Author: Katee Robert
Series: Match Me #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
Publication Date: July 21, 2014
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Sweet or Spicy Romance: Spicy
Page Count: 200
When New York matchmaker Addison St. Claire is tasked with matching her best friend’s new brother-in-law, she almost refuses. But the sexy southern CEO turns out to be a challenge she can’t resist, because if anyone needs to meet his soul mate, it’s this man. And if matching him with someone else removes the temptation of being near him? Even better.
The last thing Caine McNeill needs is a matchmaker—especially a gorgeous redhead who spouts nonsense about soul mates, critiques what he drives and how he dresses, buys him a dog, and pesters him about a million little things he couldn’t care less about. It’s a crying shame he has to keep his hands off because chemistry like what’s flaring between them ought to be explored. Thoroughly.
And so the battle begins. Addison is determined to stick to her plan of setting him up on dates with other women, and Caine is equally determined to ignore these women and seduce her.
The quality of romance books available and being released astounds and amuses me. Every time I pick up a new book I live in a state of hopeful anticipation that I will yet again be transported to a magical world of an alpha hero and a heroine capable of getting herself and the hero out of difficult situations and look amazing while doing it. True I am occasionally left wanting and disappointed but Ms. Katee Robert has a true gift of words and her characters are some I’d love to take out to lunch or to their favorite BDSM club for a drink.
Addison St. Claire is a skilled and highly sought after matchmaker in New York but she goes home to an empty home because of a belief that you get one shot at a soul mate and she had hers. Meanwhile Caine McNeill is managing a family business and never gets to step into his palatial home because of the hours he is working. Enter the best friend of Addison and now Caine’s sister-in-law Regan Wakefield throwing these two people together because she “know(s) a man in desperate need of a matchmaker, and you’re the best there is.”
Yes this is a trope we have seen a thousand times but Dang if Ms. Roberts doesn’t just take everything and throw it on its head, dance and then giggle at all of us as we are perplexed, amused and finally giggling along with her as these two characters throw everything at each other in an attempt to not let the obvious chemistry blow up in a blaze of glorious love.
Not to mention we have two competing cultures with New York and Tennessee and that is just the accents. You add how each of them views the world, their history and baggage and you have a romance that will keep you glued to your chair until you realize you are late back to work. Ooops!
And if all of the above hasn’t got you clicking on one of the links above to buy this book right away then what about this fact. Caine is a Southern Gentleman. And I do love a Southern Gentleman.
And I don’t know about you but whenever an author can include animals and make you laugh out loud at just the names and a few scenes they are in. Especially if they can steal the lime light for those scenes then you know you are in for one heck of a ride. And no I’m not going to tell you the names because they are just too adorable they are making me grin and laugh as I write this!
Final Thoughts: If you haven’t read a book by Katee Robert, you need to ASAP and this is a perfect one to pick up. The humor is heart warming. The romance and chemistry is panty-melting. The story can be nothing but a 5 star and the first Ms. Roberts book added to my Best of 2014 list. Well deserved. And I can’t wait for the next in this series.
Entangled Publishing provided me with a copy of Meeting His Match but nothing else was exchanged for my honest review.