MATCH GAME
by Beverly Brandt

June 2006
ISBN: 0-425-20828-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback
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Savannah Taylor is just getting ready to exchange her wedding vows with her soon-to-be husband, Todd Everard when three unknown men come through the church doors. Before a wedding band can be placed on Savannah’s finger or the vows of love be exchanged, she received shiny bracelets, one around each wrist. Seems she is under arrest for tax evasion and money laundering. Once she get things straightened out and has the police convinced it is not she but someone who had stolen her identity, Todd has dumped her. He says she is not worth it, but would like to remain friends and still have her do his taxes for she is one of the best CPA’s in the small town of Maple Rapids, Michigan. Once things settle down for Savannah she decided to track down the person who stole her identity and make a few changes in her life. She quits her job at Rapid Refund, buys a new car and heads for the south of Florida to a town called Naples. Her plan is to start new. Find a different type of job and different choices where her goals, a whole new Savannah. There will be no Match Game in starting over. No more men in her life.


A few days in town and she hopes the job interviews she has lined up work out. Her rent is paid for the month so she is ready to start that new life. What she did not want to happen did, her neighbor sexy, Mike Bryson, interferes with her thoughts and even saves her a few times from her being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is not just her neighbor but also the owner of the hotel that she is renting a room. The owner’s mother did not do the background check on Savannah and thinks that she would be perfect for Mike that is until she finds out about her arrest. Mikes Mom insinuates to Savannah that Mike is an airline stewardess when really he is a Federal Air Marshall. Now Savannah thinks Mike is gay and she must stop feeling this attraction to this man.


Mike ends up helping Savannah to try and find out who stole her identity and she learns the truth about him as well as he learns about her past arrest and what really happen. Will Savannah figure out who stole her identity? Will her new job, the one she never wanted to do again, Rapid Refund give her any clues? What of her and Mike, will they continue to fight their attraction to each other?


I enjoyed the story itself but really did not like all the surveys that were in between each chapter. The characters were fun to read as well as the secondary characters but its not a keeper for me. I found March Game by Beverly Brandt to be slow moving and found the book hard to read.


Reviewed in September 2006 by Theresa.

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