Smart and Fun! Outmatched by Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young [ARC Review]

Posted November 22, 2019 by Zeee in Reviews0 Comments

Smart and Fun! Outmatched by Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young [ARC Review]

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Smart and Fun! Outmatched by Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young [ARC Review]Outmatched written by Kristen Callihan, Samantha Young
Publisher Self Published
Publication Date: November 19, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 334
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Flame Rating: three-half-flames
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What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?

Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s stuck with the manipulative jerk.

Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.

Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?

They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact.

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My Thoughts

I can’t even begin to explain how adorable this romance is! Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young are an awesome writing duo!

I have read books written by both authors individually and I enjoyed their books. It didn’t come as a surprise that I love Outmatched!

Outmatched is a quirky and emotional contemporary romance, featuring an adorable heroine and a softie hero! Parker and Rhys are adorable together! I love how both authors spun the enemies to lovers and fake relationship trope! Two tropes that I absolutely love!

Parker wants to be taken seriously at her job and the CEO is very traditional in his thinking and would not offer her a permanent position because she is single. Enter a dating app where she hires the perfect person to play the role of her boyfriend. However, she ends up with the olde, grumpy, and broody ex-boxer brother instead!

Outmatched definitely checked all of my boxes and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were times when I was very emotional and time that I laughed out loud.

I loved Rhys so much! I especially loved the times where he actually acted like a real boyfriend and took Parker out on dates! Those were my favorite scenes in this book.

There are also three characters that I want to have their own HEA! I hope they will have their own books!

Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young are definitely an author duo to watch out for. I highly recommend Outmatched!


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Overall: 4





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About Kristen Callihan

Author Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a RITA winner and three-time nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

About Samantha Young

Author Samantha Young

Samantha Young is a New York Times and #1 International bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. On Dublin Street was Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in thirty countries. She has since published over thirteen romance titles including the New York Times Bestsellers Into the Deep, Hero, and her most recent contemporary romance Play On. When writing Adult Paranormal romance she writes under the pen name S. Young.

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