📖 About the Book 📖
Title: Messing With Matilda
Author: Cat Lavoie
Release Date: April 4, 2018
Genres: Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Cat Lavoie
As a professional organizer in New York City, Matilda Hart wages war against chaos and clutter on a daily basis for her clients—and she vows to never let it invade her own well-ordered world.
But when her boyfriend decides to deviate from the path she’s been planning for them, Matilda’s perfectly structured life begins to crumble. She reluctantly finds herself back in the tiny hometown she fled a lifetime ago—determined to lay low and avoid running into anyone she used to know. So why is she reconnecting with her former best friend and putting up with the bridezilla antics of Amber, her high school nemesis?
When Matilda is tasked with keeping the bride-to-be’s heartbroken ex away from the ceremony, she discovers she has history with the man who’s trying to sabotage the wedding. Matilda quickly realizes that teaming up with cute and quirky—but hopelessly devoted—Silas Flynn could be mutually beneficial. He needs help wooing the woman he considers the love of his life and Matilda can’t pass up the chance to finally get back at the meanest of the mean girls by assisting Silas in his attempts to disrupt her wedding.
Will everything go according to plan for this mismatched pair? Or will working so closely together make uptight Matilda and laid-back Silas lose sight of their common goal?
One thing’s for sure—things are about to get messy.
Meet the Author: Cat Lavoie
Cat Lavoie is a chick lit writer from Montreal, Canada. She loves writing fun and quirky romantic comedies and is the author of BREAKING THE RULES, ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN, PERI IN PROGRESS and MESSING WITH MATILDA.
A fan of all things feline, Cat loves cats and hopes to someday have a house full of them in order to officially become a crazy cat lady. (But one or two cats will do for now.)
If she isn’t reading or writing, Cat enjoys listening to podcasts (mostly comedy and true crime) and watching way too much TV. She fell in love with London many years ago and hopes to go back one day. Cat is currently at work on her next novel.
To connect with Cat and find out more about her books, visit CatLavoie.com and follow @CatLavoieBooks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Enter the Giveaway
My favorite thing about most chick lit (and other closely related genres) is reading the quirky occupations that the main characters have. I get tired of reading about office assistants and lawyers and the occasional photographer or author. In Messing with Matilda, the title character is a professional organizer in NYC. This career plays a lot into her personality as well, as she is a bit uptight and comments frequently about the importance of being on time, people (or animals) making messes, and wanting to organize her friends’ closets or pantries.
One thing that many readers–myself included–will probably appreciate that this is not an insta-love story. I know I get sick of the same tropes, so when Matilda first meets Silas and calls him messy (of course) and hates on his “man bun” (how sad! I’m a sucker for a man bun!), I was relieved. I admit that the book was surprisingly unique in that Silas’ agenda was quirky, and Tilly’s friendships were each different and unique. Overall this was a quick, simple, and charming read.
Book soundtrack: “Your Type” by Carly Rae Jepson