Thursday, March 9, 2017

Book Review: Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Title:  Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. (Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. series, Book 1)
Author:  Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Genre:  Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Mimi Boutique - P&S, Inc.
Release Date:  August 21, 2015

From the Back Cover:

Because dysfunctional immortals need love, too...From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (STANDALONE STORY w/ teaser for next book) 


Demigod Andrus Gray may look like every woman’s dream, but when it comes to charm, he sees no point in pretending: He has none and makes no apologies for it. Behaving nicely hasn’t made him the deadly assassin he is today. But is that really the reason he’s still single? 

The Goddess Cimil—owner of Immortal Matchmakers, Inc.—thinks yes. So when she foresees a mate in Andrus’s near future, she’s determined to make the match happen. That means hiring aspiring actress Sadie Townsend to help the barbarian “act” a little more civilized. 

But are seven days really enough? And why does he suddenly have the urge to throw away an eternity of love for just one night with Sadie?

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My Review:

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is well known for crafting humorous paranormal/fantasy romance books with all sorts of bizarre and often outrageous characters (invisible slobbery unicorns, Goddesses with an addiction to garage sales, etc.). 

I had previously read a few of Mimi Jean's Pamfiloff's books, but it's been a couple of years since I picked one up. I chose this book because it was the start to a new series and a great way to get back into her books. However, the fact that it's a new series a little bit misleading because it's set in the same world with many of the same characters as the last set of books.

Although technically this is a standalone book, I strongly suggest you begin reading these books in order (starting with Accidentally Yours). Since it had been so long since I read her first books, it took me a while to remember some of the characters. Without some background, you might not enjoy this book quite as much (and become a little daunted by the sheer number of characters).

The main character, Sadie was very likable. Although, it was hard to get to know her very well with the fast-pace of the book. Her personality didn't really stand out very much. The hero, Andrus, is boorish and abrasive... and lacking any sort of social skills. In all honesty, I was surprised Sadie took such a liking to him immediately. 

Overall, this is another decent addition to the Immortal world books with an interesting twist at the end. One thing I enjoy about Mimi Jean's books is that there's usually some sort of weird twist that you just weren't expecting. I love that unpredictability.

Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. is a fast, light, quirky, and fun read that many readers will enjoy. Personally, I enjoyed the first books in the series far more and I'd like to see the author branch out into a new direction, rather than recycle many of the supporting cast from the first books. This book wasn't as memorable with the main plot, but it was fun seeing some of the characters from the previous books. I probably won't be following this series, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for anything else this author has brewing...

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About the Author:

San Francisco native MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.

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