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Almost Matched

(Almost Bad Boys #1)

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  814 ratings  ·  189 reviews
Would you take another shot at love? Or just settle on a friend with benefits?


Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natali/>THEIR/>Would
ebook, 218 pages
Published November 8th 2013 by Three Graces Publishing (first published November 7th 2013)
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Brittany Wendtland
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*** Arc*** "Almost Matched" Absolutely Loved This Book!!!!
The book is about a friendship between four fun-loving girls Natalie,Caroline,Ali,and Jena. They sure know how to have a good time and will have you laughing out loud. Ali and Jena's relationships with men are about having a good time with no strings attached more friends with benefits. Natalie is looking for more of the real deal, but she has had bad luck with men. When she meets Colin she's not really sure what she wants. Natalie
Man, there are a ton of great reviews for this book!
This won't be one of them.
For me, Almost Matched was a stinker on many levels.

First, I thought it was supposed to be funny.
Guess what?
Not funny. At all.
Natalie and her friends were goofy, but not funny.
Oh look at us! We all sit around and talk about sex! Aren't we funny?!
No. No, you're not.
We made orgasm noises when we ate scones! Remember how I nearly didn't make it to the potty in time...because it was soooo/>We/>Oh
Helena Ison
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first thoughts:
I was quite afraid that I wouldn't enjoy a contemporary romance novel. This is a new genre for me and I wasn't sure it would be for me.

Writing Style:
Almost Matched has some of the best writing I've ever encountered. Every character has a distinct personality that comes to life within the pages portraying genuine-raw emotion. An attention grabbing plot from the very beginning that ends with an unexpected twist that will leave you craving more, you won't
Eskimo Princess Jenkins
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 18-plus, kindle, romance
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Very cute, author did very well on branching out from her previous writing genre
With more writing in this style, it can only get better.
The camaraderie between the 4 friends is great. Although Caroline is a prude and we don’t see much of Jena.
Even though Ali wasn’t a main character, I really liked her. But we need to clean up her act a bit.
Natalie and Colin are a good fit, hope it all works out for them.
Jessica Leonard
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have a love for snarky and witty authors! They have a special place in my heart. Then add some sexy scenes and I am a fan for life!

Almost Matched is a tale of a woman who is a partner in a match making business. Natalie and her College bestie, Ali, work together to find perfect life mates for some of the West Coast's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.

Natalie is running late from a girls night the evening before. A spur of the moment decision to cleanse Natalie from her las
Kristina Bonham
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, it was a love story that was funny. I loved the story of Natalie & Colin, two people that have walls guarding their hearts. As the story progresses you see why they have the walls up and how love can conquer. I loved Natalie and the relationship that she has with her friends. There was one scene in the book that had me in tears from laughing so hard, I don't want to give it away but involves fencing with some unusual objects. I cannot wait to read more of the stories from ...more
The Book and The Harlot's Blog
Almost Matched is my first book by A.O Peart. Being a Contemporary Romance novel it’s not usual type of read. But, I’m always willing to try something new so I went for it just because the synopsis sounded too good to pass up.

Colin Hampton is a charmer through and through. He’s handsome, hilarious and he can cook. But, everyone has their demons and his run deep. But when he meets Natalie, in a hilarious moment of indignity, he can’t help but want her. But, he remains a mystery to rea
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review, from the Author. I adored this Novella
The characters are well written, fun, flirty and not at all your average, whiney annoying female lead. Natalie and her bff's are all so different yet the best of friends and are cute, funny and keep each other laughing, which keeps the reader laughing .... Colin is sexy, smart and of course, has a few issues, but hes sweet and absolutely not your average neanderthal alpha.
Colin and Natalie
Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )

'I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review'

Natalie is a successful business woman who just wants to find love. Unfortunately every guy she dates turns out to be jerks in one way or another. After having to run to work one day she decides to change clothes there but her spare clothes ended up in her friend and business partners office. She has to hurry as they have a meeting with a client so thinking it should be safe she runs to her friends office in just a
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book by the author, A. O. Peart for an honest review. This book is the first book of the series by the author.

After being dumped by her boyfriend Natalie is very cautious about men so when she meets a man does she want love and romance, a 1 night stand or does she want a friend with benefits? I love how this character tries to handle the emotions she has for Colin.

The only problem I have with this book is nothing. All the characters work well together and
Shavana BeanieBrain Merrick
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-tour
I was given this book by author for honest review. I fell in love with best friends Natalie, Jena, Ali, and Caroline and their fun unique relationship we could all wish for. They tell each other everything and don’t worry with how it sounds or the hurt feelings it invokes because they know they will be there for each other. The book Almost Matched is about Natalie and her hook up with Colin, wonderful gentleman that he is, after their first meet when she’s only partly dressed. I could not help b ...more
Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fun quick read. You should be able to relate one or all of the characters. The characters were well thought out.
Natalie has been hurt before and is cautious about love.
But an accidental run in with Colin leaves her wondering what kind of relationship she can have with him.
Natalie and her friends try to navigate their way through relationships,sex and more.
Like I said it is a short quick read that leaves you wanting more of Colin, Natalie and her friends.

Angela Fiducia
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I simply loved, loved this book. I could not put it down. I read it until 4AM in the morning because I had to see and find out how it ended. The group of girlfriends are just too funny and the relationships take turns. The main character Natalie was the one in the most serious relationship and there is a twist to it but, you have to read till the end to find out. I cannot wait until the next book and continuation comes out. I am hooked! :D
Jack Fenwick
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Almost Matched

This isn’t the genre of novel  I usually read to be honest, but despite this I was rapidly carried off into it by its infectious humour and, equally important, by the detail that Angela weaves into her narrative, and which makes the reader  feel  part of the setting, and I ended up reading it more or less straight through in one session!

Almost Matched is a fascinating mix of human emotions, and situations and scenes that either tug on your heartstrings or ma
* Sara Johns*
Nov 08, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a great, short read! It's full of laughs and romance with some dark undertones. I really liked Colin and Natalie. He's one of those characters that draws you in and you want to know more, whereas Natalie is just fun and relatable. Outside of the romance, a lot of the story is about Natalie and her 3 girlfriends (it has a Sex in the City feel to it - lots of fun and laughs). The characters were realistic and the writing was good. The one thing that is different about this series is it's a ...more
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG was my first thought when I started reading Almost Matched in a good way. The characters are great. In the book there are four girls who are best friends and they tell each other how it is and having fun while doing it. Ironically two of the girls own a company together Natalie and Ali and it is a dating company. Natalie is unlucky in love and dates all the idiots having a rough morning getting to work to a meeting she has an unexpected run in with Colin in her bra and skirt. After the embar ...more
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
“Almost Matched” is like watching an episode of Sex and the City, except we have Natalie, Caroline, Ali and Jena. It was a good read. The girls and their relationship with the other sex is comical to the point where you start to wonder if something is wrong with the guys themselves or the group of girls; let’s just say these ladies like to have fun. There are moments that will make you laugh out loud. Natalie and Ali are business partners and while running late for a meeting she never expected t ...more
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it
A cute light read, may read book 2.
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own-a-copy
DNF at 55%

I picked this one up because it was a free read and the idea of the woman who has lost her faith in love was appealing. I like reading stories where people find a way to believe in love again. It is often the ultimate feel good feeling.

I don't think that this book was completely awful, I don't want to give that impression by my dnf and low star rating. There were a few pieces of sparkle that kept me reading such as this:

"I know what I want. I want to be happy for a c
Helena Ison
My first thoughts:
I was quite afraid that I wouldn't enjoy a contemporary romance novel. This is a new genre for me and I wasn't sure it would be for me.

Writing Style:
Almost Matched has some of the best writing I've ever encountered. Every character has a distinct personality that comes to life within the pages portraying genuine-raw emotion. An attention grabbing plot from the very beginning that ends with an unexpected twist that will leave you craving more, you won't b
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-boyfriends
I loved Colin. He’s one of those characters that as soon as he enters the picture, you know you are going to love him. He has the feel of an alpha male without the complete cave-man-istic tendencies. Wait until you see how he enters the picture too. I laughed. Out loud. I wouldn’t lie. I totally did.

There were actually a few parts in this book where I found myself giggling a bit. I love the relationship Natalie has with her friends Caroline, Ali and Jena. They are just a fun group of
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received an arc copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

It was a quick read that tells about Natalie Davenport about her relationship with her friends which shows that they despite having different personalities they each have each other's back. It also tells about her past failed relationships and despite them happening she still is a romantic by heart. Natalie meets Colin when she was running in late for a meeting half naked. Of course this puts her in an embarrassi
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was sent the manuscript draft of this pending book. I read it within four hours, I really gave it my 100% attention right into the early hours.

The girls together are hilarious. The sword fight with the large pink dildo and the baquette I couldicture so well.
Running some sort of dating agency they never got involved with their clients. However, SME of the friends had male sexual partners while another wanted the real thing.

One did find the real thing, but the relat
Carrie Stevens
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
~*~My Thoughts~*~
A 5 Star Read
Let me start of by saying I LOVED this book!! After reading this blurb i thought this was so the book for me. I'm a huge fan of sarcasm lol. From start to finish i enjoyed every minute. I loved Natalie anyone that thinks with their vagina that much is awesome in my opinion. Colin was perfect I adored him. This book had a little bit of everything in it for me. I definitely suggest reading it, it was awesome!!
Kelsey Walker- Under The Cover Book Blog
I loved this book! Really, Natalie is such an amazing character, I love her spirit and attitude. She is a strong female and that's something I love in my female characters. Feisty and sassy, you will love Natalie. Colin is a sexy, smart, and funny man really he is the whole package as far as a man goes. This story is a must read, best part? It's only book one of three! I love this series. I highly recommend.
Kate's Corner
Apr 15, 2015 marked it as 09-nuff-said
I'm absolutely positive that I have read this book before. But I just can't remember. It is all so familiar.
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Natalie, an entrepreneur of a matchmaking business, may have found her match. Colin becomes immediately enamoured with Natalie but his dark secrets might get in the way of their budding relationship.

The story followed a believable time line and I enjoyed getting to know Nat and her life before the action started. The only part I struggled with was after the scene of dinner at Colin’s house it cuts off and we don’t know what happens and then all of a sudden in the next cha
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
2.5 stars

Almost Matched started off great for me. I enjoyed Natalie and her hilarious as hell friends. They were really what made the story enjoyable for me. I felt at the times the story dragged and I got bored.

Natalie is an independent business woman who is a strong and likeable character. She is late for a meeting and once she gets to work she goes to change her clothes but realizes her clothes are in her friend Ali's office. Since everyone is in the meeting room, she
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Natalie Davenport never thought that her 9am meeting with a client would change the next few months of her life in a good way when she literally runs into Colin in only her Bra and Skirt coming out of her office.
This book reminded me of all those movies you see where the girl has her group of gal pals that meet together and talk about all of life's worries over wine and everything Man related. Natalie doesn't know what she wants from Colin, either a Friend with Benefits or a long t
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to all of my friends.

Would you take another shot at love? Or just settle on a friend with benefits?

Their heartbreaking past will move you. Their passion will make you blush.
Their antics will make you laugh out loud.

The whole time I read this book I laughed at Natalie and her friends. Ali tells her she needs a friend with benefit's, so she calls Colin, a gentlemen she met at her office. She fal
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A.O. Peart is the author of several novels. She writes in multiple genres, including dark contemporary, dark romantic comedy, romantic suspense and paranormal/urban fantasy.

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