by Lauren Blakely
Man seeking woman: Hot, rich, smart, witty, self-made multimillionaire Internet genius seeks classy, intelligent, sexy, fun-loving woman who’s interested in settling down and sharing all the good things.
There. Best. Ad. Ever.
I will absolutely find the woman of my dreams, someone who’ll love me for me. Even if my sister thinks I need help dating, I’m confident I can pull this off, courtesy of the great worldwide web.
Let me just hit the upload button right now…
No. Just no. As a woman and a professional matchmaker, I can’t let Dylan Parker run this ad. He’s the catch of all catches. That’s why his sister has asked me to help her ridiculously good-looking, insanely rich, but socially clueless brother find a woman. As a broker of happily ever afters, I’m known as the Stud Finder since I make a great living pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them but will adore them. After all, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with Dylan?
I mean, besides me. It totally won’t be me.
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An Exclusive Interview With Lauren Blakely:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I don’t think I could love Dylan and Evie any more. They are spectacular together! How did you choose them for this novella?
They chose me! I’ve always wanted to write a matchmaker novella and, separately, I thought Stud Finder would be a fun title for a book. Then I realized, “oh wow, the matchmaker could be a stud finder!” I introduced Dylan briefly in The Knocked Up Plan because I thought a guy like him – smart, rich, nerdy – would be most in need of a matchmaker.
All of your characters are so fun and interesting with all sorts of fun hobbies and fascinating careers. Is it ever challenging to build these character layers?
Thank you! Yes, it is challenging, but that’s what makes people stand out, in my opinion. I believe so strongly that our careers can be huge sources of satisfaction in life, so I always try to find interesting ones for characters, and then likewise to develop hobbies, traits and interests that drive them on. The world is a great and wondrous place with so many things to do. When I look at it that way, I always see that I have so many options in building characters.
Who would you choose to play Dylan and Evie in a book-to-movie adaptation?
Let’s cast a blonde Brittany Snow as Evie! In Pitch Perfect, Brittany has a certain crispness, but also a warmth that works for our matchmaker. For Dylan, can we put Armie Hammer in glasses and call it good?
If you could pick a theme song for these two, what would it be?
“You’ve got a friend in me” from Toy Story. It’ll all make sense when you read the novella 🙂
Can you give us a hint as to what you’re working on now?
I’m writing Wanderlust, a standalone releasing in March 2018 that mixes a hot British hero, a fun American heroine and the most romantic city on earth when they fall in love in Paris!
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and sixteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SINFUL LONGING, the third bestselling title in her NYT Bestselling SINFUL NIGHTS series. In January, she’ll release BIG ROCK, a sexy romantic standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).
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