Another resounding 5 stars for the second book in the Perfect Match series by Fiona Riley.
Shelly White is a coding genius who has mastered the IT world but hasn’t quite mastered dating. While she searches for Ms. Right with the help of Samantha Monteiro’s matchmaking agency, Shelly embraces her inner nerd, and when one of her newest ideas turns into a creative goldmine, she hires PR exec Claire Moseley to help her professional dreams become reality. But is Claire the girl of her dreams in more ways than one?
Being raised by four brothers has made Claire tenacious. Her assignment to Shelly’s highprofile project focuses her desire to prove her worth, even though she secretly fears she’s out of her depth. And she absolutely, positively isn’t going to let her growing attraction to Shelly White derail her career.
When passions and ambitions overlap, Shelly and Claire must decide whether mixing business and pleasure can result in a perfect match.
Firstly I just want to say I have been waiting for this novel since the day I put down ‘Miss Match’ last year and when ‘Unlikely Match’ appeared in my Kindle last week I found my copy of Miss Match and started from the beginning.
Firstly I would advise anyone finding the perfect match series for the first time to start with book one ‘Miss Match’. The link to my review is below:
Miss Mitch by Fiona Riley
Firstly, Samantha and Lucinda are planning their big day and with their normal elegance and type you will have come to expect from the first novel. If I wasn’t already totally rapt by these two, the second book just adds to my fascination. Samantha and Lucinda will always be the ‘Original Perfect Match’ for me.
We met Shelly in the first book where she had enlisted Samantha’s services as her Professional Match Maker and Lucinda’s services as her dance instructor to help boost her confidence with women. Shelly cracks me up with her geeky prowess, it make her sweet but really sexy at same time!
If you have read my previous reviews… yes you’ve guessed it I have a thing for geeks, I find them cute, endearing and ultimately sexy as hell! It’s the quiet reserved types you have to watch out for after all and Shelly definitely falls into that ‘watch out for’ category.
She played a small role in the ‘Miss Match’ too as Lucinda’s employee at Clear View and soon becomes part of an orchestrated idea by Samantha to set these two women up. Samantha see’s a connection between the two straight away and begins to facilitate Shelly’s role in winning Claire’s heart.
Its a beautifully told story of two abandoned souls finding each other and discovering what it feels like to find your soul mate.
The novel was written from the point of view of both Shelly and Claire, with short chapters with Samantha and Lucinda’s point of view which was extremely valuable to the story and also gave the reader a chance to still be a part of the original couples romance. The pace was excellent and it at no point did I feel like it was dragging. Fiona Riley has an almost seamless way of setting the scene and introducing the main characters for the next novel that should be complemented. She links all the books beautifully and I am extremely excited for the third novel ‘Strike a Match’ that will be released November 2017.
If you would like to purchase Unlikely Match it’s available for preorder at Bold Stokes Books now!