petak, 22. rujna 2017.

Review: Rachel Van Dyken: The Matchmaker's Playbook and The Matchmaker's Replacement

Sometimes I get to read a novel (or two) that I would especially like to recommend to my male readers (are there any male readers here? 😅) only to be able to lurk over them and ask crazy questions like do you think that's funny, would you agree, etc. I would really like to know what some of the guys would think about Ian's and Lex's game.
Today, let me say a word or two about The Matchmaker's Playbook and The Matchmaker's Replacement.

The Matchmaker's Playbook

He's the absolute best at what he does and he knows it. Ian is a matchmaker, one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., the most known dating agency in the country. He's also a player, who can make any girl's heart melt. He knows how a woman's emotions work and makes sure to use it to get what he wants.
He's a Superman.
But every Superman has his own kryptonite.
His kryptonite's name's Blake and she is his client. She wears disgusting Adidas flop plops and clothes that's too big for her and she wants him to help her get the guy she likes.

So Ian's gonna have to make a decision: to break the rules and win the girl for himself or let the only girl he ever loved to get away. Nobody said it would be easy...

The Matchmaker's Replacement

When you are not allowed to even look in the general direction of the girl you like, that is if you wanna live another day without your best friend killing you in your sleep, you need to find solace in the bed of every other who lets you get in. And still be an asshole about it. 
Right? Right?
Lex knows that what he does is everything but right, but he can't help himself. Gaby is the forbidden fruit he will never be able to touch.
True, he's a handsome and sexy computer genius who made a software that can predict if a relationship between two people has a chance any to work. And that means Wingmen, Inc. will soon need more employees. 
And the first one of them will be his sweet and innocent Gaby. Not only that, but Lex get's to mentor her. 
How will he ever stay away?

I've already said I'd like for guys to read one of these novels just so they could tell me if it's true, do men really think like that? Like Ian? I'm not talking about all of the one night stands you can be proud about, I'm talking about you thinking about all of the details that could make a date with your dream girl the best possible. 

It fascinates me the way the author has written from the male POV, but it also makes me wonder. Rachel has obviously dedicated quite some time to explore the way people get to seduce the person of their interest, from that first (not so) subtle look, the whole process between the first hello and a first date, and emotions like jealousy and self-confidence, that play a big role in being successful with the one a person likes. I also can't help but be a bit skeptical (which is a result of my reader's experience). I've read quite a few novels written from the male POV and never did those men they pay so much attention to the emotions one needs to feel to fall in love. On the other hand, that makes her characters unique and so hot. It also makes them the best at their job.

The both novels in Wingmen, Inc. series are amazing. They are the perfect example of why I love romance novels so much - because they dive deeper into the complexity of human relationships, show the emotional and physical side of every person, their background and the way the society helped to form their personalities.

These two novels will make you laugh and enjoy witty dialogues, a complicated friendship and even more complex love stories. We get to see the goofy and adorable but also darker sides of the four protagonists.

Ladies, somehow I get the feeling you'd be the ones to read The Matchmaker's Playbook and The Matchmaker's Replacement, so I guess I get to ask you: did you ever use some especially planned tactic to win some guy over? What did you do? Did it work?

Here you can find this review in Croatian.

Here you can find reviews of similar novels: 
Elle Kennedy: The Deal
Elle Kennedy: The Mistake
Elle Kennedy: The Score

Can't wait for your comments,

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