Apr 28

Imperfect Match by Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels Review


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Rule number one for a professional matchmaker?

Don’t fall in love with your client.

I screwed that up when I fell for my best friend, Reid Fortino. He’s gorgeous, successful, and sexy as hell. I figured it would be easy to find him a match—and save the family business at the same time.

But the more time I spend attempting to find the perfect girl, the more I realize how much I want him for my own. What’s the harm if we give in for just one night?

I should have known that would never be enough.

Now I’m on the verge of losing my job and my heart.

We were an imperfect match from the start, but I don’t know how to let him go.

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Corinne Michaels and Melanie Harlow come together again to pen another irresistible, addictive love story. The styles of these two authors blend perfectly in this best-friends-to-lovers romance. Michaels runs readers through the gamut of gut-wrenching emotions as this couple fights their way through difficult personal histories, painful past experiences and future hopes and dreams to get to their happily ever after. Harlow soothes those frayed emotions with the hefty doses of swoony, sweet romance, scintillating passion, and playful banter.

Reid and Willow had tremendous chemistry and a rock-solid friendship as their foundation. Not once did they cross the line—they both were looking for very different things. Unlucky in love, Willow was ready to move to the next stage in her life, with or without a man. Reid didn’t have the best luck when it came to romantic relationships either, but it just felt so natural and so right when their platonic relationship turned passionate that they were powerless to fight the pull of those feelings. I was drawn right into the push and pull of their should-we/could-we uncertainties and all the tumultuous emotions of that time. But with every high, there was a low, and my heart ached as they struggled to work through those issues and emotions. It wasn’t all heavy, heart-tugging emotion, though. This couple had an effortlessly comfortable, in-sync vibe in their relationship, and their friendship always shone through the heat of their attraction for plenty of light-hearted, fun moments along with the excitement of their newfound physical relationship.

Imperfect Match packed all the feels within in its pages, and I felt every single one of them. Harlow’s sweetness softened the edges of Michaels’ angst, and their writing meshed together beautifully in this engrossing best-friends-turned-lovers romance. Michaels weaved her angsty magic in all its gut-wrenching glory. Harlow tempered that emotion with layers of sweet romance and sizzling chemistry that added depth and richness making this a memorable love story that I simply did not want to put down. This author collaboration is anything but imperfect, and I’ll be right here hoping and waiting for more from these two perfectly matched authors. Five smooches from me for Imperfect Match by Corinne Michaels and Melanie Harlow!

~Danielle Palumbo




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