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Match Me If You Can

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  832 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Ever thought about recycling your ex?

Best friends Catherine, Rachel & Sarah are fun, smart, successful and single – just like millions of women with a low tolerance for idiocy in their dates.

Mr. Right hasn't turned up yet, and Mr Right-Now isn't worth booking a wax appointment for. So when Catherine, London’s finest matchmaker, gets Rachel and Sarah to join her dating site
Kindle Edition, 450 pages
Published January 14th 2016 by Avon
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Friends, family, love, attraction, regret.

This book was so freaking hilarious that I banned myself from reading it at work during my breaks because I was making so much noise laughing.

Michele Gorman hasn't been on my radar for long, but I will definitely, absolutely read each and every book I can find. So far, every new book I read is better than the last, and that's one heck of an achievement.

Even having finished the book, I couldn't tell you which character I liked the most. It wasn't
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2016, net-galley, n
This was a really great read. Recyclove is a dating agency with a difference. When you join you must get an ex to join up and give a review on you! Catherine and her ex husband Richard set it up.
Three friends share a house and all want to find love and sign up to the agency with ex partners. They are such rounded characters and you can enjoy the friendships and traumas along the way. You meet other characters in their lives and they add great depth to the story.
Richard’s fiancé Magda adds an int
Nada Hosny
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-challenge
“You listen to me, you daft cow. You are not boring. If you were we wouldn’t be friends. You’re funny and clever and, yes ,okay, you’re a bit of a dingbat sometimes but that doesn’t make you boring. The fact that we never know what’ll come out of your mouth actually makes you interesting. Now, that’s the end of that.”

when I First picked up this book, I felt like I was picking up a book for Sophie Kinsella, The cover design was so sweet and adorable, just like Sophie’s books, so when I found
Carlene Inspired
Match Me If You Can was meant to be my fun romance read of the month, but unfortunately the pacing was so slow, the story far too drawn out, and the love quite predictable. I needed more, more fun and laughs, because really it just felt like a reading of their daily lives. The romance didn't shine through for me and about the only one who I thought learned anything was Catherine. A cute romance, one I think others will definitely love, just wasn't the one for me.

ARC provided.
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

The story follows best friends Rachel, Sarah and Catherine on their journey to find Mr. Right.

Catherine started a dating website with her ex-husband Richard. It’s called RecycLove and everyone that joins, hast o join with an ex partner. They have to fill out a form and write a recommendation fort he other, reflecting on their relationship. It was fun reading these forms I have to say. So Catherine wants her friends to join the webs
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed on Becca's Books.

Match Me If You Can by Michele Gorman was a fantastically fun, flirty and fabulously entertaining novel in which three best friends, Catherine, Rachel and Sarah, set out on their separate courses in life, yet remain alongside each other as they do so. From careers and marriage, to siblings and ex's new women, I thoroughly enjoyed following the best friends as they dealt with the obstacles of life that tumbled into each of their ways along the path to happines
Natalie TBGWP
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
When Michele got in touch to see if I would read Match Me If You Can, I was actually so excited because the plot to this book is fantastic. I can actually see it becoming a real thing. Recycling your ex and getting an upgrade is genius!

Story is told in third person from friends Sarah, Catherine and Rachel. Catherine is owner of the matchmaking site and convinces both Sarah and Rachel to join to find love.

And that's basically it.

I wanted to like it I really did. I tried so hard, b
I received a copy via the publisher for an honest review.

This is one of those classically tasteful, heartwarming, and magical stories you aspire to find in the bookstore. One that's going to make you cry and laugh all at once and have your heart just wanting to burst out of your chest with giddy emotions. Yes I was a happy crier by the end. It was just too perfect. I loved Catherine, Rachel, and Sarah. And all the side characters they all added such depth to these ladies and made them come aliv
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like chick lit. you will enjoy this fun romance. The author is very good at creating humorous situations with characters which seem realistic.
Charlotte Jones
I have been in the mood for contemporary fiction recently and I am fully embracing that so I decided to pick up Match Me If You Can if I'm honest, almost purely on the cover from Overdrive.

This story is told in third person concentrating in alternate chapters on three characters' lives; three female housemates navigating the modern London dating scene. Throughout the book, I enjoyed the characters and the plot for the most part, however there was one point in the book (about 80% through) where o
There were definitely some enjoyable parts, and it wasn't a bad read, but it was quite boring and predictable for the most part. The three main characters had their own distinct personalities, and it was quite nice that, although they all had generic British names, it was easy to tell them apart, pretty much from the word go. It was pretty obvious what direction the story was going to go in from the beginning, and although the ending is as heartwarming as you would expect, it was just a little b ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Such a sweet, enjoyable book. The author has created good, well detailed characters and a charming storyline. I enjoyed reading it. It left me with a warm, glowing feeling and a smile on my face.
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-releases, 2016

The first thing that drew my attention was the title of this book - Match Me if You Can - it's fantastic, I personally love it and it really stands out from the crowd. Then the premise - it's brilliant, just brilliant, and I don't think I have ever came across such concept before. I mean, recycling exes - how clever and unique is this?

But in fact the story itself has not much to do with recycling exes. I was expecting a very different story, full of awkward, embarrassing, funny situations regard
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I've read the majority of Michele Gorman's books and I generally really like them, so when I heard about Match Me If You Can, I knew I wanted to read it and it sounded hilarious. Unfortunately, the hype and build-up didn't really come across in the book - where was the hilarity? I genuinely thought Rachel and Sarah and Catherine were going to recommend boyfriends to each other, or something, but no. Instead it was just the story of three friends, who all happen to be single, and two end up joini ...more
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Something I really like about Michele Gorman is that her stories are always so original. With her, there's no girl meets boy; with her, there are strong down to earth women who might be looking for love but also have a thousand other things in their heads too, they have dreams, concerns and expectations. And above all, they have each other's backs. And that's exactly what Match Me If You Can is about.

Reading the blurb, I expected a f
April Wood
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“What if Mr. Right is just a click away?”

Match Me If You Can is a humorous chick lit novel about a woman named Catherine, known as “London’s best date doctor”, who owns a dating business called Recyclove. She convinces her best-friends and housemates, Sarah and Rachel, to join her site and get their exes to sign up along with them. Recyclove is in the business of recycling your ex, and upcycling to a better relationship!

This novel had me laughing sooooo hard. I actually got the attention of my m
Samantha March
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy
I’m a big fan of Michele Gorman, and try to read everything she comes out with. This book sounded fairly unique to me for being in the chick lit/rom com family. For some reason, the book started out very slow to me. I just struggled to become invested in the characters, but I can’t honestly put my finger on why. Sometimes books that have a lot of section breaks can make it easy for me to put down, and maybe that’s what happened here. I just found myself putting it down a
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Meredith Schorr
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite of Michele Gorman's book so far - I enjoyed every minute of it! I found it funny, charming, and unpredictable. I found myself with a vested interest in how things turned out for Rachel, Sarah, and Catherine. I was especially sucked into the storyline with Rachel, James, and Sarah - like on the edge of my seat sucked in. ...more
Joanna Nurin
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Witty and fun 🎉
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Clever romance set in England, featuring three female friends/roommates, 2 of whom are looking for love via a dating service the third one owns.
Whispering Stories
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Catherine, Sarah and Rachel are co-habiting best friends, with one thing in common, they are all down on their luck when it came to finding Mr. Right.

Catherine is a partner in an on-line dating agency – RecycLove, which she runs with her ex-husband Richard. Realising her friends predicament she persuades then to sign up to the site. There is a catch though, RecycLove, is all about recycling ex-partners so you have to sign up with an ex. You then have to evaluate one another and fill in a questio
Elizabeth Ray
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
A big thanks to Notting Hill Press for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review! This book had a very interesting premise. One of the main characters, Catherine, and her ex-husband, Richard, started a dating website with a twist. At RecycLove, individuals join the site with one of their exes. The former partners review each other privately to learn where they can improve. They also each write a public recommendation of the other.

Catherine, Rachel, and Sarah are all housemate
Rachel Gilbey
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Match Me If You Can is a fantastically entertaining story, full of some dating disasters, and good friendships.

However for a group of three friends, I found that I was warming to Sarah's and Rachel's stories a lot more than Catherine's and at times I forgot Catherine was even there. That isn't to say I disliked her, just wasn't too sure about her.

Catherine runs a dating website called where in order to join it you have to not only bring an ex to join, but also write each other da
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book. Wish it would be possible to have such an agency in real life. Great characters. Not a brain-challenging read, but def a page-turner as characters were rounded and situations believable.
Rachel Reeves
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Really loved this one! It was the ideal type of women's lit/chick lit book for me. I really liked the characters, the premise was interesting and fresh in ways while still providing what is expected from the genre, and I'm a sucker for books sets in London. Also, the book provides some romance without being a romance novel and without being cheesy. I like that the women are portrayed as being st
Sophie Marsden
Jan 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, kindle, arc, i-own, 2016

Star Rating: ★1/2

DNF at 40%
That's how this book has left me. I wanted to like it so badly, but the pace was extremely slow. I felt disconnected with their characters (it's written in 3rd person) and I didn't like them very much.

This book follows three friends, Catherine, who owns a match-making site, Sarah, and Rachel. Catherine convinces Sarah and Rachel to join the dating site, but there's a catch. Their ex-boyfriends have to sign up too.

I just felt that the book was too slow paced. They
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
Darn it all Michele Gorman...I have the feels. Your book MATCH ME IF YOU CAN is another hit! I adored it cover to cover. You have such a way to pull directly on my heart strings. I loved all the characters (both main and secondary)...they were all flawed, sweet, funny and charming. The combination of the Catherine, Rachel and Sarah was brilliant. I loved watching them negotiate life, love and friendship. It is such a treat to jump inside your books because the characters start to feel like frien ...more
Duaa Al-qadhy
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy to read, simply written book, with a close to the heart characters, showing you life can be as satisfying if you just let things, go as it is, work on the things you love most, and let open doors for other happy things to come in, to not work to find Mr. or Mrs right, and stress about it, just let the time surprise you with what is meant to be, and live happy with all the blessings you got already :), kept me wanting to read it everyday, interesting and nice.
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