Happy Wednesday y’all! I’m going on a work trip next week (my first one at my new job and the first one I’ve been on since October 2019!), so I got that all booked today and I’m so excited because I’m going to New York! I’m 100% planning on going to the Strand Bookstore since I’ve seen it all over bookstagram and book twitter, but I’ve never been, so that should definitely be fun! Hopefully I don’t spend too much money/buy too many books for my suitcase! Speaking of books, thank you so much to Berkley for having me as a part of their blog tour for Match Made in Paradise by Barbara Dunlop! This was such a fun cute book and I’m so glad I read it!
Match Made in Paradise 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
The first in an enchanting new contemporary romance series featuring rugged Alaskan pilots who are about to meet their match from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Dunlop.
Supermodel Mia Westberg has found herself under the scrutiny of the paparazzi after her much older husband dies and leaves her his fashion house. In order to stay out of the public eye, she packs her things and leaves Los Angeles, escaping to visit her cousin Raven, a shipping expeditor working in a remote part of Alaska–where Mia is sure the tabloids won’t follow. But she isn’t ready for everything Paradise, Alaska throws at her: the wild animals, insanely harsh weather, and a certain no-nonsense bush pilot.
When pilot Silas Burke flies a beautiful blonde into town, it doesn’t take him long to figure her out. She’s a spoiled, entitled city girl who has zero business in the rough terrain of Alaska, where the storms are as unforgiving as the dangerous wildlife. After seeing her struggle, and against his better judgment, he helps her acclimate to life in Paradise. But he’s an impatient teacher and she’s a frustrated pupil–and nothing gets them fired up more than each other. Can these two polar opposites find common ground and possibly something more?
This book was so incredibly cute! I really liked Mia as a main character and all of our secondary characters were so great, so I cannot wait to see where Barbara Dunlop takes this series as a whole! I’ve read more Alaska rom coms recently (this one and the Moose Springs books, which I also highly recommend), and man, they really make me want to go visit Alaska! Does every small town have that crazy rich/exclusive resort in it/near it? Is there always wildlife that people have to watch out for? Does no one get airsick on those tiny little planes? Speaking of those tiny planes, I loved Silas and Brodie. And Raven was such a great cousin to Mia! There were such amazing relationships in this book and honestly, there wasn’t even a huge like problem problem that caused issues between the characters- it was just that they had to grow and see how things turned out on their own when they followed the path that they thought they needed to follow! The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it went a little slow in some parts and incredibly fast in others, so that got a tad bit annoying, but overall, didn’t cause any issues. Match Made in Paradise came out yesterday, May 25th, so make sure you go grab it now!
Author Bio: Barbara Dunlop is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has published more than fifty novels. Her stories have ranged from lighthearted comedies to family sagas. Barbara is a four-time finalist for the RWA RITA award, and her Tule novel His Jingle Bell Princess has been optioned by Motion Picture Corporation of America for a Hallmark movie. Barbara resides in Yukon, Canada with her bush pilot husband. You can find her at www.barbaradunlop.com.