Mr. Perfect on Paper (Paperback)

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The perfect rom-com should be:
-opposites attract
-featuring engaging, relatable characters 
-and of course, bursting with humor and heart 

The latest from Jean Meltzer, author of the fantastic THE MATZAH BALL, manages to both tick those boxes and still defy the expectations and supposed limitations of what a romance book can and should be. 

Dara and Chris are deeply relatable protagonists navigating some of the most difficult parts of life: grief and anxiety, love and fear, when and how to change and grow without losing yourself. They are surrounded by a cast of unique, entertaining characters who are all genuinely lovely people. 

This story is hilarious without resorting to the humor of deprecation and poignant without losing its joy. It is the ultimate feel-good read and seeing such nuanced representations of Judaism in a book like this was the cherry on top for this Jewish reader. 

— Jordan


From the author of The Matzah Ball comes a pitch-perfect romcom following a third-generation Jewish matchmaker who unwittingly finds her own search for love thrust into the spotlight...

The perfect Jewish husband should be:

  • A doctor or lawyer (preferably a doctor)
  • Baggage-free (no previous marriages, no children)
  • And of course--he must be Jewish

As the creator and CEO of the popular Jewish dating app J-Mate, matchmaker Dara Rabinowitz knows the formula for lasting love--at least, for everyone else. When it comes to her own love life, she's been idling indefinitely. Until her beloved bubbe shares Dara's checklist for "The Perfect Jewish Husband" on national television and charming news anchor Chris Steadfast proposes they turn Dara's search into must-see TV.

As a non-Jewish single dad, Chris doesn't check any of Dara's boxes. But her hunt for Mr. Perfect is the ratings boost his show desperately needs. If only Chris could ignore his own pesky attraction to Dara--a task much easier said than done when Dara starts questioning if "perfect on paper" can compete with how hard she's falling for Chris...

"A warm, heartfelt ode to self-acceptance, honesty, and tight-knit Jewish communities...a true pleasure to read."--Olivia Dade, author of Spoiler Alert, on The Matzah Ball

Product Details
ISBN: 9780778386162
ISBN-10: 0778386163
Publisher: Mira Books
Publication Date: August 9th, 2022
Pages: 416
Language: English