This is the second part of the DataMatch Series, and part of Seducing Dr. Cupid actually takes place before Kissing Mr. Scrooge.
Title: Seducing Dr. Cupid (DataMatch Series #2)
Author: Kary Rader
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Source: ARC given by Author
What do you get when you match a blonde bombshell lab assistant with a shy geek scientist who’s just created the most accurate dating website ever known to man? An office full of romantic chaos and a sexy heroine who finds herself in a new role: Seductress.
With geek god Dr. Simon Huxtley as her boss, foxy fangirl Betsy Drake has just landed the job of her dreams–one where she’s judged on her skills rather than her bra size. But to land the man of her dreams, she’ll have to do something she’s never done before: seduce the sexy scientist.
Dr. Simon Huxtley is a tall and quite lanky brainiac (based on the description in the book). He has no interest in relationships -- with beautiful women that is -- because of several painful experiences. Science and Math are his aphrodisiac, and he believes that a couple's happiness can ne determined by algorithm.
Betsy Drake has always been mistaken for boobs with no brain...but they couldn't be more wrong. She finds intellect sexier than physical looks, and that's why she's going to seduce her boss. The fact that she's hired because they're "soulmates" doesn't hurt her cause either.
First part is told from Dr. Huxtley's point-of-view, and it gives us insight on how he thinks, why he is the way he is, and who he is. Actually, not so much on the last part. It's not often that you read a book where the male lead (I refuse to use the word "hero" because that title is earned) is someone like Simon. A guy with barely decent social skills, zero self-esteem, and who looks like Andy Samberg. Don't get me wrong, I totally dig the nerdy type, I'm just really pointing out how bold Kary Rader was for taking a chance on a character like him. It worked for me, just to clear that up.
I guess I should have expected it, but I believe there were only about 10 pages left when Simon and Betsy finally declared their love for each other. There are more or less 40 pages, so you would understand why I found this quite...lacking. It ended so abruptly, and there were several times I felt like I was left hanging. I don't know what happened with Maddie and Nathaniel, last time they were mentioned they were fighting so bad and breaking up has been mentioned. I strongly believe this could've gone better if there were a few more pages and some clarification.
I give this 3 stars like the preceding installment, and I'll go and get started on the third one. This book is really short, so for those looking to pass the time, this is something you could pick up and finish right away.
Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished with words.
It's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work.
With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.