Malcolm "Mac" Sterling has one goal: take over the family matchmaking business. His final obstacle? Host his family's new dating show and prove he can help each contestant find true love. One catch. Mac's meddling mother has approved a co-host, a so-called expert who seems impervious to his charms. Now he could lose everything, because if his co-host proves she's the better matchmaker, he can say goodbye to his legacy.
Natalie "Gem" Hale never intended for her alter ego as an online dating expert to get her the opportunity of a lifetime-or for that opportunity to come with a co-host who's as infuriating as he is tempting. But she didn't get this far by backing down from a challenge. All she has to do is keep her secret identity a secret.
Except as sparks fly and the competition heats up, Mac realizes his co-host is hiding something. He's just got to figure out what.
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What happens when you put a committed matchmaker and a pickup artist together on a reality tv show? They fall in love, of course. Such is the case in Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder. This fun, engaging take on reality tv and dating had me laughing out loud and cringing with equal measure (cringing in a good way). Mac and Natalie are engaging and fun from the very beginning. You can’t help but keep reading to see where things go. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Matchmaking and reality TV collide in this fun new read from Shannyn Schroeder. Mac Sterling is ready to take over the family matchmaking business but his mother has one more challenge for him. He's to host a reality TV show and find the contestants true love. That's ok - he's got this! Until he doesn't. When his mother signs a so called online expert to be his co-host it's an all new game. Natalie aka Gem never expected her just for fun dating blog to blow up as quickly as it did and never did she expect to get an opportunity to be on a TV show. But it did and she has and Mac Sterling isn't going to keep her from maximizing the opportunity! This one is fun, flirty, and entertaining to read. I definitely recommend it.
At nearly 30% into it, I found myself thinking maybe this book wasn’t going to be a particularly good match for me, folks. But, hey, it’s likely just me and not going to be you who ultimately will feel this way. You see, what I was given so far was an average looking librarian, who at freeing her hair from a constricted bun/tossing her glasses/painting on lipstick, unbuttoning her top a little, could supposedly magically morph into a hot, head turning, pick up guys from bars expert at the wink of an eye. On top of that, she somehow managed to make it big on the internet playing out this fun, flirtatious, fictitious role part time via a dating tip video blog. None of that was close to being the real Natalie though, which made me feel sorry for her since that meant she couldn’t really be herself most of the time. I also couldn’t shake the feeling she didn’t overly like playing the role of Gem, but even she found the real Natalie boring. Throw in I didn’t usually buy into her words of wisdom/tactics, and I just wasn’t a big fan of who she was trying to pull off. Out of a job and low on cash, she ends up facing off with Mac (Malcolm) who wants to walk in his mama’s shoes by taking over her successful matchmaking company when she retires. His whining about possibly being passed over emasculated him somewhat in my eyes. When comparing this couple’s life and love philosophies, Mac felt more like the female and Gem as the bar trolling manho looking to score, folks. A previous divorce felt like the only thing they had in common. I simply didn’t feel the implied chemistry/connection between them. At 34%, I decided to exit this dating game show tale when talk of manipulating their interactions were revealed. Too many little things were adding up that were annoying. Take for example, Natalie making Mac uncomfortable by asking him why he didn’t kiss her when she thought he was going to make a move. Keep in mind she was at home sick with either the flu or a very bad cold. Thanks for caring enough not to want to make him sick, too, lady. Then there was Mac trying to figure out her real name when he obviously had her address. I guess he has never used the internet to look up information. If you don’t mind sharing quite a bit of the storyline with the whole dating business backdrop/contestants, etc., you likely won’t find yourself picking at every little thing that pops up. For me it just wasn’t working, so I’ll quietly exit the stage now and move on to my next romantic read. I wish this author continued success and hope others really enjoy it. Chances are it ended with a sweet HEA. Rating: 2.5 stars Title: Meeting His Match, Author: Shannyn Schroeder, Pages: 292, stand-alone, reality TV dating game backdrop, did not finish, didn’t feel their chemistry. (I received a free advanced reader copy provided via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. No type of compensation was given to this reviewer. There is no relationship/affiliation between the reviewer and the author/publisher/NetGalley.)
Meeting his Match by Shannyn Schroeder is a sweet fun romance that is a stand alone novel. We meet our hero, Mac Sterling, as he is complaining to his mother, Gail and his best friend Paul. Mac is not happy that he has to compete in a new television dating show. Seems his mother has arranged for an internet sensation to be the co-host, with winner take all. Mac needs to prove to his mother that he can help each contestant find a true love match. Mac’s family owns a successful matchmaking business, which Mac feels he is ready to take over the business, since his mother is hinting at retirement. But now he has to compete, and win against someone who has no matchmaking experience. Natalie Hale, our heroine, uses her alter-ego name of Gem, when she posts video’s of her dating experiences, and gives advice. Natalie is an out of work, librarian, and needs the money to hold her over until she gets another job. Natalie is the conservative studious librarian, and Gem, is the one who has all the fun, and is totally liberated. It is Gem, who applies and gets the job as the co-host. When they first meet, Mac and Natalie do not really get along, and act the part of competitors, especially when disagreeing on how their chosen candidates should act. The producers are thrilled to get scenes of them arguing, and want more of the same. Slowly, both begin to feel an attraction to each other, which they desperately try to avoid. Mac is also hell bent on finding out who Gem really is, as he knows it is only the internet persona. What follows is a fun romance, as we get to see the ladies that each of them will train, and help them with matchmaking skills. This will bring them together, and in time, they will both tell each other about their lives; Mac fighting to win control of the company and Natalie expressing her true side, the quiet and smart young lady, whom Mac is really falling in love with. Both Mac and Natalie were great and had wonderful chemistry together. I loved watching how they worked with the three girls. A lot of fun. Meeting His Match was a fun, quick, sweet story, a wonderful sexy couple, with a matchmaking tv show background. I really enjoyed this book, which is no surprise, as I have come to expect that from Shannyn Schroeder. If you enjoy light hearted, sexy romances, I suggest you read Meeting His Match.