Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except…when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she’ll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin’s older brother, Matt.
Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother—it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognises the beautiful woman from the elevator—the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for months—his best behaviour is being held by a thread. Matt’s always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed “right match” might just be the wrong brother.
This is a sweet Christmas romance, and it was nice to see both a book that relied on romance (rather than sex), and that moved at a believable pace. But how totally, utterly disappointing to yet again have a heroine who wears glasses full-time, and not have her wearing glasses on the cover!
Wrong Brother, Right Match is the third in a series I have never read before. While it’s fairly obvious who the past heroes and heroines were, it doesn’t intrude on the story.
I’m not much of a love triangle fan, and especially not one when the competition is between two brothers, but I think it was handled believably in this book. I thought the transferring of the heroine’s love from one brother to the other was dealt with well, and in the end I think all three involved handled the situation the best they could. It was nice that nobody was turned into a demon in order for two of them to get together.
Christmas books are fine as long as there’s more to the story than the Christmas stuff. While this one if very Christmassy, it is as much a strong contemporary romance as something set in December.
There was one little thing, and it’s an editing thing: a big revelation was made on one page, and then made again two pages later – and the characters acted like they hadn’t heard it the first time! It confused me so much I reread a number of times to check.
In the end, this was easily one of the better Christmas books I’ve read this year.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.