Review | Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young

Review | Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha YoungOutmatched by Kristen Callihan, Samantha Young
Release Date | November 19, 2019
Genres | Contemporary, Fake Relationship
Format | ARC
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What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?

Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s stuck with the manipulative jerk.

Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.

Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?

They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact.

“Callihan and Young teamed up in what can only be described as a winning combo of heavyweight championship proportions. Sexy, sassy and so much fun, Outmatched was a page turner that I wished never ended. I want MORE!” — USA Today Bestselling Author T Gephart

Outmatched, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling authors Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young, is LIVE!

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Once I heard about Outmatched, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this. The boxer and the uber smart, nerdy heroine, without a doubt, I was going to read this. Plus, when you put two authors together that you enjoy reading from, it’s a win.

Fake relationships generally aren’t my go-to for reading, but I thoroughly loved reading this one. It was a bit of a slow-burn, but with their chemistry and endless banter, it made for a rather entertaining read as well.

I couldn’t put this one down! I liked that from a quick glance, you get the most opposite people, but once we start to learn about them, they have more in common than you’d think. And from then on, I think it helped them connect more on a much different level.

I loved these two together so darn much! And with Rhys being this tough yet sweet guy, it made it really easy to fall in love with the guy.

Up until around 70%, there was a specific someone that I was just over reading about. He’s definitely a pivotal part in this one and I think the authors gave him more power than necessary, I didn’t think he’d be playing such a huge role in their story. I kind of wish that he wasn’t that big of a presence.

Besides that little fact, this was so a solid read that I couldn’t get enough of. I hope these two write more stories together because I’m here for all of it!

major thank you to social butterfly pr for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

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About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

About Samantha Young

Samantha Young is the New York TimesUSA Todayand Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the ShallowsEvery Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for HeroOn Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.