Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills #Review

“Madden-Mills masterfully handles the protagonists’ insecurities and traumas to produce a love story that’s equal parts tantalizing, gut-wrenching, and sweet.” –Publishers Weekly

Not My Match, an all-new sports romance full of smoking hot chemistry from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is available now!

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy romance about a professional football hottie and the girl he’s sworn to never touch.
Homeless and heartbreakingly innocent, Giselle Riley walks into my penthouse and chaos follows.
I shouldn’t have invited the girl genius to live with me, but it’s clear she needs my help—not only for a place to lay her pretty blonde head but in finding real love, which she’s not going to get with the crazy men she picks up online.
Too bad she’s a twenty-four-year-old virgin and I’m a bad boy wide receiver. She’s off limits for a hardcore player like me—and we’re just friends.
Instead, I’m her matchmaking service, no matter how jealous it makes me when I tag along on her dates.
I can keep my self-control. Right? No way will I give in to everything inside me that dreams of a girl like her in my world.
I may be the best wide receiver in the country, but how could I hold on to a girl like her?

****My Review****

If you’ve enjoyed the spellbinding ‘Not My Romeo’ story, I’m sure you’ve been eagerly expecting the second story in the series. And now it is finally here, this story that will delight readers with its mix of sweet and swoony moments, spiced with enough humor that will keep you nailed to the pages from beginning to end.
A true love story. And what exactly is love? Maybe it is that feeling that overwhelms you, dulling your common sense and forces you to trust and make yourself vulnerable only to be hurt and abandoned in the end. It’s not worth it… But then why does her closeness remind you of home, her words relax, and her kisses turn your whole body on fire? This is the story of our hero Devon, a famous football player, who drives the most expensive cars, makes out with the most attractive girls, hot as the devil himself and twice as rich… But will this strange and unusual girl manage to make him reconsider his beliefs and manage to change him? Can she bring this hardened playboy to his knees?
An unplanned situation brought them face to face. They looked at each other. Once … twice … Even they both were not sure what they were doing. Calm, seemingly disinterested, they pretended to be indifferent while love literally slipped out of their eyes. What was at stake? What secrets lured in the darkness? What fear hindered their hidden sympathies?
Ilsa Maden Milsen once again managed to intertwine a story that captivates with its unexpectedness and uniqueness. So easy to read, full of vague thoughts that speak so clearly, “Not My Match” skillfully tells us about love with refined style and in sufficient quantity as not to bore the reader. I have to admit that the first part of the story did not amaze me too much, probably because I was trying to push the negative impressions about the heroine that I had after reading the first book in the series. Maybe it’s because the unique writing style of this talented author reminds me of the calm before a storm. Slowly, quietly she leads us through the first part and just as you start moving on the thin line between weak interest and boredom, she inserts such a twist, making you wonder where the imagination ends and where the truth begins. The second part was absolute perfection, a page after page filled with passion and unspoken thoughts that have the power to delight every reader. And I have to admit I was interested in how Ilsa would manage to fix the image of the girl I believe all readers hated after ‘Not My Romeo’. Giselle the girl who with her infamous actions in the first book made us reconsider whether it is worth reading a book in which she is the main character. Ultra intelligent and quirky, with a very rich imagination, she is a heroine who does not fit into any stereotypical framework. The author managed to capture her inch by inch, layer by layer until we were confronted with everything that this girl represents. Vulnerable, proud, good-natured, and incredibly attractive, she is the real girl who has the power to throw this sexy womanizer out of his comfort zone and force him to reconsider everything. And Devon is a character that is not easily forgotten. Seemingly casual and always in the mood for fun, a character who pushes his playboy persona, hiding his true self. We slowly see the gentle soul that tries to protect itself. And the chemistry between them is definitely something that ignites the pages with every scene, every sigh, every sexy banter. Their emotional connection is evident from the start, while the skillfully formed dialogues fully support the storyline. The supporting characters were perfectly portrayed and intertwined in the story, promising another great installment in this series.
Definitely a story that has the power to draw you into its decadent world and not let you leave long after you finish the last page. A story about an unusual couple that managed to beat the odds and whose undeniable connection will make you laugh and swoon.

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About Ilsa Madden-Mills
Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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