• The Matchmaker's Replacement
The Matchmaker's Replacement Book Cover The Matchmaker's Replacement
Wingmen, Inc
Rachel Van Dyken
YA, New Adult, Fiction, Humor, Romance
August 9, 2016
Paperback, Kindle, Audible, MP3 CD

Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.

Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.

But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.

Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.

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“You learn something new everyday”…

was a saying Rachel Van Dyken used in The Matchmaker’s Replacement, book two of the Wingmen, Inc series.  I can’t tell you how many times growing up I heard my grandpa Merwin say that and how many times I have said that to my own kids!

I learned…

, or was reminded of, how important words are in my day.  Rachel’s colorful and creative use of the English language kept a shitty grin on my face for most of the book. grinThe verbal sparring and quick wit of her characters was my favorite part of this series.  I was genuinely entertained by the dynamics between the characters, Lex and Gabi. In book one we learned that they were the best friends of Ian, but constantly fought and and were down right snarky to each other. Their story seamlessly transitions from where The Matchmaker’s Playbook left off.  It quickly becomes apparent that their animosity is just a cover for a strong underlying attraction.

I learned…

a great story is one that fits its purpose and genre.  I gave The Matchmaker’s Replacement 4.5 stars, not because it is a literary masterpiece but because it is a great new adult or older YA story.  It is entertaining with its bantering and sexual innuendos, has characters you would love to hang out with and a solid and interesting plot.  As in Playbook,  Replacement has added the new Kindle in Motion feature, which adds art, animation, or video features into the story.  It’s something new and a fun and a unique addition to the story.  As a bonus, both books in the series are free to read with KindleUnlimitedLogo

I learned…

I really enjoy how Rachel writes and what she writes about and will definitely be looking into reading some of her other works.  They are entertaining but not so engrossing that you can’t put them down, which makes them easy to have with you during the day and read when you’re waiting at an appointment or picking up kids (which I did).