Her Unexpected Match
by Lacey Baker
Published by: Entangled: Amara
Publication date: February 21st 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Travel writer Allie Sparks has one goal: to find the story that will save her career. So here she is, visiting her bestie on picturesque Crescent Island—with sun-warmed beaches, the briny smell of the ocean, and rumors of a secret astrologer-matchmaker who guarantees love. Of course, Allie doesn’t believe in any of that stuff. If anything, she’ll prove it’s a total scam.
Ryan Parker believes in love—just not right now. He’s focused on expanding his family’s barbeque business, finding investors, and keeping his too-big Great Dane puppy from jumping on everyone, including his sister’s pretty, whiskey-eyed best friend. Besides, falling for a tourist is definitely not in his astrological forecast.
Allie is doing everything she can to resist the charm of the town and its beauty, not to mention her attraction to Ryan. But there’s a lot more happening on Crescent Island than anyone knows…and when her story goes to print, this tiny, close-knit town might never be the same.
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Her Unexpected Match is the first book in the Crescent Matchmaker series by Lacey Baker. This was such a fun, entertaining romance! The plot reads like a romantic comedy, in a good way. What I loved most about this book was it left me smiling.
Ryan Parker lives on a small island and works for his family’s restaurant. It is the Parker family’s legacy, and all the family members work there in some capacity. Ryan wants more for the restaurant and struggles with investors and his dad. Ryan is an all-around good guy. There was no artifice to Ryan, and I loved that.
Allie Sparks always sees the glass half empty. Allie is emotionally closed off. Allie comes to Crescent Island to write an article that has to save her career. I loved watching Allie’s metamorphosis from being this unhappy, negative person to opening her heart to happiness and love.
Ryan and Allie’s connection is tentative initially, but grows into an attraction the couple can’t deny. This is an easy-to-read, light story that is extremely romantic. I enjoyed all the vibrant secondary characters, especially nana and the great dane, Optimus! The background of the charming island added richness and depth to the story. Lacey Baker has created an upbeat, lovely romance. This is a firm foundation for an exciting new series!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Lacey Baker, a Maryland native, lives with her husband, three children, two grandchildren and English Bulldog in what most would call Suburban America–a townhouse development where everybody knows each other and each other’s kids. Family cook-outs, reunion vacations, and growing up in church have all inspired Lacey to work towards her dreams and to write about the endurance of family and the quest to find everlasting love. To date she has written in several genres including small town romance, YA paranormal (as Artist Arthur), a cozy mystery series titled Rumors and adult paranormal (as A.C. Arthur).
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Thanks for being on the tour! 🙂