Tuesday 17 January 2023

The Perfect Match by Dandy Smith | Blog Tour Book Review

[AD/Gifted - I received an ebook copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.]

The Perfect Match by Dandy Smith
My rating: 4/5
Publisher: Embla Books
Publication date: 19th January 2023

Best friend or boyfriend, who would you believe?

Zara has always felt a little ordinary next to her spirited best friend Ivy. Even her dreams seem mundane: a boyfriend, marriage, children... Besides, who would pick her when they could choose Ivy?

So when Zara meets Henry and there's an instant spark, she can't believe her luck. A wealthy CEO who wants to settle down? He's perfect... until Ivy insists he's too good to be true.

As Henry and Ivy repeatedly clash, doubts creep into Zara's mind. Could it be that Ivy just doesn't want to share her best friend with anyone else? Or does Henry have a hidden agenda? Zara is caught in the middle, constantly trying to prove who she loves more.

Then someone winds up dead, and Zara realises there's more to this than jealousy...

This book! My head is spinning.

Twenty-eight year old Zara dreams of being married, having children and having a perfect family, in spite of her upbringing which was quite the opposite. Her best friend Ivy is happy to flit around, never settling down and thinks Zara's idea of being settled is pathetic.

When Zara meets Henry and begins a whirlwind romance, Ivy is less than pleased. Zara and Ivy's relationship is extremely close and made me feel a bit uncomfortable at times if I'm honest. Ivy is telling Zara things to turn her against Henry and Henry is doing the same about Ivy. Zara is stuck in the middle but who can she trust?

I absolutely loved how this was written and I think I went from about 17% to 75% in one sitting because I just wanted to see what was going to happen next. It is very dark at some points and had me guessing throughout. I really enjoyed the end scene where Zara relays the story from two different perspectives. Very well done!


Thanks to Compulsive Readers & Embla Books for having me on the blog tour. You can find out more about the bloggers taking part in the tour in the graphic below.

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