The Match by Sarah Adams

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Match by Sarah Adams

Having worked for Southern Service Paws for a few years now, I like to think I’m prepared for just about any client meeting under the sun. I am dead wrong.

The day I meet with single dad, Jacob Broaden, about potentially matching his daughter with one of our service dogs, I learn a few valuable lessons.

1) Always set my alarm clock.
2) Single dads are way hotter than I previously thought.
3) It is possible to go from fantasizing about kissing someone to wishing they would be run over by a truck in a matter of two minutes.

Unfortunately, I don’t hold that opinion of him for very long. Not when he shows me a different side of himself—one that’s sweet as maple syrup and hot as apple pie fresh out of the oven.

Too bad this guy is so far out of my league that I shouldn’t even be allowed to enter the game. Jake doesn’t seem to get that memo though. And after a few days of working closely with him and his daughter, he starts looking at me with fire in his eyes, making me dream of something I probably shouldn’t…

A family.


This was a very good book. The main character Evie has epilepsy and has an seizure assist dog. I absolutely loved her character and reading about how she gained her independence with her disability and how she paved her own path away from her parents. She was humorous and good natured and caring.

I also really liked Jake and that it was also told from his perspective as well. I go back and forth in my opinions about whether I prefer dual perspective or not, but for this book, I think it worked really well.

I do think it had a bit of an insta-lust feel to it, especially considering the main characters first meeting did not go well. I think it could have done without that feeling, but beyond that, I liked how the relationship progressed.

My main problem with the book was the final ‘conflict’ of the story. I definitley see how and why Adams wrote this in, but it made me annoyed at Jake for letting it get to him when he literally invited himself into the situation and had to have known what was going to happen. This is a very vague description of trying to describe my feelings about it, but I don’t want to say to much more and risk giving away any spoilers. So if you have read this book, please let me know your thoughts and whether I am just being too judgemental?

Overall, I did enjoy this book. I love reading about characters who are underrepresented in media so a strong female lead having epilepsy is right up my alley. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited.

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Book and Travel blog. I am an avid reader who enjoys many different genres including fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, science fiction, nonfiction, and more. I have spent the past few years living and travelling around the world and I want to share my experience with you! This blog combines the best of both worlds.

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