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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Match Maker by Karey White (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with I Am A Reader Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for The Match Maker by Author Karey White!

Book Review

The Match Maker by Karey White
Book 2: The Husband Maker Series
Publisher: Orange Door Press
Publication Date: October 24, 2014 / November 1, 2014
Format: Paperback - 262 pages
              Kindle - 3312 KB
ISBN: 978-1941898024
Genre: Contemporary Romance

BUY THE BOOK: The Match Maker

BUY THE SERIES: The Husband Maker Series
Book 1: The Husband Maker
Book 2: The Match Maker
Book 3: The Wife Maker (Publication Date: Spring 2015)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by I Am A Reader Virtual Book Tours.

Book 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.

Book Excerpt:

“What were you thinkin’?” he asked.

I shook my head. “You don’t want to know.”

Flynn raised an eyebrow. “Why wouldn’t I want to know?”

I shrugged.

“Ah, so you’re making me guess?”

“I doubt you could guess what I was thinking.”

“Can I try?”

I laughed. “Sure, you can try.”

“And you’ll tell me if I’m right?”

I knew he would never guess what I was thinking, so what was the harm in him trying? “Sure. I’ll tell you if you’re right.”

“Well, you’re frownin’ but you say you’re not angry, so it must be something you’re fretting over. Am I on the right path?”

I shrugged and nodded a little at the same time. “Keep going. This might be very enlightening.”

Flynn kept his expression serious as he looked at me, but it was clear from his eyes that he was smiling. “You said you’ve just been heartbroken and maybe you’re not sure you want to date yet.”

I opened my eyes wide and Flynn bit back his smile.

“And here you are with me. And you’re finding me endlessly fascinating and you’re starting to wonder how you’re going to spend the day with me without falling madly in love.”

A laugh that sounded more like a snort escaped my mouth. Flynn was now grinning.

“How’d I do?” he asked.

“Pretty good. Until you got to the falling in love with you part. I was actually trying to figure out how to make sure you knew this wasn’t a date date. If you know what I mean.”

“You want me to know this is just a date, not a date date?”

“I’m thinking of it more like an appointment instead of a date.” I couldn’t believe I was saying this to him, but we were both smiling, and he didn’t seem the least bit upset. I suddenly felt comfortable and calm. He had practically read my mind and now I didn’t have to worry, because he knew exactly where my head was.

“An appointment, eh? Isn’t that more like a haircut? Or a filling in a tooth?”

I laughed again. “Maybe appointment is a bad choice of words.”

“Let’s just call it a play date. Like kids. That way we can have fun with no worries, and if I feel like it, I can pull your hair—”at this point he tugged on my ponytail “—or wrestle you to the ground.”

Now I raised both eyebrows.

“Ya know. Like kids do when they’re playing.”

“Okay, it’s a play date,” I agreed. “Not an appointment. But wrestling me to the ground is strictly forbidden. And you don’t need to worry. I’m not ready to fall in love with anyone right now. Not even a cute guy with a great accent.”

“Ah, she’s fallin’ already.” He bumped against me with his shoulder and we both smiled as we leaned on the rail and looked back at the silvery city.

My Book Review:

Can a girl who has been called "the husband maker" ever find true love with Mr. Right, a perfect man that she can call her own?

In the first book of The Husband Maker series, The Husband Maker, author Karey White introduces the reader to Charlotte, who is unlucky when it comes to love. Since high school, every guy that she has dated has gone on to marry the next girl they dated. She has been called "The Husband Maker" and questions why she can't find Mr. Right, and what has she done wrong. But when she meets Kyle Aldsworth, a Senator's son with political aspirations of his own, she is swept off her feet. Now in the second book of the series, The Match Maker, Charlotte's story picks up six month later after she has suffered a broken heart from Kyle. Charlotte tries to shake it off and move on by playing matchmaker for her best friends Aleena and Angus, only to find her own heart beating fast for a charming Scotsman tourist named Flynn! Can Charlotte open heart up once again in order to find true love? Will Flynn be "The Husband Maker's" Mr Right?

The Match Maker is the second book in The Husband Maker series that continues to follow Charlotte's journey of finding true love. Author Karey White weaves a wonderful contemporary romance story set in San Francisco and Scotland, that is lighthearted, whimsical, and fun. It easily draws the reader into Charlotte's story as it unfolds with a nice mixture of clean romance, drama, and humor. I enjoyed following Charlotte's dating journey filled with dramatic ups and downs, and how she navigates her way through romances while discovering herself along the way. But alas, the reader is left wanting more with a cliffhanger ending, only to see what becomes of Charlotte and Flynn's relationship in the third book of the series, The Wife Maker, which will be published in the Spring of 2015!

The Match Maker is a sweet romantic story that is a delightful read for all romance fans!


About The Author

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.


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Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

November 4th
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November 5th
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November 6th
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November 7th
My Book A Day – Review
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November 8th
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November 10th
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Bonnie Gets A Say – Review
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November 14th
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November 15th
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Mel’s Shelves – Review
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November 18th
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November 19th
Author Cindy C Bennett – Review
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November 20th
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