Review: The Match (Sarah Adams)

The Match
Series: What Happened in Charleston, #1
Author: Sarah Adams
Publication Date: May 30, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Having worked for Southern Service Paws for a few years now, I like to think I’m prepared for just about any client meeting under the sun. I am dead wrong.

The day I meet with single dad, Jacob Broaden, about potentially matching his daughter with one of our service dogs, I learn a few valuable lessons.

1) Always set my alarm clock.
2) Single dads are way hotter than I previously thought.
3) It is possible to go from fantasizing about kissing someone to wishing they would be run over by a truck in a matter of two minutes.

Unfortunately, I don’t hold that opinion of him for very long. Not when he shows me a different side of himself—one that’s sweet as maple syrup and hot as apple pie fresh out of the oven.

Too bad this guy is so far out of my league that I shouldn’t even be allowed to enter the game. Jake doesn’t seem to get that memo though. And after a few days of working closely with him and his daughter, he starts looking at me with fire in his eyes, making me dream of something I probably shouldn’t…

A family.

“The Match is a feel-good romantic comedy! Perfect for readers who enjoy a sizzling romance without explicit content.”

I hadn’t heard of The Match until Kayla @ Book and Blends recommended it as a buddy read for us. I’m so happy she put it out as a choice because I absolutely adored it. Everyone remarks on how cute the cover is, but the story inside is even cuter. It’s one of those books I loved from the moment I started reading right until the very end.

What was so great about it? Can I say EVERYTHING?

It was humorous, adorable, and swoony. There were so many moments that had me smiling and laughing. Evie was a breath of fresh air. She was slightly cooky, but in a sweet way. Even when she acted on the crazy side, what could have been creepy turned out cute. I can’t even explain it. The way she was with everyone from her dog to Sam to Jake made me love her even more. I also appreciated how she stood up for herself against her horrible, wealthy parents. And Jake… Even when I felt like I should have disliked him, I loved him. He was such a great father, brother, and son. How he saw Evie made me so happy for her. Their relationship was so cute and fun to read about, and it had just the right amount of drama.

There was so much more to love about this book, but I’m going to let you read and enjoy it. I recommend you just that because I adored this book. Sarah Adams will definitely be making my list of favorite new authors of 2020.

28 thoughts on “Review: The Match (Sarah Adams)”

    1. I’m happy to hear that! I hope your mood switches. I wonder what we could have you read to change it…

  1. I’ve never heard of this author, but love the cover. Adding it to my KU pile for later this year.

    1. It was really adorable. Light and fluffy in a good way, but also with deeper stuff that didn’t bog down or create angst.

  2. That synopsis sounds swoony! I haven’t done a buddy read in quite some time and I think that might just be the thing for me right now to get a little more motivated to read. Sounds like one that I will enjoy as well.

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