When matchmaking software pairs a woman with her worst ex, she gets a unique second chance to connect with the love of her life.
After years of bad dates, Tayla Murphy has decided it’s finally time she found her ideal partner, so she pays a hefty fee for a cutting-edge “soulmate” matching service. But the infallible algorithm must have a serious glitch, because it pairs her with the one man on Earth she never wants to see Simon―the man who left her heart in pieces when he broke off their engagement six years ago. Tayla would rather cut her losses, but if she’s going to move forward with her life, she needs the money back.
Then Simon shows up on her doorstep, promising Tayla he can get her a refund by showing the service that the match was wrong. But he wants her to really prove they aren’t meant to be―by dating him for the next month. Even though he thinks the service is a fraud, Simon has been desperate for a second chance with Tayla ever since he messed up their shot at happily-ever-after. They still have an amazing connection, but a lot has happened in the time they were apart. So is this a mismatch or a perfect match?
Title: Miss Matched
Author: Wendy Million
Publication Date: June 13, 2023
Publisher: W by Wattpad Books
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This was an enjoyable book in the vein of The Soulmate Equation.
The banter and humor of the book was fun. Simon knew how to push Tayla and Tayla knew how to keep him an arm’s length away. That made for some fun as Simon desperately tried to win her back even with his teasing and Tayla tried to stay away, even with her lingering love.
There was some back and forth pretty much the whole book on whether Tayla would forgive Simon and give him another chance. It got old pretty fast honestly. I will say that the indecisive forgiveness was acknowledged a few times by Tayla so I appreciated that the author was aware of it.
Lastly, I’d hoped for a little bit of a different ending. I liked that everyone got what they wanted kinda, but there was still something that felt a bit unresolved about it. I think it especially felt like this because of everything that went down with Soulmates Reunited. I really think things could have gone differently there.
Overall, this was a decent read. It wasn’t perfect and it wouldn’t be the first book that came to mind when recommending books to others, but I wouldn’t dissuade anyone from reading it either.