May 2, 2012

Book Review: The Matchmaker's Mark by Regan Black

Title: The Matchmaker's Mark
Author: Regan Black
Publication Date: September 5th 2011
Publisher: Regan Black
Source: Received from RomCon for the purpose of an honest review

When you're 'more' than human, finding your soulmate isn't as easy as answering a few questions online. It's best to track down Campbell Consulting, a.k.a. the Matchmaker.

In Charleston, South Carolina half-elf Lily has a birthmark her elders vow is a mystical promise of true love. So far she's yet to encounter Mr. Right in either the elf or human realms.

Dare, a wood elf, has led the Matchmaker's security team for years. In town on a simple errand, when the Matchmaker disappears his future is turned inside out.

And Amy Campbell is a completely human English professor about to discover the true magic of the family business...

My Thoughts

The initial character introduction had me believing this was a chick/lit book but it was made interesting with the addition of the para element.

Unfortunately the author doesn't really give us all that much background on either the main character or the world in which she chooses not to live in, and I did feel like some of those details should have been made clearer.
Especially considering that in the blurb the elders are mentioned but apart from a brief encounter with her father, none of the elders and the mystery surrounding Lily's mark feature.
Because of that, I found the story rather disjointed and lacking flow which made it a bumpy read that I struggled to stay focused on.

A nice idea with some interesting elements but I just didnt connect with the characters enough to really care about them.
2 Stars :|

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