Genre: New Adult Romance
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Wingmen Inc. #2
Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
Available At: Amazon (FREE on Kindle Unlimited)
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.
Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.
But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.
Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.
No Spoilers, I Promise!
The Matchmaker’s Replacement was even better than the first book in the Wingmen Inc. series, and I really enjoyed that one as well. Rachel Van Dyken did an excellent job with the storyline and characters, and I was really impressed by her writing style. It was simple yet to the point, and I loved the humor, sarcasm, banter, and of course romance that she weaved all throughout the book. I could tell she put a lot of work and effort into both novels in the Wingmen Inc. series, and it definitely showed in each one.
Ah, Lex and Gabi. Where do I even start? They were quite the pair, that was for sure, but I loved their personalities and chemistry together. Lex and Gabi were first introduced in The Matchmaker’s Playbook, and over the course of these two books, went from friends to enemies to lovers. It was interesting to see how their relationship played out, and I was happy with how it progressed in this book. Heck, I didn’t even mind their arguing and sometimes playful fighting with each other. All of it was highly entertaining to read and I’m glad I gave their story a try.
Another aspect I really enjoyed was the fact that Lex and Gabi’s story was told from both of their POV, unlike the first book that was solely told from the hero’s perspective. I thought the dual POV gave more meaning and depth to the story by showing how each of them felt and what they were thinking, both about each other and what was going on in their own lives. There were a few things throughout the story that I might have liked to change, but those are just my personal preferences, and should in no way affect your decision to read the book.
The Matchmaker’s Replacement was unique, intriguing, and definitely a page turner. I would highly recommend giving both books in the Wingmen Inc. series a try; I sincerely doubt you’ll be disappointed!
FOUR “Lex and Gabi” Stars!
~About the Author~
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!