Saturday, October 8, 2016

NetGalley REVIEW - Breaking the Bachelor (Smart Cupid, #1) by Maggie Kelley

Breaking the Bachelor

Smart Cupid, #1

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Publication Date March 24th 2015
Publisher Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Breaking the Bachelor (Smart Cupid, #1). . .
Watching the journey for friends to lover and then to have them do it again can be quite fun. But when you break it off and then have to go back again it can be a bit painful to watch the graveling that must take place. It's a good thing that that is not always the case. 

Jane has to more or less eat crow on a national scale when he makes a blanket statement and must follow through on it. Using Charlie of all bachelors in the city, the state. Charlie the same man that just months prior she chose to walk away from. Charlie the hot as sin, sexy as all get out bartender that the whole city of women want. 

Jane was certain that a scientific fact/formula was the key to making the perfect match. Chemistry in general has very little to nothing to do with it. Charlie was willing to make that statement more than just pretty words. He was wanting to give a little payback to the girl that walked away from him. Then that chemistry and long term friendship begin to play with perceptions and actions. Ideas change. Minds change. Goals change. 

This was a fun read that drew out the cracks in formulas. And showed that there is a lot more to a relationship than a formula or just chemistry. Communication plays a big part in it all and Jane and Charlie needed to have a lot of communication going on. I found the read to be easy, light, sweet, and a little fun all at the same time. 
**This eBook was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Blurb
This time, Cupid’s playing dirty…

Goaded by her competition, matchmaker Jane Wright makes avery public bet that she can find the “perfect” match for Manhattan's hottest confirmed bachelor—sexy-as-sin bartender Charlie Goodman. Unfortunately, Charlie is also Jane's ex-lover, a man she broke up with on a cocktail napkin. With her company on the line, Jane has no choice but to convince the man of her most impractical dreams to dive back into the dating pool.

Charlie doesn't want to see Jane's business fail. He just wants a little revenge. Determined to prove to Jane that chemistry always beats compatibility algorithms, he plans to drive her crazy with desire...then walk away. And his plan is working. A little too well, actually. Because even as Jane scrambles to calculate Charlie's best match, the heat building between them combusts. But Charlie's been so busy outsmarting Cupid that he hasn't noticed he's the naughty cherub's next target...


Author Info
After ten years of survival, aka working, in Hollywood, this former actress and current author of sexy contemporary romance is living happily-ever-after in Pittsburgh with her longtime sweetie and their two punky kids. When not carpooling to birthday parties or testing her gourmet cooking skills by throwing a frozen pizza into the oven, Maggie daydreams about sneaking off to the Vegas or Napa, or even just the movies. A love of red wine, Italian food, and music round out her list of life's greatest joys. Oh, and Tuesday night karaoke, totally underrated fun.
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Smart Cupid series:
Breaking the Bachelor – Smart Cupid, #1
Unexpectedly His – Smart Cupid, #2

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