Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review ~ WRONG BROTHER, RIGHT MATCH by Jennifer Shirk

Wrong Brother, Right Match (Anyone But You, #3)
by: Jennifer Shirk
Series: Anyone But You
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Bliss

Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except...when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she’ll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin’s older brother, Matt.

Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother—it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognizes the beautiful woman from the elevator—the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for months—his best behavior is being held by a thread. Matt’s always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed "right match" might just be the wrong brother.

REVIEW
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….Jennifer Shirk is my go to author for sweet romances.  You can’t help but feel for the characters and want them to find their happily-ever-after.

Kennedy Pepperdine believes in love.  Well, what she thinks is love.  She doesn’t believe that your heart should guide you, but your mind.  She believes that if two people have the same likes and dislikes that it makes them a perfect couple.  She’s even betting her company, Match Made Easy, on this belief and the computer program she helped design. She believes she’s found her perfect match in Justin, who she met through her company. But being trapped in a Vegas elevator with a stranger has her world reeling, just a little bit.

Matt Ellis has for the most part, not lived the life he’s wanted to live.  That doesn’t mean he isn’t happy running the family winery and taking care of his mother and younger sister. Matt isn’t really a relationship kind of guy, but he just can’t get the stranger he met in a Vegas elevator out of his head.

Christmas is approaching and Kennedy is looking forward to having a wonderful dream-filled Christmas with Justin and his family.  The perfect Christmas with the perfect fiancé is just what she’s always wanted.  Unfortunately, the one person she never thought she would see again happens to be her fiancé’s older brother.  As if things couldn’t get any worse, Justin reneges on a promise to leave work behind.  Once again, Matt is pushed into the role of taking care of the family, including Kennedy, when Justin returns to Boston for work.  It seems the Christmas Kennedy has always dreamed of isn’t going to happen after all.

I have a hard time with someone “being with” one sibling and then falling for the other sibling.  I just think it makes things a little awkward.  But Kennedy and Matt are two people you know are right for each other.  They each tried really hard to fight their feelings for the other.  At no point in time did they not have Justin's best interest at heart.  This was something I really liked about the story.

Matt was easy to like from the beginning.  His likeability just kept increasing throughout the book.  Kennedy was also likeable, but I found myself feeling sorry for her most of the time. I don't mean to be insulting, but Kennedy was like a puppy desperately trying to fit in.  I found it sad that what was so important to her was not important to her fiancé.  Justin came across almost the entire book as being self-centered and self-absorbed.  I know that truly isn’t the type of person he is, but in a way he’s also trying to figure out where he fits in.  

Wrong Brother, Right Match left me with a smile on my face.  I’m really hoping the series continues.  I would love to have Justin find his own happily-ever-after.

**Received a copy of the book courtesy of the author and I voluntarily reviewed it.**

Rating: 4

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You can read excerpt one from Wrong Brother, Right Match here.

You can read excerpt two from Wrong Brother, Right Match here.

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2 comments:

  1. I love a sweet holiday romance! I'm a bit full up on books for this month so I'm going to have to remember this one for next year. I might read the others in the series sooner though.

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    1. These couples are so good. I hope you enjoy the books.

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