Wednesday, October 28, 2009
BOTB Semifinalist - The Matchmakers, by Jennifer Colgan
The Matchmakers, by Jennifer Colgan
Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they just might make a perfect match…
Nick Garret is flypaper for females, and he likes it that way. Women stick for a while, and when it’s over they fly away. So does he. Then one rain-slick night a young woman steps in front of his pickup truck, and his jaded, cynical life takes a sharp swerve toward trouble.
Calliope did the only thing she could think to get Nick to steer his truck—and his life—in a new direction. Banished from the Fae realm for granting a wish gone bad, her punishment is an impossible task; redeem the unredeemable Nick Garret. If she fails to help him pair three couples in everlasting bliss, he’s doomed to never experience real love. And she will share his fate—as a mortal.
Nick can’t decide if this charming, exasperating woman is a dream come true, or a saucy, sexy nightmare sent to drive him insane. Yet something about her makes him want to rise to her challenge. He’ll do anything to make her stick around a while.
Besides, how much trouble can one half-naked, seemingly wingless faerie be?
An avid reader all her life and an aspiring writer since the age of ten, Jennifer Colgan was inspired by the romance novels she devoured as a teen as well as the science fiction classics. Since beginning her career, she’s branched out from science fiction romance into paranormal, contemporary and even historical genres. Jennifer currently lives in the NY-NJ Metropolitan area with her husband of seventeen years, two creative children, a slightly neurotic Dalmatian and two spirited black cats. When not hard at work on a novel or short story, she spends her time reading, quilting and haunting the local craft stores.
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