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His Personal Relationship Manager

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Kenadie Marshall suffered the most public of humiliations, being left at the altar. Instead of wallowing in her misery, she makes it her mission to help others find true and lasting love, all while swearing off relationships for good. Between the software application she developed and a team of relationship managers, her brainchild, Binary Search, has an uncanny knack for ...more
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published January 25th 2016 by Jennifer Peel
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
I bought this sweet contemporary romance as a 99c Kindle special, thinking that this sounded like a nice change of pace from the "he done her wrong and is now trying to win her back" type of plots that Jennifer Peel tends to gravitate to. Kenadie (she of the "sable-colored eyes") is the owner of a successful personal relationship company (matchmaking, though she hates the word), but she's refused to date any man since she was abandoned at the altar seven years ago, after her fiancé made a cruel, ...more
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
Update: 99 cents e-book 9/25/18: https://amzn.to/2DswBeQ


Could not put it down! Another 2:00 am finish for me. The romantic dynamics reminded me a bit of Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson, except in a contemporary setting and with different conflicts. Fabulous chemistry and romantic tension complete with fun banter, friendship, and yearning for more. Highly recommend!!!
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Jacob Proffitt
Apr 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, unfinished
Ow. This book is painfully one-note. A bad experience seven years ago has Kenadie so wound up she can't even look at guys, let alone date them. Which is odd seeing as she runs a matching/relationship service. I'm sorry, but seven years is just too long for this to be such a huge part of her life, particularly when her entire profession is built around relationships and compatibility. I found I couldn't take her seriously and each repetition of her stupid litany about pain made me like her less. ...more
Katie W
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This one is my favorite of Jennifer Peel's to date! Kenadie has been burned and burned good. After she was jilted at the alter, relationships have a bad taste to them and she wants nothing to do with them. Seven years later, she and her best friend, Zander, are working at a company she created to help others find their one true love. She's only ever had success stories. But something like that can't last, can it?

Zander is the kind of best friend that ever girl needs and wants. He's a little inap
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Kathy
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
Another great book from Jennifer Peel. Lots of fun. I loved both Jason and Zander. Kenadie was so stubborn she started to drive me crazy but it made for a great story. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

Content: Clean (mild language and innuendo)
Kathy Jo
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
March 2018:

I'm sure it will come as no surprise to hear that I still absolutely love His Personal Relationship Manager! It's been a couple of years since I have read it so it was kinda like reading it for the first time all over again! I got sucked in all over again! I can't wait to reread Zander's book!

January 2016:

Kenadie has suffered the worst of humiliations... being left at the alter. If that wasn't bad enough her controlling ex-fiance called her names and said some awful things to her in
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Kathy


This has been nominated for a 2016 Swoony Award. Share the love and vote for it here.

Totally cute!

I thought this was a fun read, fun plot and likable characters. Kenadie was jilted on her wedding day, at the alter. Pretty much the worst way possible and she's still not quite over it. Even though she ended up dodging a bullet, the controlling and abusive fiancé did his damage and Kenadie thinks its better to just stay away from men. With the exception of her best friend Zander. The two have been
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Julie Carpenter
Super cute!!!! This is my third or fourth Jennifer Peel book and I am hooked! I really enjoy her writing, her stories and the fun, witty, sweet romance. There are plenty of ups and downs between the characters that give enough angst and yet enough pull to keep the reader(me) wanting to turn the pages. This one took me longer to read because of my busy schedule right now but let me tell you I loved my reading time when kids went to bed. I curled up and read and read and would instantly fall aslee ...more
Margo
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Here's the problem with the whole "runs a dating service and falls in love with a client" storyline -- it can be the same thing over and over, as the h sets the H up with dates and then doesn't understand why she's so ambivalent about them, then many tiny agonies, lather, rinse, repeat. This book falls into that category. The only reason why I didn't give it a single star is because it was very clear that the H was crazy about the h. ...more
Tara
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
I really enjoyed this one! But that's no shocker since it's coming from Ms. Peel!! As it is with most of Ms. Peel's books, the style of writing felt like Kenadie just telling me the story over coffee...the book reads so conversationally.

Kenadie was a fun, spunky character. I enjoyed her sarcasm and style (it might sound like a silly thing, but I love when I can easily picture the character, even down to their outfit is described). And while I probably would have given into Jason sooner than she
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Talltree
Nov 05, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Mara
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
I loved the story of Kenadie and Jason but I did want to smack Kenadie upside the head a few times. Was she really that unaware? Kenadie was totally humiliated seven years earlier in front of everyone she knew at what was supposed to be her wedding, so she has completely immersed herself in her company (finding love matches for others) and doesn't date. Jason, a former college roommate of Kenadie's annoying best friend Alexander (aka Zander), moves to town and is completely smitten with Kenadie. ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Happy, happy me! Jennifer Peel is one of my fave's and reading her books just makes me happy! My thanks first to Jennifer, for allowing me to read and review for her. It's always my great pleasure for the happy factor as stated above. :)

I really felt that while reading this book I was getting to know real people. There was a good flow to the story and things were always moving forward. Kenadie is a bit thick headed and I often wanted to shake some sense into her, but she was endearing too and I
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Sharon
Jan 26, 2016 added it
His Personal Relationship Manager is a great read. I truly loved this book.
Kenadie Marshall is a girl who has been beat up by love. She can't trust herself to give her heart away. Ironically she runs a matchmaking business. Her best friend and business partner Zander has been trying his best to help her find love again. Enter Jason the man who everyone in her life feels is her perfect match. Can she get past all of her insecurities and love someone?

Kenadie must find herself again before she has
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100 Pages per Hour
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved this book! I'm not sure which character I loved more but I truly enjoyed getting to know all of them. The book captured my attention partially because I met my husband online. only difference was we were long distance :)

I'm not a huge fan of deception, even in books, but it worked well enough in this one and in the end the truth came out.

I am looking forward to book two!
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InD'tale Magazine
A slight twist on the standard matchmaker tale, “His Personal Relationship Manager” is a clean, slow-building romance.

Read full review in the 2016 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Patricia
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I struggled to like any of the characters in this book but had to see how this turned out. I was particularly irritated/turned off by Kenadie. I also didn't buy completely into the plot. ...more
Coco.V
Jan 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Blurb:
Kenadie Marshall suffered the most public of humiliations, being left at the altar. Instead of wallowing in her misery, she makes it her mission to help others find true and lasting love, all while swearing off relationships for good. Between the software application she developed and a team of relationship managers, her brainchild, Binary Search, has an uncanny knack for choosing the perfect match almost every time.

Attractive and loveable Jason Hadley
...more
Alisa
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
7 years ago Kenadie was publicly humiliated by the man she thought she loved and wanted to marry in front of all her friends and family. Seven years later she realizes that she is better off without him, but she no longer trusts herself where men are concerned. She has built up so many walls and barriers that even her best friend Zander can’t penetrate them. So he brings in reinforcements – his best friend Jason Hadley.

Jason knows when he first meets Kenadie that she is going to be hard to get t
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Estance DH
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
The love interest deceive Kenadie for most of the book. It really grated on my nerves. The way he & Zander treated her felt like gaslighting. Very manipulative, all the while Jason is depicted as a perfectly good manner good-principled dreamy man. Or at least dreamy to Kenadie.
The insistence of the woman paying for herself trope was ridiculous. Do you want to sound feminist without having to go to the trouble of actually being feminist? Because it's not working.
The amatonormativity is strong w
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 The Flipped Page (Susan K)
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was more of a 3.5 for me.
I loved the business aspect. It was a cute premise, and the people in the business were fun characters.
Zander and Kenadie's relationship, the way that Jason slowly works his way into Kenadie's heart, even while she is fighting to keep up her defenses was a fun read. I guess I was just hoping for more from them for the why for both Jason and Kenadie. I know why she was holding back, and a little of why she fell, but I wanted more somehow. Perhaps it was Kenadie's
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Crystal Walton
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: clean-fiction
What a fun story. Jennifer has a gift for humor. Her POV voice is spot on with a relatable character who you can't help but empathize with despite her hangups. Great southern charm and humor. This is the perfect read for fans of chick lit and rom-com. Enjoy some laughs. ...more
Pirouette
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'm reading or rather listening to this because I really enjoyed The Girl in Seat 24B.

I'm on chapter 19 of 35 and it's still the same thing. Jason is lovely, Kenadee was hurt 7 years ago, her mother is nagging her, Zander is being mysterious.

It's too slow! Also she is supposed to be 30 and she puts up with her mother, sorry, her Momma, saying some real rubbish to her. She needs to stand up for herself, pull herself together and get a life. Hanging out with three old aged pensioners is nice, bu
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Jane
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.50 stars - heavy pg13/mild r-lite? (I would say “tarnished” clean -- see below)

Oh, sweet southern boogers! I loved this secular, clean-ish (emphasis on the “ish”) story and laughed out loud almost every other page. I almost spit my tea out at one point. Kenadie wasn’t my favorite book heroine and could be a bit annoying and stubborn (clinging to her bitterness for waaay too long!). But her male best friend, Zander, was hysterical and so “inappropriate” -- their banter, born of longstanding fri
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Cathy
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Jennifer Peel's books! She is really a master at writing beautiful love stories that you want to kind of burrow your way inside and live there forever! This book is no exception.

I love her characters, Kenadie is adorable. She's working hard to keep herself away from any and all dating for herself while providing a service that is amazing at helping others find the person they should marry. She and her best friend Zander are the best in the business. But while her professional life is amaz
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Milinh
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
It was okay...but I found myself trying not skim. The problem I had with the book was the heroine. She talked way too much to the reader, and not enough to everyone else. Plus she did everything she could to push the Hero away because of something that happened SEVEN YEARS ago. I can understand not wanting to get hurt, but after a few years it's time to try again. As for the Hero, he was really sweet, and I liked his character, but I felt like there was not enough chemistry between the hero and ...more
Charissa
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story was awesome. I’ve read it twice now (once as a beta-reader, and once after it was published), and I LOVED it both times. The final version rocked the romance! Kenedie is a successful businesswoman who owns her own dating service—Binary Search. Yet, despite her professional success in helping others find love, she is vulnerable when it comes to affairs of her own heart and has built towering walls around it to protect herself.

Jennifer Peel did an excellent job of making me connect with
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April
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
4+Stars
This was such a fun read! I had a grin on my face almost the whole way through, and it elicited several chuckles from me as well. I have to say, one thing that bothered me was the fact that it had been seven years and Kenadie was still hung up on what had happened with her ex-fiance. It wasn't even that she just thought about it, but that it had total control over her life. In so many ways she stopped living! It was fun to see her work through things and to see Jason and Zander trying to
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Heidi
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Swoon "sigh"

Another winner for Jennifer Peel

I completely devoured "His Personal Relationship Manager" from start to finish. Swoon, "sigh". Although I did want to knock the two main characters upside the head throughout most of the book. ;)lol, I still LOVED IT!!! Especially Kennidie! I loved her but she was so infuriating! Though I understand her putting up walls after her last disaster relationship,.... her "clulessness" where Jason was concerned was driving me batty! Seriously though, loved th
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Melissa
This was a interesting idea and got more and more interesting as I read. I thought Kenadie was a mess and Jason was too perfect and the love triangle weird and awkward. The characters stayed true to character and the book pulled me in by its honesty and and fun characters. There were things that bugged me pretty strongly the way the characters repeated conversations over and over. Dialog is important to me and this book was lacking. The book took a little too long to wrap up, but when it finally ...more
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