becca, I love it when that happens!

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  2. I love this series!!!! Great review.

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  3. Ha -- I've had a tiring day, and just reading about yummy Flynn the Scottish hottie cracked me up!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Well he was yummy! I mean just yummy :)

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