Review: Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young

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Review: Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young
Outmatched

3.5 Stars


Book Info

Released: November 19, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 334
 

“OUTMATCHED is a fun and lighthearted read.”
~ Under the Covers

Sometimes you just need a little extra push to pick up a book that you’ve been wanting to read.  That’s the case with OUTMATCHED.  I bought this when it came out back in November and then it’s just been sitting.  But I decided to pick it up this month because it’s the book of the month for the Romancetheque Book Club.

OUTMATCHED is a fun and lighthearted read. Some of it was funny and some of it was cute. The heroine is super smart and to get her promotion at work she has to show she’s got a stable boyfriend because she works in an environment with plenty of male toxicity. So she decides to hire someone to be her fake boyfriend and instead she gets her perfect candidate’s brother. An ex-fighter and the complete opposite to everything she wants.⁠

While this is not to say it’s a perfect book it was very entertaining. I had fun while reading it and breezed right through it in one sitting.⁠  It’s one of those really easy, fast books to read.  There’s quick chemistry between the main characters, definitely opposites attract.  But there’s also a lot that will rub you the wrong way when it comes to what the heroine is dealing with at work.  The investor she’s trying to impress is a major ass, not only to her but to the hero.

But if you’re looking for a good pick me up kind of book, this should fit the bill.  I can’t say it’s entirely too memorable or unforgettable but I had fun reading this cute story.

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About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is a child of the 80’s, which means she's worn neon skirts, black-lace gloves, and combat boots (although never all at once) and can quote John Hughes movies with the best of them. A life long daydreamer, she finally realized that the characters in her head needed a proper home and thus hit the keyboard. She believes that falling in love is one of the headiest experiences a person can have, so naturally she writes romance. Her love of superheroes, action movies, and history led her to write historical paranormals. She lives in the Washington D.C. area and, when not writing, looks after two children, one husband, and a dog — the fish can fend for themselves.

About Samantha Young

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has sold in twenty-five countries.

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Elizabeth

This reminds me of the movie Picture Perfect with Jennifer Aniston.

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ll be adding to my wishlist.

Timitra

Looking forward to reading it, thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca