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Bliss Barnes has bad luck with men. She’s better at finding mates for her friends than for herself. So much so, they call her the Matchmaker. Her last date married one of her best friends. Frustrated, Bliss is ready to give up on romance when a friend sets her up on a blind date with Aric Ericson. But Bliss has seen Aric before. He was on a date with a man. She decides toBliss Barnes has bad luck with men. She’s better at finding mates for her friends than for herself. So much so, they call her the Matchmaker. Her last date married one of her best friends. Frustrated, Bliss is ready to give up on romance when a friend sets her up on a blind date with Aric Ericson. But Bliss has seen Aric before. He was on a date with a man. She decides to keep seeing Aric as a friend, but fighting her attraction to him grows more difficult by the day.Aric is falling hard for Bliss, but she’s treating him as though he were only a friend. When she invites him to her friend’s wedding in Aspen, he decides it’s now or never. If she has no romantic interest in him, he’s ready to cut his losses and walk away....

Title : The Matchmaker
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ISBN : 9781936668663
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 285 Pages
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The Matchmaker Reviews

  • Camille
    2019-04-18 01:53

    So damn bad...what, with its cliches and stereotypes; kitchen sink interracial romance tropes; disregard for realism; plot and characterisations plucked from the fantasies of women who use ovary gifs and actually want a man to say shit like "I want to eat your nectar all night"; lame sex; strict adherence to an outmoded romance-writing formula; its heavy 'sampling' of the movie Something New; and its wondrous departure from the author's work in the past.A waste of money, a waste of time, and a waste of the writing ability exemplified in Winning DawnReread 2016: heh, not as bad as before. 2 stars.

  • Rosie J.
    2019-04-13 02:51

    3.5 StarsI love books where the heroine doesn't fall for the ex-girlfriend's shenanigans by running away, instead she stays and confronts the situation head-on. And, the heroine handled her so-called friend in a surprising, but satisfying way.

  • SheReadsALot
    2019-04-23 02:42

    A nice short story to read in between novels. The main characters Bliss and Aric were good together and Ms. King usually delivers a solid story. And she captured me with the first scene, Bliss single and on her first date with a guy she's been emailing for 3 months gets disrupted by her friend who had just went through her own break up next door to Bliss's date.Bliss's weeping friend, Shantella? She ends up going home with Bliss's date, that same night. Bliss was timid with her friends which is not my favorite type of heroine but it fit with this story. She wasn't a doormat for the guy she does end up seeing, Aric (who is blonde, tall and yummy). The story then kind has a comedy of errors like style. Bliss is under the assumption that Aric is (view spoiler)[gay (hide spoiler)] which adds some humor to the story.I liked it. I loved the way Aric paid attention to Bliss's needs and was just a good guy. And example, Bliss complained about needing to go on a diet and though he he thinks she's fine she is just the way she is, he asks if she'd like to accompany him on his morning jogs. I found that sweet.There are minor issues like a few editing like when a character finishes a statement and instead of starting a new paragraph to indicate another character is responding, it runs together which can be a bit confusing as to who is speaking at times. I also felt Bliss's response was long overdue and it wouldn't have been necessary at that point for her to act like that. She's been a doormat for so long that she does...that? I'd recommend this to interracial romance fans for sure. It's much better than some horrid IR stories I've encountered.

  • Robin L
    2019-04-07 19:48

    Cute but uneventful.

  • Shelly
    2019-04-01 23:49

    I’ve read King’s work in the past and I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t too keen on her writing as I’m not a fan of the over-sexed male. This story was a pleasant surprise and a good read.Bliss Barnes is the quintessential friend who can’t keep a man and is also the ‘big’ girl of the group. She’s known as the matchmaker in her circle of girlfriends because who ever she’s dating will end up married to one of her girlfriends (can you really call those people friends?). After Bliss’s last disaster of a date, one of her so-called friends rudely interrupts her date and even worse – flirts with said date and accepts a ride home from him (arghh, you know the word I wanna call her friend) – Bliss decides she’s just done with the whole dating thing. I couldn’t agree with her more, but I was more on the side of losing some of those ‘friends’.After agreeing to and being set up on a blind date by one of her friends, Bliss meets Aric Ericson who she thinks is gay after seeing him in an intimate scene at a restaurant during her last ill-fated date. I think this misunderstanding allows Bliss and Aric to really get to know each other; they’re both interested but won’t make a move for their own personal reasons. There’s no quick wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am here, and that allows an actual development of a friendship. Although Bliss thinks he’s gay, Aric thinks she’s sexy and he’s doing everything in his power to get her to agree to something more than friendship. After agreeing to accompany Bliss on an out of town trip to attend a wedding (remember Bliss’s last bad date and the rudus interruptus friend – yep, their wedding) Aric decides that this will be the place for his big seduction. Aric is very cute if you like ‘em big, blonde, icy blues and handsome – umm, did I already say big, yeah he’s that too.I really enjoyed the emotional growth of Bliss, she needed to grow up especially with those piranha for friends she’s got; and she does finally show maturity and common sense when she has something of her own that’s worth fighting. I loved the confrontation between her and Shantelle, I’m not a big fan of unnecessary violence in story but Shantelle you know you had that coming.I thought the ending was a bit too quick and convenient but that didn’t take away from the story for me at all. In fact, this was a really good read and I’ll definitely read more from this author if the quality of the story is as good as this one. And just because – I left this part for last, Aric is packing some serious heat in the bedroom for which Bliss will tell you she’s eternally grateful.Happy reading folks!Rating: BReview posted at Red Hot Books

  • M.J. Friday
    2019-03-25 20:48

    The Matchmaker is a sweet and hot romance between a woman who friends seem to fall in love (and marry) her dates and a man whose looks and profession may lead woman to wonder about his sexuality.Bliss Barnes is the definition of a great friend. Known as the "big girl" in her circle she has been dubbed the matchmaker by her friends, due the fact that they all met their husbands as a result of her. Bliss doesn’t mind at all, she was not in love with any of them and is glad that her friends are happy. While out with a man she has been emailing for months, one of her single friends show up and flirts with her date. They end up driving her friend home after and Bliss thinks nothing of it, later she finds out they not only hooked up that night but, are now engaged! Bliss feels like she will never get over the curse of being the “Matchmaker”, enter Aric Ericson. Aric is an interior decorator with a body that would make a Norse god jealous, but his white blond features and career choice have made it a little difficult with the opposite sex. Bliss and Aric are set up on a bind date by a mutual friend and Bliss find herself attracted to him but she can’t help but think she has seen him somewhere before when she remembers her hearts sinks. Aric is very attracted to the sexy Ms. Bliss as well and wants her in his bed, however a misunderstanding leads Bliss to believe that Aric is gay. After spending some time tighter over the course if a few weeks, Aric accompanies Bliss to her friend’s wedding in Aspen. Sharing a room is no big deal to Bliss who believes he is gay but Aric is far from gay and what happens next proves he is straight and wants her.I liked this book; the story was well written and had me hooked from page one. Bliss and Aric were so cute and funny; they had me laughing out loud at some of the things that went on, like when she undressed in front of him believing he was gay and he, in stunned man fashion, was talking to himself and he could not believe what was happening, I laughed so hard. It also had some very sweet moments like when Aric took care of her when she was sick and when her “friend” tried to seduce Aric he quickly put her in her place, Awesome! I have read a few books by this author and this one is my favorite so far. Great job!

  • Nikkia
    2019-04-13 03:05

    Loved itBliss reminds me of myself a little bit. I probably wouldn't have waited as long as she did to slap old girl though. I also love that she knew a girl named Nikia. Once again I'm very happy with this book. Keep up the good work.

  • Bobbie
    2019-04-24 03:12

    This was fun to read. Boy did it jump start memory lane for me with past relationships. I smiled all the way through. I look forward to reading more of Thayer King.

  • Sada
    2019-04-21 02:58

    Great..Loved Aric and Bliss. Found it humorous that she thought he was gay. With a friend like Shantella, who needs an enemy. Thanks Ms King for a great read

  • Mel
    2019-04-02 20:49

    It didn't flow like a short, which is one of the main reasons why I liked this book. I liked that Bliss finally got her bliss, even if she had to go through all that to get to it.

  • Monica
    2019-04-23 03:49

    thanks to this book hobby has to lotion my feet and hands at night, that's how you know this is a good read, I implemented some of the books romance in my own life!

  • Ivory
    2019-04-05 00:58

    More like 3.5 stars

  • Rita
    2019-04-02 04:07

    Instant LoveWasn't too happy about the instant love. Shantell was clearly not a friend. Bliss was too much of a pushover. I liked the gay friend angle. Not bad.