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Match Made in Manhattan
Match Made in Manhattan: A Novel | Amanda Stauffer
14 posts | 5 read | 8 to read
After two intense, dead-end relationships, serial monogamist Alison finds herself confused, lonely, and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular dating website and resolves to remain open-minded and optimistic as she explores the New York City singles' scene. With the click of a button, her adventures begin: On one date, she's dumped before the first kiss; on another, she receives intel from an undercover agent who tracks illegal exotic animals. She dons full HAZMAT gear on a third date; on another, meets a tattooed folk singer turned investment banker; and quickly finds she's a better match with another date's mom. Giving them all her signature Pants Speech--her pants aren't coming off unless she has a real connection with someone--she desperately wants to push past the awkward small-talk phase to find true love, but finding The One is starting to feel impossible. That is, until Paul, who is sophisticated, funny, and not to mention, hot. Alison finds herself falling for Paul harder than any guy she's dated and finally letting her walls down, but will he stick around or move on to his next match? Match Made in Manhattan is a fast-paced, contemporary story about the struggles of dating in the digital age. Replete with online profiles, witty dialogue, and a super-supportive group of female friends, this all-too-real and relatable debut novel will have readers laughing, crying, and rooting for Alison all the way to the end.
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TheAromaofBooks
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Bailedbailed

Geez, two DNFs in a row?? I did make it halfway through this one. The main character in this one irritated me for a variety of reasons. Mild rant on my GR account (popcornandbooks). But basically, Alison came through as pretty hypocritical and disinterested in the actual work involved in establishing and maintaining a long-term relationship.

#TRBread #WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 16 pt 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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So this happens to be where I am from... Always weird to find mention of my my medium-sized, very average Midwestern town in a book :-D

BookNAround I didn‘t know you were from Lancaster! We lived in Columbus for a while (twice). 3y
TheAromaofBooks @BookNAround - I've lived in or around Lancaster my whole life - my husband commutes to Columbus. Are you still in Ohio, or have you moved on to a new state? 3y
BookNAround @TheAromaofBooks We‘re in North Carolina now, along with half of Ohio! 🤣 But our youngest is going to college next year and there‘s a pretty good chance he‘ll end up at OSU if he gets in (that and Miami of OH are his top choices). 3y
TheAromaofBooks @BookNAround - Right?! What is it with NC?? My grandparents had a house down there for a long time, & I've known multiple people who have moved there. So random. Hope your son gets into OSU! Several graduates in our family (although I'm an OU Bobcat myself). It's a happening campus. 3y
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rjsthumbelina
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Bailedbailed

I gave up on this one, y'all. It's one of those that made me chuckle, but I didn't care too much about the characters or what was going on. I think I might have enjoyed it more as a tv show

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HotCocoaReads
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I‘m doing a giveaway on Instagram for this book—it sounds amazing! Come enter if you like free books 😜

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Lovesbooks87
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Mehso-so

This book was not what I thought it was going to be. It was really hard for me to get into the book and I had to push myself to read. There were times I wanted to bail on the book and I kind of wish I did.

YouReadMyEyes I hate finishing a book feeling like that ☹️ bummer! 5y
Lovesbooks87 @YouReadMyEyes yea it happens sometimes. Good thing it was a library book and I didn't pay for it! 5y
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Lovesbooks87
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Spending the night cuddling with Ruby and getting some reading in! 📚😺📚😺📚😺

FlowerFairy Love that little pink nose! 😂 5y
FlowerFairy Oops! 😍not 😂 5y
JoeStalksBeck Ha! Love this! 5y
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Bookzombie 💕🐱 5y
Mariposa_Bookworm Ruby is beautiful!!! 5y
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Maria514626
Mehso-so

I think the reader dampened my enjoyment of this audiobook. The ending, too, was disappointing.

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ChrisM
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Pickpick

How do you find love in today‘s world? Alison is newly single for the first time in a very long time & she signs up for an online dating site. She dates lots of men & many become friends, not boyfriends. Some of the dates will make you laugh, some will make you cringe plus there‘s her ‘pants speech‘. A light, fun read! 4 Stars!!
Thanks to @netgalley & the publisher for providing an ARC for my honest review

Maria514626 Sounds cute and fun! Thanks! 👍 (edited) 5y
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ChrisM
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Happy New Year!! Wrapping up last year with my December round-up. I did so so on my reading as it was a busy month & nothing held my attention in the beginning of the month but started to regain my momentum between Christmas & New Year. As usual read a lot of ARCs (actually got my shelf done to those few that I wonder why I requested them & was waiting for new requests to be approved).

Lacythebookworm Happy New Year of Reading! 😊 5y
drokka Happy New Year! 5y
Dragon Happy New Year 🎉 5y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 5y
JessClark78 Happy New Year! 5y
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ChrisM
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All I want to do today is drink coffee (& tea & wine) and read but silly me scheduled a dentist appointment 😠

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ChrisM
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Enjoying another day off & a leisurely breakfast with my latest read

#bookandbreakfast #penguins

morgan_krahn I love everything about this ☺️ enjoy your day off! 5y
Cinfhen That looks yummy 5y
Simona 😋🤤😋🤤😋 5y
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howjessicareads
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In bed at 8:30? ✔️
Bar of chocolate? ✔️
Pretzels? ✔️
Christmas music? ✔️
Good book? ✔️

I‘m basically living out my dream Saturday night. Clearly my birthday next week is a middle-aged one. 😂

Kaylamburson Not true! I'm only 26 and my Friday and Saturday nights are the same 🤣😂. Happy early birthday!!! 5y
BarbaraJean Same. Except it‘s a bowl of soup and a glass of juice in place of the chocolate and pretzels! 5y
howjessicareads Thanks @Kaylamburson! And way to make much healthier choices 😂 @BarbaraJean! 5y
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howjessicareads
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I went to #NYC for the first time 8 years ago, but we were staying in the Bronx, and it was February and freezing, so we took the subway everywhere. • When I went this last June, we stayed in Central Manhattan and walked miles and miles every day, so now I feel like I really know the geography of the city, which makes books set in Manhattan so much more fun now! •

vkois88 I love that bag. Looks like a Griffyndor one 😊 5y
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howjessicareads
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A novel about dating in the digital age, which sounds pretty fun! #mynovbookmail

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