Review: The Matchmaker’s Playbook (Wingmen Inc. #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Wingman rule number one: don’t fall for a client.
After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.
From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule.…
The Matchmaker’s Playbook is the first book in a new adult series, Wingmen Inc. It can be read as a standalone and there’s no cliffhanger regarding the main couple.
One thing that set this book apart from other books is that it’s completely told from the male perspective. Ian was fun, charming and of course, amazing in bed. The heroine, Blake, is just as as charming, but with an innocence that complemented the hero’s personality. Loved the dialogue between them!
Deep down this story wasn’t about playing games, communication issues, getting the guy/girl, overcoming the past or even redemption, but to always value yourself and put yourself first. Rachel’s voice is strong and compelling.
The Epilogue was so funny, the perfect ending. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, Gabi and Lex sound like they’ll be explosive together!