A Virtual Match Anthology
No longer available. You can find the included novella Wish I Might as a standalone title.
Virtual Match is your one-stop shop to convincing those nosy relatives, the too friendly coworker, or your ex that you’re off the market. We’ll match you up with an attentive boyfriend or girlfriend. Texts, emails, phone calls, and even gifts. A virtual love life is all the fun of being in a relationship–well, almost all the fun–and none of the commitment. Our matches know how to stay discreet and convincing. You might even forget it’s not real. Log on to Virtual Match and meet the match of your dreams who doesn’t mind staying just a fantasy.
Wish I Might by Kait Nolan (Wishful #5): Bookstore owner Reed Campbell wasn't looking for a woman. But when the new clerk he hired won't take no for an answer, he needs a girlfriend in a hurry. His friends give him the perfect out—Virtual Match, a service that offers a fake relationship with none of the fuss. But when Reed gets a second chance with Cecily Dixon, the one that got away, his virtual girlfriend may cause more problems than she solves.
Lip Service by Wendy Sparrow: Amputee Berg Cyrano is struggling with civilian life. Dating is perilous, but the girl next door is oh so tempting in her sexy sundresses. His new gig as “virtual boyfriend” allows him to bask in her sunshine without risking rejection and without her knowing. Roxie Edmonds has tried cupcakes and pizza and her neighbor doesn’t adore her yet. Using the Virtual Match site he recommended will get rid of a slimy coworker, but she absolutely can’t fall for her new fake boyfriend.
Code Name: Girlfriend by Jessica Fox: Drew needs a girlfriend—fast. Trouble is that he already told his nosy coworkers all about her, and she doesn't exist. When his best friend sees an ad for Virtual Match, it seems like the answer to all his problems...until he starts falling for his match. Caroline is struggling to get her writing career off the ground when she gets a chance to write a tell-all feature on Virtual Match. Seems easy enough, until pretending to be someone's girlfriend suddenly gets far too real.
Dream Home by Lisa Kroger: Evie Bowen doesn’t have time for the boyfriend her mom and sister think she needs. Still reeling from her husband’s death, she’s renovating the antebellum plantation meant to be their dream home. Enter Luc Savini, her virtual boyfriend. Luc may keep her family at bay and provide company in the dark of night, but when sinister things start happening in Evie’s house, she’s still very much on her own.
Something Old and Something New by J.R. Pearse Nelson: Delia has finally managed to kick her cheating ex-husband to the curb. In a parting jab at her lack of tech savvy and need for companionship, the ex signs her up for Virtual Match. The texts from the virtual boyfriend are as creepy as the idea and getting stranger, but she can’t figure out how to stop them. When an old friend—that’s all it can ever be—shows up on her doorstep, Delia is pushed to retire old heartaches in favor of a new vision of herself and her future.
Matchmaker Reality by Sharon Hughson: Ronnie Shay isn’t willing to put her heart on the line and risk it being broken. A fake boyfriend through Virtual Match will prevent her from investing in a relationship as well as keep her nagging family at bay.
Unexpected sparks fly with her imaginary boyfriend and she gets in deep—her feelings unearthing a past secret she’d buried. When her virtual boyfriend wants to meet, reality might ruin Ronnie’s chances of a real connection. Will her heart survive and is love worth the gamble?
Virtual Surprise by Catherine Lynn: Home is where your heart heals. And, Anna’s moved on since her divorce. Really. To convince her friends, Anna signs up for Virtual Match. A fake boyfriend is safe and easy…right up until their relationship feels real. Then, there’s her high school crush—who broke her heart. Neither man is simple and one may not even exist. Luke’s job with Virtual Match is just for extra cash, not for a relationship. He’s still dealing with his anger for the girl who once hurt him. Then, he starts falling for his assigned “girlfriend.” Is it worth the risk to make their match real?
Home Field Advantage by Kate Davison:
Home isn’t always where the heart is—sometimes it needs a little push.
For Shelby Steele, going home to Suwannee Grove after her sister’s death is the hardest thing she's ever done. The reasons she left make it even harder. One look at Dallas Lane and she knows her bigger mistake may have been staying away so long.
Dallas has always considered Shelby the love of his life and he'd like nothing more than for her trip home to be permanent. But if Shelby ever finds out Dallas was posing as her sister’s Virtual Match, he doubts even his home field advantage will help convince her to stay.