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Dirty Trick (Perfectly Matched #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,598 Ratings  ·  195 Reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

This matchmaker's about to meet her match...

Grace Love is lousy with men. She can spot a match for someone else a mile away, and her balls-on instincts are why her matchmaking business is thriving, but finding her own Prince Charming? The only guy who makes her sixth sense tingle is her playboy best friend, Trick, a
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Published September 23rd 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
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Lisa Jayne
Sep 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: brazen-addict


I've been devouring my Brazen book collection over the last few weeks and I've been falling in lust and love and giving out my four and five stars gladly, but it stops here I'm sorry to say, but don't be too concerned even though i didn't fall into love with this story I most certainly fell into like and gave a respectable three (and a half) stars away. Here are my book thoughts ...

What's it all about?
Grace Love (yes, that's her real name) is a professional match maker, love i
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it
With a name like Trick, the hero can't help but be a little mischievous. While the plot isn't entirely in the realm of believability, I did enjoy it. This is a friends to lovers story. Trick goes about his pursuit in all the wrong ways but I'm glad the heroine is able to come out of her shell as a result. I wish it would've been a little more straight-forward than it was, but the end result is the same. Grace and Trick get their HFN. The pacing and writing was good. Their chemistry excellent wit ...more
Oct 09, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid

Fun lighthearted reading. But didn't like that h had a pathetic dating record with a verbally abusive ex while H was the proverbial happy manho. Also H whores till around 6 mths after he met/befriended h even though he was attracted to her. h is a witness to it all( she also lives in same building). He realises he has fallen for her and stops. I thought he became celibate but a bit in the book it said he'd only reduced the sex to 'as when needed' and never let the women stay over. Wow, what a
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Çok şekerdi, bir saatte bitti zaten.
Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Dirty Trick by Christine Bell
Book One of the Perfectly Matched series
Publisher: Brazen
Publication Date: September 23, 2013
Rating: 3 stars
Source: Copy bought from Amazon

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

This matchmaker's about to meet her match...

Grace Love is lousy with men. She can spot a match for someone else a mile away, and her balls-on instincts are why her matchmaking business is
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2016
Ok, the author immediately won me over simply by describing Trick as a Chris Hemsworth look alike. It was not a chore to imagine him in this role and add to that, Trick is a member of the SWAT team. Yep, I was sold!

Joking aside, this was a really cute and short read. I loved Trick and Grace as our main MC's. I really like the pairing of a reformed playboy and the beautiful, but down to earth heroine. Albeit a bit unrealistic, I liked that Grace and her best friend owned a matchmaking business t
Sep 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Friends to lovers, a twist in how they actually get there. Predictable but has some steamy dialogue.
Claire Robinson
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars.

This is Book one on the perfectly Matched Series.
I have to say that I don’t think I have ever read a bad Entangled: Brazen book. Whether it be a standalone novel or part of a series, they are all well written, feature likeable and more importantly believable characters. The stories grab your attention and keep you reading right up to the end.

Oh and did I mention the sex, well that’s always hot and plentiful too, so it’s a win/win in my opinion!

Dirty Trick is no exception, I really like
Jul 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Her yanım ağrıyor diye şöyle yormayacak, neşelendirecek kısa bir kitap okuyayım dedim ama olmadı tabii. Çok sıkıcı ve hiçbir özelliği olmayan bir kitaptı. Sevişme sahnelerini atlayınca geriye pek de bir şey kalmıyordu zaten. Konusu çok bilindikti. Hatta kızın bir çöpçatanlık şirketi işletim "içgüdü" ye sahip olması bana Jennifer Probst romanını hatırlattı -ki ben o kitabı çok sevmiştim. Ama bu kitap resmen yazmış olmak için yazılmış. Kız kendine güvensiz. Adam da kıza aşık olduğunu anladıktan so ...more
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I have previously read Christine’s Dare Me series, so I was excited to receive an ARC from Entangled Brazen in return for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this humorous, sexy, friends to lovers tale from Christine Bell. This was the first book from her Perfectly Matched series, published by Entangled Brazen, which is an essential read for me.

Grace Love is partners in a matchmaking service called “Love Will Find a Way”, along with her good friend Serena. She prides herself on her instincts of fi
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
1 saat içinde bitirdim desem?!
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Trick Mathews is a treat.

1) he's a cop. SWAT. He has special weapons and tactics....
2) he's sexy
3) he's a dog lover
4) he's sexy
5) he's skilled at the art of seduction
5) he's sexy
6) he is heart-stoppingly protective, witty and thoughtful

Brazen books are a staple for me and I like to think of myself as a bit of an connoisseur having read pretty much the entire line. This is definitely one to read; it sizzles, but is perfectly balanced with fun and romance. Having loved Christine Bell
Heather andrews
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked Trick, and I liked that he didn't want to leave his girl, “definitely. Absolutely. In fact, if I had my way, we’d be doing it again right now.” He flexed his hips to emphasize his point." I liked this book, I really liked Trick.
3.5 stars
It was cute and I'll probably read the next book, which is about the heroine's best friend.
Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: güncel
Çıtır çerez uyku öncesi 2 saatte biten bir kitap. Cat cat cat oluveriyor her şey. Kafa dağıtmaya birebir :)
Sep 27, 2013 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars
Amber at WickedGoodReads
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Patrick (Trick) and Gracie's story is a super cute, sometimes a bit predictable friends-to-lovers read that is just right if you are looking for something easy to read, steamy and with the lovely Brazen HEA.
Grace is a matchmaker but cant manage to make her own match. Trick is her best friend, who loves her but is unwilling to do anything about it... until he decides to 'trick' her. Pretty clever, yes indeed.
Like I said, its a cute little story, nothing mind-blowing but definitely good to fill
FV Angela
Review originally posted at

Grace Love and Trick Matthews are neighbors and friends. The kind of friends who walk each other’s dogs, are comfortable curling up on the coach together to watch horror films and finish each others sentences. Grace hasn’t had any luck in her own love life, but she’s a master when it comes to hooking up other people through her matchmaking company, Love Will Find a Way. She’s still regaining her confidence after the disaster tha
Jaime Arkin
3.5 stars

Grace & Trick are friends… only friends. But he’s wanted more since the day he met her.

Grace Love is a matchmaker, and she can match anyone and everyone. Except herself. The only guy she’s had that tingle for is Trick. But Trick and Grace are friends. She’s watched her playboy womanizing neighbor since she moved in and despite those tingling feelings he causes she’s not going to risk their friendship.

Trick has wanted Grace since the first day she moved in. But somehow he slipped in
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
Entangled Brazen is preparing for Halloween a bit early with Christine Bell's Dirty Trick and what better locale to set this holiday-themed story than Salem, Massachusetts? Dirty Trick is the first book in Bell’s new Perfectly Matched series, following resident matchmaker Grace Love as she attempts to find her own perfect match. The narrative features a romance between best friends with a bit of a twist, pairing a reformed womanizer with his sexually repressed girl-next-door. The book is equal p ...more
Snarky Mom
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
There are some publishing houses that I've come to believe are always "safe bets" -- they have great editors and super writers - and the Entangled Brazen line is one of those sure things. At this point, I've yet to pick up ANY Entangled version that has disappointed... and DIRTY TRICK is a great example of how dependable the Entangled Brazen line is for readers. Now I admit - I did receive a copy of this from their Publicity Department in the hopes that I'd write an *unbiased* review - but that ...more
Jane Reader
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
I love a good friends to lovers novel--especially when unrequited love is thrown into the mix--and while I was interested to read how the trope unfolds in Dirty Trick, I found that the story lacked the depth and fully formed plot of which I'd hoped.

Patrick "Trick" Mathews has been in love with matchmaker Gracie Love since he first laid eyes on her. Interested in making her another notch on his bedpost, once he meets his new neighbor, he views her as more than just an object for his lust. For he
Mandi Schreiner
Sep 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I’ve read a couple of books by Christine Bell and I really like her voice. Dirty Trick gives us two very likable protagonists. Grace Love runs a matchmaking service, yet never has a match of her own. Her best friend Trick is on the SWAT team (hubba hubba) and has always given her the good tingles when he is around, but they never quite went the dating route. Trick, who is just an all around good guy (I love a good guy hero!) has had all the feelings for Grace, but for various reasons has held ba ...more
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Christine Bell and I really liked it! Her writing style is great; the story flowed nicely, the characters were well developed, and the balance between characters internal thoughts & the dialogue was very nice.

Okay I don't want to give too much of the story away so I will just say that Trick and Grace have been friends ever since they moved in next to each other. Trick used to be a bit of a player when they first met, with different girls at his house ev
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A friends to lovers book.

Grace has a match making business she is very good at. At least for others, she can spot a match a mile away, but for herself.....not so great.
Oh, when she's around Trick Matthews she get a very good feeling but, they are friends and although she is sure the sex would be spectacular she feels the risk isn't worth it.

Trick Matthews has wanted Grace from the day he laid eyes on her but he blew it. Now he is just plotting a way to show her how good they can be and Salem's H
Jan Meredith
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite things about reading Christine Bell's stories is, her characters are so real. Each scene plays out with such reality you can see it happening to you. Some of it, you WISH would happen to you, lol!

Her one liners, her humor, her emotion and steamy love scenes make it a joy to read her work.
Oct 21, 2013 marked it as tbr-lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
21 October 2014: $0.99 on Kindle
Jessica Lemmon
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Scorching, smoking hot with believable characters who both win your heart. My first Christine Bell book, but not my last!
Meckesha Booher
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. For a shorter read, the author didn't make it feel rushed at all. I will definitely be reading more by this author. Definitely a must read.
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