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Strike a Match

About the book: Out of the ashes, she might find true love... 
When Kate’s abusive husband dies in a house fire, she only feels relief. Eighteen months later, she’s ready to sweep up the fragments of her past and venture back into dating—but this time with the help of a professional matchmaking company. Surely Toujour can succeed where Kate has always failed and find her the perfect man. 

Taylor is a firefighter who’s tired of dousing infernos in his personal life. Exhausted from a string of dysfunctional relationships, he turns to Toujour at the prodding of a friend, hoping for an easier path to love. The last thing he expects is to be matched with Kate, the intriguing widow he met on the night her house burned. The problem is, she’s determined to leave behind any connection to that awful night—and Taylor is a very overwhelming connection. 

Past relationship fears and old habits threaten to tear them apart before they’ve even begun. Can the ashes of their pasts hold their happily ever after? 

My review: I really enjoy these novellas by Lindzee Armstrong! This one was no different!

I loved Kate, she was such a compassionate young woman, working as a nurse. But Kate had been dealing with her verbally abusive husband and his needs for far too long. I loved the way she felt guilty about having him die the way he did, but at the same time she felt a freedom she hadn't felt in a really long time. And I loved the way she was able to put her life back together and move on.

Then there's Taylor. I loved his compassion as well. How could he not be compassionate as a firefighter? But at the same time, he was a bit of an enabler, both for his twin sister and for the firefighters at the station that were more than willing to take advantage of his kindness. 

Kate and Taylor's first date was kind of comical, Taylor was assuming that Kate knew he was the firefighter who told her that her husband had died and Kate was just looking for a laid back date and was not at all thrilled when she realized that that was who Taylor was. And then....the fire at the restaurant was comical, but not to Kate. I loved that Kate was eventually willing to give Taylor a second chance, no matter how badly their first date went.

This was a cute book. It's clean and quick to read. I didn't want to put it down!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase link: Amazon

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