Jet City Matchmaker Series, Book 1
From the publisher:
One beautiful and mysterious woman. One hot multimillionaire looking for his soul mate. When their matchmaker gets involved, though, falling in love is anything but accidental.
Jeremy Marino is the kind of guy who runs towards the sound of gunfire, leaping in to help anyone in trouble. His friends call him the accidental hero. He always seems to be at the right place at the right time to save a life.
Crystal Pruitt is the kind of woman who instinctively jumps in to help people in trouble. Her friends call her the accidental heroine. But a cool-hunter like her can’t afford any publicity.
When they meet working to save a trucker from his burning beer truck, the chemistry between them is off the charts. Until Crystal disappears into the gathering crowd, leaving Jeremy wondering if he’ll ever be able to find her again. Was their attraction real or just the heat of the moment?
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I grabbed this free book and gave it a read and I was very glad I did. It is short, only 234 pages so almost a novella, but the characters and back stories are developed enough in that time frame. I actually thought it was possibly the second book in the series, but by the end I realized what was going on.
Crystal is a great character, strong, fierce, sure of her own self worth. I’ve had it with women with low self esteem; Crystal is the antithesis of that and a refreshing change in the romance genre. More and more strong women characters are populating this genre and I couldn’t be happier about it. Our hero, Jeremy, is literally that; he and Crystal meet when they are inadvertently at the scene of a horrific truck accident and they both jump in to save the driver. But like Cinderella, Crystal takes off before he can get her name or number.
Enter Ashley, one of Jeremy’s closest friends and a super successful professional matchmaker. She has been trying for over a year to find Jeremy a wife, he is more than ready to settle down. But he is intrigued with the mystery woman he met at the accident, so when she sets him up with Crystal, he half-heartedly agrees to meet her for coffee, not an auspicious beginning. But once they realize that they have met and where, the sparks fly and the romance is full on fire.
This was a super fast read, partly because it is a short book but mostly because the story is so engaging. I really enjoyed this read and look forward to more books in the series.
02/19 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
MR. ACCIDENTAL HERO by Gina Robinson. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 15, 2018). ISBN 978-1981468492. 234p.