by Barbara Dunlop
“I look pretty good in a tutu,”
“I bet you do.”
“What about you?”
“I’d look terrible in a tutu.”
Title: An Unlikely Match
Author: Barbara Dunlop
Book: #1 of Match
Genre: Adult Romance
Rating: 2.5 Voodoos
Morgan Holbrook has a PhD in jet propulsion, a plum research position at CalTech and a sexy, new neighbour who is way out of his league. He’s got all the confidence in the world where it comes to applied physics, but he’s never been the guy who gets the girl.
Cheerleader Amelia Camden has sworn off boyfriends, focusing instead on her budding acting career. But when her nerdy, next door neighbour passes up his high school reunion, party enthusiast Amelia is determined to change his mind.
Wanting his former classmates to appreciate Morgan the way she does, as a brilliant, compassionate, engaging man, she goads him into a haircut, a great suit and a pair of contact lenses. Morgan plays along with the sexy Amelia. Who wouldn’t? But when her flattery turns to flirtation, he knows it’s all part of the act.
That the old people did this is scary. Lovely and cute and scary.
This is another short novel that is being cleared out from my kindle!
This was a hilariously awkward story. Poor young people being set up like this.
It was amusing enough that I’d consider reading the next one – if it was also free. It was also cheesy enough to be really bad in the wrong mood.
I was kind of disappointed that Morgan was a super-buff nerd and that Amelia got him into contacts. I’m not saying super-buff nerds aren’t real, but I would think a semi-buff nerd would be more realistic. Yes, I know, romance book, but still! Also glasses can be hot! Just saying.
So why the 2.5 rating? Well, I didn’t really feel it deserved a 3 or higher, there was just something missing. Also there’s the usual miscommunication and the pointless 5 second bust up. I feel that any stereotypical romance I read from now on is going to score low because I find this predictable set up boring, but every now and then you need a trashy little love story.
The idea behind this was actually quite clever. I liked how Barbara went about getting the two perfect-for-each-other characters together.