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Met Her Match

(Summer Hill #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  321 ratings  ·  138 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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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by MIRA
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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☀️✨
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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Wendy
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Grey
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars, 3-5-stars
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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Mimi
Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lori
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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  ·  review of another edition
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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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
Kathryn
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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Jennifer
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Lori Jorgensen
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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…

Terri Rayburn
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Karen Fan
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tbh, when this book was offered to me, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it. But then I remembered that I had read a few of Jude Deveraux’s books and always enjoyed them, so I thought what the heck. I am so glad I did! I started the book and could not stop reading until I finished, which is a few hours before I’m suppose to get up. The story draws you in, but characters she builds keep you wanting more. Parts of this I was able to guess, but it was still a welcome surprise when they were confirmed ...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  ·  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
Despina
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.

In Met Her Match we go to the small town of Summer Hill were Terrie has been the outcast for many years because her mother was said to have run off with another man. I love stories about small towns because they can be sweet and irritating at the same time. Nate has come to Summer Hill to be with fiancee but she left for Italy for a few weeks and Nate ends up staying at Terrie's house. This story had a slow burn romance and a myst
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ROBIN RUIZ
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Small town, romance, gossip, lies and mysteries, welcome to Kissel Lake!
Terri Rayburn has a bad reputation and lives her life to avoid further gossip, she lives in the shadow of her “harlot” mother.
The last thing she expects is
Nathaniel Taggert ( Nate) , to be “living” with her while engaged to town royalty !
Nate and Terri has fantastic chemistry, such an ease to their relationship and are perfect for each other ! This town and it’s people, made for a great read, add the towns mysteries and se
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Kari Davis
3.75 Stars

It's been a hot minute since I read a Jude Deveraux book, but growing up she was one of my go to authors.  When I was presented with Met Her Match, I read the blurb and it sounded like it was a book I was going to easily love.   It was full of secrets, mystery, gossip and dreamy moments between our hero/heroine. 

Met Her Match is book two in the Summer Hill series and can be read as a standalone.  However, it might have been a bit easier if I was more familiar with reading the first bo
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Tonya
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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Becky Baldridge
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Met Her Match is a slow burn romance with a love triangle of sorts. Not exactly a triangle in the usual sense, but Nate is being pulled in two different directions even when he doesn't realize it. The story moves a bit slow at first, which would normally turn me off in a romance, but I had forgotten how truly talented Jude Deveraux is when it comes to pulling a reader into the story. It didn't take long before I was hooked on these characters and their lives. They're all wonderfully developed, a ...more
Terrie Case
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exciting romance story between two people attracted to one another but a relationship is taboo.

Terri is a smart, witty woman with the body of an angel and a devil of a reputation, even though it may not be deserved. She discovers a big, hulking male in her house and learns that Nate has rented a room in her home for three weeks. Nate is engaged to the mayor’s daughter and is awaiting her return from Paris so they can move to Summer Hill to live. Soon, Nate and Terri are inseparable. They work to
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TheHauteBookworm
I really enjoyed this story. I was captivated with the relationship between Nate and Terri, they have such an insta-soul mate chemistry the story was fun to read.

Terri works with her father taking care of the lake community where she grew up. Having spent her life plagued by rumors, she knows her limitations. And that is not to expect to be liked or treated fairly by anyone in town. Even though Terri and her father have worked tirelessly to prove the rumors false, their hope has been squashed a
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Lexi
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Terri Rayburn is a girl with a bad reputation and she doesn’t deserve it. She sticks to the outskirts of her small town Summer Hill. She know show the townies work. She is more of a lake girl. She returns home from a short trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house. Terri thinks this must be a set up. Until she learns that Nate, is engaged to the mayor's daughter. He is just her type, but he is strictly off limits.

Nate and Terri form a friendship as Nate helps around the lake with the
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Wendy
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feel-good
Of course I can't turn down an offer to read and review a Jude Deveraux romance. Because with Jude you never end up with 'just' a romance. There is always something more.
And in Met Her Match there is so much more. Terri has lived all her life near the lake at her father's resort Lake Kissel. All her life Terri has been the girl from the wrong side of town, the gossip always mean and tortuous. Therefore, even at thirty-one she doesn't like to go into the town of Summer Hill. She prefers to help h
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Bobbie
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This latest book by Jude Deveraux about the small town of Summerhill, Va was as entertaining as any I have read in awhile. There are other books about Summerhill, and I believe I have read some of them, but this book kept me engaged for the whole book. I loved Nate, and Terri. She along with her father ran a lake real estate and rentals outside of town. There was definitely a distinction between townies and lake people, and Terri had born the brunt of many of those feelings that the lake people ...more
Lori
Aug 27, 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
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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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