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The Match Maker is the second book in The Husband Maker Series. If you haven’t read the first book yet, I recommend that you pick it up first before moving on with the series. You can check out my review of The Husband Maker here.
The first book had ended with adding another strike into keeping up Charlotte’s nickname of husband maker as Kyle gets married within six months of breaking up with her. Enter the Scottish hottie Flynn… Aleena pushes Charlotte into going out with Flynn and once Charlotte and Flynn get to know each other, they hit it off quite well. Charlotte keeps insisting on being just friends though it is quite clear that Flynn would like to be more. Meanwhile, Charlotte sets up Aleena and Angus.
Flynn is an amazing character and I loved reading about him. He is fun, sporting and sensitive at the same time. Also, I do like the fact that this book has more ‘courting’ than the first and I loved the slow growing emotions at both end. The author manages to keep up a smooth flow of the story between the two books and the two separate characters.
I usually like to keep my reviews spoiler free, but in this case I just cannot. So, SPOILER ALERT… Do not read beyond this point if you do not want SPOILERS.
If you have read my previous review, you know that I saw it coming between Charlotte and Angus. So the ending of this book was just too predictable and clichéd for me. I felt highly let down by the turn of events. If Charlotte had to end up with Angus eventually, then it could have been done in one book instead making us read three books just to prove the husband maker point.
Anyway, overall this is an enjoyable book. The moments between Flynn and Charlotte make up somewhat for the clichéd ending.
“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?”
“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.
Have you read the first book in the series?
The Husband Maker by Karey White
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Coming Spring 2015
The conclusion to The Husband Maker Series
The Wife Maker by Karey White
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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