Thank you so much to NetGalley and CD Books for letting me read a copy of the Beat Match early! This is the third book in the Showmen series, but I haven’t read any of the other books in this series and I don’t think I missed out on anything by not having read any of the others. This was a fun, quick, easy contemporary romance, so if you’re into those, I’d definitely say check it out!
The Beat Match 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: Weston Aldrich is known for his devastating looks and crisp Italian suits. He’s been groomed to take over his family business and is on the brink of closing a massive merger. Only two wild cards can derail him.
Wild Card One: If anyone learns he moonlights as a masked DJ, his credibility will be toast.
Wild Card Two: Annie can’t-hold-a-job Ward.
The Annie Ward he promised to help raise after her brother died. The scatterbrained girl who makes it her mission in life to drive him crazy. The gorgeous woman he’s not supposed to fantasize about, let alone kiss.
Annie hates Wes’s insanely overprotective nature, and how his ridiculous bone structure makes him look like a Greek god. His jokes about her plethora of jobs are beyond irksome. She has no plans to tell him about her latest aspiration, to match beats as a budding DJ. Until she learns what Wes does at night. Now she plans to prove Weston Aldrich has met his match.
I haven’t actually read any books about DJs so that was different, but I enjoyed it for sure! I love reading about Pharma companies (I think they’re fascinating!) so I was super excited that Weston’s family business was Pharma. I really liked Annie and Wes as characters- they were really easy to relate to and empathize with and you just really wanted the best for them. I loved how they got together and how Annie and Wes really shouldn’t be together, but they fit so well and they just make sense. I read this book so fast as soon as I really got into it and it was a super cute, super fun contemporary romance that I for sure recommend reading if you’re looking for a quick easy read with a happy ending.