A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau

November 22nd, 2023 Kimberly Guest Post, Review 12 Comments

22nd Nov

Sophia Rose is here with a romcom. It’s the first audiobook in the Holidays With the Wongs series. Narrated by Khristine Rivière, A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau delivered a funny, heartwarming and sexy listen. Come check out Sophia Rose’s review….

A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau
A Match Made for Thanksgiving
by Jackie Lau
Narrator: Khristine Rivière
Length: 2 hours and 59 minutes
Genres: Romance
Source: Publisher
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A Thanksgiving rom-com with lots of food and interfering family!

Advertising executive Nick Wong enjoys living in Toronto. He loves late nights partying and taking women back to his penthouse. And so it is with great reluctance that he returns to his boring hometown of Mosquito Bay for Thanksgiving.

This year, however, is even worse than usual. His parents and grandparents, frustrated with the lack of weddings in the family, have invited blind dates for him and his three siblings. Nick's brother Greg has been set up with Lily Tseng, who just so happens to be Nick's latest one-night stand, the one he can't get out of his mind.

Although Nick has never been interested in settling down, Lily has him reconsidering. Perhaps he's good for more than a single night of sex, dumplings, and bubble tea after all. But first, he has to get through this painful weekend with his family and convince her that she should be with him, not Greg . . .

Contains mature themes.

Sophia Rose’s Review

Heartwarming, sexy, and funny all rolled into one is a heady combo.  I’m regretful that I’ve procrastinated so long in trying Jackie Lau’s books.  I knew I’d be in for a good time so I had no excuses and now here was the convenience of audio and the chance to try a new to me narrator in Khristine Riviere, too.

A Match Made for Thanksgiving is the first in a series about the Wong siblings all finding their way to love- aided and assisted by their willing grandparents and parents, of course.  I’ve always been fond of the ‘home for the holidays’ scenario and toss that in with the blind date ‘set up by parents’ trope and good times were a plenty. 

I had some good laughs particularly in the first part when confident Nick Wong comes home thinking he knows the score with his folks right until he realizes the Lily who has been on his mind after their one night stand is his brother’s blind date.  And, there was poor Lily who just wants to get over a big emotional hit her boyfriend landed her when he dumped her for being boring running into her rebound sex partner finding herself sitting at the guy’s family table passing the Thanksgiving meal.

But, this isn’t only a comedy.  This pair, particularly, Lily, have to open up and be vulnerable to have a lasting relationship and they seem to be struggling to get there.  No worries, Nick’s family aren’t going to let him mess up their matchmaking efforts even if they got the wrong Wong son for the girl.

Khristine Riviere had a warm, smooth way of telling the story and I enjoyed the book even more as a result.

All in all, I was well satisfied with this fun and quick holiday romcom.  I’ll definitely be coming back for more of Jackie Lau’s Asian romance particularly if family are lurking nearby to give it some zest.  Looking for a rare Thanksgiving romance?  Dig in, friends!

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About Jackie Lau

Jackie Lau

Jackie Lau decided she wanted to be a writer when she was in grade two, sometime between penning “The Heart That Got Lost” and “The Land of Shapes.” She later studied engineering and worked as a geophysicist before turning to writing romance novels. She is now the author of over twenty books.
Jackie lives in Toronto with her husband, and despite living in Canada her whole life, she hates winter. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gelato, gourmet donuts, cooking, hiking, and reading on the balcony when it’s raining.

About Khristine Rivière

Khristine Rivière is an American actor and award-winning narrator based in Los Angeles. She works professionally in film, television, theater, and voice-over. Khristine loves to narrate books in the romance genre. Her background in theater and voice contributes to her narration in giving each character a unique life. Khristine loves to travel the world, having visited Italy, Spain, Australia, France, Japan, Thailand, and Greece, among other countries. Her favorite indulgence is dark chocolate and drinking Italian red wine.

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About Sophia Rose

Sophia Rose

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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12 Responses to “A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau”

  1. Katherine

    This sounds fun though I think if I showed up for Thanksgiving and found my family had arranged a blind date I would just turn around and leave! Definitely fun to read about though!

  2. Jen Twimom

    I adore this author’s work and this series. It’s so much fun, but not all laughs, as you mention. I have only read the ebooks, so it’s good to know the narrator is a good one.

  3. Silvia

    You know, I’ve read several romantic comedies centred around Christmas, but I don’t think I’ve read a single one that took place on Thanksgiving 😳 So, I’m especially happy that you reviewed this book, and the fact that it’s heartwarming, sexy and funny plays fully in its favour! 😉