Wednesday, May 19, 2021

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Blog Tour for MATCH MADE IN PARADISE by Barbara Dunlop

What happens when a spoiled supermodel from Los Angeles decides to move to the harsh landscape of the Alaskan frontier? Swipe right on this hilarious, opposites-attract romance to find out!


After the death of her much older husband, supermodel Mia Westberg finds herself in a difficult legal battle over the ownership of his fashion house and under the scrutiny of the media. In order to stay out of the public eye, Mia packs her bags and leaves Los Angeles, escaping to visit her cousin Raven, a shipping expeditor working in a remote part of Alaska—a place where no reporter would follow. It’s immediately clear Mia isn’t ready for everything Paradise, Alaska has in store for her: the wild animals, insanely harsh weather, and a gorgeous bush pilot who is immune to her charms.


When pilot Silas Burke flies a beautiful blonde into town, it doesn’t take him long to figure her out. She’s an entitled city girl who had no business in the rough terrain of Alaska. After seeing her struggle, he helps her acclimate to life in Paradise despite his better judgment. He’s an impatient teacher and she’s a frustrated pupil—and nothing gets them more fired up than each other. Can these two polar opposites find common ground and possibly something more?

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐
Match Made in Paradise is a book that's right up my alley. Small town romance and opposites attract romance are two of my favorite tropes in the genre. Then we get the added bonus of the setting - Alaska! The book is set in Alaska, and Barbara Dunlop does a terrific job of bringing the setting to life.
I'll admit that I wasn't sure about Mia when I read the blurb. I expected a spoiled little rich girl,. and I'm just not crazy about that type of leading lady. And maybe she has some of that, but she came across more as a fish out of water than what I was expecting, which was a pleasant surprise. Silas is just the right amount of grumpy - I don't understand it, but I love a sexy grouch. These two may be opposites, but they have great chemistry. 
And that's all I'm giving up about this one. To sum it up, this first book in the Paradise, Alaska series is definitely a solid start and an effective hook for leaving me waiting impatiently for whatever is next. It's well written, the characters are well rounded, and the whole thing is thoroughly engaging. 

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Barbara Dunlop is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has published more than fifty novels. Her stories have ranged from lighthearted comedies to family sagas. Barbara is a four-time finalist for the RWA RITA award, and her Tule novel His Jingle Bell Princess has been optioned by Motion Picture Corporation of America for a Hallmark movie. Barbara resides in Yukon, Canada with her bush pilot husband. You can find her at

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