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Love Game: The Matchmaker Series

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

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    This is the third book in the Matchmaker Series by Elise Sax and

    This is the third book in the Matchmaker Series by Elise Sax and I snagged this book from Netgalley.  The series started with An Affair to Dismember and was followed up by Matchpoint; I gave both of them 5 stars. 

    Fall has come to Cannes and Gladie begins this book by digging out her winter clothes that have been stored in her grandmother's shed.  When her grandmother warns her about opening the suitcase due to spiders - big nasty ones, Gladie's day just goes downhill from there. Zelda, her grandmother, predicts there is an ill wind blowing through Cannes, and with it comes mayhem, misunderstandings, and murder - or in other words, just another typical Gladie adventure.

    Gladie has the usual bad time of it in this book.  There are car crashes, physical injury, vomiting, and general craziness that follows her around. She ends up making one match (which her and her grandmother came up with at almost the exact same moment), one unmatch, one on the house matching suggestion and figuring out the whodunit of the murder.

    This book had all the same hijinx and hilarity of the first two, but for some reason I had a harder time diving into the book.  I started and stopped several times, just not feelinging it like I had on the first two.  About 1/3 of the way in I finally got excited and caught up in the action. This was a good book, but it just didn't have the pizzazz of the first two.  Still worth 4 stars though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2014

    This is the first book that I have read by Elise Sax but it won'

    This is the first book that I have read by Elise Sax but it won't be my last. As it is the 3rd book in the series, I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first two books. I say this only because I didn't understand some of the relationships between the characters. That being said, overall I really enjoyed reading this book.
    Gladys Burger has moved to Cannes, CA to help her grandmother in the matchmaking business. Her grandmother thinks Gladie has the "gift". I am not sure that I agree with her grandmother, since this book doesn't include Gladie making any matches. I think Gladie's gift may be for solving murder mysteries rather than matchmaking. The character development of Gladie is excellent. I have never "met" a more accident prone heroine as Gladie. If it can go wrong around Gladie, it will which creates many laugh out loud moments for readers.
    Gladie seems to be a magnet for good looking men, so there is always a little romance in the story; but it seems to be more about flirtation than actual love. She is commitment phobic to most everyting in life, so I wasn't sure why she got upset about Spencer going back to his womanizing ways when she was also attracted to Remington and still thinking about Holden, her previous boyfriend. (Maybe I missed something in the first two books?).
    The story moved at a steady pace and the quirkly secondary characters kept the story line interesting and fun. I definitely wanted to know more about each of these characters. Grandma Zelda's matchmaking tips at the beginning of each chapter set up the action; but not always the way you would think it was going to go. This is a light, fluffy cozy mystery-comedy that can provide readers with an enjoyable time away from reality.

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  • Posted February 26, 2014

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    Love Game is a quirky, fun, lol, slap stick murder mystery with

    Love Game is a quirky, fun, lol, slap stick murder mystery with a slight romance on the side. 

    Gladie Burger is being trained as a match maker by her psychic grandmother. Watching Gladie fumble through life is kind of like watching a series of unfortunate events. If it can go wrong it will...from a bear eating the driver's side of the car to an old man sleep walking nude, it all happens to Gladie. 

    You'd think with all Gladie's bad luck she'd have trouble finding a man, but they seem to be lining up or at least deflecting the ones in line. 

    If you are looking for a fun, easy read, Love Game is the book for you.

    I received this ARC copy of Love Game from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication February 25, 2014.

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