Friday, March 23, 2018

Book Review: 'The Matchmaker’s Playbook' by Rachel Van Dyken


She’s considered a mess and he’s a real piece of work.
I like books by Rachel Van Dyken. She writes well and has generally interesting characters. This book wasn’t much different. I did like the writing and I did feel like I was in the head of the main character, Ian. The story was funny and I enjoyed seeing Blake come into her own. I even laughed at the issue with flip-flops.
That said, I really would’ve appreciated reading some of the book from Blake’s point of view. Ian was interesting, but good gravy… everything amounted to sex and he came across rather annoying. I get this was a male POV book and guys tend to think of little more than sex, but he had very little substance after a while. I would’ve liked to read Blake’s POV just to break of the monotony.
Still, I liked when Blake and Ian sorted out their differences. They had good chemistry and I wanted her to get what she wanted.
If you want a book that’s a definite change from the norm, then this might be the book for you. It’s snappy, funny and a tad edgy. Give it a try.

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