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Title:
Perfect match
Author:
Michaels, Fern, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
Physical Description:
293 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"An injured ex-athlete discovers that giving up on the game of life is not an option... As far as former NFL star Jake Masters is concerned, dreams are risky propositions. Years ago he came achingly close to achieving his ambition of playing in the Super Bowl--before a spinal injury ended his career. Confined to a wheelchair, unwilling to take a chance on another risky surgery that could restore his mobility, Jake now stays cocooned behind the imposing gates of his lavish home. But his twin sister, Beth, has no intention of letting him languish there forever. After years of flitting from one failed business idea to another, all fueled by Jake's generosity, she now owns a highly lucrative matchmaking service. And she's gifting the business to Jake--whether he likes it or not--while she follows her dreams of making it as a singer in Nashville. Though Jake had plenty of women falling all over him at the peak of his success, he knows nothing about matchmaking. He's willing to try for his sister's sake, and it's soon clear that he needs an assistant. Enter Gracie Sweet, whose slender frame belies a take-no-charge toughness that would put any linebacker to shame. Grace begins by revamping the business and soon she's overhauling Jake's entire life--and to his huge surprise, Jake's enjoying it. But when their clients become victims of theft, Gracie and Jake must reconcile their very different outlooks if they're to have any chance of saving the business...and if Jake is to make another play for the life he thought he lost" --
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781617734588
Format :
Book

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An injured ex-athlete discovers that giving up on the game of life is not an option...

As far as former NFL star Jake Masters is concerned, dreams are risky propositions. Years ago he came achingly close to achieving his ambition of playing in the Super Bowl--before a spinal injury ended his career. Confined to a wheelchair, unwilling to take a chance on another risky surgery that could restore his mobility, Jake now stays cocooned behind the imposing gates of his lavish home.

But his twin sister, Beth, has no intention of letting him languish there forever. After years of flitting from one failed business idea to another, all fueled by Jake's generosity, she now owns a highly lucrative matchmaking service. And she's gifting the business to Jake--whether he likes it or not--while she follows her dreams of making it as a singer in Nashville.

Though Jake had plenty of women falling all over him at the peak of his success, he knows nothing about matchmaking. He's willing to try for his sister's sake, and it's soon clear that he needs an assistant. Enter Gracie Sweet, whose slender frame belies a take-no-charge toughness that would put any linebacker to shame. Grace begins by revamping the business and soon she's overhauling Jake's entire life--and to his huge surprise, Jake's enjoying it. But when their clients become victims of theft, Gracie and Jake must reconcile their very different outlooks if they're to have any chance of saving the business...and if Jake is to make another play for the life he thought he lost...


Author Notes

Fern Michaels is the pseudonym for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She was born on April 9, 1933, and grew up in Hasting, Pennsylvania.

Michaels is an American author of romance and thriller novels, including at least 90 bestselling books with more than 150 million copies in print. Her USA Today and New York Times bestselling books include Family Blessings, Pretty Woman, Crown Jewel, Take Down and About Face. She writes the Texas quartet, the Captive series, and The Sisterhood series.

(Bowker Author Biography) Fern Michaels has been writing novels for twenty-five years. She has written sixty-seven books, many of which have been "New York Times" bestsellers. She lives in South Carolina.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Beth Masters is fed up with her "whiny puke" of a brother Jake, a former NFL star whose spinal injury ended his career and put him in a wheelchair. He's cut himself off from everyone, including his twin sister, Beth, but she has a last-ditch plan to get him to consider another surgery and try to walk again. Beth announces that she's moving to Nashville with her boyfriend John to pursue a music career and leaving Jake and her business partner Gracie in charge of her very successful matchmaking enterprise. Gracie and the combat veteran dog she inherited soon make inroads with Jake, but Beth and John are in danger as a former client stalks Beth and tries to eliminate his competition. With her determination and friends' help, though, Beth's plans come together. Verdict Best-selling Michaels's (Eyes Only; Tuesday's Child) latest is a stand-alone novel that's more women's fiction than romance, although happy endings abound. A little more plausibility and suspense, however, would help readers better connect with the story. This novel isn't the best introduction to Michaels, despite it being a one-off, but her many fans will still create demand.-Melissa DeWild, Kent Dist. Lib., Comstock Park, MI © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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