Friday, February 5, 2016

Make Me a Match by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Anna J. Stewart {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Make Me a Match: Baby, Baby\The Matchmaker Wore Skates\Suddenly SophieMake Me a Match
by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Anna J. Stewart
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Three bachelors turned…matchmakers?

One special night with Cooper Hamilton gave Nora Perry a precious gift. But no way is the sweet-talking salesman the right guy for her…or is he?

Former pro athlete Ty Porter could get burned when he falls for the beautiful reporter who ruined his career—and could now expose his most zealously guarded secret!

Gideon Walker has a long history with free-spirited flower shop owner Sophie Jennings. But when the banker-matchmaker fixes her up with potential candidates, he realizes he's made a terrible mistake…


My Review: 4 Stars

I have a soft spot in my heart for matchmakers and this one really intrigued me with three men doing the matching. Each story is about one of the Trinity--three men who have been friends since childhood and who are pretty much like brothers. Ty is set to go pro in hockey, before an injury ended his career. Gideon and Cooper were ready to ride on his coattails to get out of small town Alaska and head to the Lower 48. Each is desperate to get out of K-Bay and a bet made after seeing a news segment about matchmaking with bar owner, Coach, is just their ticket. If they can match six couple and have them ring the bell before Valentine's day, Coach will get them jobs with one of his hockey teams...and that's all it takes to motivate them.
I'm not big on the bar scene, so at first I was a little disgusted with these men. It seemed that all they did was work and hang out at the bar, wishing their lives away, instead of taking action and doing something about it. But as I got to know each of them, through their stories, better, I realized that there is more to them than at first meets the eye and I grew to love them. I enjoyed watching the matching play out, as some situations were quite funny, but Gideon's story is my favorite. There's something about him that just warms my heart and Sophie is such a sweet girl. The other two women seemed to have an agenda.

There are many fine lessons on family, loyalty, honesty, and priorities within these pages. Each story and situation is so different, yet common threads run through them. I loved that each story has a unique voice, which is really pronounced by having a different author write each one. I enjoyed my time in Kenkamken, Alaska with these great people!

Content: no language; mild violence; mild romance (innuendo, kissing, implied premarital relations). Clean.

*I received a copy through Prism Tours in exchange for an honest review*


Award winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, and the sweet romantic comedy Bridesmaid series. A Memory Away is Book 6 in the Harmony Valley series. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”. Melinda also writes hotter romances as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Wonderfully entertaining.

Cari Lynn Webb lives in Alabama with her family. If she isn’t at her computer, she can usually be found: picking up her daughters from school, dropping off at swimming or soccer practice or running into the grocery store for that one thing she forgot on her shopping list. She loves escaping into a romance and her e-reader can usually be found in her passenger seat. Visit her at:

You’ve met Anna J. Stewart (or someone like her) before. She was the girl who spun in circles on the playground hoping her Wonder Woman costume would magically appear before playing cops and robbers a la Charlie’s Angels–as Sabrina (she was the smart one). Anna was the girl in the back of the class with a paperback romance hidden in her algebra book (and yes, she failed algebra).

Growing up in the 70′s and 80′s meant there weren’t a lot of YA books, so she ventured early into mainstream fiction and read Stephen King’s CARRIE at the age of 8. Discovering Nora Roberts and romance novels early in high school opened her eyes to the wonders of storytelling and the beauty of a happily ever after.

So here she is, many years later with an English degree from CSU Sacramento, an RWA Golden Heart nomination behind her, countless stories in her head, and a serious addiction to STAR TREK, SUPERNATURAL, and SHERLOCK. She recently wrapped up a nearly 8-year stint working as assistant to NYTimes bestselling author Brenda Novak where she helped run Brenda's annual online auction for diabetes research. When she's not writing or reading (which she never has enough time for!), she's working on dollhouse miniatures and tolerating her overly-affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it's Snickers who tolerates her).

Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
Copy of Make Me a Match (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
Copy of A Memory Away by Melinda Curtis (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
Copy of The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor by Anna J. Stewart (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
Ends February 12th

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  1. Thanks for hosting us, Katie! So glad you enjoyed Make Me A Match. We had fun writing these stories.

    1. I can only imagine how much fun it is to do a collection like this. :)