Match Me If You Can by Michele Gorman

Publication Date:  January 14, 2016

 

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What if you could talk your ex into signing up for a dating service where you find the perfect partner? That’s the concept behind Catharine’s dating website, RecycleLove.com. With her own ex marrying his 23-year-old girlfriend, Catherine could use some of the upcycled love so talks her friends Rachel and Sarah into joining the site. Can these women find their perfect match?

 

 

I received a free copy of this novel from Notting Hill Press in exchange for my review.

[easyazon_link identifier=”B018Y7YSO4″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Match Me If You Can: Would you recycle your Ex?[/easyazon_link] is another great novel by author Michele Gorman about friendship, love and second chances. The premise of the dating site is that the ex is used as a measuring stick to determine a better fit for the subscriber. If one could get an ex to sign up for a dating site with them, it’s not a bad idea. Catherine’s ex-husband’s model girlfriend seems to think partnering with Catherine in the business is really the way to get to take off. Catherine can’t think of anything more horrendous, so she enlists the help of some good friends to up the numbers. Enter the opposites Rachel and Sarah. Though the novel stands alone, the Easter egg crossover to “The Curvy Girls Club” was a delight.

[easyazon_link identifier=”B018Y7YSO4″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Match Me If You Can: Would you recycle your Ex?[/easyazon_link] is hilarious in the way of a situation comedy. There’s the acerbic wit, the pratfalls, the women desperately needing to get back their groove. The three women are well drawn and realistic. Sarah has lost her mother and is a bit of a homebody whereas Rachel is an ambitious architect. There’s a makeover aspect to the business that really was rather lost on me. The makeover seemed determined to change them to someone else, instead of enhancing or improving who they were.

At the heart of the story is a valuable theme. Women helping women. Gorman takes the adage that we’re here to advance our fellow woman seriously. At the heart of the humor, she doesn’t skimp on the true base awkward emotions. Catherine’s ex lacks the ability to empathize (he considers Catherine his best friend ignoring the pain she feels that he has not only moved on to someone so young but wants to insert her into her life and business).

Each chapter features a shift in character perspective. Sarah’s point of view was the most relatable to me. Sarah is somewhat passive and heart breaking in her fear. The authentic and unique perspective of each character is a treasure. [easyazon_link identifier=”B018Y7YSO4″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Match Me If You Can: Would you recycle your Ex?[/easyazon_link] is perfectly edited so that the reading flow is never interrupted.

[easyazon_link identifier=”B018Y7YSO4″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Match Me If You Can: Would you recycle your Ex?[/easyazon_link] is a fast, funny and light read with true depth. It is a chick-lit mirror into the soul of single women of a certain age. If you’re looking for a fabulous Friday read, pick [easyazon_link identifier=”B018Y7YSO4″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Match Me If You Can: Would you recycle your Ex?[/easyazon_link] up today.

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Read more reviews of books by Michele Gorman:

The Expat Diaries: Single in the City by Michele Gorman, The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman and Perfect Girl.

For more information about Michele Gorman, visit her at her website. You can connect with her on Goodreads, her publisher’s page, Facebook and Twitter @MicheleGormanUK.

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