Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc., #2)” as Want to Read:
The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc., #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Matchmaker's Replacement

(Wingmen Inc. #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  9,051 ratings  ·  1,004 reviews
Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.

Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by Skyscape
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Matchmaker's Replacement, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Mrs.ColinBridgerton Heroine is 21 the hero is about 22 and so is their best friend.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.25  · 
Rating details
 ·  9,051 ratings  ·  1,004 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc., #2)
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦I will keep this nice and short. Really enjoyed this second installment of the series. This one's about Lex - a computer genius with a body of an athlete - who is a co-owner of Wingmen Inc. You know, the company that lets the ladies hire a hot stud to make their desired male jealous.

➦Wingman Inc. now hires Gabi to accommodate the male population. Gabi is off-limits to Lex because she is his best friend's best friend. Get it? But she's like a sister to him so I guess it would be one of those fo
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Our eyes locked on each other, and a lifetime of conversations took place in the look she gave me. It wasn’t confusion, just pure want, desire.

 photo 2b75b72d299360869b40e289154e66d9_zpsbbmlkwvu.jpg

I am in love with this series! I haven’t read a ton of Rachel Van Dyken’s books but I can tell you without a doubt that this is definitely my favorite of hers. The second installment to the WINGMEN INC. series has surpassed the first book on a scale of UTTER AWESOMENESS!!! This one has the friends
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 “Hero” STARS

[image error]

This is the second book in this fun college series which can be read as a standalone if you wish. This book is done with Kindle In Motion which can be read on any device, including Kindle E-readers. Kindle in Motion books include art, animation, or video features that can be viewed on certain Fire tablets and the free Kindle app for iOS and Android. You can switch features on or off at any time. This feature was very cool there was a cast of actors who played the role

Audio "re-read" 12/9/19.
It took some time to get used to the male narrator but this was still a great book to listen to.

4 'Big girls don't cry...they kick ass' Stars
This book was one big mixture of best-friends-little-sister, friends-to-lovers, and enemies-to-lovers tropes, and I loved every second of all these thrown into one book. It sounds like a lot, and it was, but it never got to be too much going on. I really loved how th
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

3.5 Stars

Palm Springs commercial photography

Welcome to Tired Trope 101. In this edition we’ll be covering a classic: the “I can’t cross the line with my best friend and make the sex with his sister/cousin/childhood friend or he'll hate me 4-evah.” When I saw that’s what The Matchmaker’s Replacement would be tackling I was in. And thennnnnnnnnnnnnnn I found out that the two leads pretend to hate each other while really wanting to make with the mmmmmmmmm-bop and I was
4.5 Make Love and War? Stars

As a partner in the successful Wingmen, Inc., Lex has never had a problem finding a willing woman. Just give him five minutes and he’ll tell you all about it. In all fairness, he’s ripped, he’s hot and his genius level IQ insures his success in the classroom as well as the business world. Who needs a relationship when you can have your pick of any female that crosses your path?

I never approached, I never offered my name, and I sure as hell didn’t shake a girl’s han
Chantal ❤️
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I've always enjoyed an enemy to lovers story. It's always interesting to see how the author will twist and turn the story and how much they'll make us burn for what we crave in the end. And this book does that, very well =))

This one was okay for me. I didn't love it, but I really did like it. Enjoyed the heck out of it too!

❤️Definitely a series I'm glad I read❤️
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

 photo e092eed26ddb592c40f04af0873520_zpsbmek45os.gif

 photo 6a77317a81b6c66b522a39939e1781_zpsusewixwt.gif “Sex was just another formula I excelled at. And orgasm? A simple mathematical equation that I’d mastered, and when a good -looking guy actually knows where to lick, when to pause, how to suck—well, word spreads fast.”

All hail Rachel Van Dyken and her newest release, The Matchmaker’s Replacement. Seriously, I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Ok, let me say it one more time I LOOOOOOOVE this book to pieces!!!


This book was the perfe
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it

Once again, I was rewarded with one of my favorite tropes, the enemies to lovers kind. It also had a fell of the brother's best friend trope too, even though there were no siblings, two of the characters grew up together and felt like brother and sister. Either way, it was a fun, light read that kept me turning the pages.

If you've read The Matchmaker's Playbook, then you've met our main characters Lex and Gabi. Lex and Ian are best friends who also run a dating service of sorts called Wingmen In
Norah Una Sumner
December 2016:

I am so dissappointed. And so sad. I was looking forward to reading this book since I absolutely loved Lex in the first book but I feel like RVD didn't make use of these cool characters and the plot that could've been amazing like she could've. The story got repetitive and the whole "hiding because Ian will kill us" seemed quite stupid and childish. It's your life, not Ian's for God's sake.


Shannon Moore
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, favourites
It kind of makes me a horrible person, but I'll admit it and hang my head in shame: I judge a book by its cover. Or you know what? No, let me reword that. I will buy a book based in its cover. If it has a good cover and the synopsis sounds interesting, sure, get in my cart, please and thank you. Now here's the thing, if a book happens to say Rachel Van Dyken on it, it goes in the cart immediately. I don't care what the synopsis says. I don't care if the cover is a picture of a bird sitting in a ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Superman Awesome Stars

I love Rachel Van Dyken. I’ve been trying to read up on all of her reads. I also love this series. The Matchmaker’s Replacement is a standalone and is part of the Wingmen Inc. Series.

So you all have heard of the buzz around this book right? There’s a movie with this one. Yes, you heard this right. As you read the book, there are gifs/ movies that relate to the story. No, there’s no audio, but the graphics will leave you panting and wanting more. Let’s just say the charact
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-arc

Matchmakers Replacement + Rachel Van Dyken = UTTER PERFECTION

That's how I describe this book. What can I say more? She just delivered yet another beautiful masterpiece that made me invested from beginning 'til the end. I can go on and on with this book but to be honest no words could best describe the book except it's utterly perfect. I enjoyed every moment of it devouring every words and lines and I sooooo love it!

I admit, Lex and Gabi's story is one of those I am waiting
ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.

Ian, Gabi and Lex were friends when they were young until Lex moved. Ian is like a brother to Gabi and very protective of her.

When Gabi started college (same college Lex and Ian went too) she went to a party that Lex and Ian attended also. Lex noticed a very attractive young lady and made a play for her, come to find out it was Gabi and Ian let it be know Lex was to stay away. And so to save his friendship with Ian, Lex had to play the incident as though
5 +++++++ Lex Luther and Sunshine Stars!!!! (but I had to turn off the Kindle Motion Mode... it was just too weird)

"Be the Cinderella at the ball and the prince takes you home, right? Instead , the prince kissed me, then insulted me, rejected me, and so started the war.

What's it about?: A delectably good-looking, extremely cocky, utterly hilarious man-whore and tech genius falls in love with the one woman he can't have... his best friend's sister.

The best bits: Wow. Absolutely everythin
5 stars

I smacked him.

He shook his head. "Page five specifically states that if you slap me during foreplay, at least one of five dirty words must follow."

"I'm not calling your penis 'womb raider'"


That's more like it..

Love/hate relationship (enemies-to-lovers-to-friends-to-whatever always gets to me), hot computer genius guy with glasses (yes please) and a heroine i don't wanna smack on the head all the time.. I have the happy feels :3

Ever since I had a blast reading Book 1, I had a high expectation for Lex's story. He is such an incorrigible manwhore and a walking STDs, I totally wanted to junk punch him one too many times. I wonder how will RVD going to soften up my heart towards him. But oh, she definitely did a marvelous job with Lex and Gabi's story. I'm totally in love with Lex, despite his earlier misgiving. In fact, I might even like him more than Ian. Sorry, Ian.

While Book 1, I find myself enjoying the romance, but
5 Lex and Gabi Stars

I adored The Matchmaker's Playbook when I read that earlier this year and I had been excitedly anticipating the next book in the series which focused on Gabi and Lex.
This is an enemies to lovers story, although there has always been a chemistry between these two characters. Having said that, at one point in the book I seriously felt the urge to slap Lex for his behaviour, or rather his reaction, to Gabi. But our gruff, sharp, smart and sought after hero more than redeems hims
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it

I have loved Lex since book 1 and his bantering, verbal sparring with Gabi had me rooting for them from the get go. Will Gabi tame the villain?

The Matchmaker's Replacement is a fun romantic comedy that had laugh out loud funny dialogue that put a smile on my face throughout my read. With a sassy, smart-mouthed heroine and a sexy nerd hero, witnessing this relationship evolve was a real treat.

Full review to come!
L.A. Casey
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Laughter + Sassiness + Hotness = The Matchmaker's Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken.
Aug 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
His name was Lex Luthor so at least he's not painted as the hero. And he wasn't. Gabi had no self respect at all. This double standard is so wearing. Why does she have to be the virgin while he runs around sleeping with everybody? And all that time he claims he was in love with her? Yet he is just mean. Yes. I know. The villain. Her internal dialog was sad to read because she was holding a torch for him.

At least give her a lover. Just one lover. And let him find out about it so he understands e
Siobhan Davis
Having loved the first book in this series, I was eagerly anticipating the next installment and I couldn't wait to read Lex and Gabi's story. Let me tell you - I was not disappointed! This is RVD doing what she does best - snarky, witty romantic comedy at its best. I totally loved it and flew through it in no time.

Lex is a total manwhore and not shying away from that fact. Gabi and him share Ian as a bestie and they are constantly sniping at one another. Except they both secretly lust after the
Julia's Book Haven
I didn't think it was possible but I think I loved Lex even more then Ian. Lex and Gabi's banter was just so well written that you fall in love with them as a couple right away. I'll admit that in the first book Lex had me a little worried but once I started this one and I got to see stuff from his POV I immediately got aboard the Lex&Gabi train. A really great NA series that I definitely recommend, not sure if there will be more but we got a nice little epilogue so even though I would love more ...more
Three Chicks
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Fantastic Stars!
Review by Jen Hagen

The first book in the Matchmaker’s series focused on the co-founder of Wingmen Inc, Ian. This second book focuses on his partner in crime – Lex, aka Lex Luthor. Is Lex Luthor the villain he claims to be or does he turn out to be the hero?

I loved Lex. He was a walking sexscapade. I don’t even want to know how many women he has been with over the course of his life. He lost his virginity at the young age of 13 and from there on out has been a very busy guy wi
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing

*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*


Gahhh! LEX!!! The Matchmaker's Replacement was everything I wanted and MORE. Lex and Gabi kept me on my toes and I loved every second of it! Their hilarious banter made for some spectacular foreplay ;)

As much as I ADORED Ian and Blake’s story, I knew Lex and Gabi’s would be my favorite because there’s nothing I love more than a love/hate relationship. There’s literally nothing I didn’t like about this book. L
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, new-adult
Their back and forth is boring. It is frustrating! This isn't as interesting as the first one. I really don't understand what's their problem! They are just fighting, literally. And unlike first book it wasn't funny. The bigger issue is Ian. He is their best friend. So?!?! This must be their decision and it's non of Ian's business! ...more
Lu Bielefeld
Mais um manwhore que se rende a uma mulher inocente e cheia de charme.
A experiência com o Kindle In Motion é muito legal e recomendo a nova ferramenta que deixa a leitura mais divertida.
More a manwhore who surrenders to an innocent woman and full of charm.
The experience with the Kindle In Motion is very cool and I recommend the new tool that makes reading more fun.
TheBibliotheque ♡
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Am I a sucker for a good from hate to love romance? DAMN RIGHT I AM.

Oh the banter, oh the sparks, oh the fire.

If you enjoyed book #1, then you should ab-so-lu-te-ly read this one. Like right now.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Mafia Casanova
  • Morally Blasphemous
  • Dirty Sexy Saint (Dirty Sexy, #1)
  • Fueled (Driven, #2)
  • Dirty Sexy Inked (Dirty Sexy, #2)
  • Crashed (Driven, #3)
  • Dirty Sexy Sinner (Dirty Sexy,  #4)
  • Hollywood Dirt (Hollywood Dirt, #1)
  • Driven (Driven, #1)
  • Neighbor Dearest
  • Love & Ink
  • Lead (Stage Dive, #3)
  • Dirty Sexy Cuffed (Dirty Sexy, #3)
  • Beautiful Mistake
  • The Invitation
  • Raced (Driven, #3.5)
  • Hard Body Rock (Body Rock, #1)
  • Not My Match (The Game Changers, #2)
See similar books…
See top shelves…
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

Hey guys I'm rarely on Goodreads, if you need to reach me feel free to email!


Other books in the series

Wingmen Inc. (2 books)
  • The Matchmaker's Playbook (Wingmen Inc., #1)

Related Articles

All’s fair in love, war, and soccer in Rachel Van Dyken’s seductive new sports romance. She talks to us perfect matches, previews her next book,...
56 likes · 27 comments
“Because my weakness has always been her, it would always be her.” 6 likes
“Gabi’s face fell as if I’d just told her Santa and the Easter bunny got together and ate Nemo and the dog from Up. I” 4 likes
More quotes…