Series: Suddenly Smitten #3
Published by Entangled: Bliss on January 19, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
Hot bachelor seeks bride…
Resort tycoon Trent Hawthorne is looking for a wife. His all-business, no-nonsense grandmother (and the matriarch of the small town of Maple Creek) has selected three potential brides―all beautiful and approved. Each “fantasy date” will take place in a lush Caribbean setting, filmed like a reality show to promote the Hawthorne family’s chain of resorts. All of Trent's hopes for love combined with a clever marketing gimmick…what could possibly go wrong?
As it turns out, all it takes is a kiss. A sizzling, sweet-as-sin kiss. But Cynthia Sawyer isn't one of the bachelorettes, and she's definitely not supposed to be making out with her boss's sexy grandson. Not to mention it's strictly against company policy. But Cynthia has her own reasons for hooking Trent up with a bride who isn’t her as soon as possible. And losing her heart is a price that she's willing to pay…
A big thanks to Entangled Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve loved this journey Tracy March has taken us on in the Suddenly Smitten books. All of which giving us a glimpse into the island paradises (yes, plural) that the Hawthorne family owns. In the third book in the Suddenly Smitten series, The Marriage Match focuses on the resort heir, Trent Hawthorne and his journey to finding a wife.
In this The Bachelor-esque romance, Trent’s grandmother, the matriarch of the family, wants nothing more than her grandson to find a suitable wife. She seeks the help of her assistant, Cynthia, to help develop her match-making plan into not only the happily ever after for her grandson, but a new marketing plan for the Hawthorne resorts. Little does the Queen, as Cynthia likes to call her, suspect that her grandson already met the woman of his dreams before the dating adventure begins.
Tracy March doesn’t disappoint! I love how beautiful all three of the Suddenly Smitten books tie together and how we get to revisit old friends. Her writing is realistic with a dash of fairytale! I can honestly say that if she were to write a continuation of Trent and Cynthia, I’d be first in line to read a copy! (That goes for any of her characters, really.)
If you’re looking for a romantic read that’ll warm you up on a cold winter day, The Marriage Match is the perfect book to read! You won’t be disappointed! And you’ll be planning your next tropical vacation.
Four out of five stars.