Author: Sara Jane Woodley
Narrators: Justis Bolding & David Bendena
Audiobook Length: 7 hours 50 minutes
They say the best way to get over someone is to date somebody else.
I didn’t ask to have a hopeless (and unrequited) crush on my best friend’s grumpy older brother.
For years, I’ve had feelings for Luke Brooks, but it’s time to move on—I’m on a mission to find my perfect match and secure my very own happily-ever-after.
Until one tiny mishap with a dating app lands me a new job: Planning singles events for the whole town.
Which seems simple enough… until the town council forces Luke to play cupid with me.
And as I discover the soft side beneath Luke’s grumpy exterior, getting over my crush becomes a whole lot more complicated.
Especially as it’s starting to look like my feelings might not be so unrequited, after all…
The Right Wrong Match is a sweet romcom with plenty of swoony kisses and chemistry, a hilarious cast of quirky small-town characters, and a heartwarming HEA that’s sure to give you all the feels.
The Right Wrong Match is the second full-length novel in the Love in Mirror Valley series. In each novel, one couple finds their way to love, so they seem to be okay to read as standalones. I did not read the first novel nor the novella and understood everything without issue. This story contains the usual grumpy/sunshine trope along with the crush on your friend’s brother but does it in a way that keeps you interested. The story begins with Daisy and Luke attending Ivy and James’ (from the first novel), wedding. After deciding to move on from her secret crush on Luke, Daisy jumps into the dating world and through a series of events, she ends up planning a singles event for the town. The event ends up being a great way to raise funds for the failing community center and soon Luke ends up assisting. This sets up the two characters spending more time together.
For me, there was nothing super ground-breaking for the relationship build-up in this novel, but it was still sweet and worth the read. Daisy is an outgoing people pleaser as she does tons of jobs around the town while Luke is the jaded talk of the town who has a complicated past with his ex, Eleanor. The dating app part of the story was a great way to bring the characters together in a forced proximity-type situation. While the two may be connected at the start of the novel, the app helped the two of them spend time together, which helped build their relationship. While I felt their connection was genuine, I did not feel that intense attraction that I was expecting. It was still there, but I felt it needed to be a bit more where I could believe they would potentially make that leap from friends to romance.
The story is a very cozy romance where it is simple in nature, but perfect to warm your heart. The characters in the story have a great logical way of thinking as it is not a simple transition for either of them to freely admit their feelings. There are multiple factors involved and I like how they were aware of them. Since Luke has a past with Eleanor a year ago, it would have been nice to have a little more elaboration on this just to give a little more feeling. The same can be said for some of the other gaps in the story as it would help readers feel the characters become more well-rounded. It was a sweet read and I look forward to not only going back and trying the first novel, but to reading the third when it becomes available.
**I give a special thank you to Netgalley and Dreamscape Media for the opportunity to read this enjoyable novel. The opinions expressed are completely my own.**
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