BOOK REVIEW: Matchmaker by Sonia Stanizzo


Title: Matchmaker
Author: Sonia Stanizzo
Publication: November 28, 2022
Publisher: JRL Publishing
Genre: Romance
Pages: 320


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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Happy birthday to me!

Chloe can’t believe she’s a 30-year-old virgin! She’s more than ready to lose that title, but she won’t settle for just anyone. 

After bumping into her teenage crush, Theodore Campbell, she knows he’s the perfect man to take her V-card. Problem is, he won’t sleep with his best friend’s sister.

Before it’s too late, Chloe wants to find a husband and have children, and she convinces Theo to play matchmaker and help her with her dating nerves. Except the dates he sets her up with don’t compare to Theo. It’s Theo she truly wants.

Divorce = failure. I do not like to fail.

After his marriage breakdown, Theo’s done with relationships. Not interested in one-night stands. Until her. A flash of red on the dancefloor draws him into her magic.

Chloe Doyle.
His best friend’s sister. 

Chloe’s asking for a huge favor. Take her on a fake date and practice making out with her. Being so close to her is making it difficult to keep his distance. He wants her. But he has a secret that will change everything; steal her dreams and make her hate him. So, he walks away.

He can’t fail again.
He’s saving them both the heartbreak. Right?


**This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

I absolutely love this author, so when I got an email from her asking if I could read her newest release I was so excited and responded with a hearty yes.  I am so pleased that she remembers to email me each time she releases a book.  

Chloe recently moved to NYC from Australia.  She claims that it was to be able to assist her clients better but she also admitted it was so that she could also find a husband. She is embarrassed to say that she is a 30 year old virgin. She is in a club one night and see’s a man she had a huge crush on as a teen, hell she still crushes on him now.  Thing is he doesn’t remember her.  She deciedes to take advantage of that……Will Theo figure out who she is and will he realize his childhood crush could come true just like Chloe’s?  I devoured this story. It was so good.  I loved the whole crush play matchmaker storyline.  I don’t know if Chloe was doing it on purpose to make Theo realize his feelings or if she just trusted him that much.  The whole Chloe’s brother twist at the end had me cracking up.  It was the perfect twist to the end.

I loved the character developments over the course of the book.  Chloe readdressed what she thought was important in her life.  She realized that, while it is important, she doesn’t have to have a baby ASAP like she truly wanted. She didn’t need to have it all immediatly.  Yes, her best friend dying and not living life to fullest hurt her but that was her friend and not her.   Theo realized that just because something couldn’t be done how it naturally was done doesn’t mean that you could come at it from a different angle. Chloe was not his ex-wife hating him for his downfalls. Chloe went with it and rolled with the punches.  I also really liked how the characters from the other of the authors book made appearances in this one so I could kind of get a how they are doing blurb while reading.  I cannot wait for the authors other books, hopefully she writes more.  I love her storylines and the steamyness is on point.  

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