Escape to this mountain town and the chance of love... His Small Town Dream by Tara Randel (Review & #Giveaway) #GoldenMatchmakersClub #TaraRandel #HarlequinBooks #HarlequinRomance #romancebooks #cleanromance @justreadtours

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His Small Town Dream
(The Golden Matchmakers Club #3)
By Tara Randel
Contemporary Romance (Sweet/Clean)
Paperback & ebook, 275 Pages
August 23, 2022 by Harlequin Heartwarming


This city girl…

Could be his perfect match!

Adam Wright is ready to stop nursing his broken heart and give in to his family’s matchmaking. He knows lively marketing exec Carrie Mitchell wants to return to New York, but he’s showing her all small-town Golden has to offer…including himself. When his ex-fiancĂ©e arrives, it could scare Carrie away, or it may be a chance to heal past hurts…and share his small-town dream with her!

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My Review

HIS SMALL TOWN DREAM is a sweet story about two New York City career-minded individuals who come to a small town, one who calls it home, to regroup. They end up forming a friendship with the possibility of something more while a group of older characters use their matchmaking group to push things along. Those who enjoy light, clean romance, a small town feel and some quirky characters will enjoy this one.

I liked these characters and thought the matchmakers' club was also a fun addition. Adam was likable from the start. He's a pretty steady, rugged, all around nice guy who's also really smart and successful. He had his own demons to work through and I felt like he didn't necessarily need a specific person to figure things out, but it also forced him to face things and move forward. Carrie was full of creativity, energy and focus. I liked that she slowly opened to the people in this small town, to the town itself and her heart. Adam and Carrie together were a good fit, especially as they so easily bounced thoughts and ideas off of each other. They made a good team. The matchmaker's club was a fun aspect of the story to give some quirkiness and charm. The ending was sweet with a nice lead-in to the next story in the series.

I also had a few misgivings with the story. The couple never even got on a date and I kind of felt that Carrie reacted rather strongly at one point for just being a friend. I also felt the chemistry was a bit lacking and that their relationship needed more time or for them to spend more time together for it to genuinely develop instead of just daily coffee shop meetings for five minutes and a few other places when they worked together.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an easy read with likable characters and sweet romance. I'm looking forward to seeing how the matchmakers' next project goes!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. She writes for multiple genres, including romance, mystery and Women’s fiction.

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Tour Schedule

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

(1) winner will receive an autographed print copy of Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart and Her Christmastime Family, a festive fall mug and towel, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

(1) additional winner will receive a $10 Amazon e-Gift Card.

Full tour schedule linked above. The giveaway begins at midnight September 19, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 26, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Gift card open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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