Authors: S.E. Hall & Angela Graham
Genre: New Adult
Date, Mate, Fate: Celebrity Edition The reality show like no other: Eight men, eight women, one mansion in paradise; their every move caught on camera for the world to see. Among the faces in the house: a mysterious cowboy, a cocky football star, a motocross god, and a broody Alpha calling all the shots. Thorough compatibility testing says everyone’s soulmate is there. Computers’ abilities are boundless, but can they be trusted with matters of the heart? Would you recognize “the one” when you saw them? Rated NC-17 for foul language, heavy drinking, and graphic sex. *Full-length, stand-alone novel.
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“Welcome to the beautiful island of Mahé in Seychelles! I’m your host, Tom Peters, and you,” says the man in front of us, spreading his arms out wide, “are the handpicked contestants for the premiere season of Date, Mate, Fate: Celebrity Edition.” He pauses for inserted applause. No, really—a crewman standing off-camera holds up a sign that says, “Insert Applause.”
When the clapping has met the appropriate meter level, Tom continues. “Several faces here, I’m sure you’ll recognize; celebrities from an array of arenas, including sports, the big screen, and even the Olympics have been generous enough to take time from their grueling schedules to join us. And each of them was asked to invite a plus one—anyone—of their choosing, whom we also thank for being here.”
I already feel cramped in my own skin, the endless barrage of cameras and crew filming our every move and reaction in full, intimidating effect. And to top it all off, I’ve just been declared a second-class citizen. Bonus.
I don’t join in on the clapping and whistling; the others’ enthusiasm is far from what I’m feeling. Instead, I burrow deeper into Oakley’s side, shielding my face behind his burly arm and clamping down tighter on his hand. I’m so far removed from my comfort zone, consisting of community college and a job at an off-the-beaten-path truck stop in a Podunk town. But it appears I’ve also landed in a certain circle of hell I’m having trouble comprehending—despite the generous one-week notice.
**I received a copy of this book for free for an honest review**
16 people are sent to an island mansion, 8 woman and 8 men. 8 celebrates ranging from athletes to adult film stars and the 8 plus ones to find their soul mates. They have put their trust in a computer that matched them to their soul mates in the house. Harlow KNOWS here high school sweet heart Oakley is the one, even after all these years apart she has waited for him. So when he asks her to go on Date, Mate, Fate she believes they will walk out together. What she doesn't count on is how much they have grown apart and all the other drama in the house that pulls them apart. I won't go into the other contestants or if they really are soul mates. But I can say this book had me in the first chapter. I could not put it down and kept saying just one more chapter...until there was no more! So many feels in this book sweet romance, love, lust, greed, jealousy, and most of all doubt. Because just when you think you figured it out and you KNOW the pairs, fate (or a computer) says nope you are wrong! You get to know the characters in this book VERY well and that's the best after reading I felt so happy for my "friends" I made by reading about them. S.e. Hall and Angela Graham did an amazing job at writing this wonderfully amazing super book! You should defiantly buy and read Matched...like now!
S.E. Hall is the author of the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series, Emerge, Embrace, Entangled (novella) and Entice as well as the bestselling stand-alone NA Romance, Pretty Instinct. She has co-written Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled, a collection of erotic short stories with her CP and friend, Author Angela Graham as well as a collaboration titled Conspire, a romantic suspense with friend and author Erin Noelle. She is honored to be a part of the USA Today and NYT Best Selling Devour box set. S.E., which stands for Stephanie Elaine, resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 beautiful daughters of the home, and one married daughter who graced her with two beautiful grandchildren. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading and writing and the occasional trip to the casino. She’s also clutch at Baggo, when it’s warm outside, and definitely the woman to pick on your side for some Flip Cup!
Angela Graham is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Harmony series. She resides in Tipp City, Ohio with her three beautiful children. Collaborating with S.E. Hall, she has released three erotic short stories. Matched by SE Hall and Angela Graham ~ Book Blitz HTML with Review
Angela knew she found her calling in the world of fiction the moment she began pounding away at the keys for her first short story in 2012. With a baby on her shoulder, she wrote for about a year before deciding to try her hand at an actual novel. It was the best decision she ever made and since then she continues to bring characters to life in her free time.
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