Review: The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken
Wingman rule number one: don’t fall for a client.
After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.
From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule.…
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I officially declare Rachel Van Dyken the queen or romance. She can truly do no wrong and The Matchmaker’s Playbook takes her to a completely different level. A truly unique concept for a story in a genre that is quickly becoming filled with various versions of the same story, Wingman Inc. takes the college by storm.
Can I shamelessly say where was Wingman Inc. when I was in college (which was 2 years ago) because I could have really used Ian and Lex…or just Ian! I also love how Rachel Van Dyken incorporates parts of her life and personality into the stories, such as being a Seahawks fan and doing Crossfit, this person touches bring the story to life.
Now lets talk about Ian, he is everything you want in an alpha, cocky, sexy, witty, smart…he is pretty much perfect. Blake is the perfect contrast to him and they counteract each other in wonderful banter. Lex is a puzzle I want to unwrap and solve and Gabi is her own level of sassy spice. As a science major I really appreciated the research Rachel did and she didn’t just throw out random garble that isn’t factual. Needless to say, I can’t wait for the next book in this new series.
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