The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken – Review

The Matchmaker’s Playbook


Wingman rule number one: don’t fall for a client.

After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.

From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule…



So, to be honest I was a little put off at the beginning of this book. Ian comes off as an ass and a giant douhe! But… Once you saw him with Gabby and Lex he was a different person and you will fall in love with him!  He was hilarious! Still somewhat a pig and at times a major douche… but I loved him.

And Blake, don’t get me started on Blake. She was such a great character. A little naive at times and an unfortunate style victim but she was so amazing. I loved her character from the very first time she told Ian off and ignored his advances.

Once they start to get to know each other you can see the chemistry and it was so fun to see Ian struggling with a girl for the first time. He was still a pig and an ass quite often, but Blake could handle him and their banter and antics made for some of the best moments in the book.

I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fun, funny, sassy and surprisingly endearing romance with a non traditional beginning.

A review copy was provided by Inkslinger PR, via Netgalley for an honest review.

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About the Author

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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