Friday, November 14, 2014

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: The Match Maker by Karey White

Match Maker

Blog Tour hosted by I Am A Reader November 4th to 21st Tour Schedule

Match Maker Book Cover

ABOUT THE BOOK

(Summary contains spoilers if you have not yet read book #1 The Husband Maker) It’s been six months since Charlotte and Kyle broke up, and the Husband Maker strikes again. Kyle is officially engaged, while Charlotte is still nursing a broken heart. In an effort to get Charlotte out of her rut, she and her best friend decide it’s time for some good old-fashioned matchmaking. While Aleena arranges for Charlotte to meet up with a handsome Scottish tourist, Charlotte gets her two best friends together. But when sparks start to fly between Aleena and Angus, Charlotte is left feeling more alone that ever--at least until the charming Scotsman becomes more than just a safe, rebound guy and teaches her that maybe, just maybe, she can dare to open her heart again.

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Karey WhiteABOUT THE AUTHOR

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.



REVIEW

Karey White has written another winner with The Match Maker. Having enjoyed her first book so much, I was really looking forward to this one and I was not disappointed.  There are some spoilers coming up so if you haven't read the first one, do that before reading further.

Charlotte is struggling with here break-up with Kyle and is shocked to learn after only six months that he is engaged.  With some prodding from her friend Aleena, she contacts the Scottish guy she met not too long ago.  As she spends some time with him, she really starts to ponder what she wants both in love and in life.  Wanting her friends to be happy, she sets up her friends, Aleena and Angus.

There is something that I realized quite early in the first book and I was eager to see how that would play out here.  This is something that the reader picks up on but which Charlotte remains clueless about, at least until the end of this book.  It leaves Charlotte having to decide how she feels about her relationships and what it is she really wants. Unsurprisingly things are left unresolved with Charlotte having her work cut out for her to fix some problems that she inadvertently helped create.  I am really eager to read book three to find out what happens and see if things work out the way I hope they will.

EXCERPT 

“Have you heard from Flynn?” Aleena asked between bites.

“We talked last night for a while.”

“You’re still talking to him?” Angus asked. He sounded surprised.

“They’ve been talking a lot,” Aleena said.

“I don’t know if I’d say ‘a lot.’” I really didn’t want to talk about this.

“I think he really likes Charlotte,” Aleena said.

“We’re friends.”

“How much do you talk?” Angus asked.

“A couple of times a week, I guess.”

“Maybe at the beginning it was a couple of times a week, but hasn’t it picked up lately?” Aleena asked.

I shrugged and kept chewing, even though I had already swallowed.

“Have you seen that new Reese Witherspoon movie?” I asked.

“Nice try,” Aleena said. “Let’s talk about Scotland. When are you going?”

“I’m not,” I said.

“You really should,” Aleena said. “What a great chance to see another part of the world.” Aleena turned to Angus. “He’s invited her over and over and she keeps putting him off.”

“Why?” Angus turned to me.

“I’m busy. I’ve got lots of projects going on at work.”

“Oh please. That’s not why you’re not going.”

I gave Aleena a pointed look, but she wasn’t looking at me, so she didn’t see it.

“Why aren’t you going?” Angus asked.

I took another bite of salad. “I think she’s not going because she’s afraid she’s falling for him and a boyfriend in Scotland is pretty inconvenient.”

“I’ve never said I’m falling for him, but you’re right. Scotland isn’t convenient.”

“Maybe he’ll move back here,” Angus said. “His brother did.”

“And that’s why he won’t,” I said. “He doesn’t want to leave his mom and the family business.”

“Maybe you could split your time between here and there.” Finally, Aleena looked at me and I gave her a “shut up” look. “What? I’m just trying to help you work things out. Maybe the fortune meant long-term romance.”

“What fortune?” Angus asked.

“Charlotte’s fortune cookie that said ‘romance will come to you from foreign lands,’” Aleena said.

“First of all,” I said, “that was your fortune. Second, I don’t believe in fortunes. Third, let’s talk about something else.”

“Why?” Angus asked. “He seemed like a nice guy.”

I sighed. “He is a nice guy. A nice guy who lives in Scotland.”

“Who’s invited you to come visit,” Aleena said.

“I think you should go,” said Angus. I stared at him. When I realized my mouth was hanging open, I hurried and clamped it shut. 

“What?” Angus looked at my surprised face. “Has he asked you to marry him and move there forever?”

I shook my head. For some reason, I had expected Angus to discourage me from going. I would have thought he would disapprove. I’d have imagined him saying, “Don’t follow a guy halfway around the world unless you mean business.” But instead he was telling me I should go.

Angus and I looked at each other for longer than was comfortable. I could feel Aleena’s eyes on us, and I wanted to look away, but I needed to read what was behind Angus’s words. Finally, he lowered his eyes. “Just go. There’s nothing here to stop you.”

What did he mean? My family was here. My friends were here. My job was here. There was plenty here to stop me.

I laughed, but it sounded fake. “If I didn’t know better, I’d say you want me to move to another country.”

Angus shrugged. “Just want you to be happy, Charlotte, and you don’t seem to be happy with what you’ve got here.”


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