by Jane Sullivan

Septemeber 2001
ISBN: 0-373-44114-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #2
Mass Market Paperback

Find yourself enchanted by Jane Sullivan's The Matchmaker's Mistake - a modern fairytale in which the fairy godmother falls for the frog.

Mark McAllister is a nice guy and as a nice guy, he has no chance of becoming a partner at his accounting firm. What is he to do? Easy - find himself a perfect wife to play the corporate social game. Problem: How do you attract such a woman when lacking the dating skills? The solution: Liz Prescott.

Liz, a bartender with an outrageous dress sense and the urge for helping people, comes up with a battle plan to turn the unwilling, ugly duckling into prince charming. And although Mark fights his complete makeover every step of its way, he can't help being enthralled by the rather unusual Liz, who so not fits his view of an ideal woman.

So what happens when the fairy godmother wants her own creation? And prince charming tries to remodel the woman he is enchanted with into his ideal partner?

The Matchmaker's Mistake is so heart-warming that, at times, it actually hurts to see the characters' awakening of their first tender, and then sexual, feelings for each other. And although the sexual tension might not be graphic, it is still very intense - pulse racing, heart beating and heat spreading!

Jane Sullivan's characters are special; they are interesting and unique in their view of people and life. The Matchmakers Mistake had me so emotionally involved I caught myself more than once voicing my opinions. Not that the characters would listen to me, but I would not have it any other way. Little warning: do not read on a subway!

Ms. Sullivan's voice is fresh, young and quirky. Her fun in writing Liz and Mark's story shines and sparkles through every line. And with a pace that is fast and never leaves you wanting, I was more than happy to indulge myself in witty dialogues and funny details. Ms. Sullivan is never too obvious though - she never forces a laugh but always won me over with a giggle and an appreciative smile.

The Matchmaker's Mistake is highly entertaining and definitely made me interested in future Jane Sullivan releases

Reviewed in October 2001 by Kris Alice.

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