Reviews for Match Me If You Can
Booklist Reviews 2005 May #2
/*Starred Review*/ Annabelle Granger has no idea why rich, gorgeous, and successful sports agent Heath Champion needs a matchmaker, but she is more than happy to take the job. Annabelle, who recently inherited her beloved Nana's matchmaking business, sees Heath as the key to her economic future, so she uses a connection with a friend to set up a meeting. It only takes a few minutes with bold, brash, and work-obsessed Heath for Annabelle to understand exactly why her new client might have had trouble finding the woman of his dreams. With a wicked wit and saucy charm, RITA Award-winning and best-selling Phillips fashions a deliciously fun romance between a testosterone-rich, irresistibly sexy hero and a sweetly endearing, yet feisty-to-the-core heroine who proves to be more than his match. A secondary romance between rival matchmaker Portia Powers and Heath's business associate, Bodie Gray, adds another measure of sexy humor, and readers familiar with the Chicago Stars series will especially enjoy the appearances of characters from those books in Phillips' latest dazzling contemporary romance. ((Reviewed May 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.
Library Journal Reviews Newsletter
Contemporary romance writer Phillips has a long-running series of works loosely connected through the theme of football. In this sixth book in the collection, Annabelle Granger bets her matchmaking business on getting superstar sports agent Heath Champion a wife. But Heath, busy with business, is a very hard case. Annabelle exhausts herself babysitting his star athletes and matching him with a bevy of Chicago beauties, only to find that he is hardly paying attention. What is a matchmaker to do? Sharing with Quinn the same sense of charm and sweetness, this fun, witty, and sexy contemporary offers much to enjoy to Regency-era fans willing to cross the time line. -- "RA Crossrads" LJ Reviews 7/5/12 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Library Journal Reviews 2006 February #2
Annabelle Granger desperately needs an A-list client like sports agent Heath Champion to launch the matchmaking service she inherited from her grandmother. Luckily, she has an in with the Chicago Stars; unlucky for her, Heath already has a matchmaker. Annabelle doesn't let little details deter her. Phillips returns to her Chicago football world, bringing back Phoebe Calebow in all her sharp and brilliant glory. Male characters play more than a supporting role here, and reader Anna Fields has a naturally deep voice that is up to the task, making Heath appealing despite his workaholic, one-track mind. She is less successful with Annabelle, who sounds too old and self-assured for the part. However, the subplot with alternative matchmaker Portia Powers almost steals the show, and Fields couldn't be more effective showing the brittle exterior masking deep-seated fear and longing. Not as brilliant as It Had To Be You , the story is still funny and fast-paced and recommended for public libraries.--Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Jamaica Plain, MA [Page 156]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal Reviews 2005 June #1
Annabelle Granger is determined to make a go of her late grandmother's matchmaking service. When she lands crack sports agent Heath Champion as a client and then learns that she is in competition with another agency to find him a bride, the battle is on and may the best woman win. Although Annabelle and Heath's relationship is prime, a second love story will intrigue readers with its unexpectedness and sheer improbability, and Phillips pulls it off beautifully. Including characters from the author's earlier football stories adds to the charm of this totally enjoyable romance. Phillips lives in the Chicago area. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 4/15/05.] Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly Reviews 2005 May #5
Phillips's latest captivating romance (Ain't She Sweet; Breathing Room) follows a pair of reluctant lovers from their combative first acquaintance to a happily ever after. Perpetually discombobulated but adorable Annabelle Granger inherits her grandmother's matchmaking business, renames it Perfect for You and targets Chicago's super-rich, super-aggressive sports agent Heath Champion, better known as the Python, as her first client. Intrigued by this spunky, determined upstart, Heath-who is dead set on finding the ultimate trophy wife by age 35-agrees to give Annabelle a chance despite his contract with Portia Powers of Power Match. Soon Annabelle is introducing him to the Windy City's most extraordinary women, none of whom seem to meet Heath's discriminating standards. Could it be because chemistry has sparked between the matchmaker and her client? From trading barbs the two progress to exchanging kisses-and more. But when Heath finally meets his should-be dream girl and Annabelle's business threatens to go bellyup, they each must face their deepest feelings and make some difficult decisions in the name of love. Phillips has once again created a delightful page-turner. Agent, Steven Axelrod. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.