Friday 56

::The Friday 56:: Playing With Matches
by Hannah Orenstein

Welcome to the Friday 56, a fun meme with some cool rules.

Rules (Hosted by Freda’s Voice):
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.

*It’s that simple.

I have no intention of humiliating him. But the thought that I could … I don’t often have that kind of power over these finance bro types. Well, one in particular. I lower my voice and ask him to describe his job. It’s a neutral, low-stress opener that softens people up before the tough questions.

playing with matches

In the tradition of Good in Bed and The Assistants comes a funny and smart comedy about a young matchmaker balancing her messy personal life and the demands of her eccentric clients.

Sasha Goldberg has a lot going for her: a recent journalism degree from NYU, an apartment with her best friend Caroline, and a relationship that would be amazing if her finance-bro boyfriend Jonathan would ever look up from his BlackBerry. But when her dream career falls through, she uses her family’s darkest secret to land a job as a matchmaker for New York City’s elite at the dating service Bliss.

Despite her inexperience, Sasha throws herself into her new career, trolling for catches on Tinder, coaching her clients through rejection, and dishing out dating advice to people twice her age. She sets up a TV exec who wanted kids five years ago, a forty-year-old baseball-loving virgin, and a consultant with a rigorous five-page checklist for her ideal match.

Sasha hopes to find her clients The One, like she did. But when Jonathan betrays her, she spirals out of control—and right into the arms of a writer with a charming Southern drawl, who she had previously set up with one of her clients. He’s strictly off-limits, but with her relationship on the rocks, all bets are off.

Fresh, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny, Playing with Matches is the addictive story about dating in today’s swipe-heavy society, and a young woman trying to find her own place in the world.

Author: gothamgal

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One thought on “The Friday 56

  1. Pulled me right in!! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

    Posted on July 7, 2018 at 7:14 am