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Met Her Match

(Summer Hill #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  3,518 ratings  ·  402 reviews
In small towns, no one lets the facts get in the way of juicy gossip…

Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation. She doesn’t deserve it, but having grown up on the outskirts of Summer Hill, Virginia, she knows how small towns work. The only way to deal with vicious gossip is to ignore it. So she keeps to herself as she runs the summer resort on Lake Kissel.

When she returns
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Published September 17th 2019 by MIRA
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Mackenzie Dow Some of the characters carry over, so you get a better idea of the storyline. But you could read it alone and be fine.
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: ...his phone made a ding for a text message. It was from Kit. Ask Della about Leslie.

Nate dropped the phone onto the bed as if it had caught fire. "No!" he said aloud, his frown so deep that his eyebrows were nearly touching.

"No, no, no." He'd had all the mysteries he wanted in his lifetime. Twelve years of them! Digging and researching and finding out who was doing what and why. That was Kit's love, not his.

All Nate wanted was peace. He wanted to marry the girl he was madly in love wi
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux

A favorite storyteller. Immediate engagement. Always heart touching. Always sad when it’s over because it was so good. It’s like having a best friend in a book format.
This story was lovely, sweet and wonderful.
Of course, there is a bunch of worry while it’s all being worked out, but the HEA is worth the angst of the drama.

The toy story shopping wish was so touchingly sweet.
Loved the whole thing. Wanted to not like the fiancé or the twins but now hoping they get
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Berit☀️✨
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the perfect summer romance to end my summer reading season. A fun and flirty small town friends to lover story with a bit of a mystery. This is the fourth book in the Summer Hill series, but it worked perfect as a standalone. Loved this small Virginia town and all its lovable and quirky residence. Terri comes home one day to find a hot man in her house. He’s not a burglar and she is pretty certain this is a set up, the thing is he is engaged to the perfect daughter of the towns mayor. W ...more
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Loved this one!
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There was something about this book that I just really loved. I really don’t know why. I can’t put my finger on it.

Was it the perfect story? No. In fact, the first few chapters seemed a little stilted. But I absolutely loved the unique characters she crafted.

Friendship is an amazing thing. And when you can develop a close friendship with someone of the opposite sex, it truly can be special. Deveraux shows us exactly what it looks like to have the perfect partner, in f
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Jacob Proffitt
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, steamy
This claims to be second in a series, but I skipped the first (because it seemed like kind of a cheap knock-off of Pride & Prejudice) and didn't feel the lack at all.

I enjoyed this a lot, though I worried about some of the story developments as they happened. Terri is flat-out awesome and I loved her competence and compassion and that she kept going even when much of her local world was actively against her. She was realistic about her (in)ability to change things and did her best to flow as wel
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Mimi
Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I can't resist the Taggert and Montgomery families Jude has created. Jude has created a fun formula for a romantic story that doesn't go where you think it will. This would make for a light beach read. It stands alone but you appreciate it more if you know the other Taggerts and Montgomerys.

*My honest review was made possible thanks to an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher.*
Wendy
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Terri Rayburn grew up on the outskirts of Summer Hill, VA and spends her days taking care of the summer resort on Lake Kissel. She keeps herself busy so she can stay out of the small town gossip - there're enough false rumors about her childhood already. However, when she returns home to find Nate Taggert, a handsome stranger living in her house, she thought she has met her match. Unfortunately, Nate is engaged to the mayor's daughter and is strictly off-limits.

Nate starts to throw himself into
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Rebekah
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I guess I read 6 or 7 Jude Devereaux books in my 20s and 30s and I remember them to be very well written engaging historical romances. She fell off my radar screen and thought I would renew my acquaintance with a contemporary story thanks to the glowing reviews. Unfortunately, this one did not match up to my memory of her talent. The writing was stiff and choppy at times and seemed aimed at a YA level. There was a lot of awkwardness in sentence structure and plot developments. The character deve ...more
Grey
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, MIRA Books; who provided this ebook in exchange for an honest review. I hadn't read a book by Ms. Deveraux since I was a little girl swiping my mom's and auntie's books from their bookshelves.

In a way, this book gave me so much comfort to read...it was a light summery type of book; a little mystery, a cast of characters that were well-developed and written, humor, a story that has a definite beginning-middle-ending. I enjoyed Terri and Nate's story and
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Jen
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had a hard time connecting with this book. The characters relationship developed so swiftly that it was unbelievable. The character development was good and the setting fun but I could not get into this. I finished it but found it to be lackluster. This is a fluffy beach read with very little depth. Unfortunately not for me, but if you are looking for an easy romance set on the lake, then this is for you! Thank you @harlequinbooks for this advance reader in exchange for my honest review.
Lori
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Met Her Match (Summer Hill #2) is full of small-town gossip, devilishly crafted characters, lots of secrets, and romance. There is mystery, and twists that round this book out and keeps the reader wondering what is going on in the seeming near-perfect fictional town of Summer Hill. I say near-perfect because there is lots of angst and tension between the three groups of people in the town, the wealthy townspeople, the summer lake people and the working-class people who run the resort of Kissel L ...more
Jypsy
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Met Her Match is an easy charming read. Terri, like so many, has been the victim of unwarranted small town gossip. She chose to ignore the ridiculous nature of this, and live her life as she pleases running a resort. Through circumstances, she returns home from a brief trip to find a guy, Nate, in her house. The two come to an agreement about living arrangements and soon, become friends. Or maybe something more? It's a good story with a bit of mystery, romance and intrigue, plus likeable charact ...more
Shalini
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet story of two characters drawn to each other as if pulled by an invisible thread. Terri was delightful, I loved reading about her. She had a tough life growing up which made her strong. Her day involved working at the resort and helping the guests. Entered Nate into her life and the resort to get married and start a new life. The two became friends abd roommates. The fiancée brought a new unexpected complication.

My first book by Jude Devereaux, this was a fast read. This was a cute small
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Bev Walkling
I have been reading quite a few rather emotionally heavy books recently so it was nice to sit down for a few hours and focus on something a little lighter that would give me a happy ever after ending.

This book is the second in a series about the fictional town of Summer Hill Virginia. I have not read the first book in the series, but the author did include some background information to help lay the groundwork for the story to follow. I suspect it would have been easier if I had read the first b
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Gogol
Jan 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
Unlikeable hero, heroine, premise, stupid story line, stupid protagonists, slow, silly and unlikeable as a whole.
Kirsten
Another wonderful read from Jude Deveraux. These books are like little vacations. Fun and good for the heart.

The main characters were great and had good chemistry and the setup was interesting. She made the community around the lake come alive. The town and lake couldn't have been that far apart but they seemed like completely different worlds.

Hope she continues this series. Books like this are great to read in between dark psychological thrillers.
Annette
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2019
Another great addition to her Taggert series! This was a fast story, it began with a little romance and ended with a mystery. I thought it was well written and kept my interest to the thrilling end! I enjoyed the story! Thanks to Netgalley for the early copy
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Picking up a romance from a familiar author is one of the best feelings. It has been a while since I last read anything from Ms. Deveraux. Coming back to her with this book is a treat. When it comes to romance, Ms. Deveraux creates a perfect blend of yearning, conflict and sexual chemistry. I loved this book. I really love Terri. Terri is the kind of friend that everyone can only hope to have. She gave up her dreams to help her dad out. In some ways, she allows the town to place an albatross upo ...more
AES
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Met Her Match and was totally captivated by this amazingly, wonderful romance story! I am a huge fan of Jude Deveraux’s brilliantly written and enchanting historical romances. Having read most if not all of her historical romances, I was thrilled to read her newest contemporary novel. This book was everything I was hoping for! The story and plot pulled me in from the very start. The charming and entertaining romance completely held my attention and the mystery and in ...more
AES
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Met Her Match and was totally captivated by this amazingly, wonderful romance story! I am a huge fan of Jude Deveraux’s brilliantly written and enchanting historical romances. Having read most if not all of her historical romances, I was thrilled to read her newest contemporary novel. This book was everything I was hoping for! The story and plot pulled me in from the very start. The charming and entertaining romance completely held my attention and the mystery and in ...more
Patty
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux is the 2nd book in the Summer Hill series, and my first book by this author. I loved this romance, I really connected with the two main characters, Terri and Nate. Nate is engaged to the Mayor daughter, so he's not available. The town of Summer Hill, Virginia is divided into
two parts, rich residents and the rest of the town. Once I started this book I could not stop reading it. I will definitely be reading more books by Ms. Deveraux. I highly recommend this book t
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Carolyn
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: deveraux-jude
Okay. I admit it. I'm a sucker for Jude Deveraux' Taggert/Montgomery books. Yep! I love them. However, this one was exceptional. Geez, I miss these! Great well developed main and secondary characters, wonderful slow evolving romance AND a terrific murder/mystery added into the mix. Nope. I never saw that one coming. Just an overall fantastic read that I devoured in one day. Loved it!
Dawnny
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a good read. I haven't read her in a long time. I really liked it and I liked the character and could relate to what she was going through. Nice heart felt read.
Kathryn
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Met Her Match was a read I really enjoyed. It has lots going for it.

The heroine Terri is just delightful, she pretty much runs the show and the lakeside area her Dad is responsible for. She sorts problems, rescues people and generally has a heart of gold. She is very competent, and can swim wonderfully well.
 Terri isn't popular in the town area. Supposedly as a teen she's beaten up boys and ruined relationships. Well that's according to the town gossip. Believe what you will.

There is a feud goin
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Tonya
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So once upon a time, someone had this great idea to set up Nate's brother with a wonderful woman...only the brother didn't act interested at all so Nate decided she was meant for him.... Funny how fate plays a role in things (Or Uncles...)

I enjoyed this story of how Nate meets and how he is drawn to Terri... Her attitude, her self reliance is attractive to him but so is her appreciation of him. Fun beach read with a kick of a mystery as well! I love the dynamics of the small town, the gossip, th
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Jennifer
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.75 stars
My husband and I are going to vacation next summer at Lake Kisses!
I haven’t read but one or two books by this author and I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this one but I really liked it!
The Chemistry was dreamy and the mystery was good. I didn’t want to put it down. This book had a little bit of everything. And I loved Nate. ♥️
Things I liked:
• Good paced
• Entertaining
• Standalone
• Mystery
• Romance
• Funny

This was a NETGALLEY gift and all opinions are my own.
Lori Jorgensen
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Set at Lake Kissel, Summer Hill, Virginia. Small town, gossip, vacationers, well to do Towns people and the working class. What a better setting for romance, and mayhem.
JP
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 ⭐️
I liked this and it was very entertaining with mystery and romance. A fun, light summer read in my opinion.

This was a ARC from Netgalley and I gave an honest review.
Janet
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader.

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

In small towns, no one lets the facts get in the way of juicy gossip…

Ter
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Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers. She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art. In 1967, Jude married and took her husband's surname of White, but four years later they divorced. For years, she worked as 5th-grade teacher.

She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo
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