The Matchmaker’s Playbook (Wingmen Inc. 1)
RELEASE DAY APRIL 5th, 2016
Publisher: Skyscape (April 5, 2016)
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Wingman rule number one: don’t fall for a client.
After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.
From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule…
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Sweet Cheeks Stars ~
This is the fourth book by Rachel Van Dyken that I have read and I have to admit her books just keep getting better!!!
The Matchmaker’s Playbook is the first in a new series. I think she is off to a fantastic start. This book was fun, sexy, sweet and had very little drama. I loved the storyline to this novel….it was truly something different and I really enjoyed that. It was a refreshing change of pace. This book almost reminded me a little of the movie Hitch, but still completely different. I loved the writing style of this book. Rachel wrote this book from Ian’s POV and I loved that. Who doesn’t want to be in the mind of a man?!?!?! She had me laughing out loud so many times, we also get some sexy times, and yes, she had me yelling at my kindle!! But I will admit I ended this story with a HUGE smile on my face.
In this story we are introduced to Ian and Blake. Ian is you everyday normal college player!! Loves women!! He is an ex NFL star who ends up getting hurt in a tragic accident that ends his football career. Leaving him to go back to college. While there he comes up with an amazing idea for a company and him and his best friend Lex start Wingman Inc. It’s a secret dating service that helps women, who are very confident with themselves, gain the attention of their crushes. Blake’s entrance into Ian’s life is a rather funny one and one you’ll have to experience for yourself, but once they meet they start to get to know each other….that is until she becomes a client!!! Can Ian and Blake make something work between them or will Blake still end up with her crush from years ago?? You’ll need to read the story to get that answer. And no don’t worry this isn’t a love triangle in the normal sense of the word. I loved Ian and Blake’s characters. Ian was hysterical and said it like it is. He was crass but also had a heart of gold. Blake was shy and timid, but also stood her ground when she needed to. I thought they made a perfect couple. They complimented each other well.
We also get to meet Gabi and Lex. Both are best friends of Ian. To say these two characters hate each other is putting it mildly!! But their banter was hilarious. They always say there is a fine line between love and hate. I will be interested to see where Rachel takes these two characters next.
So if you’re looking for a romantic comedy, this is the book you should read!!! It is a standalone novel with NO cliffhanger. This is that book, that after all of the drama filled and emotional books you’ve read, you pick up to lighten the mood and bring a smile to your face 🙂
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! Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866! You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com .