Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. Read more...
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Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist's chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead--and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie's first real client. Now it's up to Gladie to find Belinda a man "and" keep her from being locked up behind bars.
As if that weren't enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie's attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie's secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbor. Still, Gladie's not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match--and if she's not careful, it could be her last.
Praise for Elise Sax and "Matchpoint"
"Elise Sax will win your heart."--"New York Times" bestselling author Jill Shalvis
"With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse, Sax's second Matchmaker novel will no doubt delight fans and new readers alike. With its charming cast and an intriguing mystery, this fast-paced, zany story provides great fun and features some impressive ingenuity. The love triangle woven into the plot adds an amusing diversion to the main story and will keep readers gleefully trying to guess whodunit."--"RT Book Reviews"
"Sax's second novel is a fun, funny romp of a mystery mixed with a sexy love triangle. Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters that flesh out a well-crafted, entertaining storyline. A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"A cheeky series that has plenty of romantic complications, danger and humor to keep pages going "--"The Parkersburg""News and Sentinel"
"Elise Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.""--New York Times" bestselling author Christie Craig
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-12-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Fun and frivolity follow hopeless matchmaker Gladie Burger in Sax's second Matchmaker mystery (after An Affair to Dismember). Gladie has a new reason to fear the dentist: she awakens from a gas-filled stupor to find Dr. Simon Dulur murdered and missing his face. The suspect list includes the late doctor's receptionist, Belinda Womble; the buoyant and Botoxed hygienist, Holly; the wacky cult that has invaded the small town of Cannes, Calif.; and a great many others. Matchmaking becomes a distant focus with a murderer on the loose. Gladie's ever-elusive hunky neighbor, Arthur Holden, is still an enigma, while the sexy, womanizing police chief, Spencer Bolton, is making himself readily available whether she likes it or not. Sax does push some gags into almost eye-rolling overkill, but she can still be depended on for large laughs and enjoyable reads. (Aug.)