Book Title: The Matchmaker’s Playbook
Series: A College Obsession Romance #1
Author: Daryl Banner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Start Read Date: 6/12/2016
End Read Date: 6/17/2016
My Rating: 5 +++++ Stars
Review Submitted By:
Korena for A Biblioromance Book Blog
I ran away from the glitz and privilege of my famous New York City family to this small-town Texas college to find myself. I didn’t expect to find him…
…the muscular, tatted bad-boy who would soon become my obsession.
He was broken, lost, and voiceless … just like me.
His eyes smoldered me with one look.
His touch awakened the woman inside me.
And through his lips, his perfect, plush, kissable lips, he drew out the inspiration deep in my soul I did not know was there.
I needed to believe that he could save me. I wanted him to help me find my voice at last … the voice that would set me apart from my tragically perfect family, the voice that would finally break me free …
If only he could hear a word of it.
The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!
(ARC received from author in exchange for honest review.)
WOW!! I wasn’t expecting this kind of passion in words from this author. I loved the characters of Dessie and Clayton. Dessie is trying to fit in; to be normal away from the “famous” parents. She wants to make it on her own. She wants a voice to be heard not through her parents but her ability to perform. Clayton is an angry individual who is more frustrated of being deaf and wondering what he can establish himself. Clayton is afraid of showing who he is to Dessie for the fear of losing her. Clayton and Dessie learn together to find each other’s “voices”. I loved the give and take the couple has of each other’s abilities.
This is book one of a series that I am anxiously awaiting. This is a must read book!! Daryl Banner brings his book alive through the descriptive narration of words. I felt everything the characters were feeling for each other.
Absolutely want to read this series!
Not Daryl’s usual writing. I want more of this.
Questions for the Reviewer:
(these are multiple choice answers)
How is the author’s writing? Great
Is there violence? Some Violence
Is there sexual content? Explicit sexual content
How is the story narrated? Alternating persons
How would you describe the plot of this book? Some twists
What best describes the mood? Hopeful
How would you describe the pace? Steady
How would you describe the characters? Complex
Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes new adult romance, M/M romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.