I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Matchmaker by Catherine Walsh
Also by this author: One Night Only, The Rebound, Holiday Romance
Published by Bookouture on 18th April 2023
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Katie Collins has barely ever left her tiny Irish village of Ennisbawn. Why would she? With its tightknit community, friendly local pub, surrounded by rolling hills and perfectly mysterious forests, it’s a place of peaceful beauty.
Or it was peaceful. Until Callum Dempsey turned up. A hot-shot (and, Katie has to admit, hot is annoyingly apt for him…) developer with zero eye for beauty or charm, in spite of his chiselled jaw. He’s not only building some hideous hotel just outside the village, but now he’s also planning to knock down Ennisbawn’s only remaining pub, to make way for a good view from the golf course.
It’s the final blow to the village and the last straw for Katie, who refuses to see her home disappear. Not to mention that the pub is the last connection to her parents, who had met at Ennisbawn’s once-famous matchmaking festival, both throwing coins into the wishing well that sits in the pub garden.
In an instant, Katie knows what to do. She’s going to uncover the now disused wishing well, she’s going to revive the matchmaking festival, and she’s going to single-handedly bring the town back to life again.
She might even help her two best friends find love as well. Since, heck, what’s another project when you’re taking on the world’s hottest, evilest man?
But what Ireland’s newest matchmaker doesn’t know is that even when someone’s really not your type on paper, love might be a little bit more than just a formula…
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour.
I have read Catherine’s 3 other books and really enjoyed her witty romantic style. I’m also a sucker for anything Irish!
Katie Collins has quite the introduction in the book and it absolutely cracks me up. Katie is a girl after my own heart. She doesn’t want much in life, a decent night’s sleep and a job she enjoys. It’s not too much to ask for is it? Katie is easy to identify with, you can easily see yourself being friends with her.
Callum is all things yummy. He’s tall, handsome and Irish! He also works in construction so is good with his hands!
This story has a cute rom-com vibe to it. It’s the perfect escapism book with a real community feel that will leave you smiling.
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