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Miss Match

(No Match for Love #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  1,930 ratings  ·  329 reviews
Billionaire CEO Luke Ryder doesn’t want to hire his best friend, Brooke, as his matchmaker. Not when he’s been in love with her for eight years. Too bad she doesn’t see him as relationship material and is engaged to another man. If the matchmaking company she works for closes, Brooke is out of a job, and Luke is out a best friend. There will be nothing stopping her from mo ...more
Published May 1st 2015 by Snowflake Press
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Julie Carpenter
There's just something fun about matchmaking books that I really enjoy reading them! Maybe it takes me back to all the fun(ok maybe more stress) of the college dating scene and trying to survive some of those crazy dates that everyone sets you up on. Hee Hee! There were fun ones amidst the crazy ones for sure, like the elimi-date that I went on(it was for a good cause, a charity fundraiser) or the scavenger hunt where we ended up breaking down in the vehicle and trying to figure out how to fix i ...more
Nov 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book more than I did. Its not the writing, cause it was great. I guess it was because I had trouble liking the heroine. Luke has been in love with her since high school but she stuck him in the friend zone. I can see why since he was a bit of a player. But she made all these rules and if he breaks one he gets the silent treatment. She kinda comes across as too controlling to be a friend. Then she lets her boyfriend dictate who she can be friends with.
So, basically she is
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
Loved this one! Fun story-line. There were a couple times the story lagged a little and I wished it would move on at a faster pace (Brooke was so darn stubborn) but overall very enjoyable.

Content: Clean, no sex, no language, no innuendo. There is however some implied content although never any details, you just know that is the lifestyle they are living - Luke is a player and sleeps around, Brooke spends nights at her fiancee's place, Luke gets drunk and picks up women at bars.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
4.5 stars for this sweet story about long time friends realizing they're in love. Actually it was the girl realizing she was in love with her best friend. Luke sounds like the perfect boyfriend and not just because he's gorgeous and a billionaire. He's thoughtful, knows how to make you laugh and is always there when you need him.

I think deep down in her heart Brooke knew she was in love with Luke, but was scared to admit it. Her parents' divorce, because her dad had an affair, really messed her
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I just finished the prequel (which I would highly recommend reading/listening to first so the reader is up to speed) where I met the main characters and the situation. It was cute, but also showed that there would be tough times for romance between the main players to win out so in I dove for the rest of the story.

This story takes place eight years after the prequel. Some things haven't changed while others? Brooke has her friend rules clutched tightly before her keeping Luke at th
I'm not sure what to say about this one. I enjoyed the prequel I read a few weeks ago, Meet Your Match and seeing how Luke and Brooke met, but I wasn't entirely happy with how the story plays out.

Firstly, I have to say, I thought the book was well written. It kept me interested and I wanted to continue reading to see how things would play out, I just didn't love the plot. Actually, to be specific, I like friends to lovers stories, just not when its done like this. Brooke and Luke have been BFFs
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Started this right after the novella prequel...just didn't want to pursue it when right off the bat in the first chapter Luke is heading to the bar to drown his sorrows, meets up with an ex-girlfriend they start drinking and he is about to go home with her when his BFF shows up and drags him home... ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I liked this book. I was engaged and I couldn't help but keep on reading even when I was frustrated to no end by Brooke. And that was pretty much the whole book. I don't think the guys in this book had a fair deal and I honestly couldn't see what they loved so much about Brooke. She frustrated them both. Or maybe she just frustrated me? I don't know. I liked this but I didn't. But I did. Ha.

Content: There are references to people sleeping around and sexual relationships. Nothing is described in
I have to admit that I really enjoyed this book. I could not put it down and read it in one night - HOWEVER - it also frustrated me SO-SO much! Unlike it's prequel "Meet your match", I thought this book was more suitable for older teenagers and young adults rather than younger readers. It was clean in the sense that there were no sex scenes, but it was implied that the main characters were in sexual relationships.

I was quite eager to find out what happened between Brooke and Luke after they bec
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a sweet story about long time friends realizing they're in love. Actually it was the girl realizing she had fallen for her best friend. Luke sounds like the perfect boyfriend and not just because he's gorgeous and a billionaire. He's thoughtful, knows how to make you laugh and is always there when you need him.
I think deep down in her heart Brooke knew she was in love with Luke, but was scared to admit it. Her parents' divorce, because of her dad's affair, really messed her up, and her mom
This was such a delightfully fun book to read. Here’s what I liked about it. I really liked Luke’s character. He is your typical rich rogue who does what he likes just because he can. These kind of characters can bug me at times, but the author did a great job of making me like him quite quickly. She shows his deepest desire, and how he really isn’t the person he pretends to be. Brooke has been Luke’s best friend since high school, but when he wanted to further their relationship, she set up rul ...more
Miss Match (No Match for Love #1)


Miss Match, was actually a good book. I was rooting for Luke to get his girl, and finally, he did. Took Brooke, long enough to actually give into her feelings and actually go for what she wants, and in the beginning, I figured that her future ex-husband (may as well to say this) was cheating on Brooke it was just that feeling that I had. Glad, that Luke, and Brooke got together in the end, and Andi, was a
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really cute story of good friends turning into something more.

Brooke and Luke have been best friends for a long time and Luke knows he loves Brooke but he's afraid to let her know.
It was fun to read how they got past the obstacles, how Luke learned to grow up and Brooke discovered her true feelings.

Now I want to read Mitch and Zoey's story.
Bev Walkling
This was a quick light read with a happy ever after ending which was just what I needed today. Brooke's dream job is to be a top rated matchmaker. She even put herself up to be matched and is engaged to her Italian beau but the match company is going through hard times and her best friend Luke has also been struggling after the death of his father. They have been best friends for eight years with their own set of rules to keep things platonic but Luke would be quite happy to break them all. In a ...more
Kristina Applegate
After his father has passed away, leaving the title of CEO to him, Luke Ryder feels like his life is spinning out of control. Turning to alcohol to numb his pain and turning to all the wrong women to ease the emptiness in his heart, Luke tries really hard to get over the real problem that he has been dealing with for the last 8 years: Brooke. His best friend Brooke is getting married to the perfect Italian and everyday it breaks his heart. Brooke is so adamant about keeping their status as frien ...more
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It is fun, witty and romantic. Lots of humor too. I loved the characters of Luke and Brooke. The character Charlotte is a hoot with her trying to say american sayings and getting them all wrong. I even liked Zoey and Andie! I didn't like Antonio. Antonio seemed like he had something to hide from the very beginning and was too bossy and demanding.

The author, Lindzee Armstrong did a fantastic job on this book! It is well written and I found it totally charming. It is a clean re
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lindzee did a fantastic job making me feel like I was right there in the story. The detail, the emotion, and the relationships were so vivid. Luke and Brooke were both great characters who played well off each other, and their friends were a great support them as they fought through their trials.

While Antonio is everything that Brooke thinks she wants, he was just exactly the right amount of slimeball that made me want her to go running back to Luke. He does his best to make her happy, even as s
Liz Stone
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Armstrong doesn't disappoint with this romance. Brooke thinks she has found Mr. Right but Luke's recent struggles with the death of his father threaten her relationship. The perfect solution to her own issues at work force her to face her true feelings about her best friend. The will they/won't they tension is the perfect blend of character and story that will leave you tingling with anticipation if the story will work out in Happily Ever After for all involved.

The problems that Brooke and Luke
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
I just can't get into this one. The whole beginning and the premise was frustrating and everyone acting out of character, things being unrealistic, and not a single character that I like so far (except maybe Zoey) characters that I don't like. Maybe if I had read the prequel and was invested in the characters I would hang in there, but there are so many red flags already and with the book being almost 400 pages... Very disappointing. DNF.

Content (for the portion I did read): Drinking, suggestive
Natalie Francis
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a fun and easy read. I really got into the book and loved the characters. I couldn't put this book down! If you are looking for a good love story you need to read this! ...more
Aug 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. I enjoyed the intro novella to this story, and there were things I liked about this book as well. And things I didn't like as much.
Still I stayed up late to finish it.
sage elizabeth
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
.5.) Meet Your Match ★★★★
Narrated by Tiffany Williams
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I struggled reading this. The writing was phenomenal, but the story, however, I don't think I can say the same. I had a love-hate thing with the characters. It's hard for me to connect or at least sympathize with the character since they made idiotic, reckless, and selfish decisions. ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good clean romance with great chemistry. I knew it was a character trying to get out of the "friend zone" so I expected some of the frustration and stubbornness but goodness was she blind?! Haha First book by this author andi thoroughly enjoyed it and will be reading more. Recommended ...more
Carrie K-Ski
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good fun story. It's clean, no sex but it's implied. It's not what I thought it'd turn out to be but it was good none the less.

I received an ARC for an honest review of this book.
I'll give this *3 STARS* there were parts that I liked but there were parts that I didn't too so while I was smiling at the end, I did a lot of eye rolling throughout this one.

Chimmy Gaius-Assor
A nice feel-good novel about friendship and love. Totally enjoyed this!
**Rating: 4 out of 5 stars**

((I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review))

Mild spoilers ahead

I really enjoyed this book!

I have gone through the reviews of the other readers, and I’ll have to agree - the pacing of the book is a bit slow. Brooke seems quite content with Antonio, and doesn’t begin to question her platonic relationship, as best BEST friends, with Luke, until, like, about half of the book is over. Note how I said ‘question’. Not reciprocate her feelings. Well, w
Mar 14, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-for-me
If I was a more aggressive DNF-er, I would have stopped reading this book 1/3 of the way through. Although the writing is engaging and makes this story a fast read, every time I stopped it took a lot for me to get back into it because the characters are very unlikable and the execution of the story was poor.

Matchmaking, a failing business and unrequited love were the key factors that piqued my interest in the book blurb. But the setup of the story was off-putting. Initially, the hero, Luke, come
Jul 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Friend Zone Rules, Penalties, and Obligations

Billionaire CEO throws himself at his engaged best friend and girl he loves while she attempts to set him up with other women to save her job.

Brooke is engaged. Luke is in love with her. They are best friends. He agrees that she can set him up to save her job. Can Brooke keep from falling for him and keep her fiance appeased with that friendship all while Luke is pursuing her and seeing the women she sets him up with all under the scrutiny of the papa
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Lindzee Armstrong is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author best known for her #1 Amazon bestselling No Match for Love series, which follows the matchmakers and clients of Toujour on their journeys to love. She writes fun and flirty romantic comedies, as well as heartfelt women's fiction that makes perfect book club reads. Like any true romantic, Lindzee loves chick flicks, ice cream, ...more

Other books in the series

No Match for Love (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Not Your Match (No Match for Love #2)
  • Mix 'N Match (No Match for Love #3)
  • Meet Your Match (No Match for Love, #4)
  • Strike a Match (No Match for Love #5)
  • Mistletoe Match (No Match for Love #6)
  • Match Me if You Can (No Match for Love #7)
  • Match Me by Christmas (No Match for Love #8)
  • Never Say Match (No Match for Love #9)
  • Match Me Again (No Match for Love #10)
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