The Matchup by Laura L. Walker (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Welcome to my stop for The Matchup by Laura L. Walker! This is the second book of Laura's that I've read. You can check out my review of Pierce by Love here. Check her newest book, my full review, and enter to win your own copy below..

The MatchupThe Matchup
by Laura L. Walker
LDS Romance
Paperback & ebook, 226 Pages
January 12th 2016 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media


The last thing Valerie wants or needs is to work for Gage, whom she loathed as a teen. But Valerie’s husband just walked out on her and she needs the job. Together they discover that when it comes to the Church and each other, it’s all about second chances. This sweet LDS romance will renew your faith in love and redemption.

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My Review

THE MATCHUP was a sweet LDS romance. Both characters faced some serious challenges in their past and continue to face more, but find something missing in each other. The characters were authentically flawed, which made them feel real and relatable. The romance had some good chemistry and the story was engaging. An overall enjoyable read for LDS romance lovers.

Let's talk about these characters. Gage is your usual bad boy trying to clean up his act. Even though he really is a good guy, he still gives off that bad boy vibe, which gives a nice spark to the story. He was charming and fun, but also had this way of seeing Valerie and connecting with her and her children. He had his own issues and insecurities too, which made him human. He was a great character. Valerie acted like the world was out to get her in a lot of ways, which I could see with how her son and her had been so criticized in the past. She was a little uptight, but Gage helped even that out. She was such a good mom and a sweetheart, but also a little bit of a spit-fire. I loved her resilience. Gage and Valerie work so well together that their relationship felt natural and easily morphed into something more than friendship as they admire, get to know, and work with each other.

I did feel some parts were a little rushed and would have liked some more development in places. Wanting to know what was going to happen kept me engaged, as did Gage's path to becoming active again in his church. The ending was super sweet. I'm curious to see what this author will write next.

Content: Clean
Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author


Laura Walker grew up in southern Arizona. She met her husband, Rob, at Northern Arizona University where she earned her bachelor degree in Elementary Education. She and Rob are raising their six children. Her hobbies include water aerobics and sewing. At the end of the day, Laura loves to curl up with a good book or write one of her own. Pierced by Loveis her first published novel.


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