Hi everyone, I’m Tamara and I’m super excited to be posting my very first review on this blog. I read and like a lot of different fiction, my favourites being chick lit, autobiography, ‘literary’ and contemporary but I will give anything a try. If you’d like to get to know more about me, I would love it if you visited my blog: Empty Thoughts, Rewritten or you can always connect with me on Goodreads. For now, I will jump straight into reviewing the book I finished yesterday – ‘The Matchmaker’s Mark’.
What Is It About?
Lily, a half-elf, is managing life fairly well, owning a flower shop in the human world, despite having the matchmaker’s mark on her wrist. Amy is a teacher but has always had a fascination with fairytales and myths thanks to the stories her Aunt has always told her. Dare, an elf, works for The Matchmaker and has been sent to deliver a special letter to Amy, only by the time he gets in contact with her, she is already inheriting The Matchmaker’s abilities and causing chaos around town. Despite all being from different worlds, they must work together to make sure the mystical world doesn’t fall out of balance, whilst Lily and Dare battle their emotional connection to one another.
The Matchmaker’s Mark is a paranormal romance for adults. I’ll admit that I am new to the paranormal genre, and so far, the only books I’ve read in this genre are YA, so this was a welcome change. I appreciated the fact that it is clearly aimed at adults and therefore the sex scenes are a little raunchier (though there aren’t many and they are very short) and the emotions are much more in line with how I feel now than how I felt in high school.
I instantly liked Lily and Amy and couldn’t wait to find out what would happen with Dare as the story unravelled. I do hope that this is the first in a series as I felt there were far too many unanswered questions. I wanted to stay immersed in this world of elves and werewolves and mermaids rather than finish the book, yet I couldn’t stop reading which in my opinion means the book is a winner.
I strongly recommend this book if you are into paranormal romances or even if you would like a light read to enjoy over the summer. If you are unsure about the genre, I would say this book has enough humanity in it that you would still find it a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Overall rating – 4.75/5