“What’s it made of?” His voice held a smile. “My heart.”
Author Alexis Alvarez knows how to get you with just the perfect balance of sweet, sexy and hilarious. She took characters with these seemingly shallow jobs- a matchmaker and a TV host- and somehow, over the course of the story, was able to expose just how deep their personalities ran.
Fia Martin is L.A.s newest matchmaker to the rich, famous and beautiful. In a quest to generate more business, she agrees to go on a TV segment, to discuss how she uses her patented technology program to match couples. Dylan Chambers, hot, hunky, and kind of an a-hole, is the co-host on that program. In a twist of fate, Dylan and Fia run into each other before the show’s taping, in a bar. Sparks (of multiple types) fly. There’s snarky asides, witty banter and more than a few innuendos dropped. But when they get to the set, it turns out that Dylan’s boss/co-host has a little surprise in store for both of them. Fia and long-time matchmaker Connie Birnbaum find themselves in the middle of a competition to prove whose services work the best. And Dylan will be the test subject.
Fia must figure out how to cope with her work responsibilities, the stress of competing on TV and her quickly developing crush on Dylan Chambers (despite him being a jerk quite frequently). And Dylan must survive multiple dates, kiss up to boss, Chelsea, and still manage to needle and spend time with sexy spitfire, Fia. And while they can’t manage to deny what is building between them, they still regard each other as superficial and shallow. Until a little time together, spent out of the spotlight and away from the person they areforced to be in front of the cameras, and the crowd, leads them to reveal their inner desires, their true talents, and the person they truly wish to be.
But the show must go on. How will Dylan and Fia balance that which they *must* do, and that which they truly want? And does what they both want include each other?
Alexis navigates the trope of enemies to lovers so well, adding in both some light BDSM and some levity in the form of stolen produce. Fia and Dylan’s story hits so many emotions. I found myself laughing, as often as I was crying. And of course, if you know this author, you know that even though she’ll throw you some curveballs along the way, she’ll always make sure the readers get their Happily Ever After.