When I started college last year, or really when I got my job at the art school, I met a guy named Sean and we’ve been cohorts ever since. It was Sean’s class I attended in December 2011 to hear a discharged Marine speak on some of his experiences and met Alec for the first time. Sean actually flirted like crazy with Alec, but I totally wrong for each other. Sean’s like tequila and fireworks, explosive fun but just not right for Alec — Carter’s hot cocoa and snuggling, perfect for Alec ;)
I’ve wanted to matchmake Sean ever since.
And now I’ve done it :D
During My Cowboy Weekend, I introduced Sean — perky, drama diva, twink — to Jazz’s friend Miles — calm, serious, bear. Opposites attract, right? Yes, they do!
OK, no, not at first. Sean was a little book-cover-judgey about bearish, older, nerds who were older. He got a little stuck on that. I persevered, though! When Jazz and I would go out with a group, Miles and Sean were always with us. Miles knew the score, turned on the charm, and eventually Sean started paying more attention.
See, I love Sean, but he’s a slut who thinks that’s how he’ll find his One True Love. Because he does want to fall in love, be committed, grow old, etc. and have his Happily Ever After. He’s seen me and Jazz and commented a whole lot on how he wants that too. He’s just a little wrapped up in looks and money and partying. Not that there’s anything wrong with that or even that it’s a bad way to meet Mr. Right! It just hasn’t worked for him yet, and I know he’s not happy. So since Miles is settled, experienced, but just as current on all things in the popular media as Sean is, I figured I’d point them at each other a few times and see what happened.
“Miles, you remember Sean. He was just telling me his thoughts on the end of Jersey Shore and what might become of what’s-her-name. Bow-wow? What do you think?”
Amazing that such a superficial pile of crapola can set off sparks…
That meeting was on a Friday night and I didn’t see or hear from Sean until Tuesday afternoon…and he was really, really, contemplatively quiet. Either everything went horribly wrong when Miles took Sean home, or somebody’s 9 watt bulb got swapped out for a 100 watt one and Miles clicked that sucker on. I could not sit still and literally had to bite my tongue while waiting for Sean to figure out what he wanted to say.
“I spent the whole weekend at Miles’ place. It was just so… I really don’t want to screw this up. What should I do?”
After I got done squeeing myself hoarse, we discussed what he was worried about, what he wanted, and the many, many benefits of speaking honestly to Miles even if it was the scariest thing ever. Then he went and called Miles so they could have dinner and talk. Jazz said he had a similar conversation with Miles about not screwing things up with Sean.
That was 3 weeks ago :) and they’re still seeing each other!
I swear, I should do this professionally.
My LC Chase has a new book out called Love Brokers: Mister Romance that features a Matchmaker and a Romance Coach helping their clients and slowly finding their way toward each other. I just cannot imagine where she got that little plot bunny… ;)
Jacob Cruz, aka “Mr. Matchmaker”, has an uncanny knack for knowing who would be perfect for whom, which led to his own successful matchmaking company, His Perfect Match. His record is nearly flawless, but when it comes to his own love life he always seems to miss the mark.
Brant Hudson, aka “Mr. Romance”, is a hopeless romantic with his own romance consulting business. He knows every move in the book to win a heart and build a lasting, loving relationship, heck, he wrote the book. Even knowing what he knows, seeing his clients’ relationships bloom and grow, his own seems to miss the spark.
Sparks fly the first time Jacob and Brant meet at a New Year’s Eve party, but bad timing and sitcom-worthy mishaps conspire against them at every turn, from demanding clients to current boyfriends, spilled drinks to broken bones, and a rogue ferret. How can the perfect couple ever hope to make it work when Old Lady Fate refuses to get out of their way?