The Matchmaker's Mark Kindle Edition
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Lily has believed that her birthmark has to do with finding her true love. She is half elf and uses her magic in her floral business to help spread happiness in the lives of others, but she has not been so lucky in find the happiness of true love in her own life. When her birthmark starts changing she thinks it’s because her mate is finally close, but what she learns may be enough to keep her from accepting the one man that truly loves her.
Dare is a wood elf who has been the head security guard for the Matchmaker for a long time. He has arrived in the town where Lily lives to complete his task for her, so that he can return home to his duty as soon as possible. He never expected to have his world turned upside down, but he soon finds out that the Matchmaker is missing, and the woman he has been searching for is to take over for her aunt as the new Matchmaker. On top of it all, he has found his soulmate, but she may be a lot harder to catch than he thought.
Can Dare prove to Lily that his love for her has nothing to do with her birthmark while trying to teach Amy Campbell everything she needs to know to take over the family business as the new Matchmaker and make her understand that she is no longer be safe and her life is no longer her own?
The story moves swiftly, adding characters and mysteries as the plot progresses. Who is the strange mermaid? Why has Amy kept her aunt’s letters? And what propelled Lily into the human world? Not all these questions will be answered, but enough is shown as the story progresses to give depth and the promise of more in a series to come, and the story itself is nicely complete.
I really enjoyed the use of letters to provide hidden information. And the contrast, between Amy’s swift acceptance of the unseen and Halfling Lily’s pretense at normality, is nicely drawn. It’s a romance that keeps you reading and guessing, smoothly written, sensual, lighthearted and fun. And it’s a world well worth revisiting in the rest of the series.
Disclosure: I met the author online and was pleased to find a free ecopy of the novel.
By Regan Black
Half Wood Elf and half human Lilly Parker lives between two worlds. The human world accepts her for what they see a skilled florist while the Elf world fears her and her potential magic. Amy is new to Lilly's world and she senses a kindred spirit. In the beginning little does she realize her new friend is the new magical Matchmaker. Is the Matchmaker there to create a match for Lilly?
This delightful story takes you through Lilly and Amy finding out who and what they are and what they are meant for. The story is full of romance for one and realization for the other. This story is so cute, entertaining and just such a fun read I highly recommend it.
Bella Doerres Ma Ed.
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The story flowed from page one, the characters were well-drawn, and while it is considered a "light" paranormal, I could feel many dark undercurrents throughout that made me want to find out more. About the characters, their history, and their futures. You could feel the desire and yearning between Dare and Lily practically leap off the page. Whew.
I'm anxious to know more about Dare's past, Amy's future, what the heck happened to Camille, and of course Lily--by far the most charismatic character in the book for me.
Initially, I felt the story would be more about Amy but I loved finding out more about Lily's mark -- to an extent -- and want to know more. Darn it!
Writing at its best...leaving us panting for more.
Rachel Thompson, bestselling Amazon author, A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed
The tale starts off giving us the background to Amy - a bit of a book worm who isn't really keen on meeting her match. Then she gets the surprise of her life to find out that her Aunt who wrote her letters was the Matchmaker, a title that's now been passed on to her. Mayhem does follow, although the focus of the book does shift away from Amy to Lily (someone who is introduced at the beginning of the book) and Lily's romance.
I enjoyed the light heartedness of the book (no brooding vampires and forbidden love here) and the paranormal elements while the book was firmly set in this world. The beginning of the story was very good at the world/background building.
The change of character focus could be off putting for some and towards the end the push/pull between the characters was resolved without much ado. A couple of characters were also left very much hanging and to find out what happens guess we have to read the sequels.
In all it took me about 3 hours to read the book from beginning to end.
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