Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match... dotcom! An online dating service is not Michelle Snow's idea of how to find love, but when the Big 3-0 hits, Michelle decides she has nothing to lose, since she hasn't brought a date home in 10 years, she's professionally burned out, and her climb up the corporate ladder has come at the expense of abandoning her sweet dream: to own a boutique cupcakery.
Todd Bracken, early 30s and a successful technology consultant, isn't exactly a player after being off the market for 10 years, and pours himself into his dual passions of martial arts and home-sweet-home renovations. Only there's no one to come home to. So he decides to give Match.com a try. Todd isn't so sure the Internet dating scene is his thing - until a message pops up in the wee hours on a weekend night: "I like your smile." Todd likes - a lot - the whole package that glides into a French bistro in Washington, D.C.
It's serious mojo-at-first-sight, but there's a glitch: Todd and Michelle live in different cities. Will love find its way in the digital age with a "You've Got Mail" courtship when video-cam kisses just aren't enough? And when Todd challenges Michelle to not only go for her dream but let him share it, will they be able to make it happen together despite obstacles more plentiful than a shower of rainbow sprinkles?
"Readers looking for an inspiring and positive love story, with the added boost of its being true, will get a kick out of this sweet courtship tale." (Booklist)
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So Boring it Put Me to Sleep
The story had no excitement in it, at least in the two or three hours I listened to it before I couldn't stand it any longer and went on to another book.
It needed to have something going on to keep my attention in the first hour or two of listening. I use audiobooks to keep myself awake during long trips, and if I have a good book and can't wait to hear what happens next, it does just that. This book actually MADE me sleepy, and I caught myself nodding off many, many times.
She was fine, it was the story that lacked
I doubt if I will read the remainder of the book, which probably is the best part, but I will never know. A writer needs to HOLD their audience with a good story if they want them to finish the book, not bore them to death.
- Carolyn Willis