Named a Best Book of Summer by Refinery 29, Bustle, and PopSugarThe best rom-com of the seasonoverflowing with charm and heart.BustleThe perfect Summer readsmart, funny, escapist, and bursting with charm.PopSugar In the tradition of Good in Bed and The Assistants comes a funny and smart comedy about a young matchmaker balancing her messy personal life and the demands of her eccentric clients.Sasha Goldberg has a lot going for her: a recent journalism degree from NYU, an apartment with her best friend Caroline, and a relationship that would be amazing if her finance-bro boyfriend Jonathan would ever look up from his BlackBerry. But when her dream career falls through, she uses her familys darkest secret to land a job as a matchmaker for New York Citys elite at the dating service Bliss.Despite her inexperience, Sasha throws herself into her new career, trolling for catches on Tinder, coaching her clients through rejection, and dishing out dating advice to people twice her age. She sets up a TV exec who wanted kids five years ago, a forty-year-old baseball-loving virgin, and a consultant with a rigorous five-page checklist for her ideal match.Sasha hopes to find her clients The One, like she did. But when Jonathan betrays her, she spirals out of controland right into the arms of a writer with a charming Southern drawl, who she had previously set up with one of her clients. Hes strictly off-limits, but with her relationship on the rocks, all bets are off.Fresh, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny, Playing with Matches is the addictive story about dating in todays swipe-heavy society, and a young woman trying to find her own place in the world....
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Playing with Matches Reviews
Playing with Matches is a cute, light read about a 22 year old matchmaker in NYC, just trying to make her way at her first job out of college while balancing friendship and her own relationship. This book reads like a rom-com, and I enjoyed that there were doses of reality in the storyline. For those of us who have lived through the swipe right era, some of the frustrations of dating in the digital age will definitely ring true. I’d recommend this book for anyone in their 20s, or those just look ...more
Fun, easy read!
What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha.
I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a dating app! :). So... I can DEFINITELY relate to all those horror stories of meeting some yucky men to say the least. And.. all those omg moments that you're thinking.. wow did I just get catfished by someone?! Yup... I sur ...more
Playing with Matches by Hannah Orestein is a story of Sasha Goldberg being hired as a New York City matchmaker, she is twenty-one. For me this book was just OK, I enjoy this type of book, but I really didn't care for any of the characters.
I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her parents met through a kind of matchmaker: her father chose her mom through a catalog and paid for her to come to the United States from Russia. Of course, it didn't exactly work out (they're divorced), but Sasha uses t ...more
Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to work, and that I was sad had finished when it was over.
I can see the appeal for this book but I don't think I'm the target audience. I felt this was "too young" (for lack of a better way to put it) for me (I'm in my 40's).I hated to, but with so many good books on my tbr list I decided to DNF. I do appreciate the arc in exchange for an honest review and thank the publisher and netgalley for the opportunity.
Minor spoilers ahead!
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When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me.
The beginning was good! I was invested and the writing really brought out Sasha's personality. As I read on I realized that Playing with Matches is one of those really readable books. In that sense it was addictive. But it came to a point ...more