Review: Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane Graves

Posted November 16, 2011 by Felicia S in 2011 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 7 Comments

Review: Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane GravesSource: NetGalley EBook Review

Format: eARC

Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane Graves

Date Read: November 2011

Genre: Contemporary, Romance


In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince. Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she's seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible. No matter what, she won't give up on happily-ever-after. If she can't find Mr. Right, she'll simply hire someone who can.


When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered. Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be? No one needs to know he's not really a professional matchmaker-especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison. Soon he's falling for her-and her dreams of kids and carpools. But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he's deceived her too, she'll walk right out the door, taking Brandon's heart with her.

More Information:
Publisher: Forever
Series: Playboys #4


Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating 3.5
Story Rating 3.5
Character Rating 3.5
Romance Rating 3.25

Note: Please go to goodreads and read other reviews. This book literally swept a lot of people off their feet.

Quick Review: Heartstrings and Diamond Rings was a very cute, light read that left me smiling at the end. Alison, the leading lady, is a bright, funny, giving person who has the WORST luck with men. I doubled over laughing at some of the dating situations she landed in which I think in part was caused by the part of her persona that was desperate to get married and have kids. Brandon, the leading guy, was a “flip this house” type of real estate investor who was down on his luck. He inherited his grandmothers matchmaking business with a plan of draining it dry to finance his next investment. He wasn’t “squirly” like some salesman but it did take awhile for me to warm up to him. I thought Alison and Brandon were good for each other. They both needed a little push to be comfortable with who they were deep down inside. The matchmaking business lead to some very fun moments and some great character lessons for Brandon. Jane Graves has a wonderful writing style that keeps you engaged from beginning to end. I will be picking up the rest of the series because overall Heartstrings and Diamond Rings was a delightfully fun read!


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Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
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7 responses to “Review: Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane Graves

  1. Alexis

    oh this sounds so cute! I'll pick it up for nice light read. I like match-making stories especially funny ones.

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    Hm… I haven't heard of these. I like funny and cute. I will have to check out her books.

  3. Missie

    Yikes! Alison could be me since we are both desperate to get married and have kids! But since I haven't dated in years, that might not ever happen. LOLI need a matchmaker. *sigh*

  4. Jenny

    What about this one didn't really sweep you off your feet? Just one of those that you enjoyed but weren't wowed by? I do love a book that can make me laugh:)