An Unlikely Match by Barbara Dunlop

An Unlikely Match (The Match Series - Book #1)


From USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara Dunlop, a comedic, contemporary romance series featuring the high-tech antics of matchmaking senior citizens unleashed on their unsuspecting heirs. 

Morgan Holbrook has a PhD in jet propulsion, a plum research position at CalTech and a sexy, new neighbor who is way out of his league. He’s got all the confidence in the world where it comes to applied physics, but he’s never been the guy who gets the girl. 

Cheerleader Amelia Camden has sworn off boyfriends, focusing instead on her budding acting career. But when her nerdy, next door neighbor passes up his high school reunion, party enthusiast Amelia is determined to change his mind. 

Wanting his former classmates to appreciate Morgan the way she does, as a brilliant, compassionate, engaging man, she goads him into a haircut, a great suit and a pair of contact lenses. Morgan plays along with the sexy Amelia. Who wouldn’t? But when her flattery turns to flirtation, he knows it’s all part of the act.


An Unlikely Match wasn't a terrible read, but I didn't find it humorous like I think it was supposed to be. The senior citizens were just not as zany as they should have been. It was like it wasn't crazy enough for it to be really humorous for me. Like if it would have been more ridiculous I might have liked it more. I didn't hate it, I just didn't find it really funny.

Morgan just found a grandfather he never knew, and when he went to visit him in his senior center in Florida they decide he needs help finding a girl. The one senior is a computer genius guy and makes a dating website just for everyones' grand kids to see who would be his perfect match. They are surprised to find that Amelia is since she is...well her family calls her Amelia Airhead. Morgan is a super smart, nerdy guy so they don't think cheerleader Amelia will really be his type. They do however set everything up so they will be living next to each other and hope that they hit it off.

At first they don't really hit it off. Morgan goes on about how Amelia is used to getting guys to do everything for her because she is pretty, and Amelia thinks how Morgan is the nerdy guy who probably has a pocket protector. In their own thoughts though they feel bad for the negative things they thought about the other, and quickly there is a physical attraction between them. Both of them however feel that the other would never be interested in them, would never want to be with them because they are too hot/smart/whatever for them. That got kind of annoying to me, but I think it was supposed to be another humorous bent to the story. It just kept getting repeated so it was more annoying for me.

Finally Amelia does something about the attraction, seeing as how Morgan is too oblivious to her wanting to be with him. Then the end was just...I didn't really see them ever being in love. I felt like they could have gotten there in time, but the by the end they weren't there yet. It was a bit rushed for me, and then we again have the zany seniors. I didn't hate the book, but I didn't think it was really funny or anything. I have read a lot of better comedic romances that really made me laugh.

Rating: 2.5/5

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