Review: Mr. Good Enough by Jamie Farrell (@TheJamieFarrell) 4.5 stars



Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

The blurb:
Maddie Mason isn’t desperate. She’s simply tired of waiting for the universe to deliver her Mr. Perfect. So she’s turning to the dating website she created,, to finally find her future.

Online matchmaking is perfect for Maddie, because:
A) History has proven she’s a poor judge of decent husband material.
B) The dating pool in her crumbling little hometown is all but dried up.
C) She wants babies.

Trent Sawyer is not Mr. Good Enough material, because:
A) Twelve years ago, he stomped the stuffing out of Maddie’s naïve little teenage heart.
B) The man might look good in a tool belt, but she’s sure he’s up to something nefarious.
C) He doesn’t want kids. Ever.

But if Maddie were to fall for a guy like Trent, it would only be because:
A) When he apologizes, he apologizes big.
B) He’s fixing their little farm town, one dilapidated home at a time.
C) Her world is a brighter place with him in it.

So should Maddie:
A) Go for Mr. Second Best and the family she’s always wanted?
B) Take her Mr. Almost Perfect without the babies she craves?

Either way, there’s nothing simple about settling for Mr. Good Enough.


Okay, y’all… (Wait. Did I just “y’all”? I totally blame this book. Anyway.) You remember how much I ranted and raved about Jamie Farrell’s first book, Southern Fried Blues? I adored it. I wanted to crawl right inside that book and live there, especially if I got to be Anna Grace. Well, Mr. Good Enough certainly left me feeling the same way. I love Farrell’s work because everything is so real and down-to-earth. I love her strong female leads, and her sexy southern boys. This book definitely warmed up this Canadian girl over a cold weekend! I have to explain my 4.5 star rating – I just want to read more. I want to know what comes next for these characters! It’s hard to say goodbye.

Maddie Mason is a cute and quirky gal who’s recovering from a broken heart and searching for someone to settle down and make a life with. Everything about her is unconventional for her little town. From her purple streaks to her funky paint colours, and her internet business – not to mention her ‘single’ status. The townspeople think her web based matchmaking service is the devil’s work. Maddie and her business partner Gina need a success story to prove to the town that their services are helpful, and Maddie needs a man. Mixing business with pleasure makes complete sense …right? I mean, it’s not like anyone’s ever heard of that being a problem in the past.

Trent Sawyer left this town runnin’ and never looked back. With an abusive father, a neglectful mother, and a dead best friend he sure didn’t have much to stick around for. His parents didn’t want to admit that he’d ditched them for a better life, so when someone with the same name died somewhere else in the country, they told the townspeople it had been their son – the hometown hero, star of the basketball team, “Swish Sawyer”. Needless to say, it’s more than a bit of a surprise when he shows up in town after getting some bad news.

Trent made a damned fool of Maddie in highschool. She’d thought he was the be all and end all, and he had made her feel so insignificant that she’d never really been able to get over it. But Maddie is a lovely and kind person, so of course when Trent shows up feeling sorry for himself and needing some help, she agrees to help him. After all, he’s got no one else. When Trent starts to show a little more than friendly interest in her, Maddie’s old feelings flare to a new fire, but she isn’t sure she can forgive him. Not only do they have to deal with their past, but they will have to have a serious talk or to about the potential for a future.

So you should:
A) click here and buy the book. Read it for yourself and see how it all turns out.
B) the answer is A.

This week, Jamie is offering up Mr. Good Enough for $0.99, save $3.00 off of the regular price. Get it while it’s hot!


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