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The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race – Review by Chantelle Smith

The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town RomanceThe Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author and after reading this read, I can’t wait to read more from her and see how her other reads are, and if it’s going to be anything like this one then it’s going to be just as brilliant. This is a brilliant second chance romance read that has had me captivated from the very beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed this read from the get-go. I absolutely loved all the characters in this read and really enjoyed following their journey and story. It was an emotional rollercoaster of a read that took me along with the characters in which I kept turning the pages to find out more! I loved how their connection and chemistry grew, it was real and raw and just what I think both of them really need and I’m glad I went along on their journey. I can’t wait for more from this author, but until then don’t miss this read!

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The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race – Review by Lisa Helmick

The Matchmaker and The MarineThe Matchmaker and The Marine by Lucinda Race
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This isn’t what I expected. It sounds great in the synopsis. It is very wordy and a slow romance. Melinda is a matchmaker. We learn all about her services and her friends. Adam is a former marine. He hires Melinda to find him a match. He goes out on dates then decides he likes Melinda as more than a friend. They become great friends and we get a front row seat to this slow sweet romance.

The story is nice and slow. I just felt it took a long time to get from point A to point B. The characters are finely developed. This just isn’t my cup of tea. A faster pace and less filler would have worked better for me.

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The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race – Review by Angela Hayes

The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town RomanceThe Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Matchmaker and the Marine is the first story that I have read by Lucinda Race. This is a contemporary second chance, small-town romance- all about taking a chance on love and finding love unexpectedly.
Melinda Phillips is a very successful matchmaker. She knows what it is like to find a ‘forever love’, and even though her soul mate has passed away, she still wants everyone to experience that kind of true love. Adam Bell retired from the Marines after his last tour left him scarred, both physically and emotionally. His confidence has taken a battering and even though he longs for someone special in his life, he isn’t sure he wants to take the risk of being hurt. But meeting Mel changes things, so he signs up for matchmaking, and they soon form a friendship. Will they both open up and take a chance on love, or will the pain of their pasts deny them the chance of finding happiness? If you love romance, and you want to know how the story ends, you should take a chance on this sweet story and find the answers for yourself.
Sweet, spicy, and emotive!

Thank you, Lucinda Race!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race – Review by Tausha Treadway

The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town RomanceThe Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race. I loved this book. In fact I read it in one setting leaving me a little book hungover the next day but it was worth it. Its the story of Melinda a psychologist turned matchmaker. Melinda is trying to put her life back together after losing her Police Officer husband to a horrible accident. She has moved to the small town of Chester and has made a name for herself as a matchmaker. While attending one of the matches wedding’s she is introduced to Adam a former Marine who is new to town. He is best friends with the groom and decides he needs to have Melinda fix him up. Once they meet they become fast friends and Melinda sets out to find Adam his perfect match. Adam is keeping a secret though, something very important to him was lost during his time in the Marines. He’s scared to be honest about it because of the way his last girlfriend responded. As Adam goes on dates that Melinda has set up he realizes that maybe Melinda is the one for him not these other women. Will Melinda realize its time to find love for herself and move on or will the secret Adam is harboring tear them apart. This is a sweet contemporary romance that I couldn’t put down!

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The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race – Review by Katie Matthews

The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town RomanceThe Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This is the first book that I have read by this author and I absolutely loved it! I was a really easy read and had wonderful characters. The authors writing style was really relaxed which made the book such a pleasure to read and that along with the pace and flow definitely made it a 5 star read in my opinion. I think I fell in love with Melinda and Adam from the very beginning, both of them with their own issues to overcome and I could feel the genuine connection that they seemed to have.
This was a really lovely second-chance romance story and one that I would absolutely recommend to other readers! I will definitely be looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future.

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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Piper Foster

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a lovely quick read. I adore Emily’s and Rebecca’s strong friendship. Rebbeca moves through the ranks quickly. This is book is set in the 70s and is a very romantic book with sweet romance. This book shows you how Rebbeca deals with her own self esteem issue issue which are very relatable in any age. That twist at the end really shocked me.

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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Lucy Berson

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson. I loved this book, the storyline and most definitely the characters. I found myself invested in Becky’s career and most certainly her life. I felt that at times, I was on a roller coaster of emotions. Becky has a lot going on in her career and her life and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
This was a new author to me and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to much more.

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The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race – Review by Piper Foster

The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town RomanceThe Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a lovely sweet romance book all about second chances.Ms. Race is a new author to me and I am so glad to have the opportunity to read this book. I enjoyed how clean this book is and how you feel for the characters. This is a lovely relaxing read for those long days Lucidina has a great way of drawing you into this little world.

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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Heather Lovelace

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love that I’ve found a new author to follow! This book is the second in the series but fell into my hands without my reading the first. It stands well on its own and was just a wonderfully emotional and full story in its own right. I immediately connected with the characters and flew through the pages. This fast paced inspirational romance will keep you interested and leave you wanting more. I cannot wait to read more from this author and go back to read the first in the series.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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