A few days ago, I waxed poetic about reality television couples. I’ll come back to that in a minute.
When I first heard about “Reverse Harem” romances, my first thought was What?! Of course, I imagined what harems used to be back in the day, when women were nothing but playthings for men, and the richest, most powerful man would have hundreds of women from which to choose. Even reversed, that seemed like a stretch…until, curious, I did some research to find out more.
As I suspected, it was simply a concept and not the whole picture. When you go to the bookstore and type in “reverse harem romance,” you discover fairly quickly that these stories are not set in ancient times somewhere in the middle east. And it’s usually not a woman who just wants dozens of men at her disposal, either. Instead, it’s one woman and several men—and she usually winds up with one. When I realized that, I knew I’d already written stories like that before. No sweat. And, as you know, once I get a snippet of an idea, my brain runs with it.
That’s how The Matchmaker Series was born.
So what does that have to do with reality television and relationships? Well, when my imagination started toying with the reverse harem idea, it cycled through a lot of concepts, finally landing on the idea that a reality show where the main idea is finding a mate would be a great way to explore that idea in what seemed a realistic fashion to me. I’ve never watched The Bachelorette but I considered doing it, because I wanted my “reality show” in the books to be different, but from what I know about that show, I think it’s different enough. And, as I wrote the first two books, I had a ball having the producers of the show constantly scrambling when things didn’t quite work out the way they’d planned.
And it’s live!!!
One woman. Four weeks. Five men.
Just one chance.
After years of putting love on the back burner and struggling to break into Hollywood as an actress, Claire jumps on an opportunity to do both—by accepting the chance to be the pursued woman in a reality television show called Matchmaker.
Choosing among five men hand-picked specifically for her should be easy, but by the time she discovers that not all of the men are ideal, it’s too late. And when Claire attempts to salvage the situation, she’s met with the harsh reality that she doesn’t have a choice after all…
The book will only be everywhere for today, so please snag your copy now!