Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux


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 with, set up retirement plans for people and make some babies. Peace. No more midnight runs. No more danger.

As he climbed into bed, he punched the pillow. He’s thought Kit had put him in a house with a pretty young woman because of…What? Some temptation before Nate got married?

But it looked like it had to do with some damned mystery.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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 home from a short trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house, she smells a rat. Someone is trying to fix her up, and she has to admit that Nate Taggert is just her type. However, Nate is engaged to the daughter of the mayor and strictly off-limits.

Nate and Terri form an unlikely friendship while he throws himself into life at the lake. As Nate starts to hear rumors about Terri he’s confused. Knowing how smart, beautiful and strong she is, he’s determined to discover the source of the gossip. Terri doesn’t want to revisit the past, but Nate won’t stop until he discovers the truth—even if the truth might be more than either of them can handle.

Set in the beloved fictional town of Summer Hill, Virginia, Met Her Match examines the tensions between the wealthy townspeople, the summer vacationers and the working-class people who keep the town and resort running.

MY THOUGHTS: I haven’t read a Jude Deveraux in years. She was one of those authors I loved who, for some unknown reason, just dropped off my radar. I still have several of her older books on my shelves at home. But I am glad I have rediscovered her. I enjoyed Met Her Match immensely.

Deveraux’s characters jump right off the page at you….they are so real! She captures the intricacies of everyday life and infuses them with humour and passion. She had me laughing out loud at times. And even though as we read, we all know how it is going to end up, she makes the journey absolutely delightful. And, there are a few little surprises along the way!

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**** delighted stars

THE AUTHOR: 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 book, The Enchanted Land (1977) under the name Jude Deveraux. Following the publication of her first novel, she resigned her teaching position. Now, she is the author of 31 New York Times bestsellers.

Jude has lived in several countries and all over the United States. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and has an additional home in the medieval city of Badolato, Italy.

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Harlequin MIRA (USA & Canada) for providing a digital ARC of Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux for review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own personal opinions.

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Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

2 thoughts on “Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux”

  1. I am in the same boat Sandy. I also used to read her books all the time, but it seems like she stopped writing for awhile. I have this one on my TBR and am happy to hear it is a good one. Great review Sandy.

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