Mismatch by Nana Malone

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    Exactly what the doctor ordered, a clever, well-written contemporary romance that combined artists and international intrigue with a female lead with a thing for bad boys.

    Spunky artist manager, Jessica Stanton, isn’t looking for love. She’s looking for a savior. When a business rival steals yet another of her rising stars, she’s in danger of losing everything she’s worked so hard for… and the only person who can save her fledgling business is the one man she shouldn’t want.

    Art authenticator, Eli Marks, doesn’t have time for love. He’s too busy saving his brother from the demons of his drug addicted past. For the past ten years he’s cultivated a façade to keep his distance from everyone else. But when a string of high-profile art forgeries threatens the security of the only family he has left, he must turn for help to a woman who breaks through his carefully constructed façade every time she’s near.

    Will Jessica and Eli save each other? Or will secrets and lies stop them from finding true love?

    Review by Amazon Customer:

    Nana Malone
    Nana Malone

    I just finished reading MM and OMG! I forgot how much I enjoyed the story line from the previous book Game Set Match and had go dig it out just for old times sake! This book picks up where the first left off (but is perfect as a stand alone book),with Izzy and Jason enjoying their lives together raising their two children realizing that they need a bigger home, thus leaving Jessica to her own defenses.

    The colorful Jessica has really spread her wings and matured in this book. She is now in business with Izzy and attempting to make a name for herself. Upon the suggestion of a family friend she goes to see an up and coming artist at a club. This performance artist’s work leaves little to the imagination ( and believe me mine is wild!). In the end the artist chooses to work with Jessica and did I mention this to die for artist has an unbelievably hot twin that has handcuffs?!?!?!

    This book allows one to understand why Jessica may have appeared as a misfit in the previous book and it allows the reader to take part in her evolution. This character’s growth is amazing and hits home because the character is so transparent. It may remind us of someone we know in my case myself.

    I believe this is an excellent book and Ms. Malone has found the perfect match with this one! I strongly suggest this book if you are looking for something that will make you laugh, cheer for the good guy and pray there is another book so you can read about the other twin! Cheers Ms. Malone …you did it again!!!!

    Review by Gaele:

    Exactly what the doctor ordered, a clever, well-written contemporary romance that combined artists and international intrigue with a female lead with a thing for bad boys.

    Jessica is from an art-supporting dynasty: struggling to find premiere artists to keep her fledgling gallery and representation agency afloat. When a hot tip on a new controversial artist leads her to the most erotic performance art she had ever seen, she meets the man that will turn her inside out.

    Introduction of Jessica and Eli, and later the interactions with Simon was an interesting twist on the `switching twins’ story, and the true intentions were more honest than most experiences people have with that sort of story-line. Emotionally, both Eli and Jessica have a ton of growing up to do, but their strong voice shared through their point of view provides several easy reasons to empathize with them: yet another reason to like the story.

    Nana Malone has a knack for seeing and sharing the humor in situations, and there were some pretty ridiculous situations, she also managed to add some important points about artistic technique and forgery that should have everyone looking deeper at the painting on the wall.

    This was a read that kept the fun and light tone of a mind-candy must read summer book while providing characters that grow before your eyes, separately and together. I can’t wait to read the first in the series (just got it) and I will be looking for Simon’s story soon.