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Strike a Match: No Match for Love, Book 1

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When Kate's abusive husband dies in a house fire, she only feels relief. Eighteen months later, she's ready to sweep up the fragments of her past and venture back into dating - but this time with the help of a professional matchmaking company. Surely Toujour can succeed where Kate has always failed and find her the perfect man.

Taylor is a firefighter who's tired of dousing infernos in his personal life. Exhausted from a string of dysfunctional relationships, he turns to Toujour at the prodding of a friend, hoping for an easier path to love. The last thing he expects is to be matched with Kate, the intriguing widow he met on the night her house burned. The problem is, she's determined to leave behind any connection to that awful night - and Taylor is a very overwhelming connection.

Past relationship fears and old habits threaten to tear them apart before they've even begun. Can the ashes of their pasts hold their happily ever after?

©2016 Lindzee Armstrong (P)2017 Lindzee Armstrong

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    Adriana B USA 02-27-17
    Adriana B USA 02-27-17 Member Since 2015

    Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

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    "Fireman & Widow love story"

    I am a big fan of Lindzee Armstrong. Her stories are well written, captivating, and clean. This one is no different! I had a hard time putting it down. I love this series!

    The narration was well done and brought the story to life. I have listened to several books narrated by her and I always feel immersed into the story.

    Kate is a widow from a previous very unhappy marriage. Her house burned down when her husband fell asleep with a cigarette while drunk watching TV. She had a pretty horrible husband.

    Taylor is a firefighter whose first house fire was at Kate's house. It was a pretty traumatic experience for him. He never forgot any of the details of that horrible night.

    Eighteen months later Kate is ready to try finding a partner again and she turns to Toujour, a professional matchmaking company helping women meet their perfect man. Taylor is also tired of trying to find love after having some dysfunctional relationships and also turns to Toujour for help.

    This is a great story and the narrator does an amazing job placing you in each scene. You can not go wrong with this amazing duo! I love her HEA conclusions.

    **This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**



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    Jan 02-17-17
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    "Sweet and Clean"

    this author and narrator were new to me. I loved this sweet and clean love story. The story was not totally original but so enjoyable. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and / or publisher.

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    Romance junkie 02-14-17
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    "Widow and Fireman Reluctantly Fall"

    Taylor in his first response to a fire finds a victim dead and it falls to him to tell a woman (Kate) she's a widow. Year and half later they both sign up for a dating service and go in an awkward date
    Taylor has a druggie twin sister he he tries to help but it turns out he enables her. Kate feels guilty she doesn't mourn her disabled and abusive husband. Taylor and Kate are sweet and conflicted
    No steam but a lot of sweetness and romance. An enjoyable book with an excellent narrator
    Worth a listen

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    Lylian 02-10-17
    Lylian 02-10-17
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    "Amazing love story"

    Amazing book about finding courage to open your heart to love again. A perfect romance. Wonderful work of the narrator giving even more emotion to the story. LOVED IT!

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    Renee GLENDALE, AZ, United States 02-09-17
    Renee GLENDALE, AZ, United States 02-09-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Great introduction to the series."

    This audiobook was gifted to me by the author.

    Having lost her husband when their home was destroyed in a fire, almost two years ago, Kate has decided it's time to reclaim her personal life and signs up with the matchmaking service, Toujour. She's more than a little scared but has been assured that the service will only match her with men who are compatible with the profile she has completed. The service has matched her profile with a few men to start, and Kate has chosen her first date. She feels like she has met the man before; though she can't remember exactly where, or when, she feels comforted and safe when she picks his photo from all the others.

    Taylor is tired of dating women who only want to spend his money and be seen with a good looking fireman. He has turned to Toujour to help him find someone to share his life and dreams with, who cares about the same things he does. Someone like the woman he'd consoled a couple of years ago after pulling her deceased husband from their burning home. When Toujour contacts him with a match for his profile he realizes that the woman he's been matched with is that same widow. Knowing that she obviously did not recognize him from that horrible night, Taylor has second thoughts about agreeing to the date, but he was very attracted to her when he'd first met her and would really like a chance to get to know her. He decides to take her out and leave the outcome to fate.

    Fate definitely has a plan for them. There are obstacles to be overcome for both of them and neither is sure if they can get over them or if they truly want to. On the journey they will enjoy each other’s company and get to know each other’s quirks, likes, and dislikes. They encounter joy, peace and happiness together, but there are also times of pain and suffering. Can it all be balanced out or will they have to go their separate ways to find the happiness they both seek?

    This audiobook kept me listening almost straight through. Granted, it is a novella, so it was not long, but I enjoyed every minute of it. The narration was wonderful and well-done, giving definite distinction to each character and keeping the story flowing smoothly beginning to end. I am looking forward to listening to more from Lindzee Armstrong, and this series.

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    Laura A. 02-06-17
    Laura A. 02-06-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story - down to earth yet inspiring"
    What did you love best about Strike a Match?

    I loved how down to earth the story and characters were, and yet the story was so inspiring. I felt like a friend was telling me their own story, one that I could feel for them and then cheer for them. A story that you just longed for a happy ending for both Kate and Taylor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have to admit that my favorite character was Corey - while not a major character by any means - as Taylor's friend, he was a loyal friend but wasn't afraid to give it to him straight. After all, it's all because of Corey that Taylor signed up with TouJours. I'd say that he has a Best Man request in his future.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I am torn on this one - I loved the scene after Taylor cut his date with Kate short to go to the firehouse and cover the shift for one of his fellow firefighters (Doug). Corey is there waiting for his shift to end. Taylor fills Corey in on the latest on him and Kate - and Corey lays into Taylor on what an idiot he is being. Or the very end when Taylor and Kate are on a hike that leads to the most breathtaking view. Still have chills thinking about that scene.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The scene was Kate's date at the Italian restaurant with the aggressive, self-obsessed bachelor #2 (aka Randy) when Kate went into anaphylactic shock due to her peanut allergy. As fate would have it, Taylor was there waiting for his food to take home - he witnessed her attack as her date was freaking out. Taylor took control of the situation and even went to the ER with her. So sweet!


    Any additional comments?

    One of my biggest issues with audio books is the narrator - I was pleasantly pleased with the narration by Tiffany Williams. She did a lovely job of telling the story. I was gifted a copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.

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    Terri C. 02-06-17
    Terri C. 02-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great start to the series!"

    Strike a Match is a novella about two people who are looking for love and using a dating service to help them. Kate and Taylor actually met before under some intense circumstances, so when they are matched, Kate is a little offset by the previous meeting. No second date for that guy! However, Taylor keeps showing up in her life and doing good deeds. Taylor may be a little too into the "hero part" and trying to save everyone. He's got some work to do on himself before they can ever have a lasting relationship. Will he see the error of his ways and what he's doing to those he loves?
    This is a very well written, entertaining, clean introduction into what should be a very good series. The narration by Tiffany Williams is superb.

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    April H. Kansas 02-03-17
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    "Strike a Match"


    Strike a Match: No Match for Love, Book 1
    : Lindzee Armstrong

    A widowed nurse and a firefighter that meet the night her husband died end up using the same dating service 18 months later. Both have issues and aren't sure if they want to pursue a relationship. Sweet clean romance story willll keep the listener rooting for the couple. I enjoyed this book.


    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Tiffany Williams voice fit the story well.



    "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

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    "Sweet story"

    Sweet, fun story. Liked both of the main characters and I liked that they had depth. The narrator was okay. She got in the way of the dialogue at times and I had to remind myself that I liked the writing but would just imagine the characters saying the words differently, not as monotone.

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    Maria 04-06-17
    Maria 04-06-17
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    "The Fireman & Nurse"

    Ok, I didn't really enjoy the story as much as other books in this series. I found Kate to be a whiny female and many times her comments and attitude angered me. Sure, she had a difficult marriage and I honestly understand how she felt when her husband passed. Taylor was sweet and caring, a guy any women would love to have by her side.
    Tiffany's performance was fantastic as always

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  • amanda
    4/30/17
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    "Absolutely fab"
    Where does Strike a Match rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Strike A Match rates amongst my top 5


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favourite character was Taylor as he genuinely cared for Kate


    What does Tiffany Williams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    With Tiffany Williams you can feel her passion in wanting to bring the characters to life.


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  • A D.
    2/23/17
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    "Light, with a hint of Heavy, and a lot of Sweet!"

    My only complaint is that this story is much too short, though it is well written and absolutely complete.

    Why is it a big deal then? Because I enjoy the sassy sweetness of this series. I love the way Lindzee Armstrong has combined very real (and sometimes difficult) emotions and events with lovable characters and a feel good HEA. This is definitely the kind of escapism that leaves readers with a satisfied happy buzz.

    Kate and Taylor's story is much the same. They have pretty much instant chemistry, but their incredible volumes of emotional and experiential baggage almost guarantees to get in the way. Their struggles are easy to relate to making their HEA that little bit sweeter.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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