Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spotlight + review Crazy Little Thing Called Matchmaking

About the Book

Is it possible to find two loves in one lifetime? 

Dubbed “The Child Whisperer” by his peers, twenty-nine-year-old Jake Harris is a lollipop-sucking, video game-playing pediatrician, who moves to Seashore Cove, Long Island to start a family. What he finds is an immediate attraction to his new nurse, Kate, and a list of reasons why he has to keep his distance. 

Kate Henderson is a grieving widow with two teenage boys, struggling to keep her head above water. She knows exactly why she must fight her growing desire for the new doctor, and nothing is going to change that. 

But Kate’s sons think Dr. Jake is the perfect match for their mother. When they put their heads together, the duo comes up with crazy little schemes in the hopes of igniting a spark. 

The teenagers succeed in throwing them together but is it enough to make their mom and the doctor tear up their lists and take a chance on love?


“Hey, dude, can I come in?”
                Drew nodded without taking his eyes off his game.
Alex entered, avoiding the slew of Game Informer magazines, clothes, and papers littering the floor. In contrast to the disarray of the rest of the room, the video game center was pristine. Not a bit of dust or a case out of place. The games were sorted into categories and alphabetized.
                “Pause that a sec?”
                His brother pushed a button before turning to him. “You wanna play?”
                “No, I want to talk to you about something.” Alex straightened the unmade sheets, then sat down on the bed. “Today was epic, huh?”
                “More like super epic.”
                “Dr. Harris is awesome.”
                “Do you think he likes Mom?”
                “Of course he does. Everyone likes Mom.”
                Alex cleared his throat and turned on the bed, looking his brother full in the face. “But do you think he likes her enough to kiss her?”
                Drew’s mouth twisted and spit out a disgusted blech.
                “What if he did kiss her?” Alex went on. “What if they fell in love and got married?”
                “We’d have a stepdad.” His brother’s face brightened. “Do you think that might happen?”
                “It’s a possibility.”
                “Maybe we could make them fall in love."
                Alex shook his head. “Don’t be dense. You can’t make people fall in love, but we could try to get them together.”
                “Remember when I was stuck in the waiting room the other day watching soap operas? Within forty-five minutes, two couples got together. I bet if I watched them, they would give us some ideas on how to get Mom and Coach together.”
                “Yeah,” Drew said with enthusiasm. “People are having sex all the time on those shows.”
                Alex jumped off the bed. “Okay, first of all, ew! Second, let’s just focus on getting them to like each other.” He opened the door and turned to his brother. “But don’t blab to anyone. If Mom and Dr. Harris know what we’re doing, they’ll get all adult and stuff and tell us to butt out or something.”
                “Okay.” Drew went back to his game.
                Alex had given up thinking his mom would find someone on her own, although he suspected there’d been many offers. Even though it grossed him out, older guys might find her attractive. Enough to want to take her out and—what was the term?—‘sweep her off her feet.’
                He missed Dad so bad, but he knew Dad would want Mom to move on. Would want her to find happiness with someone.
                A lump formed in his throat at the thought of his father, but he swallowed it. Men didn’t cry. They took action.
Yes. The time had come for an intervention. Time for him and Drew to help her find someone.
Alex smiled. It’s what Dad would want him to do.  

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review:  What happens when two boys decide their mom should hook up with a doctor? Well, you'll want to read this book to find out!!

Crazy Little Thing Called Matchmaking is a great read with a mix of humor and emotion, this is a story that touched my heart. I go from laughing one minute to letting out a few tears the next.  It's a perfect balance!

Kate is struggling to move on and make things work. she's a widow and tries to be strong even though it's not always working.

And Jake..what's not to love about him? He's great, and I loved watching the two try to piece together their worlds and give love a shot.  

This is a great story about second chances, family, and so much more. This is the 2nd book I've read by this author and have very much enjoyed both!  I can't wait to see what else she comes up with. 

Author Bio
Maggie lives on Long Island with her husband, four insane children (no idea where they get that from), and three entertaining Italian greyhounds: Rosie, Stripe, and Santa's Little Helper (yes, that's his real name). She also has two ringed-neck doves, because, ya know, who doesn’t like getting woken up at two in the morning by cooing?
She loves the ocean, and feels blessed to be able to go to the beach whenever she wants. She is addicted to café mochas, Godiva chocolate, and hidden object games. Seriously, there’s an intervention in her future.

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Twitter: @MaggieVanWell 

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an interesting book - thanks for the review, spotlight and giveaway - gotta say that I love second chance romance stories