After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus - and he's ready to get his new game on....
Lucas Thorn wasn't born a cheater. All it took was a single moment - say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding - and boom. Reputation destroyed forever....
Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries....
Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception - but for all the wrong reasons....
Jane is busy waiting on her entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and, yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave her wondering if princes maybe do exist....
They're not kids anymore, but Milo Caro is certain that Colton Mathews will only see her as his best friend's little sister for the rest of their lives....
Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger? No? I’m the only one? Just kidding, I would never. Ever. Not usually. But then I figured, why not? My entire life I’ve been....
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he's in trouble. She's gorgeous and sweet and everything he can't trust. Until she becomes the one thing he can't resist....
This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love....
The first time I met Caine West was in a bar. He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out. When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight....
Charlotte Michaels is a designer-brands girl on a thrift-store budget until she lands the mother of all jobs as Vaughn West's wardrobe assistant on his latest movie....
I'm writing this letter because it's highly doubtful I'll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. So, here goes. We're totally wrong for each other. You're the proper single mum....
I met Bianca in an elevator. She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck. The beautiful raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy....
When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson....
They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname....
Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it's the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have....
Some days, all you need is a message from a stranger. Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas. The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment....
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I'd never been able to forget - even though he so easily forgot about me - and call him....
Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.
Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn't sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.
But Gabi has a secret, something she's keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she's always painted him to be...and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she's been just a little bit attracted to him - no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses - but "Lex Luthor" is an evil womanizer. He's dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.
Then again, she's always wanted a little danger.
I only gave it a 4 because it's weak on the sexy times but I loved this series anyway
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
5 Crazy Ass Must Read/Listen Stars!!!!!
Rachel Van Dyken does it again! I have been waiting for Lex and Gabby's story since meeting them in Book 1. Their little rivalry (for lack of a better word) had me intrigued then so as soon as I was able one-click, I did. I even snatched up the audible book as well for those times when I would have to put my kindle down. From my experience with previous RVD books, this is a must for me as I always seem to get lost in her stories.
Lex and Gabby had me laughing so hard I cried down my leg. Seriously, I'm not lying. I laughed so hard. When they do come together, it's like an explosion. Which is expected with all the passion they throw into their "wars".
I did enjoy the "Kindle in Motion" feature available with this book. It did make for a more interactive read. I felt like I connected more with the characters although, I did have Lex pictured differently in my head.
Rachel has become my go to author when I'm in the mood for a good read that will have me rolling on the floor laughing. I look forward to her next hilarious read.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of The Matchmaker's Replacement to be better than the print version?
I think it is better to hear the voices as it brings the characters to life.
Any additional comments?
The Matchmaker's Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken was a great book. I loved the dynamic between Lex and Gabi. They hate each other but Lex starts training her for her new job at Wingmen Inc. I enjoyed reading about how things can be so blurred when Lex and Gabi are close to each other. I loved that the author make the characters people that you both love and hate. I can't wait to read more by the author. I recommend this book to everyone.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I was very happy to see the second book in the series and Lex and Gabi didn't disappoint. We get to see exactly the how's and why's of the chemistry between these two that we noticed in the the first book. This is a good story about friendships and people are willing to do to be loyal friends. Lots of bantering and bickering to hide the budding relationship between Lex and Gabi, first from themselves and then from their friends. I find it curious that these folks claim to be so close yet they are clueless about each others lives. But that's what makes this book fun. A thoroughly enjoyable listen.
Narrators were very good. I have enjoyed them in other books and I am looking forward to listening to them again in the future.
Definitely worth a credit. This was a fun and funny listen.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The fist one is this series was a big surprise on how awesome it was, so, coming into this one, my expectations were pretty high. And to be honest I think it was as good, maybe even better than, the fist one. This one is even funnier, and I think I like Lex more than Ian, which was totally not true in the first book!
Don't read this one before reading Ian's story first!!! The first book really set's up Lex and Gabi and it just wouldn't be the same if you read this one beforehand.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
loved the story I laughed so much the author must have a great sense of humor the only thing I didn't like the females voice when she tried to sound Hispanic for Gabby's parents besides that I enjoyed every bit of the book. I was sad when it came to the end.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The two short stories were the most memorable books I have read and brought lots of laughs & enjoyable moments. 8) Would love to have read more on wingman subjects.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The best way to end a book is with a giant grin on your face. CHECK.
I loved book 1 of this series so much that after getting the advanced readers copy, I bought the book and the audiobook. I can’t tell you how many times I have read Ian & Blake’s story. Whither it was with my eyes or my ears.
So when I saw book 2 was coming out and it was Lex & Gabi, I had a girly moment. Lex and Gabi are total enemies/frenemies that I totally wanted them to bang. Yep I said bang. Ha ha,
So yes this book lives up to everything I thought it would and then some. I always suspected Lex had a heart. He is a great best friend and has a great best friend who he would do anything for, and has by doing what Ian asked of him ‘anyone but Gabi ‘ rule.
Gabi is just the right amount of spunk, and I loved how she gave them both as good as she got. She was my favorite character in book 1. I am so happy she didn’t change her over all character in this book; she was still the same Gabi we met from the first book with just more on her plate.
Getting to watch these two dance around each other was priceless, the wit and the banter are top notch, I am going to have a hard time moving on from this book because it was just so charming, funny and serious all at the same time.
A favorite quote because swoon Lex!
“When every time you look at me, it’s like seeing the sunrise over the mountains, its rays lighting up everything around it so even if someone want to stay in the darkness, they won’t, not for long not when you’re around.” – Lex
The audiobook was outstanding I loved the narrators, they brought this world to life and I will be a repeat listener this is a guarantee.
*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*
16 of 29 people found this review helpful
Loved the way the story progressed and also loved that the author kept the characters feisty but with the chemistry between them. I loved that the drama that was anticipated towards the end was short and it didn't drag but most of all I loved the humor.
I love the back and forth with Gabi and Lex. I love watching them just give in but some aspects of their relationship stays the same. I recommend only listening when you have time to kill as it's highly addicting. also has an ending many rom com's don't have which makes it better. love it
Well I loved book 1 so much, and I was desperate to read Gabi and Lex's story, and, I was so not disappointed. I loved both Gabi and Alex in book 1. Lex continue to be the annoying manwhore and Gabi succeeded in being his nemesis. Beautifully written, dual POV, enemies to lovers story is pretty much my book heaven, so it's a full 5 stars from me. Can be read as a standalone, but why would you want to miss out on the awesomeness that is book 1? Thoroughly enjoyed.
love this book so funny I could not put it down. two book is the series and both are a must. romantic comedy and see much like real life you almost think your there. when reading this book is was laughing so much my hubby had to read along with me.