Reviews for Match Me If You Can

AudioFile Reviews 2006 February/March
"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match!" Annabelle Granger, a loser in a family of winners, inherits her grandmother's matchmaking business and sets out to capture the richest, most successful sports agent in Chicago for a client. As a crowning achievement, he wants the perfect wife. Could the quirky Annabelle be the answer to her client's quest? This unabashedly schmaltzy soap features the chaotic, angst-filled romance between the professional matchmaker and her most illusive client. However, this fast, funny production, with its appealing heroine, is flawed by Anna Fields's forced, unconvincing male voices and an over-the-top climax that tries to push too many erotic buttons. M.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine

Library Journal Reviews 2006 February #2

Annabelle Granger desperately needs an A-list client like sports agent Heath Champion to launch the matchmaking service she inherited from her grandmother. Luckily, she has an in with the Chicago Stars; unlucky for her, Heath already has a matchmaker. Annabelle doesn't let little details deter her. Phillips returns to her Chicago football world, bringing back Phoebe Calebow in all her sharp and brilliant glory. Male characters play more than a supporting role here, and reader Anna Fields has a naturally deep voice that is up to the task, making Heath appealing despite his workaholic, one-track mind. She is less successful with Annabelle, who sounds too old and self-assured for the part. However, the subplot with alternative matchmaker Portia Powers almost steals the show, and Fields couldn't be more effective showing the brittle exterior masking deep-seated fear and longing. Not as brilliant as It Had To Be You , the story is still funny and fast-paced and recommended for public libraries.--Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Jamaica Plain, MA

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