Playing with Matches begins after Raina has already been expelled from a private school in Manhattan and forced to live with her strict aunt (her parents are in Hong Kong for work) in Toronto. Unfortunately her presence is what the fiancé of Raina’s sister cites as the reason for breaking off the engagement. With her sister/best friend devastated, Raina vows to find Leah a match. This comedy of errors finds Raina mixed up in all sorts of humorous matchmaking mistakes as she tests out her abilities on others before anonymously setting up her sister. Despite her frequent missteps, Raina is someone to absolutely fall in love with. Playing with Matches is a cute story, but it will also touch your heart.
Review copy provided by the publisher, ECW Press.