The Match by Sarah Adams (Book Review)

“Having worked for Southern Service Paws for a few years now, I like to think I’m prepared for just about any client meeting under the sun. I am dead wrong. The day I meet with single dad, Jacob Broaden, about potentially matching his daughter with one of our service dogs, I learn a few valuable lessons. 1) Always set my alarm clock. 2) Single dads are way hotter than I previously thought. 3) It is possible to go from fantasizing about kissing someone to wishing they would be run over by a truck in a matter of two minutes. Unfortunately, I don’t hold that opinion of him for very long. Not when he shows me a different side of himself—one that’s sweet as maple syrup and hot as apple pie fresh out of the oven.Too bad this guy is so far out of my league that I shouldn’t even be allowed to enter the game. Jake doesn’t seem to get that memo though. And after a few days of working closely with him and his daughter, he starts looking at me with fire in his eyes, making me dream of something I probably shouldn’t…A family. The Match is a feel-good romantic comedy! Perfect for readers who enjoy a sizzling romance without explicit content. -The Match, Sarah Adams.

Have you ever been in a reading slump?

I’m sure you have, most of us have! I’m here to tell you that reading The Match will get you out of your slump!

This clean, sweet romance is truly adorable and is filled with lovable characters. Our heroine is Evie, a hardworking, smart, funny, (beautiful), and epileptic woman. She trains service dogs for a living and has rejected her haughty parent’s lifestyle. We love a humble queen.

(Also, quick side note. I really, really appreciate it when authors have characters that are differently-abled. It’s rare but luckily becoming more common to find heroes and heroines who have epilepsy, autism, physical handicaps from either birth or accidents, and so on. That’s a representation that I think is needed and if done well can make readers understand those who have different lives.)

Jake is our hero and what a hero. He’s sweet, thoughtful, and a little pigheaded. (This makes him more realistic and less of a fantasy man). He’s also a pretty amazing dad, which makes him very appealing to our Evie.

The whole story is sweet and very funny. There’s even a one-sided love triangle (a love… line?). There is a miscommunication trope, but it’s very short-lived – thankfully because that’s one of my least favorite tropes but it really worked here! Sarah Adams truly is the queen of rom-coms.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Why: This romance was clean without being boring, which I highly appreciated. There were a couple steamy kisses (see excerpt below) and so many cute scenes, not just between Evie and Jake but between Evie and Jake’s daughter, Sam. The whole vibe of this book is lighthearted, funny, and sweet. I was 100% routing for Evie and Jake! They were really such a great match.

Ending Thoughts: Read this book. Read it in two days and then wonder why you’re not currently reading all of Sarah Adams’ books and go buy them all.


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