Friday 22 November 2019

๐ŸฅŠ OUTMATCHED ❤ Samantha Young & Kristen Callihan ❤ #BlogTour ๐ŸฅŠ

© Bianca ✰ 

• 19 November 2019
• standalone rom-com
4.9 Stars
What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?

Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brotherRhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now shes stuck with the manipulative jerk.

Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.

Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?

They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact.

Rhys used to be a professional boxer. But then his best buddy died in a fight and Rhys stopped fighting. Then his dad went and died on him too - leaving him with no money and a gym up to its neck in debt. Plus a smart(assy) little brother he has to somehow get through college and out into the job world!
Little bro Dean is the one who brings Parker into his Rhys' life.
She hired Dean through an app as her pretend boyfriend to look all in love and engaged in front of her new boss. But instead of pretty boy Dean - she gets Rhys.

What will happen with Parker & Rhys??
Will there be a Happy End??

Aww - that was adorable!
Such a funny and sweet and beautiful romance with some very serious and heartbreaking parts!
I loved Rhys and Parker! They're so not from the same worlds. She's this environmentally very green รผber-rich genius from New York and he's the rough ex-boxer from the bad parts of Boston.
But they are soo perfect for each other!
Both have sad things in their past but everything else couldn't be any more different. Their lives and backgrounds and heights - they're pretty much complete opposites .... but they just fit!
But of course her hiring him for money and him not fitting into her world might get in the way of a real happily ever after. But I'm sure we'll get there. ☺ And we'll adore every single moment of that journey!

I loved reading this book! It was funny and sweet and sexy and adorable!
I also wouldn't mind getting a book about the brother!!!!! GIMMEE!

And if Netflix came knocking? I wouldn't mind at all! ☺

What I didn't get at all were all the many references to sand snakes and other dimensions. Never heard of that ever before!

Oh and if you - like me - don't like boxing all that much ... don't worry - don't let the pretty cover fool you! Rhys is retired and even though he's running a gym, there's almost no fighting in this book - other than the verbal matches between our two darlings. ☺

OUTMATCHED was such a funny & adorable & serious Rom-Com. Run to your nearest amazon for your own Rhys - he'll be sold out in no time! ☺


Samantha Young is the New York Times,  USA Today  and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows.  Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017
Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for HeroOn Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.
Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.

Other books by Sam:

Standalone Rom-Com

Young Adult

If you haven't read Sam's #OnDublinStreet series yet - GET STARTED NOW!!!!

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a RITA winner and three-time nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer's Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine's Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher's Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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