Matched by Mistake by Katherine Garbera

Posted August 16, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned or Purchased, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

To keep up appearances, they’ll fight an attraction neither expected…

Scandal abounds at the tech fair in Royal, Texas, when a very public dating app snafu matches Jericho Winters with Maggie Del Rio!

Their high-profile rival families have been feuding for generations, and both sides agree that their reluctant offspring should go on the date to keep the PR positive and help make the app a success.

But Jericho and Maggie never expected to actually like each other.

When fake kisses lead to real, undeniable desire, they must choose between burying the family feud to stay together…or destroying each other for good.

Titles in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Diamonds & Dating Apps series include — Matched by Mistake by Katherine Garbera —♥— The Rancher Meets His Match by J. Margot Critch —♥— Breaking the Rancher’s Rules by Cat Schield —♥— The Trouble with an Heir by Stacey Kennedy —♥— Under the Same Roof by Niobia Bryant —♥— Keeping a Little Secret by Cynthia St. Aubin —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.


Title:  Matched by Mistake
Series:  Texas Cattleman’s Club: Diamonds & Dating Apps#1
Author:  Katherine Garbera
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 25, 2023
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5

Wow.  What a fantastic way to start the new Texas Cattleman’s Club: Diamonds & Dating Apps series with a hot couple, a generational family feud, and some definite shenanigans directed to that new dating app in Matched by Mistake by Katherine Garbera.  I love this mini-series with exciting new themes and intriguing characters and always have, but this time, it got kicked off with a story that drew me in with sass, danger, steam, and that family feud feeling.  And a couple who really did feel right for each other from the start – until a few side issues tried to get in the way.

When the launch of part of her friend’s new dating app matches Jericho Winters with Maggie Del Rio, it is the equivalent of a PR disaster gone wild.  Everyone in this small Texas town is well aware of the feud between these two families that goes back generations.  Now, how to deal with the match, make sure Maggie’s friend gets that chance to show off her new dating app to not only new customers but investors as well when enemies have been put together as a romantic match!  “Fake it until you make it” comes to mind, which is exactly what Jericho and Maggie will do… and it doesn’t hurt that the immediate chemistry between them is as tempting as sin.

I simply loved Maggie and Jericho.  The attraction began shortly before they were matched, but it definitely sizzled from that fateful moment onward.  Their romance is full of laughter, sexiness, discovery, and enjoying the courtship.  Right up until that moment when Jericho did the dumb male thing… I wanted to smack him upside the head at that moment.  They had come so far; their families were not only reconciling but getting along well until it was proven, to Maggie for certain, that they really hadn’t gotten as far beyond that feud as she’d thought.  And to be frank, although I loved that they got their happy-ever-after ending – I could have delighted in a few more paragraphs of Jericho groveling.  Just saying for those actions, Maggie deserved to make him squirm a bit longer, in this reader’s opinion.

Texas Cattleman’s Club: Diamonds & Dating Apps is off to a great start with a well-written, action-packed, emotional romance that kept me flipping pages throughout.  If you love an enemies-to-lovers romance stuffed full of steaminess, with an intriguing secondary plot and characters who are realistic, then you’d love Matched by Mistake.  I had a blast and would definitely recommend it.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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