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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wrong Brother, Right Match - Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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Review by Suze
Kennedy doesn't like messy. She wants everything to be perfect. Creating that perfection is what she does best, also for others. She's a matchmaker and has developed the exact right software to bring people together. She tested it on herself and found the ideal man through her own system. Justin is everything she wants in a boyfriend, he's handsome, smart and just as career driven as Kennedy. They rarely see each other, but they are amazing together, or aren't they?
When Justin finally introduces Kennedy to his family his brother Matt gets the shock of his life. He already knows Kennedy. They spent some time in an elevator together and there were plenty of sparks. Kennedy is the woman he hasn't been able to get out of his mind. When Justin leaves Kennedy with his family for several days she and Matt have the chance to get to know each other better. Will they be able to put the elevator incident behind them and has Kennedy actually chosen the right brother?
Wrong Brother, Right Match is a fun holiday story. Kennedy is sweet and she has one wish, having a family. She loves spending time with Justin's relatives and likes warm cozy Christmases. I loved her determination to make people happy. Kennedy is driven and knows exactly what she wants in life. However, sometimes the heart wins it from the mind and I enjoyed watching her handle that complication. Matt is a gentle man, he's always there for his mother, brother and sister and sometimes forgets himself in the process. He deserves some happiness for himself as well and I kept hoping he would get it. I loved the connection he has with Kennedy, they're both kindhearted, romantic souls and I liked that aspect of the story very much.
Jennifer Shirk has written a wonderful festive story. It's light and cheerful and has a great holiday atmosphere. The descriptions of food, especially chocolate, and drinks made my mouth water. I love it when characters are passionate about what they put in their mouths. Wrong Brother, Right Match is a delicious and cute book with a lovely romantic ending.
Wrong Brother, Right Match is a great choice for readers who like sweet stories about family, true love and delicious holiday treats.
About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME. Recently, her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.

Kennedy grew silent again. She began chewing her bottom lip. His eyes automatically dropped to her mouth, and for the forty-eighth time since being trapped together, he thought about kissing some sense into that anxious brain of hers.

“You’re right.” Her words were so soft, he wasn’t sure she’d spoken them. “He’s wonderful. Really awesome. But honestly…” She gave him a sharp if slightly tipsy look. “I’ve never said this to anyone, so you can’t tell a soul.”

He gave her a droll look. “Who am I going to tell?”

She stared him down for several seconds as if judging his sincerity. “Cross your heart?”

“Cross my heart,” he repeated, making the motion against his chest.

“Okay.” She bit her lip. “It’s just that…sometimes I doubt we’re meant for each other.”


 “Yes. I know it’s crazy,” she murmured. “Especially since I can’t afford for my software to be wrong.”

 Before he could respond, the lights overhead flickered. Her head whipped up toward the ceiling. “Thank God!” The elated expression on her face reminded him of a child watching fireworks go off. “We’re finally going to get out of here,” she squealed.

“Yeah…awesome.” Matt swallowed hard. He should be happy, too. Why the hell wasn’t he happy? He’d finally be out of this cramped elevator and away from this anxiety-ridden woman with her boyfriend issues. But instead, all he could do was bank down a strange sense of disappointment at the thought of her walking through those elevator doors and him never seeing her again.

He stood first then held out his hand to help her up. Her palm met his, and he tugged just as the elevator began to move again, causing them to lose their balance. His back slammed against the wall, and she fell into his arms.

“Nice catch,” she said with a laugh, obviously still feeling the effects of the champagne.

Matt held on to her, his heart beating wildly. Having her in his arms ignited all kinds of thoughts, all kinds of feelings. Naughty thoughts. Good feelings. His gaze captured hers for a long moment until eventually her smiling face grew serious, too. Then his conscience tapped him on the shoulder.

What the hell do you think you’re doing? it said. You’ve both been drinking. And she has a boyfriend.

 He’d always hated his conscience.


 Matt didn’t move. The elevator was going to open soon. They would be free to leave separately or leave together. There was still a choice. Growing up, he had always been the one to toe the line. Do what was right for everyone else in his life. But so help him, he didn’t want to do that this time. Maybe it was the alcohol, but he wanted her. True, the woman had a boyfriend—a neglectful boyfriend—but still, there were rules for that sort of thing, weren’t there? Like what if…

Screw it.

He kissed her.
One very lucky winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.


  1. This makes me want to read more. Love Christmas novels. Thanks for the chance. :)

  2. The book review and excerpt sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

  3. Thank you Suze, sounds like an interesting book.

  4. Awe this sounds like such a great story, its so crazy that Matt and Kennedy have met before and Kennedy tells him all her feelings about his brother lolol!

  5. Loved the excerpt. I just had a dream last night about being trapped in an elevator with an old boyfriend! I think that's a sign I need to read this book!! :)

  6. Sounds like an interesting book :)

  7. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review!

  8. Thank you for the review and hosting!!! 💕

  9. I would really love to read this one, loved the excerpt!

  10. This sounds like a sticky situation!

  11. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

  12. Thanks for the great excerpt.
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  13. This is my introduction to Jennifer Shirk's work.
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  15. Loved the excerpt - it leaves you wanting more :)

  16. Think I might become a fan of Jennifer Shirk

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  18. Interesting excerpt - I want to know what happens next!

  19. This book sounds like a great read. Would love to win this book!

  20. I love holiday stories with family! Sounds super fun!