Book Tour (Book Review & Giveaway): The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken



Title: The Matchmaker’s Playbook (Wingmen #1)
Author: @RachVD
Reviewer: Yaya @MrsJCintron
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 stars



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…

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YaYa's Review


First let me start of by saying this is quite the funny read. I didn’t even look at the genre or read the synopsis when Grace sent me the arc sign up. Not only did Ian’s POV crack me up, but Gabs and Lex are out of this world. I’m glad I gave it a chance. I needed this type of book.


That’s Ian. He’s cocky as can be, but I mean if you were drafted to the NFL I’m sure you would be too. Why is he in college? I’ll get to that in a minute. He’s a ladies man. Good looking, nice blond hair, tall, built and smart. One defect, he’s a WHORE. The man has sex with just about anything that has a vagina. “Every woman is beautiful. Every woman has a purpose.” It’s not for you to bang them all Ian. Anyways, how do I describe this “business” he has going on.

Let’s go back to why he’s in college so you can understand a bit of his business. As I mentioned, he was drafted to the NFL, freak accident saving a little boy, left him hurt and not able to play any longer. Bummer. So what does he do? He uses his whorish ways for good. At least that’s what he and Lex think. Oh, Lex is Ian’s BFF/Business associate. These two knuckleheads set out to help the girls no one notices get the guy of their dreams. They have it all figured out thanks to an app/software, Lex’s genius ways, as well as Ian’s skills. The software helps them find out how compatible the couples will be. Did you roll your eyes? Stop it, it’s very funny how they get away with this. Did I also mention they make good money out of it? Dating and falling in love in love in college is some serious business.

Just think of the two of us as the
brokers. You’re welcome world.

The story is predictable. Yes, at least it was for me, but it didn’t matter. I wasn’t bored, I found myself laughing out loud many times, the characters have great chemistry and no unneeded drama with exes or crazy family members. Thank God. I needed to know how Lex and Ian helped these females. How accurate that software was. Of course most of all, I wanted to know how it would back fire. I wanted to know who was going to be the unnoticed female that knocked Ian of his high horse.


I’d like to thank the author for the few hours I spent being inside a horny college young man’s head. Literally. For the banters between Lex and Gabs, Blake, and Wingmen Inc. Without Ian and Lex, what kind of losers would those poor, helpless, college young ladies be falling for. I can only imagine what a comedy show the next book will be.

Yes I recommend it.
Yes I look forward to reading more from this series.

Happy Readingskss

– Yaya

*An ARC was received for an honest review.


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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!

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