Blog Tour Review: Matchmaking Mischief by A.R. Casella and Denise Grover Swank

Posted January 4, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 2 Comments

Blog Tour Review:  Matchmaking Mischief by A.R. Casella and Denise Grover Swank

He needs to go away. Which means someone needs to matchmake him.
And I’m just the girl for the job.

Matchmaking Mischief, an all new opposites attract romantic comedy with the perfect grumpy hero from New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank and USA Today bestselling author A.R. Casella is available now!

I received this book for free from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review:  Matchmaking Mischief by A.R. Casella and Denise Grover SwankMatchmaking Mischief by A.R. Casella, Denise Grover Swank
Series: Bad Luck Club #3
Published by Laughing Heart Press on January 6, 2022
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 388
Source: Social Butterfly PR
Format: E-galley
My Rating: four-stars
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Blurb:

Willow

There are certain expectations when you’re born into a multigenerational family of matchmakers, which is why I fled my hometown and tried to build a life of my own.

But it turns out matchmaking is hard to quit, and I can’t stop trying to match the customers at the bakery I manage—including my boss and the tea shop owner next door—even though I’m hopeless at love.

So it seriously crimps my style when Alex Hunter starts coming around, working on his book at the bakery. He’s hot, grumpy, and thinks romance is a dirty word. Worse, he keeps distracting our customers.

He needs to go away. Which means someone needs to matchmake him.

And I’m just the girl for the job.

Alex

I’m a writer who can’t write, and lo and behold, I meet a matchmaker who’s allergic to love.

Me being me, I fall for her.

Most of the people in this town seem insane, but I have to turn my frown upside down and show Willow Mayberry that matchmakers deserve love too.

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Excerpt:

“Thank you for today,” she says quietly.

“There’s nothing to thank me for,” I say. “I enjoyed it…”

She gives me a pointed look.

“Well, obviously, except for the part where you had to go to the emergency room, although I won’t deny that I liked looking at your ass.”

If she’d been holding a dish, she would have dropped it. “You looked?!”

“No,” I say, laughing a little at the horror on her face. “Not when she pulled your shorts down to give you the steroid shot. Those are some shorts though.”

She looks embarrassed, and I can’t have that, so I say something stupid. “You know, someone told me you think I’m so sexy, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it all day.”

“Who told you that?” she asks, blanching. “Nicole? I barely know her.”

You did,” I say, reaching for her hand. “When you were high on Benadryl.”

She doesn’t pull away. My heart is pounding now—I can hear it in my ears—and I pull her to me. “You said I should be with someone bold and sexy,” I say into her ear. Her body is against me now, her breasts pressing into my chest, the curve of her hips under my hands, and that delightfully messy hair is in the vicinity of my nose, so I can take in her scent—citrus and vanilla. Sunshine.

“I guess I said a lot of things,” she says, her voice muffled. She’s looking down, and I can’t have that either, so I tip her chin gently so she’s peering up at me. Her eyes…they’re like a storm, but one feeling punches through: lust. She wants me too.

Thank God.

You’re bold,” I say. “You’re sexy as hell. Talking to you makes me feel like I’m in Narnia.”

“What?” she asks, clearly taken off guard by that. Me and my big mouth.

“It’s just…time changes when we’re together, or even when we’re just talking. It slips by without seeming to. I could talk to you for hours without noticing time is passing. It’s like stepping through that wardrobe door, and—”

And I shut the hell up because she’s lifting up on her toes. With my heart soaring in my chest, I lean down and claim her mouth, gentle at first—a getting-to-know-you kiss—but her lips are so soft yet hungry, and a little sound escapes her throat. I’m suddenly ravenous for her.

My Review:

I’ve wanted to read a book by these authors for a while now, and I was not disappointed now that I finally had some time to fit one in! I started off being grabbed by the hilarious situations and snarky banter right away. The authors do a great job with building up a whole world full of characters that really add to the story in more than just a one-dimensional way. And it was even more than just the usual types of characters and normal world people, there were some of the funniest out there people as well. Like the friends who joined Team Sunshine. And then the women who wrote erotic fan fiction were hilarious! Not to mention the whole set up at the book club meeting that basically used a scene from one of Alex’s murder mysteries. The connection between Alex and Willow was perfect as well. I was rooting for them the whole time, and at the end when one of them made the stupid mistake that separated them, I was so mad at them, but was glad with how they made the grand gesture in the end. The only issue I had was maybe it was a little long? I don’t know, I just feel like maybe some parts were a little longer than needed for my personal tastes. But in the end I loved it, and can’t wait to read more by these authors in the future!

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About the Authors:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in her own mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.


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USA Today bestselling author A.R. CASELLA is a freelance developmental editor by day, writer by night. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and a variable number of fish. Her pastimes include chasing around her toddler, baking delicious treats, and occasional bouts of crocheting. Any Luck at All, co-written with New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank, is her debut novel.

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Website: https://www.arcasella.com/

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