Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Playing With Matches

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases!

Playing With Matches
Hannah Orenstein
Expected publication date: June 26, 2018
In the tradition of Good in Bed and The Assistants comes a funny and smart comedy about a young matchmaker balancing her messy personal life and the demands of her eccentric clients.

Sasha Goldberg has a lot going for her: a recent journalism degree from NYU, an apartment with her best friend Caroline, and a relationship that would be amazing if her finance-bro boyfriend Jonathan would ever look up from his BlackBerry. But when her dream career falls through, she uses her family’s darkest secret to land a job as a matchmaker for New York City’s elite at the dating service Bliss.

Despite her inexperience, Sasha throws herself into her new career, trolling for catches on Tinder, coaching her clients through rejection, and dishing out dating advice to people twice her age. She sets up a TV exec who wanted kids five years ago, a forty-year-old baseball-loving virgin, and a consultant with a rigorous five-page checklist for her ideal match.

Sasha hopes to find her clients The One, like she did. But when Jonathan betrays her, she spirals out of control—and right into the arms of a writer with a charming Southern drawl, who she had previously set up with one of her clients. He’s strictly off-limits, but with her relationship on the rocks, all bets are off.

Fresh, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny, Playing with Matches is the addictive story about dating in today’s swipe-heavy society, and a young woman trying to find her own place in the world. - from Goodreads


  1. Aw, this sounds great!! I definitely have to keep an eye out for this one!

  2. Oh, I like this! Especially, her family's darkest secret??? I especially like tha sound of that!

  3. This one sounds fun, in a good way. Will keep it in mind.

  4. Contemporary romance is not exactly my genre but I hope you'll enjoy this one you can put your hands on it!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

  5. oh hehe I def love the sound of this

  6. Who can resist a Southern drawl? Especially when he's off-limits. Hehe :D

  7. This sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy this one. Have a great day 💋

  8. Matchmaker stories are so fun, and I like that this one will be younger and inexperienced. Though, I must admit, the synopsis had me at funny.

    1. I know, I hope this one delivers on the laughs!

  9. This sounds fun and I'm always up for a book set in NYC :)

  10. This does sound interesting!! I hope you get to read it soon!


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