THE PERILS OF PAULIE – A Katie MacAlister Review


*ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review*

Ladies and gents…Katie Mac is back! With her latest installment of the Matchmaker in Wonderland series we meet the utterly hilarious Paulie Rostakova whose fated to meet the charmingly Ainslie brother: DIXON! Oh my if the Ainslie brothers aren’t the smoothest and sweetest gentlemen of all!

Paulie has MacAlister’s generally witty sense of humor and all around sassy comebacks but she’s definitely not one to be taken for granted when there’s a race to be won! The excitement through out the whole book was perfectly timed! As Dixon and Paulie’s teams trek their way across the continental US and then Europe there are twists and tricks around every corner! Just when I thought “oh no, no more bad luck could befall these two”…I was wrong! MacAlister never fails to provide just the right amount of the unknown in each of her book’s plot lines to keep you on the edge of your seat at the turn of every page.

On par with MacAlister’s standard of sexy: the chemistry between Dixon and Paulie is immediate. From the most hilarious one liners and embarrassing circumstances to the sweet and caring moments between these two was easy to relate to. MacAlister has a way of portraying utterly relatable characters that ring true to anyone. This book had the most action of the series but lacked none of the romance or comedy! I had hoped for more a peek into the lives of the other Ainslie brothers and their lucky ladies but only time will tell!

Until next review…

XOXO Nalla

 A fast and furious new Matchmaker in Wonderland novel from the New York Times bestseling author of Daring in a Blue Dress.

Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car.

Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut he’s been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulie—on one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married.

And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power…




 New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Katie MacAlister has always loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than fifty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with two dogs and a cat, and can often be found lurking around online.


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