“ I guess you have to decide which you’ll regret more, missing the world you know or never exploring the one that scares you.”
Book : The Beat Match
Author : Kelly Siskind
Genre : Romance
Personal Rating : 5/5 stars
Publication Date : 16th of September, 2020
Happy Publication Day to The Beat Match by Kelly Siskind! I absolutely loved reading this friends to lovers/ older brother’s best friend romance. ❤ This is the third book in the Showman series, but it can be read as a standalone. If you’re looking for a heart-warming read, I highly recommend picking The Beat Match up!
Two DJs. One beat. An off-limits romance neither of them expected.
Weston Aldrich is known for his devastating looks and crisp Italian suits. He’s been groomed to take over his family business and is on the brink of closing a massive merger. Only two wild cards can derail him.
Wild Card One: If anyone learns he moonlights as a masked DJ, his credibility will be toast.
Wild Card Two: Annie can’t-hold-a-job Ward.
The Annie Ward he promised to help raise after her brother died. The scatterbrained girl who makes it her mission in life to drive him crazy. The gorgeous woman he’s not supposed to fantasize about, let alone kiss.
Annie hates Wes’s insanely overprotective nature, and how his ridiculous bone structure makes him look like a Greek god. His jokes about her plethora of jobs are beyond irksome. She has no plans to tell him about her latest aspiration, to match beats as a budding DJ. Until she learns what Wes does at night. Now she plans to prove Weston Aldrich has met his match.
My thoughts on the book :
There are books which can make you laugh your heart out while simultaneously making tears fall down from your face – you know, my favorite kind of books. The Beat Match has definitely taken one of the top places in that compartment. From having a swoon-worthy couple to having chapters filled with emotional moments, the book ticked off all the things that I want in a romance novel.
Wes and Annie were the perfect match for each other. I loved seeing their friendship bloom into a heart-warming romance. The banter, chemistry and the endless bickering sessions between them made their relationship so wholesome to read about! I really appreciated how the author made sure that Wes and Annie’s relationship wasn’t all about rainbows and butterflies, and that added more depth to the storyline. They were two broken pieces of a puzzle, and by choosing to be together, they became the best versions of themselves.
Wes and Annie were wonderfully written as individual characters too. Annie has become one of my favorite female leads from romance novels. She is a complete package of all things awesome. I loved how she had a strong opinion about her life and didn’t let her past define her at all. I hope to see more characters like Annie in romance novels, to be honest. (I’m truly over heroines of the “damsel in distress” kind in books, lol)
And you guys might have guessed it already, but yeah – Wes is my newest book boyfriend. I love him with my entire heart. His protective and caring nature towards Annie made me scream out “AWWWW” multiple times throughout the story.
The Beat Match also shed light on one of the most prevalent social issues out there – the strict enforcement of gun laws. I also got to know a lot about DJ-ing as a profession too, which I really loved! I regret not picking up Kelly Siskind’s books sooner, since her writing style is so charming and beautiful! I’m definitely going to read her other books soon!
The Beat Match comes out today, and I highly recommend ordering it asap.