Gideon is already protective of Sophie in this excerpt from Make Me a Match by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Anna J. Stewart (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Welcome to my stop for this new Harlequin Heartwarming compilation, Make Me a Match! I love all three of these authors and I'm happy to be posting an exclusive excerpt that you can check out below as well as the giveaway...

Make Me a Match: Baby, Baby\The Matchmaker Wore Skates\Suddenly SophieMake Me a Match
by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Anna J. Stewart
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Summary

Three bachelors turned…matchmakers?

One special night with Cooper Hamilton gave Nora Perry a precious gift. But no way is the sweet-talking salesman the right guy for her…or is he?

Former pro athlete Ty Porter could get burned when he falls for the beautiful reporter who ruined his career—and could now expose his most zealously guarded secret!

Gideon Walker has a long history with free-spirited flower shop owner Sophie Jennings. But when the banker-matchmaker fixes her up with potential candidates, he realizes he's made a terrible mistake…

  
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Excerpt
From Suddenly Sophie by Anna J. Stewart

The bell above the front door tinkled and, as she did every Friday at twelve thirty, Sophie Jennings strode into the customerless bank with her weekly deposit from The Flower Shop. She shoved her fake fur–lined hood off her head, exposing her plain ruby-cheeked face accentuated by sparkling eyes and long brown braided hair. The smile she aimed at Clara, the only other employee who worked Friday afternoons, dipped slightly as Sophie’s gaze skittered briefly over to Gideon before she headed to the window.

His stomach tightened, as it tended to whenever Sophie pinned those searching deep brown eyes on him. In the year since he’d turned down her application for a business loan Sophie continued to be pleasant, as if his decision hadn’t derailed plans to expand her store. Maybe it was his guilty conscience that made him think she continued to hold a grudge. Not that Sophie would ever show it. Truth be told, he’d hated to disappoint her, but someone had to look out for her well-being. Her lazy, unemployed, delinquent brother certainly wasn’t about to, and Gideon didn’t put it past Dillon Jennings to take complete financial advantage of Sophie’s generous and caring nature. He couldn’t, in good conscience, put her at risk of that. Gideon sighed and resumed straightening his files—all three of them—on the side of his desk to address once he returned Monday morning. He could hear the friendly chatter between Clara and Sophie, their soft voices filling the room with that touch of color he’d been wishing for moments ago.

As gray as Gideon saw his world, Sophie lightened up any space she walked into with her ebullient and gregarious personality—character traits Gideon both appreciated and worried about. Not everyone was as protective as he was prone to be when it came to Sophie Jennings.

About the Authors


Award winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, and the sweet romantic comedy Bridesmaid series. A Memory Away is Book 6 in the Harmony Valley series. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”. Melinda also writes hotter romances as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Wonderfully entertaining.



Cari Lynn Webb lives in Alabama with her family. If she isn’t at her computer, she can usually be found: picking up her daughters from school, dropping off at swimming or soccer practice or running into the grocery store for that one thing she forgot on her shopping list. She loves escaping into a romance and her e-reader can usually be found in her passenger seat. Visit her at: www.carilynnwebb.com.


You’ve met Anna J. Stewart (or someone like her) before. She was the girl who spun in circles on the playground hoping her Wonder Woman costume would magically appear before playing cops and robbers a la Charlie’s Angels–as Sabrina (she was the smart one). Anna was the girl in the back of the class with a paperback romance hidden in her algebra book (and yes, she failed algebra).

Growing up in the 70′s and 80′s meant there weren’t a lot of YA books, so she ventured early into mainstream fiction and read Stephen King’s CARRIE at the age of 8. Discovering Nora Roberts and romance novels early in high school opened her eyes to the wonders of storytelling and the beauty of a happily ever after.

So here she is, many years later with an English degree from CSU Sacramento, an RWA Golden Heart nomination behind her, countless stories in her head, and a serious addiction to STAR TREK, SUPERNATURAL, and SHERLOCK. She recently wrapped up a nearly 8-year stint working as assistant to NYTimes bestselling author Brenda Novak where she helped run Brenda's annual online auction for diabetes research. When she's not writing or reading (which she never has enough time for!), she's working on dollhouse miniatures and tolerating her overly-affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it's Snickers who tolerates her).

Tour-Wide Giveaway

$25 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
Copy of Make Me a Match (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
Copy of A Memory Away by Melinda Curtis (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
Ends February 12th

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