30 July 2016

Blog Tour: The Matchmaker’s Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken | Review + Giveaway


The Matchmaker’s Replacement
Rachel Van Dyken

Wingmen Inc. #2

Coming August 9th 2016

Preorder: Amazon
Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.

Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.

But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.

Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.

About the Author

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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My Review

Lex and Gabi's weird relationship dynamic has intrigued me since reading the first novel, The Matchmaker's Playbook. So, as you can imagine, I was pretty thrilled when I discovered that the next installment in the Wingmen Inc. series would be all about them.

I'm pretty sure I'm in love with Lex - sans his man-whoring ways (of course).

I mean, it's not often that you find a man that has awesome programming skills, is easy on the eyes, has a kind heart, and has a decent amount of intelligent thought going on between the ears. As I'm minoring in computer science, I feel that I am quite the reliable source on this one, when I tell you that he is a very rare breed. (Can he just be real so I can have him?) He's also kind of ridiculous at times - but in a really good way. One of my favourite parts in the novel is a scene when he messages Ian, What girls eat? Just so adorably ridiculous.

His and Gabi's relationship is so entertaining to read, with lost of creative pranks and insults, all with the underlining sexual tension. I loved it! I found myself laughing at one thing or another in every chapter, though my favourite were in Lex's POV and his thought process is totally over the top most of the time.

There is this underlining running theme throughout the novel of the importance of family and what we are willing to do for them; sacrificing money, food, love. It's a beautiful message that is a nice change from the usual lust and 'claiming' someone as yours.

The Matchmaker's Replacement is a thoroughly entertaining read that's a laugh a minute while also sending your emotions on one hell of a rollercoaster ride. It's a book that I highly recommend.


4 out of 5

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