#BookReview: Crazy Little Thing Called Matchmaking by Maggie Van Well

Reviewer: Michelle

Crazy Little Thing Called MatchmakingI received a review copy


Is it possible to find two loves in one lifetime? 

Dubbed “The Child Whisperer” by his peers, twenty-nine-year-old Jake Harris is a lollipop-sucking, video game-playing pediatrician, who moves to Seashore Cove, Long Island to start a family. What he finds is an immediate attraction to his new nurse, Kate, and a list of reasons why he has to keep his distance. 

Kate Henderson is a grieving widow with two teenage boys, struggling to keep her head above water. She knows exactly why she must fight her growing desire for the new doctor, and nothing is going to change that. 

But Kate’s sons think Dr. Jake is the perfect match for their mother. When they put their heads together, the duo comes up with crazy little schemes in the hopes of igniting a spark. 

The teenagers succeed in throwing them together but is it enough to make their mom and the doctor tear up their lists and take a chance on love?


This book had me smiling from the first ten pages. I don’t normally refer to books as “adorable” but this story line really was.. with some lusty scenes added into the mix.

Kate is a pediatric nurse who lost her husband four years ago to cancer. She has fought hard to keep her house and her life with two sons afloat since his death. When she comes home from a much needed vacation she finds her boss has left and a new man has take his place. A new man who looks about 25 and is the best looking guy she’s seen in years. The two hit it off but Kate knows she lives in a small town where everyone knows her business. Will she be able to make it work with Jake if she can’t bear the thought of hurting her boys or see herself with anyone else besides her husband?

I really loved the two boys parts in this story. They tried to plan ways to set Dr. Harris up with their Mom and I thought it was extremely cute and well written. The boy’s LOVED Jake and he proved he would be a fantastic Dad for them.

All in all, I thought this was a good, quick novel and the end was just as I expected…happy!

 4 stars

maggie van wellAuthor Bio

Maggie lives on Long Island with her husband, four insane children (no idea where they get that from), and three entertaining Italian greyhounds: Rosie, Stripe, and Santa’s Little Helper (yes, that’s his real name). She also has two ringed-neck doves, because, ya know, who doesn’t like getting woken up at two in the morning by cooing?

She loves the ocean, and feels blessed to be able to go to the beach whenever she wants. She is addicted to café mochas, Godiva chocolate, and hidden object games. Seriously, there’s an intervention in her future.

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Amazon: http://bit.ly/crazymatchmaking

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