The Matchmaker and the Marine by Lucinda Race was a great romance novel! It was entertaining and enthralling, I didn’t want to put it down! Great characters and a great plot, I felt like I was right there in the town of the Chester with Melinda and Adam! This was such a heartfelt and heartwarming novel. I highly recommend this book! This is the first novel I’ve read from Lucinda Race before and I can’t wait to read more in the future!
The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race is a brilliant book with such strong and captivating characters. I loved the connection between Melinda and Adam, it has such a sweet beginning and blossomed into so much more.
I thought the author had a great balance between some deep, emotional topics and the sweet romantic story. Both had their place and both felt like they worked in this book. It was so nice to see the friendship between the 2 characters develop, and then develop into more.
This was my first book by this author and I was impressed with her writing style and how she draws the reader in. This is a fantastic book and one I would highly recommend.
The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race is a beautifully written romance novel that I didn’t want to end! Melinda Phillips is the town matchmaker who has a great track record, many of her couples have ended up marrying each other. However, she has sworn never to date again after losing her husband so she strives to find true love for her clients. That is until she encounters the most handsome Marine at a client’s wedding. Adam Bell is a retired Marine due to an injury he got while serving. Not only did he end up losing his leg but his girlfriend couldn’t cope with his new norm and left him. Adam can’t help but feel that if he lets anyone know his secret they will take pity on him. As a friendship begins between Melinda and Adam, they can’t help but wonder if they are each other’s second chance at happiness. This novel was so refreshing to read. The friendship that was created between Melinda and Adam was so innocent and sweet yet such a struggle. They learned to accept the past and move forward with their new lives. It was such a heartwarming novel to read that I truly didn’t want it to end. This was a romance novel that wasn’t full of sexy scenes and dirty talk, and honestly, I didn’t miss it one bit.
The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race is a lovely second chance romance. It is well written and the characters are easy to fall in love with. They are each flawed and scared and both learning to get on with life after heartbreak and tragedy. If only they could set it aside and learn to trust again and take a step back and see what is right in front of their faces. It is a sweet and easy read to get lost in and makes for a nice afternoon reading.
Reviewed by @jennadb
This was a touching love story about 2 people who have had trouble and heartache in their lives overcoming it to be together and finding happiness again.
Melinda is a matchmaker. Her job and passion in life is to find people their perfect match and create as many happy ever afters as possible. She is able to do this for everyone apart from herself.
After her husband got killed by a drunk driver she feels she can’t even expect love again. That is until she meets Adam.
Adam is a retired Marine. He left due to an injury that means his leg was amputated. That same fact is something he doesn’t want anyone knowing about especially not Melinda.
He goes to Melinda to sign up to her dating site to find him his perfect match but what neither of them expect to find is that they are perfect matches for each other.
Can they both overcome their pasts to be able to build a future together? Will Melinda still accept Adam completely despite his disability and will Adam feel able to trust Melinda enough to show himself to her completely.
These types of stories always send me on the best possible emotional rollercoaster. Race does a fantastic job setting the stage for a beautiful story. I was immediately invested, rooting for the main characters to find a way. Because at the end, aren’t we all looking for our own HEA? This played to my romantic heart with a foot kept firmly in reality. I had a hard time putting this down and simply wanted to spend more time with these characters. Beautiful book.
Matchmaker Melinda is exceptional at her job in the town of Chester where she’s coupled almost everybody around. As a widower, she aspires to help everyone find the love she’s experienced with her late husband. She’s protecting her own heart by being one and done with marriage after the loss.
Adam is a retired marine who has great pain from the war and his heart is no exception to being bruised and battered so he strives to protect it. Melinda opens a part of him he’d thought had died and brightens his outlook on life.
Melinda hires the marine as a carpenter to create a pergola in her backyard while he’s now open to what services she provides but there’s a friendship developing between the two. The only problem is will they bypass their past to create a future together?
This story was sweet in the best ways. I loved how their chemistry was natural. Great characters with steamy and romantic interests made this book an easy read which I could not put down. This book makes you believe in love again and shows it’s okay to put your heart on the table for love.
The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race
What a sweet story! I loved how Adam was the epitome of a Marine. He was well mannered, respectful, honorable and is still a Marine though he’s retired. As someone who works with a lot of military I was happy to see she got that part right.
Melinda is enjoying her new life as a Matchmaker. She had no idea when she went to the wedding of one of her couples that her life is going to change for the better.
This was an incredibly sweet story between Adam and Melinda. They both have scars and are learning to live their new lives. I really enjoyed this story and would love to see more of the Matchmaker’s successful couples.
I am not gonna lie, I really wanted to get my hands on this novel the moment I saw the teasers and cover. I am a sucker for military romance stories being a former NAVY brat myself gives me all the feels of home sometimes when I read about the men and women who serve to protect our country. This one was a sweet spin on the second chance romance and military romance, and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with Melinda and Adam.
We meet Melinda, a woman who is set and determined to matchmaker the perfect couple. She only wants to give others a taste of the same love she once held so dear to her heart. She lost her love of her life but others don’t have to miss out too. When she meets Adam at a friend’s wedding she never intended for her heart to start beating the romance tune again but it slowly starts to unthaw and heal. Will these two be able to find a love within each other? This book was so much fun to get lost in. I felt as if I was visiting the coast and soaking in the sun as I watched these two slowly fall in love with each other. I can’t wait to get my hands on more of Lucinda Race’s works!
The Matchmaker and the Marine by Lucinda Race a four-star matchmade in heaven read. This is such an emotional and surprising read, Adam is such a great character, everything he goes through will just make you care so deeply for him, there is just something about him that keeps you hooked. Melinda was a good character but she took me longer to warm too, she has a tragic story as she lost the love of her life, and I admire her wanting to help others get that love, but there was just something about her that rubbed me the wrong way in the start, by the end I adored her but needed tie for her to grow on me.
Review by @saraoxo
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