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The Marriage Match

(Suddenly Smitten #3)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Hot bachelor seeks bride
Resort tycoon Trent Hawthorne is looking for a wife. His all-business, no-nonsense grandmother (and the matriarch of the small town of Maple Creek) has selected three potential brides―all beautiful and approved. Each “fantasy date” will take place in a lush Caribbean setting, filmed like a reality show to promote the Hawthorne family’s chain of re
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published January 19th 2015 by Entangled: Bliss
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Bette Hansen
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic read! As always, Tracy March gives us a wonderful story that makes us laugh, gives us hope, and touches our heart. In this book Trent Hawthrone is looking for a wife to make his Grandmother happy. She sets him up with three lovely candidates and puts Cynthia Sawyer, her assistant, in charge of setting everything up for his "dates". There is an immediate attraction but they both know it would be best to ignore it, except just one kiss may make that impossible. This is a good one and you ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Totally and completely predictable, yet so fun to read. I enjoyed this romantic tale of finding love. Loved the characters and the fun story as Cin unexpectedly finds herself swept off her feet while trying to find the perfect bride for Trent.

This was a feel good story that left me with a smile on my face. It is not squeaky clean but wasn't over the top and was middle of the road as far as content for an Entangled Bliss romance.

4 stars

Rating: 4 Stars - Great Book

Content: innuendo, closed door
Maria Rose
This sweet romance is the story of Trent and Cyn. Trent comes from a wealthy background and manages his family's Caribbean resorts. Cyn works for his grandmother back in the United States, a woman who has planned a "Bachelor" type ad campaign for the resorts with the added benefit of getting Trent to choose from three women she feels would make a suitable bride for him. Cyn's job is to help with the ad campaign with the added bonus that she'll receive extra money if he chooses a woman among the ...more
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4.5 Stars

Every book in Tracy March’s Suddenly Smitten series has been a fun and sexy romp and The Marriage Match fits that description perfectly. This book has an interesting concept; the matriarch of the Hawthorne family, Fairleigh, aka The Queen is determined to find her grandson, Trent, the perfect wife and has vetted three women with whom she hope he will find a love match putting her assistant Cynthia Sawyer in charge of planning the dat
Amy R
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like sweet romance that takes you away on a whirlwind adventure, you have to read The Marriage Match by Tracy March. It's the third book in her Suddenly Smitten series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. Tracy writes fabulous characters and puts them in a well planned out story to keep the pages turning. She also does a fantastic job of describing the exotic locations in which her characters travel. You feel the warm sun, the sand beneath your toes and the water crashing against you ...more
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
If you need to warm up this winter, then look no further. Island lore, mazes, star-gazing, and tree-houses-this book has it all! The Marriage Match is a charming island romance, with lots of laughs and lots of heart! Once again, I find myself smittened with Tracy March's story-telling. Lush scenery and witty characters that truly enjoy each other's company made this book one that I couldn't put down. I read it in one sitting, and found myself laughing out loud on several occasions!
If you're a fa
Katie Mettner
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a sucker for a love at first sight kind of story, and though Trent and Cyn have known each other for awhile, the first time they were alone together sparks flew. The bad part came about due to the fact that Cyn was an employee of Trent's company, even if the company is run by his grandmother, or the 'Queen' as Cyn called her. Cyn was the "queens' personal assistant and getting mixed up with her grandson was out of the question. Cyn was asked to find a perfect marriage match for Trent and she ...more
Are you ready walk along the beach at sunset? Feel gentle
tropical breezes? Visit exotic locations? Then come spend time
with Cynthia Sawyer at several Caribbean resorts. The scenes
were so vivid and described so beautifully. I could feel the wind
blow my hair and smell the sea air.
Grandmother Hawthrone has assigned Cynthia to the task of
introducing her grandson, Trent Hawthrone ,to three
handpicked women at their three Caribbean resorts. Trent is
to pick one to marry.
Grandmother has researched and
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my, how I love books by Tracy March. Loved the characters of Trent, rich single tycoon and Cyn, hired by Trent's grandma, Queen, to find the perfect wife for Trent. Little be known to Cyn, Trent start to fall for her. They are complete opposites, but loved the attraction between these two. Loved the different tropic locations, perfect to warm you up. Queen was a hoot, she just made me smile with her antics. Enjoyed the few mentions of baseball in the story.

This is part of series but can be
Nancy Naigle
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers and anyone who is a fan of the show THE BACHELOR!
Take your sunscreen and grab a pretty umbrella drink! The Marriage Match takes you on a romantic adventure to three different islands where you’ll practically feel the sand between your toes and the sun on your face. This sweet story is adorable. I just loved Cyn and Trent together. It was also fun to see how things turned out with the other characters from the series.
Robin Bielman
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really sweet and romantic read. I loved it.
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

3.5 Charming Stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Entangled via NetGalley

Here, we have the third book in the Suddenly smitten series by Tracy March. As usual Tracy has captured a very sweet and charming couple. This is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone but I would recommend reading it as a series so you get a better gist of all the characters.

Cynthia (Cyn) has been the sidekick friend of Liza and Paige. Her upbringing was a different then all her friends which led he
Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I adore Tracy March's books. They are just feel good stories that put me in a good mood and this one is no exception.

Cynthia, or Cyn for short, is the personal assistant for the town matriarch, Ms. Hawthorne. Ms. Hawthorne has come up with the crazy idea that her grandson Trent needs to find a wife and soon. As part of her job, Cynthia ends up being the one who is in charge of the "Bachelor' style marketing campaign
Georgianna Simpson
The Marriage Match is a delightfully romantic tale of how romance and love can happen when two people so suited to each other meet, despite circumstances.
Cynthia Sawyer is a lovely girl who has grown up as a rebellious minister’s daughter, who grew up to love her parents despite their differences in lifestyle and attitude. She works as a personal assistant to Maple Creek’s matriarch Fairleigh Hawthorne “the Queen”. She also works at a local bakery part time to help make ends meet. The “Queen” ha
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having loved the first two books in Tracy March's Suddenly Smitten Series, I was very much looking forward to seeing how Trent and Cyn's journey mapped out. And whilst it was sweet, romantic and both were endearing characters, unfortunately it just didn't grab me in the same way Cole and Liza and Paige and Lane's stories did.

"Someone who captivates me with every little thing about her. Someone who makes me want to be better than I am - perfect for her."

We've met Cyn and Trent before, although
Heather Anne
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-reads

Originally reviewed on my blog, The Turning Pages.

I’ve loved this journey Tracy March has taken us on in the Suddenly Smitten books. All of which giving us a glimpse into the island paradises (yes, plural) that the Hawthorne family owns. In the third book in the Suddenly Smitten series, The Marriage Match focuses on the resort heir, Trent Hawthorne and his journey to finding a wife.

In this The Bachelor-esque romance, Trent’s grandmother, the matriarch of the family, wants nothing more than her g
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this romance novel. It is too good. It made me all starry-eyed. It is awe-inspiring and what not?! Seriously I think this is a must, must read for all romance lovers out there. You will enjoy this one for sure. It didn't started as well as one would hope but with every sentence this book just kept getting better and better and by the end I was hoping it'd never end.
Cyn is down to earth, loving and kind girl. She grew up under lots of rules and restrictions and ended up rebelli
April Symes
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review***

Great premise for a story. Trent Hawthorne is looking for a wife and his grandmother has found three potential women for him in the small town of Maple Creek. He flies there and decides to go on a dream date with each woman to see if that woman is “ the one”. Trent thinks since his grandmother set this up, what could go wrong…

Enter Cynthia Sawyer-she is his grandmother’s assistant. She Is the one who is helping set up the dat
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Marriage Match is Tracy March’s third book in the Suddenly Smitten series. I love a theme whereby the hero is forced into finding marriage. Ms. March has a hit with The Marriage Match. I loved Fairleigh Hawthorne (aka Queen). She is the grandmother of Trent Hawthorne and employer to Cynthia Sawyer. The Queen tasks Cynthia with finding a wife for her grandson and, if she does, there’s a bonus in store for her. Cynthia sets up dates for the three candidates that the Queen has chosen for Trent ...more
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love watching The Bachelor, and Tracy March captured the frenzy and whirlwind romance of that show perfectly in The Marriage Match. It was so sweet and fun, I know I'll be a fan of March's work for a long time to come. I really loved Trent and Cynthia, which surprised me. They had great chemistry. The Marriage Match is fast-paced and romantic and perfect for fans of The Bachelor.

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Rosemary K
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Queen aka Trent's grandmother wants him to marry. She's going to find him a bride and promote the Hawthorne resorts at the same time. She has her assistant, Cynthia Sawyer, help Trent with his fantasy dates. These two have known each other since childhood. Why is there suddenly such attraction between them. No crushes allowed. The Marriage Match is a humorous and romantic story that left me feeling happy . Cyn and Trent are a memorable couple. Their interaction is humorous and romantic. I en ...more
Tabitha Jones
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
simply sweet

What a wonderful love story. When the Queen tries to work her matchmaking skills with her assistant to get her grandson married off to the perfect girl. Things go a little different. Trent was on board to go along with his grandmother wishes that was until he truly noticed her assistant Cyn. Trent just couldn't get her off his mind and concocted a scheme to get her to fall for him. With a successful campaign done Trent just had to let his grandmother see that his heart belong to the
Nicole Smith
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is a clever twist of the Bachelor. Trent is looking for a wife and his grandmother believes she has found the perfect three candidates. What could be more romantic then spending a weekend on a tropical island at the family's resort. Trent didn't count on the sparks to fly when Cynthia is thrust into the plans. Cynthia needs Trent to find his perfect bride, she has a lot riding on this to with out a hitch. she never counted her being the hitch in the plans. I enjoyed this story and love ...more
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a sweet fun paced book. Trent and Cynthia were adorable together. They had that spark. Theirs was a story based on the spark and the importance of feeling the spark. I loved the drama free story and the lack of craziness. I wanted to be Cynthia throughout this book. The way she felt and was treated is every little girl's fairy tale.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Tami Schafer
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this a 4.5 it was a fun fall in love read. The Queen wanted to pick the wife the grandson tried to do it her way but his heart had a different plan . Trent & Cyn tried to NOT fall in Love but the heart wants what the heart wants. I enjoyed this fun light hearted fast read . I now need to go back and read about their friends that where talked about and I will be going back and meeting them . So come enjoy this read you wont be disappointed
I received this from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This is a different take on the show the bachelor. I really enjoyed it. This is a sweet tale. I loved how I got to read about places that I have visited before. I loved the part about the Falls. It was a blast climbing the falls and reading about characters doing the same thing. Great story!
Shirley K
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED THIS BOOK!! I'm a big fan of The Bachelor. It was cool the way the story related to the show but with an insider's view. Cyn and Trent were so perfect for each other. You definitely want to read this book, and all the other ones in this series by Tracy March, one of my favorite authors! Five stars!
Jennifer Schultheis
Enjoyable, sweet, fun...just a few words that come to mind after reading The Marriage Match by Tracy March. With genuine, down to earth characters, and an appealing storyline, this book will have you entertained in no time. There wasn't a part of this story that I didn't love. Will definitely check out this author's other books.
Isha Coleman
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads

The Marriage Match by: Tracy March

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Hilariously funny and charmingly heartfelt. I do not want to give away too much of the story. This story is "The Bachelor" meets "The Wedding Planner" with a twist. A Must Read.
Donna Huber
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, romance
It was a fun, light romance novel. I need to go back a pick up book 2 in the series, but they don't have to be read in order to be enjoyed. Full review soon.
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Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers and lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.

Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzard

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“When they reached the peak, he faced her, gathered her to him, and gazed into her amazing blue eyes. "You look beautiful," he said huskily, surprising himself with his tone. He swept his fingers along the top of her shoulder and cupped his hand on her neck, caressing her velvety earlobe with the pad of his thumb. "You put this awesome sunset to shame.” 1 likes
“That a huge rush," Cyn said to him as she climbed out of the lagoon and wrung the water from her hair.
"Not nearly as much as the one I'm getting looking at you in that bikini.”
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