Book Review: A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau

ammftA Match Made for Thanksgiving

Author: Jackie Lau
Series: Holidays with the Wongs, book 1
Publisher: Jackie Lau Books (October 8, 2019)
Kindle edition, 100 pages
Romance, Adult Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance (Thanksgiving)
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Advertising executive Nick Wong enjoys living in Toronto. He loves late nights partying and taking women back to his penthouse. And so it is with great reluctance that he returns to his boring hometown of Mosquito Bay for Thanksgiving.

This year, however, is even worse than usual. His interfering parents and grandparents, frustrated with the lack of weddings in the family, have invited blind dates for him and his three siblings. Nick’s brother Greg has been set up with Lily Tseng, who just so happens to be Nick’s latest one-night stand, the one he can’t get out of his mind.

Although Nick has never been interested in settling down, Lily has him reconsidering. Perhaps he’s good for more than a single night of sex, dumplings, and bubble tea after all. But first, he has to get through this painful weekend with his family and convince her that she should be with him, not Greg…


Rating: 4 stars

This book made me crave bubble tea… haha! This is a really fun, fluffy holiday book with quirky rom-com coincidences and the BEST meddling family. I’m so excited that this is part of a series called Holidays with the Wongs, because I NEED more of this zany family’s hijinks! I love that Nick and Lily hook up for a one-night stand and both are intrigued, but it is what it is so they go their separate ways… until Lily shows up as Nick’s brother’s blind date at their family Thanksgiving! I love both Lily and Nick, and appreciate the ways in which they fit together and help each other grow, HOWEVER – Ah Mah and Ah Yeh are by far my favorite characters in this book and kind of stole the show. Nick’s mom and Ah Mah concocting their matchmaking schemes based on the tropes in the romance novels they read had me CRACKING UP. I look forward to seeing more of what kind of nonsense they get up to in future books in the series.

This is the first book in the Holidays with the Wongs series, and can be read as a stand alone. There’s a glorious bit of lead up at the end for the next book in the series, A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas. 

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