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The Matchmaker by Catriona Innes

Genre: Romance
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

For Caitlin Carter, love means business.
She’s taken matchmaking back to basics. There is no swiping left. No creepy location tracker. Definitely no unsolicited pics of areas of the anatomy no one wants to see. She’s made dating great again: personal, patient… and profitable. Her startup is going from strength to strength, with clients wanting to find the love she has with her own husband Harry, and she even has celebrities wanting to use her services…
Caitlin is living the perfect life.
Except it’s all a perfect lie. And Caitlin doesn’t know how long she can keep it up.
In an era of social media and dating apps, when we have never been more connected yet more isolated, The Matchmaker is a story about love, loss and loneliness, and learning to accept your reality.

My Thoughts

Caitlin Carter loves her job, but lately it seems that she is living only to work… she is married but no one has seen her husband for a while, is she still married? Her job is not working as well as she wants but she is ready to do anything she can to help it; a strong advertisement, a famous client… but before everything starts to work she will have to solve some personal problems that she has been postponing for a while. Ready?
This had been a refreshing but deep read, with humour and touching characters you can not stop reading till the last page!
I was totally surprised with this book, is Christmassy, funny but it felt so real and charming that I felt part of the Cait family since the beginning. Because she is not perfect, she has some very good friends/co-workers but is so scared to deceive them that she is keeping all her feelings hidden from all of them. But this was one of those times that you could totally relate with the main character, I could understand her fear and pain; but she knows too that sooner or later the truth will be revealed, with consequences, of course.
There are some really hilarious situations in the book, because you’ll be able to read some of the first dates that Cait arranges as a Matchmaker, with the funny situations and sparkles too! Because we can’t never forget that the first date can go really well or really bad! But don’t worry, Cait is really good in her job, so having a bad date is not something that happens often on her dates!
This is a book I would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a few hours surrounded by love, friendship and humour; because what’s more important during Christmas that your loved ones around you?

About The Author

Hello, I’m Features Director at Cosmopolitan where, in the name of investigative journalism, I have joined an undercover police force, worked as a Playboy Bunny croupier and – for one night only – performed a stand-up set with just two hours practice. It was all terrifying! But hopefully will all make it into a book one day (so will be worth it!)