"Regan Black has delivered yet another great piece of writing to readers with this contemporary paranormal romance. With the Matchmaker's Mark, Ms. Black has created a web of magic woven through modern-day Charleston. The Matchmaker is a Scottish witch with the power to facilitate romance and compatibility - a particularly useful and dangerous skill among the fantastical and mythical races. But the Matchmaker is an inherited title - and when the mantle unexpectedly passes to an unprepared college professor, the magic beings closest to her find their world turned inside out.
Dare, a high-ranking wood elf, has served the Matchmaker as her personal guard for decades. But when he's sent away on an errand, Dare finds himself intrigued by a local florist. Trying to forget her is next to impossible - and he can't afford the distraction with the emergence of a new Matchmaker.
Lily is a half-elf, stuck with a foot in both the human and magic realms - a major roadblock for romance. When a handsome man arrives after hours, Lily finds herself constantly thinking of him. Then word gets out - the Matchmaker is in town. Lily's ready for answers, but it seems that everyone is looking for their piece of the witch.
A departure from Ms. Black's usual urban thrillers, The Matchmaker's Mark is a rare light-hearted paranormal romance that will be loved by fans of both Nora Roberts and Kresley Cole." --Jordan, Amazon reviewer
"In my opinion, Regan Black has a winner with THE MATCHMAKER'S MARK. It's a fun paranormal romance, the first book in a new series. The matchmaker's mark is a magical mark that identifies individuals meant to be together. I loved how the romance progressed between Dare and Lily, although I did get a bit frustrated with Lily at times because she was so reluctant to believe. I also enjoyed the progression of the story of the matchmaker. We get a brief glimpse of a new matchmaker in the making, leaving us with a number of questions. Where is the former matchmaker and what happened to her? And we just barely get introduced to Grant Barclay, an angry werewolf, and Mac - a guardian, perhaps? I think there are some interesting stories to come!
If you are looking for an entertaining and light-hearted read, THE MATCHMAKER'S MARK is for you. It is a love story with a hint of mystery, a dose of magic and a promise of more to come. There is a good, even pace to the story that makes you want to just keep turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and look forward to more in the series. The book was provided to me, by the author, for review as a beta reader." --Cherubslibrary, Amazon reviewer