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Nerd Meets Curvy · Peculiar Hearts Dating Agency · Book 1

Nerd Meets Curvy · Peculiar Hearts Dating Agency · Book 1

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Coralie dreads starting over, but Mystic River beckons her home like a siren's call. Armed with determination and a toolkit full of DIY magic, Coralie sets out to revive her grandmother's worn-down house. If anyone can breathe new life into the old walls, it's her. And with lifelong friendships awaiting her, she has a support system as sturdy as a bear shifter's embrace.

Little does she know that her homecoming will launch her into the wildest roller coaster ride of midlife dating and a mating bond that makes her head spin faster than a tornado. Coralie certainly hadn't signed up for this level of excitement, but here she was, courtesy of the enigmatic mastermind herself, Mrs. Wilde. The queen of matchmaking and the architect of the notorious Peculiar Hearts Dating Agency promises Coralie a spicy rebound for her upcoming high school reunion.

Enter Jax, a scorching hot bear shifter haunted by a love that's gripped him since high school. Just when he finally has a shot at settling down, a pesky ex-harpy swoops in, flapping her wings and causing more drama than a forest full of squawking birds. Tired of the chaos, this bear is ready to throw in the towel and hibernate for good!

But as they say, fate has a wicked sense of humor.

Beneath the surface of his chance to make things right and rewrite history are secrets that could detonate like a ticking time bomb, threatening to shatter their fragile bond. Coralie holds a haunting secret buried deep within her heart. It shapes the choices that molded her into the fierce, curvy woman she is today. As for Jax, his past is a murky labyrinth of pain and darkness. Lives and love swing on a high-stakes pendulum as danger closes in.

Can Coralie and Jax beat the odds, untangle the mystery of the danger stalking them, and build a future that defies the limits of their pasts?




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This illustrated full-color paperback features a special insert with the author's handwritten signature on the title page and chapter artwork, available exclusively through direct purchase. Each illustration is the creative work of Ron Gamble, the author's husband, adding a personal touch to show the characters and settings visually.


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Based on 2 reviews
A Feel-Good Read With Enough Spice And Danger To K

This is the first book in the Peculiar Hearts Dating Agency series. It is a wonderful concoction of romance, and humor, with a splash of supernatural charm.

Coralie has returned home a bit worse for wear. She has recently escaped from an abusive relationship that has left her with more than just physical scars.
However, she is determined to begin her life anew, and what better place to do that than in Mystic River?

When the local high school reunion comes around it is decided by helpful besties and a highly eccentric matchmaker- we all know how that goes - that neither will attend alone
Enter Jax

What follows is a whirlwind of misadventures, as Coralie and Jax navigate their (renewed, not spoiling) budding attraction while facing off against unhinged exes, unraveling family secrets and their pasts

This was a blend of heart, humor, self-discovery, and angst all wrapped up in a smexy romance that had all the feels. It wasn't without its flaws. The pacing occasionally falters, and some plot points could be explored further. I enjoyed the vast "assortment" of paranormal citizens and the unique quirks of the cast. The story was easy to follow and I had no problem connecting with Jax and Coralie.

A feel-good read with enough spice and danger to keep me turning the pages.
Looking forward to returning to Mystic River

Tina Sturgill

Loved it! A definite must reac