Friday, December 16, 2016

Review: Wrong Brother, Right Match

Author Jennifer Shirk
Format e-book
Print Length 180 pages
Publisher Entangled Bliss
Published Dec. 5, 2016

Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except...when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she’ll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin’s older brother, Matt.

Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother—it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognizes the beautiful woman from the elevator—the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for months—his best behavior is being held by a thread. Matt’s always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed "right match" might just be the wrong brother.

My Opinion

Kennedy has the perfect life- a thriving business, the perfect boyfriend, and some computer software that is going to change how we find love. She goes to Vegas to pitch her software to investors. While there she accidently kisses a stranger, she is caught in an elevator with. No biggie, she goes home, tells all to her perfect boyfriend- Justin who laughs it off as some crazy Vegas antics.
Six months later Justin proposes and is she to take her home to visit with his family. Turns out the stranger that she kissed is Justin’s big brother and he is mad as Hades. He thinks Kennedy is playing his little brother until he finds out that she told Justin about the kiss. Okay time to forget about it and move on….until Justin bails on staying at home due to a work emergency and Matt is tasked with showing Kennedy around.
Kennedy is a sweet gal who puts too much faith in a computer program. She is also pretty much a doormat for Justin. Hello- she should have kicked him to the curb after Vegas. Instead she pushes down the doubt and went with the flow.
Matt is an amazing guy whose family is clearly important to him. He will do anything for them even giving up his own happiness. He has been hurt before badly, and he doesn’t want to see that for his family. So he fights his feelings for Kennedy which is harder to do every time they get thrown together.

The romance is cute- Matt and Kennedy together make and adorable couple- too bad they aren’t together. For much of the book, they are fighting the attraction. The whimsical Christmas theme of the book would put anyone into the holiday spirit.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Wow, there’s a bigger market of lonely unmarried cat ladies than I originally thought.”

Other People

Barbara- future mother-in-law
Justin- Kennedy’s fiancĂ©
Caitlyn- future sister-in-law

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