His perfect partner was out there, and sooner or later he’d find her.
I was so excited for this one and I was loving it in the first 25% but things quickly fell apart after that. Pacing was way too slooow especially during the middle when it really started to drag. I ended up skimming the last 35% because I just couldn’t take being bored any longer. I enjoyed all the Latin American cultural touches because they were all so authentic. It wasn’t just an author claiming a character speaks Spanish and then having them only use a single endearment. Instead these characters often spoke it. All of these elements set a really nice tone for the book.
Yaz was determined and Tomás was a charmer and I like both individually. They were kind, mature, and generous people. Basically they were they perfect romance characters who you can’t help but love.
My biggest problem comes from Yaz and Tomás’s relationship, or more accurately, their lack of a relationship. And that’s where things fall apart, basically here’s your book:
1%-25% Flirting, tension, and chemistry, but then Tomás realizes that Yaz plans to move back to NYC and he doesn’t want to get involved.
25%-50% 2 kisses, “that were mistakes” so let’s just be friends
50%-70% We will constantly think of each other but it just can’t be
70%-90% Yaz sets Tomás up with her best friend and Tomás and Cheryl start dating
90%-98% Tomás and Cheryl aren’t really working out, Yaz is in a tail spin over her father
98%-100% They realize they love each other
I totally and completely believe that these two are the best of friends, but I’m having a really hard time believing they love each other.
Content Note: cancer/death of secondary character
At this time, I will not be continuing with this series.
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley to voluntarily read and review. This does not affect the opinions expressed in my review.
••• Book Details •••
Matched to Perfection #1 • Romance, Contemporary • Zebra Shout • September 26, 2017
Ad executive Tomás Garcia shouldn’t even be thinking about his daughter’s alluring dance teacher, Yazmine Fernandez. Burned by a shattering divorce, he’s laser-focused on his career—and giving his young daughter, Maria, the secure home she deserves. Plus, he’s certain that with her talent, Yaz will be leaving Chicago and heading back to Broadway as soon as she can. But Yaz’s generous spirit and caring concern are sparking a desire Tomás can’t resist—and doesn’t want to let go . . .
For Yaz, good-looking workaholics like Tomás simply can’t be part of her life ever again. She owes it to herself to get back her confidence and fulfill the dreams her papá could not. She’s glad to spend time with Maria—and taste the family life she feels she can never have. And she’s sure that she and Tomás can keep their attraction under control because there’s so much at stake. But each unexpected intimacy, each self-revelation, makes the fire between them grow hotter with every step—and every risk to their hearts.