Book review: The Right Fit by Daphne Dubios

About the book

The Right Fit
Daphne Dubois
Publication date: April 12th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

She’s sworn off love, he’s sworn off sex, but together they’ll score the goal of a lifetime.

When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fiancé is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan—unbridled rebound sex with a stranger.

As one of Toronto’s hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled defense man hits a slump, rumors of a trade to the minor league send him to ambush a managers meeting at a posh club.

That night a chance encounter ends up as an unforgettable evening of passion. But Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something neither one of them thought they deserved—the right fit.

My review

A reader’s impression of a book is set within the first 10-15 pages of the book’s beginning. It really is important that the book scores a goal here (pun fully intended!) for even if the reader may continue to read after that, it’ll only be half-hearted.

The Right Fit definitely scores here. The beginning is one of the best I’ve read in a while, the characters, especially Maxine’s, more relatable than any I’ve read of in a while. And Antony’s broken English is so adorable! I was happy to see that the author has let this trait of her French/Greek hero stay, than make him a master of all trades.

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The story deals with body shaming (Carmine has some really great advice to dish out, something that we already know but don’t remember when we need to) and the burden of guilt. It talks about how how getting judgemental of a person, a situation clouds all reason and we end up making decisions we don’t want to or don’t need to.
This point, the story drives in absolutely successfully.

The story is planned well, with bits that that don’t let it become a clichéd. However, there are parts that probably could’ve been avoided or kept shorter, because the story sort of starts dragging in the second half.

Like it’s name, this one pretty much is a right fit to the expectations of romance readers.

Buying links

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Author bio

Daphne Dubois writes contemporary romance and believes the right book at the right time can make all the difference. When she’s not putting her characters in compromising positions (ahem), she works as a registered nurse. A member of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, she lives in Eastern Canada, the most romantic place in the world. You can also find her writing for teens as B.R. Myers.

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Disclaimer

I received a e-copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange of an honest review. The views expressed above are my own. This did not involve any monetary transactions.

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