Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Bachelor's Perfect Match

GIVEAWAY
SPRINGER, KATHRYN
THE BACHELOR'S PERFECT MATCH

He loves adventures...She only reads them...until now!

Maddie Montgomery, Castle Falls shy librarian, has always played it safe. Enter Aiden Kane, the town's resident adventurer, on the mend from an accident and in need of Maddie's help. As Maddie assists Aiden with his search for a long-lost relative, the handsome outdoorsman coaxes Maddie out of her safety zone. But can Maddie take the biggest risk of all - giving in to love?

My Review:

"At nine o'clock on Monday morning, Maddie Montgomery brewed a cup of Earl Grey tea and opened the Castle Falls Library, ready for another quiet, ordinary day. And then someone dropped a pirate off at her door."  Sqqquuueaaallll - doesn't that opening scream 'Read me! Read me!' Like, right now. So I did. Eyes glued to page until I reached the end. I mean...I can't even...

Shy, bespectacled librarian meets adventure-seeking pirate -- how perfect is that? Except...wait...Maddie lives through her books while Aiden doesn't even read them! Gasp! Say it ain't so -- how can a non-reader be my hero? Especially since I'm like Maddie when it comes to books:

"For Maddie, sharing a favorite book was like sharing a secret. You weren't just giving people a book. You were offering them a glimpse into your heart" (p 39)

Disgruntled sigh. I was prepared to make Aiden work for my hero worship but then he winked at me. Well, at Maddie. And Maddie's tummy went all aflutter just like mine did. And there was Aiden all adorably needy after being in a car accident and grumpy because he's not the kind of guy who likes to be fussed over. In fact, as the youngest Kane he has to endure a lot of  'brother smother' as his macho older siblings try to make things easier for him. So he's hiding out in the library wondering how he totally missed the cute librarian all these years. Because Castle Falls is the kind of small town where everyone knows everyone else. Clearly this hero and heroine lived in different worlds until fate stepped in and...the unlikeliest romance blossoms!

And there's a dog!!! Injured, abandoned and when he bares his teeth it might be preface to a growl or a smile. No one's exactly sure. But he's got attitude, which exactly matches Aiden's so this non-reading hero just went up a notch in my estimation since he's kind to animals (sort of...in a grumpy way.)

A brilliant plot held me spellbound not just because of Maddie and Aiden but a host of captivating secondary characters as well. And dare I hope that the author has set the stage for fourth book in this series? Even though all the brothers have found their matches there's a tight-lipped deputy who caught my eye. A single dad who seems a tad out of his element. I'm hoping he gets his own story and I know just the woman for him...

Oh -- and by the way, this is the third book in Kathryn Springer's Castle Falls series. I missed the first one but The Bachelor's Twins was just as sublime as this one so I highly recommend the series.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Bachelor's Perfect Match, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add an email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 20 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

22 comments:

  1. I love Kathryn's books...and have been blessed to read all in this series! The dog amazed me too, Kav! lol

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    1. LOL -- yes, it's important to acknowledge what dogs bring to a story, isn't it?

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  2. The whole opposites attract theme is so endearing! Yeah, and I totally get the hero you don't want to like wiggling his way into your heart...I Just had it happen in the last book I read. Obstinate men...lol! What are we, so weak a wink and a smile will melt us, I suppose it does in my case :-) But really, they have a heart of gold and treat the heroine like a queen, so there's that quality to consider.

    This sound like a fun read with plenty of sparking between Aiden & Maddie!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Honestly amazing. I just discovered that Kathryn Springer was writing for LI and wow, her stories are...awesomesauce. :-) Good luck, Trixi.

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  3. This is the best story and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! Kathryn is one of my favorites, I've read 23 of her books and I have The Mommy Wish to read and then I'll have read all her books except that early set of 3-Princess/Prince/Picket fences.
    Do you think Kathryn will match up the single dad deputy with the missing sister? That would be my guess!
    And look at you Kav! It's Thursday and you are making it through! Your cheering squad is going wild in the stands!

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    1. That's what I'm thinking too, Tracey! I don't know how I missed all these books. I will do better in the future! And yes, one day until the long weekend. Woot!

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  4. Yes still many author I have not read and she is one. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom. Hope you are doing better.

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    1. Oooohhh -- you must, you must, you must! Good luck, Kim.

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  5. oh my goodness, squeal is right. I would love to read how these two opposites attract. and there is a dog. yes !!!
    thank you for your review.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Definitely a book to sqqquueeeaaallll about. Good luck, Lori!

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  6. The setting sounds so appealing, with a favorite place (the library), family research, and an abandoned dog (the origins of several of my fur-babies, present and past). Much to attract a new reader, as I don't think I have read anything by Kathryn. Thanks! (And am seconding Tracey's last paragraph).

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    1. Kathryn Springer's stories are fantabulous and this one is super fantabulous. So there. And thanks for the cheering squad!

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  7. Kathryn Springer was one of the first Christian authors that I read when I started reading fiction again 4 years ago. Before that I read mostly non-fiction and kids books. That's what college and homeschooling will do to you. Haha. The Dandelion Field is a favorite, because it put its hooks in me and I haven't stopped reading fiction since.
    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I can't imagine not reading fiction but I'm all over the kids books. And YA! Glad you've found your fiction grove again. Kathryn Springer delivers that same kind of 'long' book satisfaction in these shorter LIs. It's amazing. Good luck, Terrill.

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  8. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(At)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck!

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  9. Opposites attract AND not only a pooch but one that's injured needing help but with attitude - you sold me! I'd love the chance to read "THE BACHELOR'S PERFECT MATCH" and I appreciate the chance you are giving us to win a copy! <3
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. You will adore this story, Kay. Guaranteed! Good luck.

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  10. This sounds like a book I'd definitely like to read. Thanks so much for the review.

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck!

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  11. Kathryn Springer’s books are always enjoyable. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Yes they are! Good luck, Mindy!

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