Meddling in Manhattan by Kirsten Osbourne
Publisher & Release: Unlimited Dreams Publishing, May 8, 2015
Time and setting: Present day, NYC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 190 pages
Heat Level: 2 Flames
Rating: 5 Gold Crowns
After the most recent in a stream of horrific blind dates, Addie's roommate suggests she see a professional matchmaker to try to find love, instead of allowing people who are less qualified to set her up. When she doesn't agree, her friend sets up a meeting without her knowledge. After meeting the woman, Addie decides to let her try to find someone for her, but she doesn't hold out much hope.
Jake watched his best friend find love through the services of Matchrimony, but doesn't consider it himself. He's persuaded to contact matchmaker, Dr. Lachele, by his friend and his wife. When he meets his new bride, he's thrilled with the match. Will they be able to get past his obsession with his work to find love? Or will they give up too quickly?
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I recently read/listened to Married in Montana and thoroughly enjoyed it. When I stumbled across Meddling in Manhattan, I quickly downloaded it. I am really enjoying this delight series. It is light-hearted and very well written.
Addie Myers has the worst luck with blind dates and men. She’s a driven career woman and does not have time to work on a relationship. When her friend suggests she give Matchrimony a try, she does not want any part of it, but her sneaky friend invites her for a meal and she meets Dr. Lachele. The good doctor convinces her to let her find her a match.
Jake Roberts knows Dr. Lachele with Matchrimony can indeed work miracles, but can she find the right woman for him? After all, he’s a science fiction writer and spends countless hours every day at his keyboard, barely taking the time to eat. Of course, his best friend used her and he is now happily married to the love of his life.
When Jake and Addie meet at the altar, they are immediately attracted to each other, but is that enough to build a marriage on? Once they return from their amazing honeymoon, will their obsessive work habits destroy what could be a match made in heaven?
What a great couple. They truly are perfect for each other. The chemistry between them sizzles from the first time they lay eyes on each other, and only burns hotter the more they are together. I loved their banter a great deal.
Addie is such a sweetheart of a character. She is witty, sincere and loyal. She’s exactly right for the absent-minded Jake. She’s able to stand up to him and demand his attention. I loved her straightforward attitude.
Jake is truly obsessed, but such a lovable character. I loved his enthusiasm and dedication to making an honest effort to do what he needed to do to make his marriage work. He really becomes so willing to change.
The secondary characters are delightful. It was great getting to see a glimpse of Scott and Savannah, and the two sets of parents added greatly to this story, especially Jake’s mother.
I listened to the narration by Tiffany Williams, and she truly brings the characters to life. She gives each one a distinct voice, making it very easy to separate the characters from each other. I will certainly be looking for more audio books with Ms. Williams as the narrator.
If you enjoy a light-hearted romance with several humorous scenes and engaging characters, then you will love Meddling in Manhattan as much as I did. I highly recommend this wonderful story. Happy reading!