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Make Me a Match: Baby, Baby\The Matchmaker Wore Skates\Suddenly Sophie

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  46 reviews

Three bachelors turned…matchmakers? 

One special night with Cooper Hamilton gave Nora Perry a precious gift. But no way is the sweet-talking salesman the right guy for her…or is he? 

Former pro athlete Ty Porter could get burned when he falls for the beautiful reporter who ruined his career—and could now expose his most zealously guarded secret! 

Gideon Walker has a long

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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Stories about matchmakers are fun, but when the matchmakers are men, well, I couldn't resist. Cooper, Ty and Gideon have been friends since high school. They live in Alaska and hang out at the local bar. Ty was a hockey star and was their ticket to the Lower 48, but a career-ending injury put a halt to those plans. One day, while watching a lifestyle report on TV, they came up with the idea that they would be great matchmakers. They made a bet with the owner of the bar, Coach, that they could ge ...more
Valri Western
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You know a book is good if you are still thinking about it a couple days later! AND, you are "wondering" what the characters are up to now but then have to remind yourself they aren't real! I enjoyed this collection of stories about 3 best friends in a small Alaskan town who have known each other since grade school. They decide to make a bet with "Coach" who is the owner of the local bar/grill that they can be matchmakers for 6 couples in 3 weeks. No one in town can believe it since there are ha ...more
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
The three men the novellas focus on are just feeling sorry for themselves for being stuck in a rut in their small hometown in Alaska. Their angst and the bar setting with the drinking was off-putting, but once they put their efforts into helping the single members of the community improve their social lives the stories got more fun as they came up with interesting group activities to do in the dead of winter. The first two stories were okay but I loved the third one! It redeemed the book for me. ...more
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am a sucker for stories set in Alaska so I was very happy to read this group. I have a favorite, Suddenly Sophie by Anna J. Stewart but let me tell you a bit about all three. In Baby, Baby, I admit that it took me a looooooooooonnnnnnnggggggggg time to start to like Nora Perry, our heroine in this first story. Without any spoilers, to me she was just as culpable as Cooper Hamilton (our hero). I just wanted to say, “Get over yours ...more
Kristina Applegate
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when you are three grown men stuck in a small town in the very cold and isolated part of Alaska? You make a bet with the local bartender that you can become the town's very own trio of matchmakers, of course! Following three rough and burly men as they take on a town of men that only shave once a year and would rather ice fish and swap stories over beers than converse with the opposite sex: Cooper Hamilton, Ty Porter, and Gideon Walker have their work cut out for them. On top of r ...more
Maureen Fink
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Make Me A Match - Three Authors, three stories.
Three lifetime friends and bachelors that turn into matchmakers to win a bet. Cooper Hamilton, Ty Porter and Gideon Walker had plans for their future that fell apart. Now they have another chance to get their dream life because of a bet. But is that the life they really want?
Melinda Curtis
Cooper Hamilton has another chance to get the life he’s always wanted. Nora Perry shows up with something that could be the best or worst surprise of his life.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Three short stories based on a bet . Set in Alaska where men outnumber the ladies 3 to one, a bet has Ty, Cooper and Gideon trying to match 6 couples and if they win they get dream jobs in the lower 48 with a pro hockey team. Sort of predictable it's still a fun read with each of the gentlemen matching each other with very special women. Perfect with Valentine's day coming up.
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
I loved this grouping of short stories. They were seamless and funny and quirky. The Alaskan town and all its natives were a fantastic backdrop. The three bachelors and bachelorettes were fun and easy to read!
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Make Me a Match is a short Anthology featuring three interconnected stories from Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb and Anna J. Stewart. Set in Alaska, Cooper, Ty, and Gideon take a bet to get back in to the hockey world. If they can match 6 couples that find real love, they will get jobs working for one of Coach's teams in the lower 48.

Baby, Baby by Melinda Curtis
Rating: 2 Stars

This one didn't work for me at all. It starts out with Cooper Hamil
Julie Jefferies
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This collection of short stories has been a pleasure to read. It's a collection that tells of what happens to three friends when they make a bet that can make all there dreams come true, if they win. Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb and Anna J. Stewart tell Coop, Ty and Gideon's stories respectively, and as the stories evolve, each one will see life a little differently to what they thought before they took the bet. If you like any of these authors on their own, you won't be disappointed in this c ...more
Dawn Pearson
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Note: I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review.

Well, this trio of authors has delivered another great read. The stories are fun, yet deliver some life lessons at the same time.

The collection opens with a scene showing 4 men - 3 best friends and their coach from high school days. The three have had mutual goals of leaving their small town, Alaska, and landing jobs in the Lower 48. However, one event after the next has blocked them. Now, they're in their mid 20's and still in Alaska.
Jan Coad
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Make Me a Match contains three novellas by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Anna J. Stewart. I was given an advance copy for my honest review. I love anything I’ve read by Melinda Curtis (also Mel Curtis) and Anna J. Stewart and this was a first read for me by Cari Lynn Webb. I thoroughly enjoyed the three stories and loved how the authors wove the characters and stories together so flawlessly, it felt like I was reading one cohesive story by one author.

Childhood friends Coop Hamilton, Ty Por
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ty, Coop, and Gideon have spent their whole lives trying to get out of their small hometown K-Bay. This book, three in one, follow their journey of one last shot. Here the deal... They have two weeks to help six couple fall in love and ring the bell over the bar. (Yes, a bar but its more like a diner because everyone is welcome, even kids)

Book One- Cooper and Nora. Nora shows up at the bar one night with a baby. Is it Coops? Don't know yet, but they are snowed in for now so time will tell. Okay,
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Make Me a Match is an enjoyable novella collection centering on three best friends who are promised hockey jobs outside of Alaska if they can get six couples together before Valentine's Day. The premise is the stuff of Hallmark films, and it's great for a rainy day. (Or in my case today, a snow day!)

Baby, Baby by Melinda Curtis: When Nora shows up in town with a baby in tow, Coop is hesitant to believe she could be his. But soon Nora—and her baby—begin to soften Coop's heart. I really loved Nora
Phylis Carpenter
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This set is about three men who all have a dream they want to come true and things have a way of changing your future in a whole new direction. They make a bet with a friend of theirs and now they have started a matchmaking business. Who wins the bet, you need to buy the set to see.

Baby Baby by Melinda Curtis was about a man named Cooper and a lady from his past. I always hate saying to much about the book and giving the best parts away. So let me just say that his dreams were focused on him and
Katie W
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have a soft spot in my heart for matchmakers and this one really intrigued me with three men doing the matching. Each story is about one of the Trinity--three men who have been friends since childhood and who are pretty much like brothers. Ty is set to go pro in hockey, before an injury ended his career. Gideon and Cooper were ready to ride on his coattails to get out of small town Alaska and head to the Lower 48. Each is desperate to get out of K-Bay and a bet made after seeing a news segment ...more
Rosemary K
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kenkamken Bay, Alaska is an isolated and lonely place. At least for three bachelors who want to be in the lower forty-eight. Their plan to get out is to be matchmakers and win their bet with Coach, the bar owner where they hang out. What happens next is pure romance. Do they succeed? In Baby, Baby by Melinda Curtis Cooper Hamilton gets the surprise of his life when Nora Perry tracks him down with a baby in toe and announces that he's the father. Let the fireworks begin! I love the chemistry and ...more
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Three bachelors make a bet they can match up six people for true love which puts this Alaskan town through many events this town has never seen.

Baby, Baby – Melinda Curtis
Nora surprised Cooper when she walked there is a memory that comes to mind that he knows this lady. This lady gives him the shock of his life and just might be the dream he has no idea he has been living for. Nora came for one reason and one reason only what she finds might give her hope that dreams can come true.

The Matchmake
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved these stories. They are sweet and humorous love stories. You have three bachelors that make a bet that they can match up six people and help them find true love. The men not realizing how difficult it could be when the men out the number the woman in K-bay.
In Baby, Baby you have Coop. Coop has a one nigh stand and months later Nora appears with a big surprise. A baby! While Coop is in shock and in denial, everyone else sees that Zoe is his. Coop starts to fall in love with Nor
Candy Laine
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a set of three novellas written by three different authors about a set of three friends in K-Bay Alaska and how each of them finds love. Coop is surprised when Nora tracks him down with a baby in tow and claims that it is his. While he is stunned, being the certified bachelor that he is, the little bundle of joy makes him want things that he has never thought about before. All the time he is trying to match up six couples in their hometown to get a job in the Lower 48 from their ex high ...more
Three bachelors turned ‘matchmakers’ to win a bet set off a string of events in this Alaskan town.
I love reading collections where different authors come together to write stories where a group of characters come together and interact in each of the different works. Each of these are novella length and would not completely stand-alone – but almost.
Baby, Baby – Normally the Heartwarming novels are clean. I would consider this more sketchy clean – or PG-13. We aren’t privy to details, but we know
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
3.5 stars

What a fun idea for a book. This book is three novellas in one, each revolving around one of three characters that we meet in the first book. They are friends who have common interests and goals and get sucked into a bet of sorts where they become the town matchmakers. It's a funny concept because these men are in no way suave or experienced in that way. Actually, they are kind of lunk heads. Each novella follows one man and his journey in love- even though that's not what he is looking
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
These three connected novellas, written by three different authors, are full of fun and adventures in Kenkamken Bay (K-Bay), Alaska. Three lifelong, bearded 25-year-old friends, Tyler (Ty), Cooper (Coop), and Gideon have had dreams of having professional ice hockey careers. Instead, Cooper sells vehicles. Ty was a pro, but due to circumstances, works at the local outdoor rink. Gideon is the town bank's manager. The K-Bay Bar & Grill is where they hang out when not working, with Coach at the ...more
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a fun romance collection!
Three friends make a bet that they can find love matches for the single women and men in their small town in Alaska, but how do three confirmed bachelors make matches for others when they can't find love themselves?
In Baby, Baby by Melinda Curtis Cooper Hamilton has a one night stand with Nora Perry that leaves her with the most precious gift, but there is absolutely no way that means that they are a love match until Cooper makes Nora see things differently.
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
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In this three story collection from Harlequin Heartwarming series. What happens when three bachelors turns into matchmakers for a bet things gets interesting.

Baby, Baby by Melinda Curtis features a one night stand turns into a baby. Nora Perry seeks the father of her baby daughter for child support from Cooper Hamilton. But she finds herself and daughter stranded in town due to a snowstorm and staying with him and his dad. Will they get a second chance when this car salesma
Lynn Brooks
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a compilation of three short stories that revolve around a group of friends. Cooper Hamilton, Tyler Porter and Gideon Walker have been friends forever in a small Alaskan town, and have common goals for what their future should be. On a lark, they take part in a bet that makes them matchmakers for the town.

BABY,BABY by Melinda Curtis - Coop gets the surprise of his life when Nora Perry shows up in the neighborhood bar looking for him to talk about the consequences of their special night i
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
My 4 star review is mostly for Anna Stewart's story, Suddenly Sophie. I connected best with her characters Gideon and Sophie...more so than I did with Coop and Nora or Ty and Kelsey ( wasn't her fan at all). I also felt the first two stories were rushed, which is sometimes a problem with novellas, especially connected ones.
The premise was interesting...3 guys becoming matchmakers to win a bet, which will enable them to leave their small Alaskan town. Circumstances 7 years earlier kept them home,
Joan Mueller
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Make Me a Match contains a trio of stories by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Anna J. Stewart. The novellas are matrimony themed romances set in the same town in Alaska. Each story evokes laughter and a sense of fun from the imagination of the reader due to the interaction of the characters. With the use of male protagonists, these novellas provide a real and visual perspective that is counter to the traditional portrayal of matchmaking efforts in other books using a female perspective. Over ...more
Jill Johns
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book free for writing an honest review by Melinda Curtis and Anna Stewart. This book set was fantastic. Three best friends known to take bets take on a bet from their former hockey coach and small town bar owner. The bet was to make love matches by Valentines day.

Imagine what 3 confirmed bachelors will come up with to beat the bet. will the set up romantic settings. Will they turn over new leaves for all the gentleman and ladies in town?

Watch as the hilarity and drama proceed.
Apr 29, 2016 rated it liked it
This trio of novellas provided a fairly entertaining read. “Baby, Baby” by Melinda Curtis features a pregnant heroine and a surprised father-to-be. Curtis was the only one of the three authors I had read before, and I generally like her books. However, the hero had zero appeal for me, and that led to an overall mediocre rating (3 stars) for this story. I felt that “The Matchmaker Wore Skates” by Cari Lynn Webb needed to be a full novel. I liked the basic story, but I thought characters and plot ...more
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Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today Bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat—otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. Between writing sweet romance and sweet romantic comedy, Melinda finds time to bond w ...more