Sunday, July 31

Review: The Matchmaker's Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: The Matchmaker's Replacement
By: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Wingmen Inc. #2
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
The BookWhisperer's Rating: 

Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.

Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.

But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.

Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.

This is my first Rachel Van Dyken book (but not the blogs first RVD book. Jackie loves her Elite series.) and it is definitely not going to be my last.  Actually, my next book of hers will be the first in this series and then I will continue on the RVD way.

Yes, I loved this book.  I love the “I hate you so much that I will make your life miserable every second of every day but secretly inside I love you to the moon and back” kind of stories.  Lex and Gabi are relentless in their fighting and pure hatred for one another.  Not a day goes by where Lex isn’t sending Gabi to the brink of tears but it changes when he starts noticing some differences and then suddenly the villain Lex starts turning into a superhero.

Both Lex and Gabi were brilliant characters.  Every page kept me curious in how this was all going to play out.  While Lex was the typical wealthy player, his character had much more depth.  His dedication to his friend, his company, and to Gabi (even when he hated her) is everything you need in the male lead and more.  Gabi rocked so hard and was such a delight to read.   She is the newest member of Wingmans, Inc. and finds herself working closely to her childhood crush Lex, however not all the time they spend together is fluffy and sweet. In fact, most of it is smack talk and evil doings.  But when Lex finds out something is going on with Gabi that she is not sharing with anyone, the smack talk and evil doings lessen and a whole lot of different feelings increase.

I found this book a very easy and sexy read and now I am addicted to this series.

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