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The Right Fit

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  38 reviews
She's sworn off love, he's sworn off sex, but together they'll score the goal of a lifetime.

When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fiancé is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan—unbridled rebound sex with a stranger.

As one of Toronto's hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled def
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Published April 12th 2017 by Wild Rose Press
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Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Right Fit is funny, sweet and Antony Laurent is the perfect French book boyfriend.

Maxine is unlucky in love. She thought all her cards had fallen into place with her ex. Unfortunately, the ex has other ideas and another woman. Now, Maxine is in need of a rebound to kick-start her love life.

Antony is a Hockey player in the need of some good luck. His career is on shaky ground and his life isn't his own. He knows there is something special about Maxine from the first minute he meets her. She
Anastasia シ
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Huh. Well this was something. It took me a while to get into the book, but I'm glad I finished it!

The Right Fit is a sports romance story, which I don’t usually enjoy but this one was different.

Maxine struggles to get her life back on track and heal her broken heart after she caught her fiance cheating on her. I really enjoyed Maxine's character, she felt very real. But after a night out she bumps into Antony, they have no idea what is in store for them.  But things take a
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Rating: 3.5 stars
CW: drunk driving, SCI, lung cancer

Hooray for another ice hockey romance! This time featuring a curvy heroine and a hunky French Canadian with Greek roots. Maxine is trying to recover from the discovery of her fiancé's adultery six months earlier, while Antony is trying to cling onto his position in a Toronto hockey team. After a couple accidental encounters, they get a bit hot and heavy on Maxine's couch, and Antony finds himself playing better than ever. But wait! Maxine has b
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, for-review, ipad
This book was a cute romance and I enjoyed it for the most part. The best part about the story was the characters. I loved Maxine's family, especially Westley and his friend Stuart. They were hilarious. Maxine and Antony's relationship was cute, but exhausting at the same time. I loved Antony. He was sweet and really nice. Maxine took me a while to warm up to. Her constant tendency to put herself down because of her weight drove me nuts. I was pulling for her to see that she was fine just the wa ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC Provided by the Author and Tasty Book Tours***

3.5 Stars

I liked this book, overall.

There were a few places where I was not sure about the dialog and the pacing of the story, but for the most part, I was drawn to Maxine and Antony.

I enjoy books where the hero is involved in professional sports, and I am highly amused by the ones where the heroine has no idea who the hero is...mostly because I relate. I would be this person. I would have no clue. The biggest drawback in this book for me was
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maxine is still struggling with herself 6 months after catching her ex fiance' cheating on her.  She has been wallowing in self-pity for too long and after a failed blind date, has pretty much given up on finding anyone.  Her brother and sisters decide it is time she get out of her slump and have rebound sex with a stranger.  So the take her out to the club.

Antony is the hottest single hockey player on the verge of being traded down.  He has sworn off sex and works hard but it doesn't seem to he
Lisa Mandina
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I even start? I LOVED this book! It was so much fun! And so REAL! Maxine is a big girl, but in a real way, not the way that some books do, where she's big, but in the scope of the real world, not really that big. And she has the same hang-ups and issues as those of us who are in real life big-girls. Then there's Antony. Oh I loved him so much! I loved his broken English, I love how much he adored Maxine in all her curviness. (And this might be the book that pushes me into finally gettin ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

One hot French-Greek hockey player - Check
One Bigger Girl with image issues, who is hooked on naming nail polishes - Check
One soggy romance novel, which brings them together - Check
And One Bachelor Action which has an interesting twist - Check
Antony was supposed to be a rebound for Maxine to help her get over her cheating ex. Things did not go quite according to plan. A few misunderstandings led to some awkward situations and a lot of explaining, as they had to try to rebuild their relationship
Anne Milne
I found it hard to get into this book, at times the dialogue threw me off and the pacing of the story was stop and start. In the beginning of seemed like the author was laying the groundwork for a twist with who we later find out was the agent. Nothing came of this particular story arc so I'm not sure why it was there.

Overall this we just an ok read for me.

reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood

Becky Rendon
The Right Fit is a sweet story with a little bit of everything. Starring a hockey player and a pin up worthy woman, it starts with insecurity and goes from there. She doesn't think a man like him could possibly...

But insecurity isn't the only wrench trying to stop these wheels from turning! Secrets, past traumas, and necessities are trying to wedge them out of the path they are traveling together.

The Right Fit is effortless but love is not.

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
Tales Of A Bookbug
A really great sports romance that I enjoyed reading!
Maxine and Antony made a really good pair!There is this undeniable connection between them which was explored beautifully.Each character has their own set of problems and issues to overcome.
Maxine has just come out of a relationship after discovering that her fiance was cheating, and that has really done a number on her.
Antony has hit a slump in his career as a hockey player, and so when he comes to know that he might be traded off to the mino
Diane Lynch
Apr 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
3.5 of 5 stars

The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois NHL defenseman, Antony Laurent, meets, esthetician, Maxine Nicholls, who is on the rebound after catching her fiancé cheating on her.  This sports romance takes place in Toronto and Florida.  It is suitable for adult audience.
I felt bad for Max.  Her ex-fiancé, Johnny, really messed with her self-confidence.  Anthony is much better for her.  I love that he likes her the way she is.  I like Anthony.  He feels guilty for his brother’s accident.  He’s
Laura Hampton
This is the first book by Dubois that I have read and I really enjoyed it. I like discovering new-to-me authors, especially when they write hockey romance. Those that follow my reviews know that I am a sucker for a good sports romance. The Right Fit is a relatively quick, funny, sweet and sexy read. I definitely will be looking to read more by Dubois.

Maxine Nicholls is not looking for love, after a disastrous and emotional break-up, she now spends her evenings alone on the couch watching soap op
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This was a charming contemporary romance tale of an unlikely couple falling in love, totally against both their better judgement...

Maxine is an amazing character who I really admired and enjoyed. EXCEPT for the endless times that she complained about her size and whined about her loser ex-boyfriend, even just to herself. (Seriously, I wanted to jump into the story and throw away
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

If you follow my reviews, you'll know I have a particular hatred of using the word NICE to describe a book. But sometimes, it's the only word my brain will use for a book and I can't spit any other word out.

So, this is a NICE book. A GOOD book.

Maxine sees Anthony when she's waiting for a blind date, who turns up but pretends he's not her date. They *literally* dump into each at a night club, when Maxine was dragged out
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mix of funny and sweet, heat and heartbreak

This is a new to me author, but sport romances, particularly with hockey players, are some of my favorites, and I'm always looking for a new author to stalk. 😀

Anthony was a great character. To start off with, French and Greek? Yum! French speaking hockey player? Yes! Good but flawed man with a tragedy in his past? Sold! Though he did make me want to slap him across the back of his head, Gibbs styles, a few times, lol. Maxine is a cool character as wel
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The dedication of this book first captured my attention.

After a series of coincidental-like events, curvy Maxine Nicholls meets and is charmed by Antony Laurent, a very handsome French-speaking Canadian. For the first time, a man seems to like her despite her size but will secrets and past insecurities change what could be her happily ever after?

Antony has been too busy keeping the people in his life happy to realise he deserves happiness and love, too. Meeting Maxine is an eye-opener, but he ne
Jackie Turner
I really enjoyed this light read! The characters were very likable (although I'm not going to lie, I'm not completely sold on Marc still....) especially our two mains - Antony and Maxine! I'm learning that I have a major thing for accents but I can honestly say that this might be the only book I've read with a hot French man? I do wish that there were translations for certain things that he had said in French but the author did well with translating some of his words since Maxine didn't know wha ...more
Nikita Jhanglani
The beginning is one of the best I've read in a while, the characters, especially Maxine's, more relatable than any I've read of in a while. And Antony's broken English is so adorable! I was happy to see that the author has let this trait of her French/Greek hero stay, than make him a master of all trades.

The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois is centered on the premise that how being judgemental, of our own selves and of others, can impact our lives and of others. It talks about how we let opinions tha
Jackie Wright
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by Daphne Dubois and it won’t be my last I really enjoyed this sweet funny sports romance and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.

Anthony is a hockey player that has lost his way his career is not going how it should be and he seems to be trying to please everyone else rather than living his own life.
Maxine thinks she has her life all planned out when she finds her boyfriend with another woman so once again she finds herself unlucky in love. W
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I’ve read by author Daphne Dubois and it was such a delight to read. That sounds kind of corny..”delight”..hmm. It was a pleasure to read? A joy to read? I was filled with contentment and glee? Lol can you tell I just browsed synonyms for “delight”? hahaha WELL NO MATTER! They are all accurate!

It is the kind of book that just..makes you happy AND sad. It makes you feel GOOD. Prior to reading this I read a book that had my heart feeling heavy and this was just the most perf
Erin Lewis
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Star Review of The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois

Daphne Dubois is a new author to me. The Right Fit is a sports romance and is a sweet love story.

Maxine Nicholls is struggling to come to terms with a cheating fiancé and getting her life back on track.

When her sister suggests rebound sex with a stranger, Maxine has no idea what is in store for her.

Antony Laurent is a Toronto ice hockey player. When an accidentally meeting puts Maxine and Antony together she has no idea who he is. The chemistry bet
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A was given this ARC from NetGalley for an honesty review.

Maxine has problems with her self image and self esteem but once she meets Antony you can see that little by little she starts to get her self confidence back. Her ex boyfriend really did a number on her and the way things ended with them just pushed her to doubt herself even more. Antony was able to show Maxine what it really means to love and also showed her that when you truly love someone you accept them as they are. I am so happy tha
Lovely Loveday
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois was released on April 12, 2017 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc. and is a romance novel. I really liked reading this sports romance. Dubois creates an amazing sports theme plot line with truly unforgettable characters. The two main characters are Maxine and Anthony and I feel like they are prefect for each other. They have an undeniable connection that is easy to get swept away into with the beauty of the writing style of Dubois. The love story is not an easy one becaus ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an entertaining book.  Whilst the foreshadowing may not have been subtle, the delivery of the expected storyline was handled well. 

I thought that both the characters were sweet and endearing.  So often with sports stories, the lead male can be an arrogant bad boy - not so here.  There is a vulnerable side to Antony and that is allowed to play out on the pages.

Pacing was, on the whole, good.  And although the conversation between the two was sometimes a little unnatural in cadence, it d
Sunny Shelly Reads
The Right Fit is a sexy, cute story. Maxine is reeling after finding out that her fiancé is cheating on her, and she has a one-night stand with a hunky mystery man.

Maxine has her quirks, but she is a likable, relatable heroine. I love sports romances when the heroine has no idea who the hero is. And Antony's accent is adorable! Both of the characters are sweet, there is not really a hidden agenda on Antony's part. There are some outside forces that are working against them in terms of their pas
Lauren - SERIESous Books

**I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest voluntary review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

I'll admit that I struggled a bit with the first two chapters or so trying to figure out where this book was going to go. But once I started to learn more about the characters and see how dimensional they were, I truly became invested and had a hard time putting this down!

There was just the right amount of drama throughout this book. N
Lizzy Sunderhaus
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good story, and I enjoyed the characters. It was kind of difficult for me to stick with it, and I felt like some of the major plot twists just came one after the other in the second half of the book. I thought the heroine was good, but the way she kept putting herself down got to me sometimes. I wanted to shake and be just get over it already.
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Daphne Dubois writes contemporary romance and believes the right book at the right time can make all the difference.

When she's not putting her characters in compromising positions (ahem), she works as a registered nurse. She lives in Eastern Canada, the most romantic place in the world.

You can also find her writing for teens as B.R. Myers

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