Mad about Matt

Mad about Matt

by Theresa Paolo


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Welcome to Red Maple Falls, a small town filled with big personalities. Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire it is home to the Hayes siblings, three brothers and three sisters, all awaiting their happily ever after.

Except for Matt Hayes, the oldest, he gave up on that notion at eighteen when the love of his life walked away and never looked back. That is until now.

Seventeen years after Shay Michaels said goodbye to summers in Red Maple Falls and the only boy she ever truly loved, she's back and the proud owner of Sweet Dreams Bakery. Life is good until someone breaks into her shop, making her question if the life she left behind in New York followed her.

As the local sheriff, Matt is keeping a close eye on the place and an even closer eye on the beautiful owner who refuses to take the break in seriously. Two conflicting personalities that burn bright on their own become down right explosive when thrown together. But in order to move toward a future together, they will have to let go of their past and accept the mistakes they made.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544819259
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Series: Red Maple Falls Series , #1
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 550,512
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Theresa Paolo lives on Long Island, NY with her fiance and their fish. She is the author of New Adult and Adult contemporary romances. She's a lover of books, 90's pop music, and happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she's reading, brewery hopping, daydreaming, trying to get 10k steps on her FitBit, or can be found chatting away on Twitter and Facebook. She also writes YA romance as Tessa Marie.

Customer Reviews

Mad About Matt 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
Both author Theresa Paola and narrator Krista Nicely are new to me. I love stories about small towns and Red Maple Falls sounds like a great place to live. Shay Michaels left Red Maple Falls and her first love Matt Hayes, seventeen years ago with no plans to return. That is until she returns to town to open Sweet Dreams Bakery. Matt, well aware that she has returned to town is now the local sheriff and has been keeping an eye on her and the bakery. Neither Shay or Matt have ever forgotten the love they shared as teenagers. However if they are to take advantage of this second chance, then both will have to make peace with the past. The question is can they forgive the hurts of the past? I loved the story that Ms. Paola wove, the characters were well developed and I fell hard and fast for Matt. His overwhelming instinct to protect Shay was heartwarming. I didn’t really connect with the narrator, but that is just me, however the story was so good that I pushed through. I loved Matt’s family and cannot wait to read or listen to more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has everything you want in a small town romance, noisy pushy family, gossipy townies, misunderstandings, and making up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
etting hooked on characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it much. Loved the characters.
E_A_Walsh More than 1 year ago
Mad About Matt (Red Maple Falls #1) by Theresa Paolo was a okay read that, for me, was a little bit of a mixed of love hate, slow burn read, turned WTF, to okay will that escalated quickly. I have to say I'm a little mixed, there is good, there is ugly, and there is, sad to say some bad. This is a first time read for me from this author, so as always I go in with a open mind, and at the start everything was going pretty good. The writing is engaging, it has a nice rhythm and it flowed nicely from one scene to the next. As for plot, it wasn't anything new, I mean I have read similar ones before. But all have their own quirks and charm that makes you keep coming back. This book is no different. The fictional town of Red Maple is right out of a hallmark TV movie, sweet, country and all the shops seem to being doing well. I liked that feel, it set the stage, and it was familiar. So very easy to form a picture, even if there wasn't as much detail on the town itself. Now, as for why I have very mixed feels. As a romance, it in itself was a little all over the place. It's a slow burn, but with the MC's already knowing one another, and had previously date as teens. It was a summer loving type deal (Did Grease pop into your head?... ahhaha) They parted, Matt was heartbroken, never got over it, blamed every failed relationship on it, and so on. Shay's story follows pretty much the same. This wasn't a problem for me, I like these second chance romances, cheese and all. It was the way they both acted. For people in their 30's they were damn immature (I'm in that zone, so yes I can judge.) Shay, I wasn't a fan, she portrayed a tough girl persona, but cracked under pressure. She failed at knowing when you should call for help, ask for help, and simply not growing a set and talking to Matt. Two years she was back, and neither one made the attempt to reconnect, instead they pined and wished they would. Both could fill the ocean with their excuses. Matt also was, wow, he had a big character shift half way through, and I don't know how I feel about that. It was so out of his, build up character, that I was taken back and a little mad. Things do work themselves out, and they run off into the sunset. I know it seems like I'm harping, but those things stood out to me. Not all is on the down side. The story itself isn't bad, it has great conversation, witty banter and it hooks you right away. This book, is a little rough around the edges but it reads well and as I said it keeps you engaged and entertained. And frankly, isn't that what we want from a story? So don't get discouraged, give this book a shot, you might like everything I didn't. With that being said, I give this book my recommendation and my stamp of approval. Happy Reading. -E.A. Walsh
Lisah01 More than 1 year ago
Mad about Matt (Red Maple Falls #1) By Theresa Paolo Rated 5 stars This book started off wonderfully! It is so smooth I felt right at home with these main characters. I love the chemistry between Matt and Shay. The have that spark as well as the cute banter. Just lovely! The secondary characters are a fun bunch. From Matt’s brothers and sisters to his parents and grandparents. The crazy drunk tractor driver and the best friend fire chief. There is always something going in and some or all of these people are involved. The banter between Shay, Kate (BFF and Matt’s sister) and Louise (employee) is snappy and fun. I like how we were taken deeper into Matt’s family. It was a joy to spend time and get to know them. His parents and grandparents. Hadley working the farm, Mason being a home brewer and Kate glass blower those are cool and different jobs. I look forward to learning more from them. This is a highly entertaining book. I chuckle and smiled while reading. The town and the characters were all lovely. This is a first time author for me and I look forward to getting to know the Hayes clan even more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was ok. Didn’t love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another female who is too stupid to take care of herself, stand up to her mother, tell the truth, and recognize true love when it is standing before her. Not interested in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining. Heartfelt storyline. Interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read more by this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great love story .
Renee25 More than 1 year ago
A story about a second chance at forever love with your first love. Matt was definitely an alpha male but with a sweet side. Shay, I really felt for her and was glad when you finally stood up for her and Matt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it !