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Unlikely Match

(Perfect Match #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  546 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Shelly White is a coding genius who has mastered the IT world but hasn’t quite mastered dating. While she searches for Ms. Right with the help of Samantha Monteiro’s matchmaking agency, Shelly embraces her inner nerd, and when one of her newest ideas turns into a creative goldmine, she hires PR exec Claire Moseley to help her professional dreams become reality. But is Clai ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Bold Strokes Books
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Diane Wallace
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
'NetGalley ARC provided by The Publisher in exchange for a honest review'

Exceptional story!
In this the second installment of the Miss Match series,Ms.Riley writes a sizzling slow burn romance between a coding genius looking for the one and a PR exec who does not believe in true love--nerdy chemistry on high alert--this book was all about female empowerment at its best because it reminds us the readers that perfect love is not 'one-size-fits-all' and that our imperfections are so often not what m
If you liked Fiona Riley’s debut novel, Miss Match, well you just have to read her second installment into the Perfect Match series. Riley brings us two adorable strong female leads that have an abundance of chemistry. I mean really what more does a romance need.

If you think back to Miss Match you remember that Lucinda was helping an adorable genius client of Samantha’s how to dance. Well, that client is now the main focus of Unlikely Match. Shelly White a lady version of Steve Jobs is looking
Lex Kent
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-f-bsb-romance
An enjoyable sequel, in the Perfect Match series. I really liked book 1, Miss Match. I'm happy to say that this book was almost as great. No sophomore slump here for Riley. This book could be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading Miss Match first. Not only is it a good story, but the two mains from that book, do play a role in this one. Reading the books in order, keeps the story flowing well.

This book is about Shelly and Claire, two characters we met briefly in Miss Match. Shelly
☆ The copy provided by NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books Inc. in exchange for an honest review.☆

It happened! I've been waiting and waiting and WaAAahhhhhh Fiona Riley blessed my gay life with the next installment of the Perfect Match series! I'd taken a break from lesfic reading for my own personal projects, so this was surely a welcomed treat back. Plus, it's an honor to be approved for my first Ever NetGalley review! Hope I don't eff this up!

Here, we follow Shelly White, a dynamo of a woman wh
Lexxi Kitty
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books in exchange for an honest review.

I had every intention in the world to complete this book before it popped up for sale. And everything looked like I’d succeed. I was at 67% and had five days left. And I just stopped. For reasons. The most important one being that, while it is true I could easily have ‘powered through’ the end of the book, the last few percentage points, and then slapped up some quick review, I didn’t actually w
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This has been a very sweet and engaging story, a cute romance that I have enjoyed a lot. Both mains are super adorable. The building of their relation, both in the personal and professional side, has been so well paced for me. It has moved me, made me smile, put a lump in my throat. Must be said that is the second book featuring Perfect Match Inc., the matchmaking business ruled by Samantha Monteiro that was the lead character alongside Lucinda Moss, in the previous book of Fiona Riley Miss Matc ...more
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love romance books and I loved "Miss Match" Fiona Riley's first novel but I realize that although I liked this book, I am becoming tired of the same formula: girl meets girl and they fall in love. However this book has very good points, such as Shelly and Claire's chemistry, and there are some hot scenes. As well as how the previous characters, Lucinda and Samantha, are planning their wedding and help to the build main characters' story. ...more
Les Rêveur
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Firstly I just want to say I have been waiting for this novel since the day I put down ‘Miss Match’ last year and when ‘Unlikely Match’ appeared in my Kindle last week I found my copy of Miss Match and started from the beginning.

Firstly I would advise anyone finding the perfect match series for the first time to start with book one ‘Miss Match’. The link to my review is below:

Firstly, Samantha and Lucinda are planning their big day and with their normal el
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two women with minor roles in Miss Match are the willing and not so willing projects of matchmaker Samantha Luce in this second novel in the Perfect Match series. This is a sweet, funny romance featuring strong women with fascinating careers and personal lives easy to imagine thanks to the talented Fiona Riley.

Shelly White is a geeky tech wizard hoping dance lessons with Lucinda Moss will pull her out of her (ahem) shell and give her the confidence to date the women she meets at mixers run by P
Another interesting read and enjoyable sequel. Loved the strong lady leads - Shelly and Claire. Shelly, socially awkward business owner who seek assistance from Samantha to find ‘her person’ and whom she inevitably found in Claire after some nudging from Sam.

Samantha and Lucinda make a few appearances and boy are they HOT and oh sooo sensuous. The scene where Sam was trying to determine Claire’s sexuality had me chuckling and those sitting besides me leering my way ;))

Another sweet love story a
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Unlikely Match” is Book Two in the “Perfect Match” series, the sequel to “Miss Match”. I loved “Miss Match”, and rated it 5* in November 2016. I’ve really been looking forward to the audiobook of “Unlikely Match”, as it is the story of two very likable characters introduced in “Miss Match” - socially anxious computer genius Shelly White and up-and-coming PR executive Claire Moseley.

Well, sort of. Claire is very much the character introduced in “Miss Match”. (Yes, the third MC named “Claire” in
Gaby LezReviewBooks
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book by this author and another installment on the Perfect Match series which I recommend to read in chronological order. I found it as entertaining and fun to read as the previous one. Ms. Riley knows how to write a great story with a balanced amount of romance, humour, angst and hot scenes. She is seriously becoming one of my favourite authors in this genre.

This is the story of Shelly, a nerdy but lovable computer genius, and Claire, a PR and marketing executive hired by She
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-f-romance, audible
Loved it!

I have been patiently waiting for this book to be released. I loved the first one but after reading this one, i think i love this one more. Shelly and Claire were very likable and they made sense together. Nothing was too dramatic or over the top about the romance or the "fall out," which made me like it felt kinda real. I also am a fan of series books that have previous characters like Lucinda and Samantha but they are not main characters. Those two probably took up 25% of th
Fiona Riley is officially one of my favorite authors. I just love her characters. There was chemistry, and a lovely romance between Shelley and Clair. We also had some nice scenes with Samantha and Lucinda from book one. My one quibble with this book was the business part of Shelley's story seemed interesting, but wasn't covered in much detail. It seems unfair to criticize Riley because I want more, more, more of her writing. :) ...more
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lesbian-romance
This is my second Fiona Riley reading experience in addition to it being the second of the Perfect Match series. They're such enjoyable books. In this, coding genius Shelly White from book one gets her own story and it was great seeing how much she'd grown from a shy, geeky woman with little confidence to a successful, attractive entrepreneur. After working on a new app that promises to be a game changer in the industry, Shelly hires PR Exec Claire Moseley to help her market it. One potential co ...more
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked the second book in this series too. Perfect read for a lazy day at the water.
Jacob Proffitt
This is second in a series and the couple from the first play a big role in this one. Also, you meet both main characters in this story in the previous as well. So you're probably better off reading in order. Plus, the first is better so skipping is just hurting yourself.

I attached pretty strongly to Shelly right from the start. Scratch that, I attached to her in the first book and this one just deepened my engagement. She's sweet, capable, and does her best to help those around her in a way th
Pippa D
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lesbian-romances
This is the second book in the series by Riley. The first is ‘Miss Match’ which was published last year. I thought this book was charming, friendly and fun. The second book has many of the same characters, and is better read after the first.

In the first book, Samantha runs a dating agency. She was trying to find a partner for her geeky, awkward genius of a client, Shelly. Part of this is about re-socialising Shelly, which included dancing lessons from Lucinda, who runs a PR company and teaches
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fantastic follow up to Miss Match. If you happen to like it you can't pass on this one.
Samantha and Lucinda are still present here and still a big part of the book. And also you can read their HEA.
Shelly and Claire are also part of the first book, especially Shelly.
Actually, I thought Shelly will end up with either Abby or Sasha as to the last part of book 1.
Shelly transformed into goddess with the help of Samantha's company. She's also a client of Lucinda from her dance studio. She's my favori
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Fiona Riley’s first novel, Miss Match, but I loved Unlikely Match. If you haven’t read Miss Match I think you would be fine reading this one, but I wouldn’t miss out. Read Miss Match first, you won’t be disappointed. I really enjoy the character, Shelly. I mean really how could you not? I was just pulling for her from the moment she was introduced in book one. I can easily see Ms. Riley becoming one of my favorite authors. I know it is early, but what a great start.
Fiona Riley does it again!

After having fallen head over heels with the author's debut novel Miss Match I couldn't wait to read this. What a sweet and funny story this turned out to be. Just like book 1 this had me hooked from the very first page and I couldn't put it down.

The story is packed with laugh out loud moments followed by sweet romantic ones. That balance is not something that a lot of authors can successfully pull off but the author truly got it right in this book. Another thing that
4.5 Stars. I went back and forth on rounding up to 5 stars or not. In the end I loved the characters too much, not to round up.

I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book of the Miss Match series. This time Samantha slyly introduces Shelly, the shy awkward genius and Claire, the newly promoted executive at Clear View, who is tenacious and career driven. The unlikely match. Shelly as it turns out is the co-owner of a highly successful Tech firm. She hires Claire to help her company launch
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided by Netgalley and the Publisher for an honest review*

If I am honest, I think I enjoyed this book more than I enjoyed the first book. Shelly and Claire worked really well as a couple and the author has done a great job in developing Shelly's character from the first book to now.

It's was also nice to see where Lucinda and Samantha are in their relationship and I can't wait to see if there is going to be another book in the series.

*4.3 stars
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very sweet story, I liked the chemistry between Shelly and Claire.
As a nerd that I am, Shelly's ideas seemed very real to me and I loved her.
It cost me a little to believe Claire's impediments to being with Shelly, but above all it's a nice story

This copy was delivered to me in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley
Katherine Jensen
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This sequel did not disappoint. I loved Shelly and Claire. The story was well-paced, had just the right amount of angst, and very easy to read. Of course, it was also great to catch up with Lucinda and Samantha.

ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for honest review
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
As good as Miss Match; 2 new MC’s (who were peripheral characters in the first book) and we still get to hear some about Samantha and Luce. Highly entertaining.
Danni Mladenovic
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
*The copy provided by NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books Inc. in exchange for an honest review.*

I am a big fan of Perfect match book 1, and this one is no exception. The characters are simply adorable, and the book is bursting with cuteness. I have to say I'm very very fond of Shelly, ever since I've been introduced to the character in the first book, and I was secretly hoping the author will put her as a leading character of the second book. So, now that I got my wish, I was enjoying reading t
Patricia Foort
I loved book 1 and I loved book two maybe even better. There was more emotional depth. I even cried a couple of times. I loved both Claire and Shelly. But Shelly was my favorite. She was so cute. Shy on one side but not at another side. And she was a nerd. And Samantha and Lucinda from book 1 were big side characters. And I loved cat Hedy. And the sex was hot 🔥 . So yeah. More than 5 stars. On to book three.

4 August 2020 Listened to audio, but ebook was much better
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Missed the first instalment - I've ordered it - so really not sure why I went straight into number 2! Someone must have recommended it - & I'm glad they did. A good read, thank you. ...more
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: l-words
Detailed score: 4.0

Nothing particularly new here - just a lovely example of a classic lesrom storyline done well.

This book is a step up on the first in the series -- a little cleaner, a little funnier, a little richer. It is stand alone bot you'll get more if you know the backstory of some of the characters from the first book.

I could quibble about a couple of things -- and these might annoy some: every character is super smart / talented / rich / attractive. Just a little too perfect. I was hap
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Fiona Riley was born and raised in New England where she is a medical professional and part-time professor when she isn’t bonding with her laptop over words. She went to college in Boston and never left, starting a small business that takes up all of her free time, much to the dismay of her ever patient and lovely wife. When she pulls herself away from her work, she likes to catch up on the conten ...more

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