5 stars · New Adult · Panty Melter · RomComs

The Matchmaker’s Playbook (Wingmen Inc. #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

The Matchmaker's Playbook Book Cover The Matchmaker's Playbook
Wingmen Inc. #1
Rachel Van Dyken
Fiction, New Adult, Romantic Comedy
April 5th 2016


Wingman rule number one: don’t fall for a client.

After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.

From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule.…

Maria’s Review


“Men are suckers for long hair. I think it goes back to the early days when cavemen would grab women by the hair and tug them back to their hay beds and make sweet love to them.”

➦Who loves romcoms?

➦So, as you have probably guessed this one really hit the spot. I just loved the non-stop banter in this novel and I guess this is just my type of humor so I was pretty much laughing all the way through the book. But this book also gave me the feels and I lurved it hard.

➦So, pretend boyfriend theme here ladies, or boyfriend for hire. Our hero Ian runs Wingman Inc. with his best friend where they help ladies make other guys jealous. The concept = pretty unlikely irl, right? So let’s just get over it and go with the flow because this is fiction, people 🙂

Ian gets a new client – a girl in ugly flip flops who hides her killer athletic body behind baggy clothes. Add to the fact that she’s his best friend’s roommate and you got quite a situation. So, will Ian break his main rule of never falling for a client?

➦Well, there isn’t much I didn’t love about this book. I already mentioned the funny banter. But the sexual tensionwas off the charts too! There’s quite a bit of slow burn which I so love in my books and I was itching for them to finally get together.

➦Although this a trope that has been done many times before, I still loved it because it was done so well. I devoured this book in a day and, considering that I have an attention span of a frog when it comes to books, I think this says a lot 😀

➦Recommended to anyone who loved romantic comedies, college romances, pretend boyfriend tropes.

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