I need a fake date to my brother's wedding, and billionaire Charlie Walgrove owns a tux. Simple, right?
He’s also my sister’s boss, and I agree to let her set me up with the awkward genius, who apparently has even less luck in the dating game than a struggling artist, aka me.
We’re total opposites, but the date goes okay. We agree to be friends, the kind who won’t become lovers.
Famous last words.
On a series of “friend dates” involving bar snacks, acrylic paint and hedgehogs, I discover that Charlie is nothing like what I expected. Under his hoodie and glasses, he’s handsome and down-to-earth, stuck in a job he hates and afraid to disappoint people by walking away. His heart is as gorgeous as his hidden face.
I’ve always felt like the flaky sister in my family, but Charlie sees me as the artist I want to be. As our friendship deepens, so do my feelings for him. Maybe I’m even falling in love.
But gambling with my heart feels dangerous when all my relationships end in failure–especially if he’s only looking for a friend.
Is it only princesses that get a Happily Ever After? Or is there hope for a hot mess like me?
No Match for Her is a STANDALONE friends-to-lovers, opposites-attract romance. It is part of the Berkeley Hills series.
Slow start but really good
Opposites attract, slow burn romance. I honestly was going to give up on this book, as I wasn’t seeing even a spark of chemistry between Cherry and Charlie. But I love Stacy Travis and this series (which you don’t need to have read all to enjoy), so I stuck with it. In the end, I was very glad that I did!
I really loved No Match for Her both times I read it. Yes, yes I read it twice. I know- my TBR is jealous but Charlie and Cherry were great and I couldn’t help it! They had great chemistry and I loved the moments they shared that built their friendship first. This was a slow burn compared to earlier books in series, but it was just right for this couple. The little moments were my favorite and who knew a convo about a car console organizer could be so…so…so…connecting…memorable…touching…perfect! It was the first time the reader gets to see how these two might actually be a good match and I had hope from that moment on.
Charlie and Cherry both suffered big time from “I’m not enough” syndrome. Their pasts made it hard to believe they deserved the connection they were forming. They helped each other overcome their shortcomings through some unique outings that led them to love.
Getting glimpses of Cherry’s family made me smile. I like when a series gives peeks into the lives of characters from previous books but it still totally works as a standalone.
This one has vibes from many tropes so take your pick. It is a blind date, friends to lovers, fake date, billionaire romance that I highly recommend 💜