cover image Miss Match

Miss Match

Fiona Riley. Bold Strokes, $16.95 trade paper (264p) ISBN 978-1-62639-574-9

In this sweet, sensual debut, Riley brings together likable characters, setting them against a colorful supporting cast and exploring their relationship through charming interactions and red-hot erotic scenes. Professional matchmaker Samantha Monteiro finds her own love interest when she meets Lucinda Moss, a dancer turned marketing executive, at a client's wedding. It's attraction at first sight, but it takes the two women a while to warm up to the idea of actually dating; their respective jobs always seem to get in the way. When Samantha hires Lucinda to boost a client's self-confidence with dance lessons, sparks fly and they can't keep their hands off one another, with passion overwhelming any last reservations. Troublesome clients and employees conspire to disrupt their fragile relationship, especially when the darker moments of Lucinda's past are revealed, but Samantha and Lucinda are determined to prove to each other and everyone else that they're a match meant to be. Rich in characterization and emotional appeal, this one is sure to please. (May)