I did like this audio book…more so in the beginning than in the end. You know when you have that character that has always been adorable, sweet, and honest throughout the entire story? The main character female is like that. Unfortunately, the script flips really quick. I’m not one that always needs my heroines to be strong, straightforward and independent but I hate it when they are too dramatized. This main character goes from being an adorably, completely orthodox redhead with a bad case of awkwardness to emotionally helpless.
She spends the last few chapters of the book mopping over someone who is actually in love with her but she’s too stuck in her own mind to see it. Yes, in the beginning he was looking for a wife who “complemented” him but in the end he’d truly fallen in love. After apologizing and even speaking the golden words “I LOVE YOU” she still wouldn’t give in. He’d been honest, completely abandoned all that made him up as a person just to show that he truly wanted to marry her and she still refused to believe.
She then began doing that thing that annoys me beyond all outs. She started giving him reasons, excuses really, of why he just COULDN’T love her. Her hair was too bad and curly, she wasn’t as beautiful as his other modeling candidates and they barely got along. These, while possibly true, made me totally turn off from the novel. I felt that he’d already paid his penance and he’d already ‘begged’ her back. Now he has to convince her that all her horrible attributes were the exact reasons he fell in love with her? I could barely finish the rest of the novel. The author just took it too far and it fell out of the realm of reality.
Only once she’s run away again and taken advice from someone she would have NEVER previously listen to does she finally give in. The reason she gives in to marrying him doesn’t fit into the scene or story plot either. Yes, it hinted as something resembling a previous conflict but it didn’t OVERSHADOW him loving her and proving it.
I would recommend audio books but I’m on the fence as to whether I’d really recommend this to someone!
I’d give Match Me If You Can three stars.