Playing with Matches

Playing with Matches

In the tradition of Good in Bed and The Assistants comes a funny and smart comedy about a young matchmaker balancing her messy personal life and the demands of her eccentric clients. Sasha Goldberg has a lot going for her: a recent journalism degree from NYU, an apartment with her best friend Caroline, and a relationship that would be amazing if her finance-bro boyfriend Jo In the tradition of Good in Bed and The Assistants comes a funny and smart comedy about a young matchmaker balancing ...

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Title:Playing with Matches
Author:Hannah Orenstein
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:1501178482
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:314 pages pages

Playing with Matches Reviews

  • Crystal King
    Mar 04, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

  • Melissa
    May 10, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

  • Kristy
    Jul 17, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

  • Jennifer S. Brown
    Oct 03, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

    Thanks so much Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Hannah Orenstein - all opinions are my own. This is the perfect palate cleanser to balance out those heavy reads. It?s easy-breezy, quickly paced, addictive, and so much fun to read! I kept flipp...

    I really enjoyed this debut novel! I found the vibe to be very much like The Devil Wears Prada and Bond Girl, both books I also liked a lot. Great writing style. It was so much fun reading about a young matchmaker with zero experience trying to set other people up while her own relatio...

    I really needed this mindless book about finding love in NYC after the last one. Would recommend to someone who needs a quick beach read. ...

    I fucking HATE millennials. ...

    Playing with Matches by Hannah Orestein is a story of Sasha Goldberg being hired as a New York City matchmaker, she is twenty-one. For me this book was just OK, I enjoy this type of book, but I really didn't care for any of the characters. I received this book in exchange for a fai...

    Sasha has everything she thought important on graduating from NYU: a great apartment in NYC, a roommate/best friend, a boyfriend and the world at her feet. But, when her dream job isn?t at her fingertips, she?s got to find something, and the advert for Bliss, a matchmaking service ...

    Ok, I have a question, do writers even care whether anybody would wish to read about what?s happening in their MC?s stories? Because Hannah Orenstein obviously doesn?t. This heroine is sooooooooooooo stupid. And boring, and un-interesting and I reiterate stupid, stupid and stupid...

    Asked for a recommendation for something that would be totally fun (to take my mind off of current events), nothing scary. This was suggested, and it absolutely fit the bill. A fun, light story, with an immensely satisfying ending. The perfect antidote to real life! ...

  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Jun 24, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

  • Lisa
    Jul 08, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

    Thanks so much Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Hannah Orenstein - all opinions are my own. This is the perfect palate cleanser to balance out those heavy reads. It?s easy-breezy, quickly paced, addictive, and so much fun to read! I kept flipp...

    I really enjoyed this debut novel! I found the vibe to be very much like The Devil Wears Prada and Bond Girl, both books I also liked a lot. Great writing style. It was so much fun reading about a young matchmaker with zero experience trying to set other people up while her own relatio...

    I really needed this mindless book about finding love in NYC after the last one. Would recommend to someone who needs a quick beach read. ...

  • Simone
    Apr 17, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

  • Meredith Schorr
    Jun 18, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

    Thanks so much Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Hannah Orenstein - all opinions are my own. This is the perfect palate cleanser to balance out those heavy reads. It?s easy-breezy, quickly paced, addictive, and so much fun to read! I kept flipp...

    I really enjoyed this debut novel! I found the vibe to be very much like The Devil Wears Prada and Bond Girl, both books I also liked a lot. Great writing style. It was so much fun reading about a young matchmaker with zero experience trying to set other people up while her own relatio...

  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    Sep 28, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Jun 26, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

  • Georgia Clark
    Jan 23, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

  • Stacey
    Feb 25, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

  • Gaele
    Jul 02, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

    Thanks so much Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Hannah Orenstein - all opinions are my own. This is the perfect palate cleanser to balance out those heavy reads. It?s easy-breezy, quickly paced, addictive, and so much fun to read! I kept flipp...

    I really enjoyed this debut novel! I found the vibe to be very much like The Devil Wears Prada and Bond Girl, both books I also liked a lot. Great writing style. It was so much fun reading about a young matchmaker with zero experience trying to set other people up while her own relatio...

    I really needed this mindless book about finding love in NYC after the last one. Would recommend to someone who needs a quick beach read. ...

    I fucking HATE millennials. ...

    Playing with Matches by Hannah Orestein is a story of Sasha Goldberg being hired as a New York City matchmaker, she is twenty-one. For me this book was just OK, I enjoy this type of book, but I really didn't care for any of the characters. I received this book in exchange for a fai...

    Sasha has everything she thought important on graduating from NYU: a great apartment in NYC, a roommate/best friend, a boyfriend and the world at her feet. But, when her dream job isn?t at her fingertips, she?s got to find something, and the advert for Bliss, a matchmaking service ...

  • Roshan Berentes
    Jan 19, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jun 30, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

  • Louise
    Jul 24, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

    Thanks so much Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Hannah Orenstein - all opinions are my own. This is the perfect palate cleanser to balance out those heavy reads. It?s easy-breezy, quickly paced, addictive, and so much fun to read! I kept flipp...

    I really enjoyed this debut novel! I found the vibe to be very much like The Devil Wears Prada and Bond Girl, both books I also liked a lot. Great writing style. It was so much fun reading about a young matchmaker with zero experience trying to set other people up while her own relatio...

    I really needed this mindless book about finding love in NYC after the last one. Would recommend to someone who needs a quick beach read. ...

    I fucking HATE millennials. ...

  • Amy
    Jul 12, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

  • Sarah Joint
    Jun 29, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

  • Janelle
    Jun 26, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

    Thanks so much Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Hannah Orenstein - all opinions are my own. This is the perfect palate cleanser to balance out those heavy reads. It?s easy-breezy, quickly paced, addictive, and so much fun to read! I kept flipp...

  • Colleen
    Jun 17, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

  • Kelsey
    Oct 13, 2017

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

  • Patty
    Jun 26, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

    Thanks so much Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Hannah Orenstein - all opinions are my own. This is the perfect palate cleanser to balance out those heavy reads. It?s easy-breezy, quickly paced, addictive, and so much fun to read! I kept flipp...

    I really enjoyed this debut novel! I found the vibe to be very much like The Devil Wears Prada and Bond Girl, both books I also liked a lot. Great writing style. It was so much fun reading about a young matchmaker with zero experience trying to set other people up while her own relatio...

    I really needed this mindless book about finding love in NYC after the last one. Would recommend to someone who needs a quick beach read. ...

    I fucking HATE millennials. ...

    Playing with Matches by Hannah Orestein is a story of Sasha Goldberg being hired as a New York City matchmaker, she is twenty-one. For me this book was just OK, I enjoy this type of book, but I really didn't care for any of the characters. I received this book in exchange for a fai...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    Mar 31, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

  • Gogol
    Dec 11, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

    Thanks so much Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Hannah Orenstein - all opinions are my own. This is the perfect palate cleanser to balance out those heavy reads. It?s easy-breezy, quickly paced, addictive, and so much fun to read! I kept flipp...

    I really enjoyed this debut novel! I found the vibe to be very much like The Devil Wears Prada and Bond Girl, both books I also liked a lot. Great writing style. It was so much fun reading about a young matchmaker with zero experience trying to set other people up while her own relatio...

    I really needed this mindless book about finding love in NYC after the last one. Would recommend to someone who needs a quick beach read. ...

    I fucking HATE millennials. ...

    Playing with Matches by Hannah Orestein is a story of Sasha Goldberg being hired as a New York City matchmaker, she is twenty-one. For me this book was just OK, I enjoy this type of book, but I really didn't care for any of the characters. I received this book in exchange for a fai...

    Sasha has everything she thought important on graduating from NYU: a great apartment in NYC, a roommate/best friend, a boyfriend and the world at her feet. But, when her dream job isn?t at her fingertips, she?s got to find something, and the advert for Bliss, a matchmaking service ...

    Ok, I have a question, do writers even care whether anybody would wish to read about what?s happening in their MC?s stories? Because Hannah Orenstein obviously doesn?t. This heroine is sooooooooooooo stupid. And boring, and un-interesting and I reiterate stupid, stupid and stupid...

  • Brittany
    Jun 25, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Kendall
    Jun 17, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

  • Amy
    Aug 07, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

  • Melissa Italiano
    Jul 27, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

  • Ella Star
    Nov 14, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...

    Playing with Matches had been recommended to me by someone who shares similar tastes in novels. She knows my preferences too well, as I really enjoyed this story and had a hard time putting it down. I was thinking about it whenever I wasn't immersed in the pages. Hannah Orenstein u...

    What a fun and unique read! Living in New York, I loved seeing the city through someone else's eyes ? and now have some new recommendations for restaurants and bars! I found myself thinking about the main character and what she would do next when I wasn't even reading the book. Perso...

    As much fun as reading Hannah's tweets (which you should understand is the highest of praise) ...

    I've been duped by books twice in my reading career. The first was when I didn't read a description well enough and ended up reading a Jane Austen retelling when I'm just not a fan, and the other time was this book. I loved the book. All the way up until about 95%, where, I am very sad...

    When I first started this book, I thought I was going to get another Devil Wears Prada where a young woman who knows nothing about matchmaking is thrust to deliver romance to strangers. When the book starts, you read that Sasha is the product of something I thought was just a myth; her...

    This was such a fun beach read! Classic rom-com style. Gives off Devil Wears Prada vibes but for matchmaking which is something entertainment media hasn't really touched upon yet! Books On The Subway picked it for this month's #OffTheRailsBookClub which met last night. We had the pl...

    After reading this I suppose I can see why so many people have enjoyed it but unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. The cover and title both caught my attention, but the overall story just didn't work for me. *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Delightful. A fun and relatable rom-com for the Tinder age. Get ready to swipe right! ...

    I picked up this novel because it was suggested in a letter from the editor at the beginning of my ARC of My Favorite Half-Night Stand that said book "is perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, and Playing with Matches by Hannah O...

    I loved this coming-of-age chick-lit! Makes me want to move to NYC. I was expecting a sugary-sweet chick-lit in Sophie Kinsella's lane when I picked up this book. Instead, I got a bittersweet coming of age story about a 22-year-old New Yorker, a matchmaker for a dating agency whos...

  • Elyssa
    Mar 11, 2018

    Mini review: Minor spoilers ahead! DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Let's Get It On. When I had heard about this book through Twitter I was excited! I haven't read a book about matchmaking and the synopsis sounded hilarious. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The ...

    I was looking for a quick read to breeze through the weekend, and Playing with Matches did not disappoint. Fun and fresh, it makes a perfect vacation read; or, if you need something light to break up those ugly cry drama reads ? well then, why not pick up this one? It is available ...

    What originally drew me to this book was the title and the cover! Cover gush! <3. I love the matches that are pictures of men! Super cute and oh so true haha. I feel like this would have been the absolute perfect read for me before I met my fiance... because I met him on a datin...

    Sasha Goldberg's plans as a writer are quickly derailed when her boss tells her he doesn't have the funds to hire her on after her graduation. She's stuck--in New York City--without a Plan B. When she sees a job listing for a matchmaker, she's intrigued. Sasha's secret is that her pare...

    This is book candy, sweet and easy to savor - but not so sweet it'll hurt your stomach. It was exactly what I needed to read right now and it's a great summer release. There's plenty of cute moments, romance, and humor. The main character is quite charming, a young college graduate...

    One of the first things I thought when I started this one was, thank god I don?t have to navigate dating anymore! Back when I was single the internet was in it?s infancy, there were definitely no apps much less dating apps. Mybfirst cell phone was a travesty, there was nothing smar...

    What an absolutely fun book this is! I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this novel and it did not disappoint. Sasha Goldberg is a matchmaker for an elite dating service, one that specializes in customized connections. The thing is, her own life is riddled with disconnections...

    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was captivated by the cover of this book when I first saw it on the Simon and Schuster Instagram stories. Look how simply stunning it is! It's pink! It features cartoons! Two of my...

    I was enjoying this until 90% and then I swear to god it turned into a horror story. I feel misled by the summary. This is more of a coming-of-age contemporary novel than a romance. The romantic interest(s) are terrible, and I guess that's the lesson I'm supposed to come away with abou...

    3.5 stars Little did I realize that I had actually seen this author on a panel when I attended an event for Match Made in Manhattan and the Strand Bookstore. I remember her discussing this book and thought I needed to get my hands on a copy and lo, and behold, here I have one! Da...

    Playing with Matches is about a fresh-out-of-college New Yorker who tries to make sense of her love life while working at a high-profile match making agency. The book explores the huge societal pressure women face to find that one perfect match. While sending a profound message, Playin...

    Ms. Orenstein has lovingly, delightfully crafted a story that will have you turning pages so fast that time will also fly! It's a delicious story about a young matchmaker that I couldn't put down, one I kept getting excited about picking up, that I would think about while on my way to ...