After the most recent in a stream of horrific blind dates, Addie's roommate suggests she see a professional matchmaker to try to find love instead of allowing people who are less qualified to set her up. When she doesn't agree, her friend sets up a meeting without her knowledge. After meeting the woman, Addie decides to let her try to find someone for her, but she doesn't hold out much hope.
Jake watched his best friend find love through the services of Matchrimony but doesn't consider it himself. He's persuaded to contact matchmaker Dr. Lachele by his friend and his wife. When he meets his new bride, he's thrilled with the match. Will they be able to get past his obsession with his work to find love? Or will they give up too quickly?
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Meddling in Manhattan
Author: Kirsten Osbourne
Narrator: Tiffany Williams
Review of Audio Version
Rating: 5 Stars 🖐🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Review: (Without giving the story away!)
This is a story of two people who took a chance on finding love with a matchmaker known for arranging marriages that the relationship begins at the alter, not beforehand. The characters were both extremely likable and their story of getting to know one another after marriage was an intriguing one. The ups and even the downs held interest and made it a story that made me not want to stop listening. I absolutely enjoyed this story from start to finish and the author made it a story that was relatable and at the same time creative. There's nothing like a story of two people barely knowing one another, expecting totally different things and learning to adjust to a life together while being in love! The narrator did an amazing job at letting you feel the story and feel the characters' emotions, thoughts and actual character. She did an excellent job at narrating the story. I think I like most the ending of the story, although the beginning, middle and ending were equally fabulous.
Recommendation: I recommend this to anyone looking for a love story and a story with a touch of reality when it comes to beginning a new life and new love together.
About the Author: Kirsten Osbourne is an amazingly talented author! She writes some great stories about matchmakers, mail order brides and has written my absolute favorite series Suitors of Seattle! She has a great sense of humor and wit, which makes her stories even more enjoyable!
About the Narrator: Tiffany Williams is an excellent narrator who does an amazing job telling these great stories! She make you feel the characters as though you know their thoughts and their feelings.
"Great book loved it"
It is on my preferred listening list, I'm sure I will be listening to this book often
Married in Manhattan by the same author
Addie I liked how her feisty side came through
I laughed and cried tears from laughing so hard
I loved Addie's description of Bob
"Sign my paychecks over to Kirsten!"
This was my first book read in the series, and I can't wait to read the others! The characters are well-developed and personable. The friends are great, and I laughed so hard when Scott got schooled on how it's not the 20th Century anymore. A great, light-hearted read :) almost makes me want to try dating...almost! The narrator was wonderful with both the male and female voices, she brought the characters to life perfectly!
I loved Kirsten Osbourne's Married in Montana (book 1) and was please to see that she had 3 more in this series. Meddling in Manhattan was just as good as the first one. I love that she writes with such a sense of humor and found myself laughing out loud several times. The characters are well-developed and very likable. I look forward to finishing this series and beginning another one.
I have listened to several audio books narrated by Tiffany Williams and always look forward to listening to another one. She has a beautiful voice and gives each character their own so its easy to know to whom each voice goes with.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance with a dash of humor.
I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
"Solid 5 Stars"
I recently read/listened to Married in Montana and thoroughly enjoyed it. When I stumbled across Meddling in Manhattan, I quickly downloaded it. I am really enjoying this delight series. It is light-hearted and very well written.
Addie Myers has the worst luck with blind dates and men. She’s a driven career woman and does not have time to work on a relationship. When her friend suggests she give Matchrimony a try, she does not want any part of it, but her sneaky friend invites her for a meal and she meets Dr. Lachele. The good doctor convinces her to let her find her a match.
Jake Roberts knows Dr. Lachele with Matchrimony can indeed work miracles, but can she find the right woman for him? After all, he’s a Science fiction writer and spends countless hours every day pounding away at his keyboard, barely taking time to eat. Of course, his best friend used her, and he is now happily married to the love of his life.
When Jake and Addie meet at the altar, they are immediately attracted to each other, but is that enough to build a marriage on? Once they return from their amazing honeymoon, will their obsessive work habits destroy what could be a match made in heaven?
What a great couple. They truly are perfect for each other. The chemistry between them sizzles from the first time they lay eyes on each other, and only burns hotter the more they are together. I loved their banter a great deal.
Addie is such a sweetheart of a character. She witty, sincere and loyal. She’s exactly right for the absent-minded Jake. She’s able to stand up to him and demand his attention. I loved her straightforward attitude.
Jake is truly obsessed, but such a lovable character. I loved his enthusiasm and dedication to making an honest effort to do what he needed to do to make his marriage work. He really becomes so willing to change.
The secondary characters are delightful. It was great getting to see a glimpse of Scott and Savannah, and the two sets of parents added greatly to this story, especially Jake’s mother.
I listened to the narration by Tiffany Williams, and she truly brings the characters to life. She gives each one a distinct voice, making it very easy to separate the characters from each other. I will certainly be looking for more audio books with Ms. Williams as the narrator.
If you enjoy a light-hearted romance with several humorous scenes and engaging characters, then you will love Meddling in Manhattan as much as I did. I highly recommend this wonderful story and great series. Happy reading!
"sweet love story!"
I am a huge fan of Kirsten Osbourne! Loved this, my first audible! 5 stars
This series is one of a kind and also special because of the author. I have truly enjoy this story especially boring Bob the boob!! Thanks!
"What a fun experience"
What a great book. The author truly engaged all your emotions with these characters. As modern day "mail order brides" meeting your groom at the altar is a unique premise for a book. I must admit, I didn't like Jake once the honeymoon was over, but I finally decided he wasn't so bad after all. The author had a few fun twists, which made for a really great story.
The only downside, there is a glitch in chapter one. I replayed that section just to make sure it wasn't my device. It doesn't detract from the story, but you will miss a few words.
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