Undercover Matchmakers Prequel
by Maria Geraci
December 15, 2020
Available in: e-Book, Trade Size
A Sleepless in Seattle meets The Bachelor romantic comedy
When third-generation Texas oil tycoon Sam DeLuca reluctantly goes on America’s favorite TV dating show, he doesn’t expect to be kicked off on the first night. Embarrassing? Hell, yeah. Then something even worse happens. The Twittersphere erupts with outrage, and single women everywhere suddenly want to date him. Maybe being hounded by hotties is a dream for most guys, but the attention has Sam fleeing his overzealous fans.
Annie Esposito thinks love at first sight only happens in the movies. She’s been humiliated in love before, thanks to the Unfortunate Incident, as everyone in her small town still calls it. Even so, when her book club friends cancel their meeting in favor of watching a reality TV dating show, Annie can’t help but be drawn to the self-deprecating and charmingly witty Sam. On a whim, Annie writes Sam a letter pouring out all her pent-up feelings, never dreaming that he’ll actually read it.
As the publicity surrounding the show becomes too much to handle, Sam goes to Annie’s hometown on a double mission: hide out from the press and meet the woman who wrote him the smart and quirky letter he can’t stop thinking about.
Sam and Annie have a less than auspicious first meeting, but their instant chemistry makes Annie wonder if maybe happily-ever-after really does exist. Still, reality TV and reality are two very different things, and her scarred soul and Sam’s family obligations stand in the way of a Hollywood ending. Can she put aside her painful past—and can he learn to follow his heart—so they can create a real-life fairy tale together?
UNDERCOVER BACHELOR is the first book in a small town romantic comedy series. Each book can be read alone and guarantees a happily-ever-after. Look for book two in the series, FLIRTING FOR AMATEURS, coming soon!
Author photo by Chris Kridler/ChrisKridler.com Maria Geraci writes quirky, fun, romantic women’s fiction and is a two time RITA® Finalist, Romance Writers of America’s highest award of distinction in the romance publishing industry, as well as a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards. Her books feature strong women, dreamy heroes, lots of laughs and a little bit of heat. She lives in central Florida and is always on the lookout for the perfect key lime pie recipe (but not the kind they served on Dexter).