The Matchbreaker Summer by Annie Rains

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Matchbreaker Summer

Author: Annie Rains

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 3/5

Recommended For…: young adult readers, middle grade readers, contemporary, romance, camp, summer camp

Publication Date: April 5, 2022

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Age Relevance: 12+ (parental death, romance, grief)

Explanation of Above: The book discusses a parental death and the grief following that. There is also small bits of romance here and there, but nothing beyond crushes and slight kissing.

Publisher: Underlined

Pages: 304

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Paisley Manning has been attending Camp Seabrook since she was a little girl, when her parents ran it together. For the last few years, since her father’s death, she’s been the one helping her mom run the camp behind the scenes. This year, however, will be Camp Seabrook’s last hurrah because Paisley’s mom has met a guy online and they’re getting married.

Enter Hayden Bennett, who is working alongside Paisley. Paisley and Hayden are like oil and water. She follows the rules, and he seems to live to break them all. But when Hayden catches wind of Paisley’s predicament, he has an idea. If a matchmaker in some computer algorithm caused the issue, a couple of real-life matchbreakers can fix it.

As they work to break up the happy couple, Paisley discovers that maybe Hayden’s not so bad after all. Has she met her own perfect match in her fellow matchbreaker?

Review: For the most part this was an ok book. The book had a great premise with relatable characters. The characters were fairly well developed and the world building was pretty good. The romance was enemies to lovers and the romance was fairly cute for the most part.

However, I did have a few issues with this book. The book’s main characters are 16 but the book reads like a middle grade novel. That’s not necessarily bad and a lot of younger/pre-teen teens need books but it was just kinda an odd choice. The books characters weren’t that well developed and I would have liked to see that more. I also thought the pacing of the book was too fast and the manner of which the romance moved was also too fast.

Verdict: It was ok.

Book Info:

The Matchbreaker Summer by Annie Rains

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: April 5, 2022

Synopsis:

A pitch-perfect summer camp rom-com about two teens with nothing in common who come together to help break up a romance and unexpectedly start one of their own

Sixteen-year-old Paisley Manning has been attending Camp Seabrook since she was a little girl, when her parents ran it together. For the last few years, since her father’s death, she’s been the one helping her mom run the camp behind the scenes. This year, however, will be Camp Seabrook’s last hurrah because Paisley’s mom has met a guy online and they’re getting married.

Enter Hayden Bennett, who is working alongside Paisley. Paisley and Hayden are like oil and water. She follows the rules, and he seems to live to break them all. But when Hayden catches wind of Paisley’s predicament, he has an idea. If a matchmaker in some computer algorithm caused the issue, a couple of real-life matchbreakers can fix it.

As they work to break up the happy couple, Paisley discovers that maybe Hayden’s not so bad after all. Has she met her own perfect match in her fellow matchbreaker?

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Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57839826-the-matchbreaker-summer

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593481550/ref=x_gr_w_bb_sin?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_sin_ca-20&linkCode=as2&camp=15121&creative=330641

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-matchbreaker-summer-annie-rains/1139798123?ean=9780593481554

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Matchbreaker-Summer-Annie-Rains/9780593481554

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-matchbreaker-summer/9780593481554-item.html?ikwid=the+matchbreaker+summer&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0#algoliaQueryId=de2cc6bc0152ca4b64bfaa6ed266789f

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780593481554

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains lives in a small, coastal North Carolina town, full of lovable folks, scenic downtown areas, and breathtaking nature—similar to the towns she writes about in her books. Annie’s love of reading and writing grabbed hold of her at a young age and never let go. Her first book was published in 2015, and she’s been writing heartfelt, page-turning stories ever since. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s reading from her never-ending TBR stack on her bedside table, taking long walks while plotting her characters’ happy endings, and living out her own happily ever after with her husband, three children, feisty rescue cat, and mischievous dog.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.annierains.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnieRainsBooks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annierainsbooks/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13911602.Annie_Rains

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annierainsbooks/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/annie4094/

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