Catherine Avril Morris
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Brash, bold, sassy and sex-positive, Clare Fox stomps men's hearts wherever she goes. But what happens when she starts to realize not all men are trollops — and at least one man is worth risking her heart?
Back in high school, if someone had told Clare she'd write for a living someday, she would have laughed in their face — or just dumped her cafeteria lunch down their shirt.
Ten years later, she has overcome both dyslexia and her high-school-dropout status with her own, personal ace in the hole: Her extensive knowledge of the male species. Now, Clare is Miss Match, the sassy, savvy love advice columnist for online dating site Mister-Match.com.
No one would dispute that Clare knows all there is to know about the male species — though some might say she knows all the wrong things. And lately, her advice columns have strayed a little beyond sassy and into the realm of acerbic...or even downright jaded.
It’s just that her life used to be a lot more exciting. A year ago, she was downtown five nights a week. These days, a typical Friday night is spent on the couch with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s for company. When Clare’s boss sends her on a singles’ cruise, ostensibly to vet the company for a possible partnership deal, Clare can read between the lines: Her job is on the line, and she’s been given one last chance to shape up...or ship out.
And then there are Clare’s meddling best friends, who have cooked up a little scheme of their own. On the sly, they hire the Love Doctor — refined, genteel Javier Valentín — to woo their best friend and sweeten up her bitter heart. Healing broken hearts, after all, is Javier’s work and his passion... Except he normally does it with his clients' full knowledge and consent. His process highlights perfect honesty, and it’s not about sex — it’s about helping a woman reconnect with her own strength, desires and sense of self-worth.
But Clare is a prime candidate for the Love Doctor’s expertise. Javier can’t pass up such a juicy case, but as soon as he meets her, his careful, tried-and-true process flies right out the window as he is captivated by this fiery, hard-hearted vixen.
Good thing he can see right through her bravado to the tender and passionate heart within. But can Clare let the Love Doctor past her walls and defenses, or will she end up doing what she’s done to a hundred other men, and stomp his heart to pieces?
HEAT LEVEL: Deliciously steamy! Books 1, 2.5 and 3—MISTER MATCH, HER SWEETEST MATCH (a Match novella) and MISMATCHED—are also available on iBooks.
Miserable lead character
This is just an awful commentary from a very disturbed soul. Not fun or amusing, just a really miserable human, too much of that in real life, not what I want to escape to in a book. Try again with a better outlook on humanity. Puts everyone and everything down like she’s better than everyone, she and you are not. Waste of a few hours of my life before I hit delete.
Oh well, at least it was free.. the only redeeming quality of this so called book.
I barely finished it
I put this book down several times thinking I just don’t care about this character. The female main character is totally obnoxious: rude, mean, slutty, aggressive, self-absorbed, etc. etc. etc. How anyone could want to be her friend let alone fall in love with her is ridiculous. The way she mistreats everyone she knows is not in keeping with the way they treat her back. I just wanted to punch her in the face every chapter. I pretty much hated this book.
For all the back and forth, and a pretty good plot, all of the denied physical desires became tiresome, overdone, and ultimately, a huge turnoff. By the time they actually had sex, nothing could have brought my interest back. 500+ pages of building, about 15 almost having sex scenes, made anything written as a sex scene an ultimate disappointment.
I’m all for intelligent writing, delayed gratification, and build up, but I don’t expect that from romance novel that talks about dicks in the first few chapters. The entire book was so PG, except for about the final 3 chapters. Seriously, less than 50 pages of anything close to steamy in a 500 + page book is a waste of time and the second most annoying book that I just wanted to throw across the room. The only thing that kept me from that was the fact that it’s on my iBook app..... I don’t even want to read another book by this author because I have no desire to feel this frustrated, annoyed, and ultimately mad after reading a book. Complete waste of 6 hours or so. 🤬😡🤬😡