Playing with matches : a novel

by Orenstein, Hannah,

Format: Print Book 2018.
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Summary
Named a Best Book of Summer by Refinery29 , Bustle , and PopSugar

"The best rom-com of the season...overflowing with charm and heart." -- Bustle
"The perfect Summer read--smart, funny, escapist, and bursting with charm." -- PopSugar

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sasha Goldberg never thought she'd be a matchmaker, but in the weird, wild world of twenty-first-century dating, anyone with people skills and a Tinder profile could be on her way to a new career. After an internship fails to become a full-time job, Sasha applies to be a matchmaker at Bliss, Manhattan's most exclusive dating service. A strange family secret helps her land the job, and she's surprised to find how much she enjoys the online and offline coaching. Even though Sasha's happily coupled with her boyfriend, Jonathan, she remembers the ups and downs of dating all too well. When Sasha's own love life takes a turn for the worse, she realizes just how much she's learned at Bliss and how far she's willing to go to find the perfect match. Sasha, a likable heroine with a quick wit and a self-destructive streak, will appeal to fans of Marian Keyes, Helen Fielding, and Sloane Crosley. In her debut novel, real-life matchmaker Orenstein mines her personal experience for a realistic yet romantic portrait of modern dating.--Turza, Stephanie Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Mate selection -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :2018.
Edition First Touchstone trade paperback edition.
Language English
Notes Includes Touchstone reading group guide.
Description 307 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781501178481
1501178482
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