The Beat Match

I guess you have to decide which you’ll regret more, missing the world you know or never exploring the one that scares you.

Kelly siskind
The Beat Match

Format:
Audiobook

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Two DJs. One beat.

An off-limits romance neither of them expected.

Weston Aldrich is known for his devastating looks and crisp Italian suits. He’s been groomed to take over his family business and is on the brink of closing a massive merger. Only two wild cards can derail him.

Wild Card One: If anyone learns he moonlights as a masked DJ, his credibility will be toast.
Wild Card Two: Annie can’t-hold-a-job Ward.

The Annie Ward he promised to help raise after her brother died. The scatterbrained girl who makes it her mission in life to drive him crazy. The gorgeous woman he’s not supposed to fantasize about, let alone kiss.

Annie hates Wes’s insanely overprotective nature, and how his ridiculous bone structure makes him look like a Greek god. His jokes about her plethora of jobs are beyond irksome. She has no plans to tell him about her latest aspiration, to match beats as a budding DJ. Until she learns what Wes does at night. Now she plans to prove Weston Aldrich has met his match.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Wes & Annie’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is my first time experiencing Siskind’s work. While it’s the 3rd book in the series, I don’t feel like you have to read/listen to the others to enjoy this.

Some of my favorite tropes: Brother’s Best Friend/Best Friend’s Sister, opposites attract, friends to lovers, slow burn, secret identity, corporate espionage, grieving friends, fake relationships, and even more. For me, there were a few too many things happening and it impacted the pacing a bit.

That said, I enjoyed most of it. While Annie may have seemed a bit scattered and flighty to Wes, she’s really just enjoying the chance to live her life on her terms. Wes is dealing with the weight of the world on his shoulders including protecting his late best friend’s sister. Protecting the family company and launching a career as a DJ in secret.

The banter between Wes & Annie was hilarious. Annie, in general, was adorable. It’s a long and winding road for these two to get their HEA. I enjoyed that Wes & Annie came in to their own, healed, and found much of that with each other.

Epilogue! I love, love epilogues and this one was terrific. A full half hour of catching up on their life as a couple and celebrating their HEA. Perfect.

Narration:
Kimberly M. Wetherell was a great choice for Siskind’s characters. She did a great job of giving everyone a unique voice and personality. I especially enjoyed her portrayal of Annie’s antics. Lots of laughs.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from Kelly Siskind, Home Cooked Books, & NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

About the author:
Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Kelly moved from the city to enjoy the charm of northern Ontario. When she’s not out hiking or home devouring books, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head.

Her novels have been published internationally.

You can connect with Kelly Siskind here:

About the narrator:
I’m Kimberly, an award-nominated SAG-AFTRA voiceover artist and director in NYC, specializing in audiobooks. Every now and again, I do a little commercial VO and animation too.

My voice is best described as a bright, warm mezzo, and my range effortlessly spans from plucky tween to snarky Millennial to my own belovedly blasé GenX.

You can connect with Kimberly M. Wetherell here:

My Favorite Quotes

I guess you have to decide which you’ll regret more, missing the world you know or never exploring the one that scares you. – The Beat Match by @KellySiskind #Audiobook narrated by @voxkimberly #BestFriendsSister #RomanticComedy #FriendsToLovers #DJ #Showmen #OppositesAttract

The last thing he wanted was his control to snap. – The Beat Match by @KellySiskind #Audiobook narrated by @voxkimberly #BestFriendsSister #RomanticComedy #FriendsToLovers #DJ #Showmen #OppositesAttract

His sleepy smiles were sexier than his regular smiles. – The Beat Match by @KellySiskind #Audiobook narrated by @voxkimberly #BestFriendsSister #RomanticComedy #FriendsToLovers #DJ #Showmen #OppositesAttract

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