Review: Secrets of the World's Worst Matchmaker by Piper Rayne (The Baileys #7)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

I can't believe we're now at the final three full-length novels (plus one final novella) for the Baileys series! Is it weird that I'm feeling rather anxious? This fictional family from Lake Starlight, Alaska has become one of my all-time favorites, and I have the writing duo of Piper Rayne to thank for that. Each sibling's love story is different, save for the happily-ever-after at the end, and that wonderful mix of romance and humor as well as the constant that is family have made the series as a whole such an easy-going read. There's also always that bit of angst that further enhances the story. But I'm getting ahead of myself! This review is for the seventh novel (ninth release overall), and Secrets of the World's Worst Matchmaker is the much-awaited friends-to-lovers story of professional matchmaker Juno Bailey and veterinarian Colton Stone.

The Baileys have always been a close-knit family, one that's grown even closer ever since the siblings lost both their parents. Juno Bailey is the family's matchmaker, making a career of bringing two people together in hopes that they get their happy ending. Her best friend, Colton Stone, appears to be on his way to his happily-ever-after, and it's with a French beauty who also happens to work in the same vet clinic he does. She's happy for him. Really, she is. She's not all that happy for herself, however, especially knowing that now, she's lost her chance to be with the one guy outside of her family who means most to her. That's what happens when you realize a wee bit too late that you're in love with your best friend. Will Juno be able to make it through Colton's wedding and hold her peace or will someone maybe beat her to it?

Goodness but how I've been itching for Juno to clue in and realize her true feelings for Colton! We're talking about wanting to shake her throughout the series because everyone else seemed to get that she and her best friend were meant for more than "just" a platonic relationship, not that friendships aren't as meaningful as romantic relationships. As always, Piper and Rayne have their main characters' story ending happily, however, it all plays out in a manner that's quintessentially Piper Rayne. What does that mean? Well, there's more that goes on between Colton and Juno, and same goes for how Juno sees herself as a Bailey and how different she is from her siblings--for starters, she's the lone redhead. I loved seeing her coming into her own and embracing who she is in Colton's life and as someone carrying on the legacy of her amazing family. I'm giving five stars to Secrets of the World's Worst Matchmaker.

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Read my reviews for the Baileys series:


Lessons from a One-Night Stand (book one) - five stars - My Review
Advice From a Jilted Bride (book two) - five stars - My Review
Birth of a Baby Daddy (book three) - five stars - My Review
Operation Bailey Wedding (novella) - five stars - My Review
Falling for My Brother's Best Friend (book four) - five-plus stars - My Review
Demise of a Self-Centered Playboy (book five) - five-plus stars - My Review
Confessions of a Naughty Nanny (book six) - five stars - My Review
Operation Bailey Babies (novella) - five stars - My Review
Secrets of the World's Worst Matchmaker (book seven) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 23 June 2020

Date Read: 23 June 2020

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