Rule number one for a professional matchmaker?
Don’t fall in love with your client.
I screwed that up when I fell for my best friend, Reid Fortino. He’s gorgeous, successful, and sexy as hell. I figured it would be easy to find him a match—and save the family business at the same time.
But the more time I spend attempting to find the perfect girl, the more I realize how much I want him for my own. What’s the harm if we give in for just one night?
I should have known that would never be enough.
Now I’m on the verge of losing my job and my heart.
We were an imperfect match from the start, but I don’t know how to let him go.
Imperfect Match tells the story of two friends - who did not have any romantic feelings for each other at all for the past 3 years - fall in love over night.
Okay that's an exaggeration but honestly, that's how I felt while reading this book. The pacing was too quick for everything.
Willow Hayes works at her family company - matchmaking business. She's not doing so well when her mother gives her a challenge - Find a match for her best friend, Reid, and she can stay in the business.
Reid isn't looking for love (seriously, what guys ever are? *except for the very very rare ones). He has a troubled family history and doesn't want to commit to anyone.
Reid and Willow have been super close friends for the past three years. How they met or how they became such good friends is a mystery this book doesn't delve into. Which was great, because I don't think that would be fun to read.
“This is Reid. Reid, my stupid best friend who I cuddle on the couch with. The one who makes weird faces and eats my food. He’s not the guy that makes my heart race. He’s never been that guy. Not even shirtless. But right now, my chest is tight and my pulse is through the roof.”
From the first page you can feel the comfort they have in each other's company, how well they understand each other. The authors do an amazing job in making you feel their close knit bond.
Now to all the things I didn't like:
Warning: Spoilers Ahead!!
1) They have been friends for about 3 years and never had any romantic feelings for each other. Then Boom! One night they trip and fall on each other and just like that they can't stop thinking about each other lustfully. I was expecting a way more gradual approach to their romance with more angst and jealousy scenes as she finds a match for him. *Sobs in disappointment*
2) I did not like how quick Reid was with getting together with Willow. As her friend, he knows she's looking for a marriage and kids. He should've at least given a moments thought about dating her, considering he doesn't want those things.
3) Which leads us to their break up drama that happens towards the end - because seriously? I can't even process it. Its just URGHHH. They have a problem which was glaringly obvious yet they blame each other. And then after a week of mop fest over missing each other, one trip back to his past and he's magically okay ?! And their back together and proposing !? Too soon and too unfathomable.
Truthfully, the writing of the book is brilliant. My main problem with it was the storyline and maybe the guy. I felt bored and frustrated while reading it and just hoped it would end sooner.