Title: The Marriage Match (Suddenly Smitten, #3)
Author: Tracy March
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Rating: 5 Stars
Hot bachelor seeks bride…
Resort tycoon Trent Hawthorne is looking for a wife. His all-business, no-nonsense grandmother (and the matriarch of the small town of Maple Creek) has selected three potential brides–all beautiful and approved. Each “fantasy date” will take place in a lush Caribbean setting, filmed like a reality show to promote the Hawthorne family’s chain of resorts. All of Trent’s hopes for love combined with a clever marketing gimmick…what couldpossibly go wrong?
As it turns out, all it takes is a kiss. A sizzling, sweet-as-sin kiss. But Cynthia Sawyer isn’t one of the bachelorettes, and she’s definitely not supposed to be making out with her boss’s sexy grandson. Not to mention it’s strictly against company policy. But Cynthia has her own reasons for hooking Trent up with a bride who isn’t her as soon as possible. And losing her heart is a price that she’s willing to pay…
If you like sweet romance that takes you away on a whirlwind adventure, you have to read The Marriage Matchby Tracy March. It’s the third book in her Suddenly Smitten series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. Tracy writes fabulous characters and puts them in a well planned out story to keep the pages turning. She also does a fantastic job of describing the exotic locations in which her characters travel. You feel the warm sun, the sand beneath your toes and the water crashing against your legs just like the characters. I loved every minute of this story.
In The Marriage Match, Trent’s grandmother has this crazy idea to play matchmaker, film his dates and use it as an ad campaign for their resorts, which he runs. She picks three women for him to meet and spend a day with all in hopes that he will fall in love and they will get a great ad campaign out of it. Her assistant Cynthia is assigned to make sure everything goes smoothly. As you can imagine, things don’t go as planned.
Trent is a very swoon-worthy hero. He is not your typical alpha male and has so much substance to him – something Cynthia is learning each moment she spends with him. He is not the rich kid she thought she knew growing up. I fell for Trent when I learned how open he is about his feelings and desires. In my opinion, this is quite a change in romance novel alpha males. Cynthia is awesome heroine. I love her selflessness, her sense of adventure how she takes a lot of pride in everything she does from working for Trent’s grandmother to helping him find his true love to working with her friend at the bakery. She is all in when she commits to something.
Tracy writes another lovable contemporary romance in The Marriage Match. I started the book trying to figure out how things were going to happen but was quickly sucked in and along for the ride. The pages kept turning and the story moves along at a great pace. Tracy does a wonderful job with the romance aspect of the story, too. It was sweet, romantic and very fitting for the characters. When I finished the book I actually hugged my ereader and let out a big, happy sigh. If you are looking for a sweet romance with captivating characters and a fun story, I highly recommend you give The Marriage Match a try.
Reviewed by: Amy R