Isla Madden-Mills did something I never thought possible–she made me love a heroine I previously didn’t like. With out of this universe chemistry and raw emotions, Not My Match is a story that had me entranced from start to finish and then desperately going back to all my favorite moments to relive them once more.
Publication Date: January 19th 2020
Source: Publisher, Netgalley
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy romance about a professional football hottie and the girl he’s sworn to never touch.
Homeless and heartbreakingly innocent, Giselle Riley walks into my penthouse and chaos follows.
I shouldn’t have invited the girl genius to live with me, but it’s clear she needs my help—not only for a place to lay her pretty blonde head but in finding real love, which she’s not going to get with the crazy men she picks up online.
Too bad she’s a twenty-four-year-old virgin and I’m a bad boy wide receiver. She’s off limits for a hardcore player like me—and we’re just friends.
Instead, I’m her matchmaking service, no matter how jealous it makes me when I tag along on her dates.
I can keep my self-control. Right? No way will I give in to everything inside me that dreams of a girl like her in my world.
I may be the best wide receiver in the country, but how could I hold on to a girl like her?
ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review
“You are the best person in all my universes”
Isla Madden-Mills did something I never thought possible–she made me love a heroine I previously didn’t like. Giselle and Jack are now my favorites from this series and no one can convince to revert back to my previous line of thinking. They are just THAT good together. Not My Match, is a emotionally charged and sexually sizzling novel that hits you with moments of raw authenticity and comedic gold.
Like I said before–I went into this book not like Giselle. From Not My Romeo (NMR), she was the sister that had me rolling my eyes and scowling at. But cracking open this story and learning more about Giselle and her side of the story from the events that happened in NMR, my cold heart thawed, and as I dove deeper I began to root for her in more ways than I can count. Giselle is this super genius who happens to know everything outside of the bedroom. After having a shit storm of a relationship come crashing down, Giselle is out to prove to herself that she has what it takes to be in a relationship and the sexual prowess that comes with it too.
I absolutely LOVED Devon in NMR. And I think I actually squealed in a work meeting when I found out that Devon was getting his own story. A famous professional football player, Devon is known for his player ways both on and off the field. Attracted to Giselle beyond belief, he decides that he isn’t the right match for Giselle and begins the adventure of being her matchmaker. Y’all this man has LAYERS. Every time I got to a new chapter, it was like I was introducing myself to a different and updated Devon. I got so invested in his life and who he was that everything else ceased to exist when I was in his point of view.
From the very beginning these characters clicked, and watching them fight their feelings and then come together was the most satisfying thing I’ve witnessed all year. The push and pull and the leaning on each other during difficult moments was like chef kisses. If you can’t tell I am smitten and loved every single moment of this story.
The Chemistry, the emotions, and the well developed characters–Ilsa Madden-Mills threw it out of the park with this story. I was completely entranced from start to finish, and if the others didn’t solidify my belief that Isla is a bonified QUEEN–then I don’t know what else will. I highly, highly, recommend you grabbing this series up and devouring it. Trust me you won’t regret it!
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Huge thank you to Ilsa Madden-Mills & Montlake for sending me an ARC for my honest review! Quotations taken from an uncorrected proof and may change upon final publication.