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The Matchmaker’s Replacement (Wingmen Inc., # 2) by Rachel Van Dyken

August 9, 2016

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Jeri’s Book Attic

 

 

Title :              The Matchmaker’s Replacement

Author :           Rachel Van Dyken

Series :            Wingmen Inc., # 2

Release date :   09 Aug 2016

Rating :           4 Stars

 

Blurb : Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.

 

Review : As a reviewer you come across so many authors and books that sometimes your mind just seems to shut down.

 

Not necessarily because the stuff you read was bad but just because of the tension you feel before you actually find out if a book will be good or not.

 

Those shut down moments are the ones where I need my “Go-to” authors … this small tight circle of authors that I turn too when ever I want to read something and be sure what I am getting myself into.

 

Be careful in understanding that statement – I am not talking about the kind of author where every book runs with the same principle – no those are no “Go-to” authors for me – those are simply boring storylines.

 

I am talking amongst others about authors like Rachel van Dyken. She always manages to get me out of my funk. And all her plots are unique but still you know that she writes a solid plotline with deep developed characters.

 

“The Matchmaker’s Replacement”, her second book in the “Wingman Inc.” series is not different. I am actually not sure what I should tell the audience about the book, because she is one of those authors where you always feel you are spoilering when you even say any more than the title of the book.

 

I personally like to think that this author is at first developing characters up to their perfection and than places them into a box.

 

And than when she considers writing a new book she takes out several of those characters and plays with them like girls did with Barbie dolls.

 

And only once she figures out which one of those might work together she starts thinking about what kind of plotline she might write for them.

 

Yeah this is actually really the way I see her (and a few other authors I like) working. I honestly hope she never changes that way ( even if it is different from what I imagine) because this way the reader can be sure that he will never get bored or tired of reading one of her books.

 

If you loved her previous books – you will love this one as well.

 

Enjoy…

 

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