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Book : Outmatched
Author : Kristen Callihan And Samantha Young
Genre : Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Rate : 5/5
Review In One Word : Amazing .
” My Mom once told me that love doesn’t make sense ” As soon as I said the words, I winced, feeling like a sentimental fool. I was never sentimental. But I pushed on ” Falling for someone isn’t about logic. It’s about chemistry ”
If You have been following me and my reviews recently, you would recognize Samantha Young as one of my all-time favourite romance authors. In this book, she is writing with Kristen Callihan which I’ve never read any book by her before, But definitely after Outmatched I’m going to check out all of her other books.
Outmatched was one of the best romance books I’ve read about ” Fake relationship ” and ” Opposites attract “ tropes, it was so beautiful, entertaining, funny, hot and emotional . It explored many important topics such as Grieving, the importance of equality between genders, the disgusting behaviours women have to endure in male-dominant professions, prejudice and societal pressures.
“Ugh, societal pressures were the emotional equivalent of a black hole. no matter a person’s obstinate refusal to bend to them, every single one of us got sucked in somehow. Boo to black holes! “
I loved Parker and Rhys SO FREAKING MUCH, their supportive, lovely, sweet, strong and respectful relationship was GOALS … I loved Rhys honest, honourable, strong, caring, understanding and loyal character, how he developed throughout the novel, how he changed after meeting Parker , how he cared about his everything about him was just awesome. On the other hand, Parker , ONE OF MY Favourite HEROINES, feisty, smart, sweet, lovely and wise. She was great.
Even though Rhys and Parker were different, their chemistry, harmony and mutual understanding were so incredible. Reading their scenes, was so damn sweet and entertaining.
” I could handle anything as long as she was in my corner “
Just read it guys 🙂 ❤
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 brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s 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.
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Until Next Time,
Stay strong and change the world,