REVIEW: The Love Rematch by Kay Marie

Posted October 19th, 2023 by in Blog, Contemporary Romance, Review / 8 comments


The Love Rematch by Kay Marie is the first book in The Love Match series and the first book I have read by this author. It was a hilarious second-chance rom-com about a reality show called The Love Match. The author was able to make it realistic and very memorable with the witty banter. It had me laughing from the beginning and all the way to the end.

Emily Peters was horrified when she woke up and saw her mother on national television holding a sign saying, “Emily Ann needs a man!” While still on live TV, her mother announces the stunning news that the lead female in The Love Match show is pregnant. Then she nominates Emily as the new lead! Even though she will have thirty men fighting to win her over, she can only think of Jake, the boy she fell in love with. He had vanished seven yours ago to pursue his dream of directing movies and Emily soon discovers he is part of the show’s staff.

Jake was shocked when he learned Emily was the new female lead on The Love Match. He recently was promoted to the job of field producer on the show and now he was responsible for the thirty men who would be trying to win over his previous fiancé. He had never forgotten Emily and always regretted the way he had left her. What is more important, his job or a second chance at love?

This was a fun book and I loved how the author balanced the romance and the reality television scenes evenly. All the comedy and drama you would expect to see behind the scenes of a reality show were in the story. Although I enjoyed the book and the dual POV, it did become annoying the way the chapters started with the characters referring to themselves in the third person. Overall, this was a cute rom-com that was light and full of fun.

Book Info:

Publication: October 16, 2023 | Kindle Edition | The Love Match #1

She’s the new lead of a hit dating show. He’s the producer. And seven years ago, they were in love.
Let the games begin…
Emily Peters spends her days working at her mother’s flower shop and her nights working on her startup jewelry business. She has no time for romance, and she’s happy that way. Until one morning she wakes up to find her mother on national television practically begging America to find her a boyfriend.
When the clip goes viral, Emily is swept away in a Hollywood dream, set to become the new lead of the hit dating show, The Love Match . But it all turns to a nightmare when she arrives on set and comes face-to-face with Jake, the man who broke her heart seven years ago-and her new producer.
She’s hellbent on revenge. He’s determined to secure a promotion. But the more they face-off behind the scenes, the harder it becomes to deny their attraction and ignore the secrets of their past. Jake will soon realize the only thing worse than abandoning the love of his life is finding her a new fiancé.
Love and Other Words meets The Hating Game in this Bachelor-inspired romantic comedy perfect for fans of forced proximity, second chance romance, reality television, revenge, working with an ex, emotional scars, and dual POV!



8 Responses to “REVIEW: The Love Rematch by Kay Marie”

  1. Latesha B.

    Thank you for the review. The cover is cute and the story sounds entertaining.