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Title: Unlikely Match

Author: Laura Bradbury

Publication date: 26 May 2022

Pages: 348 pages


Language: English



Could the man I hate be the perfect match I need?

I’m Jules Kelly, a certified bohemian boss babe, whose hip tech company just won subsidized office space in the coolest co-working space in town. From a distance I seem poised to take over the world (or at least the travel industry), and I would be if it weren’t for two big complications:

1. A rare and seriously inconvenient disease is tanking my health by the day, and my only hope for a cure—a transplant—is moving further from my grasp.

2. A soulless database company is sharing my new office space, and its coldly gorgeous, judgmental, CEO is on a path to world dominance (at least in his mind).

Tom Davenport represents the very worst of bro culture in the start-up world. Naturally, we despise each other.

The thing is, as much as Tom's antagonism annoys me, he has an uncanny ability to conjure up my fighting spirit and vitality at a time when my illness is robbing me of both. I'm drawn to him in ways I can't (or would really rather not) understand.

A mysterious angel investor forces our companies to compete for a life-changing amount of money just when my relationship with Tom becomes infinitely more complicated. To make matters worse, things get cutthroat just as my time starts to run out.

In order to survive, I must decide if I can truly trust my most unlikely ally of all.


Thank you NetGalley and Laura for the book!

The reason I pick this book is because I want to try to read the book when the main character is diagnosed with a disease, a rare one in this book. As long as I remember, this would be my first book with this kind of situation and I nervous with how the story would progress. Can I get my happy ending or what?

Jules needs this co-working place for her team to work but it means she needs to meet Tom every day. She doesn’t like Tom who demeaning her team because all of them are women except for Alan, her best friend. Since then, it always bickering surround them. But Jules cannot lie to herself that there is something in Tom that can make her feel more alive than she is now with this disease corrupt her every day.

I LOVE JULES SO MUCH! She got this disease but don't make this a reason for her to give up in life. To live she need transplant, but it is not easy to get them because there are many people out there need it too. One of the easiest things is to get living transplant but no, no one want to give a small piece of their liver to her. I feel sorry for her situation, but I also admired how she still doing her best to make their company grow, to make her best friend out from his bad situation and how she survived alone with no one knows her disease except Alan and her family.

Let me tell you how much anger I have when I read about her family. I never use bad word such F* or B* to express my feeling when I annotate my book but every single time “this” family appear, surely this kind of word appear from me. I frustrated. I was angry. If I was in Jules conditions, I don’t know how to survive life when I have a family like her. Their what you called Toxic family, didn’t even care with Jules’s disease, not helping at all of course and they treat her like a broken thing, not a person but a thing. I never understand the way their thinking, how could family become like that. It seems that instead of Jules I'm the one crying here. I really hate them. Oh My God, when writing this review, I become angry again.

Fortunately, Jules has Alan who always stay with her. Even when she in the lowest. I really love Alan. He is so soft and one of the best friend I ever read. Support Jules no matter what, being her only family and always ready when Jules needs him. And of course, Tom is coming to Jules’s life. He also incredible. The thing he did for her is amazing. Yes, he such a brat at first but after that he slowly change into a better person. After I know the back story of Tom, it becomes make sense the way he behaves toward Jules.

I always love Jules and Tom bickering at first and how they interact to each other like there’s magnet between them. They have a beautiful relationship. At some point, I know what kind of plot the author trying to make but I still enjoy my read. One thing I can not relate is how fast Jules changing. I never know about sick person mental so I can’t relate to whatever thing Jules do for her, Tom, and their relationship. When I read this part, I feel like Jules (or author) just want to create a problem. I can’t understand at all about the feeling Jules trying to tell me but I think nearly end I slowly understand because the author kindly to tell us about Jules feelings.

I learn so much from this book. How hard it is for transplant patients to wait for the donor. How they need to be patient if it is not their turn to get this transplant. I learn their feelings when people slowly stay away from them. I cry multiple times when I saw what Jules must be face. How much pain Jules had to feel and how strong Alan when he has to see it everyday but doing nothing.

So, how about Jules? Did she get her happy ending? Well, I strongly suggest to read this book as soon as possible 😆

I rate this book 4/5 want to give 5 but because I can’t understand the way of conflict turn at one point, I just decrease it a little. But I still LOVE this book so much and really recommend to you all! If you want to read a little bit of enemies to lovers, main character with strong mind even though she's sick, beautiful friendship, you really need to read this!

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