The Matchmaker 4
Beneath the Surface
: Terms of Surrender : Manifest Destiny
: Emilia's Emancipation
Twice burned, three times shy Emilia Vega hasn't dipped her toes into the
dating waters since her last and only post-divorce relationship ended badly.
Her self-imposed celibacy, however, becomes an unviable option when she's
thrust into the arms of transplanted Argentinian dance instructor, Ramón
A widower after the sudden death of his wife and newborn during
childbirth four years previous, Ramón Chavez believes in living life to the
extreme. But when his mother insists he partners with older woman Emilia
Vega for an evening of dance instruction, Ramon realizes his heart hasn't
pumped with genuine excitement in a long time.
Despite her best efforts to avoid the younger heartthrob, Emilia is
thrust into Ramón's path when she's called to her son's school by the new
English teacher. But there is more afoot than just Emilia's burgeoning,
rediscovered libido and that is the burgeoning psychic gifts of her troubled
Sensuality Rating: SIZZLING/SCORCHING
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance (interracial/May-December/psychic)
Length: 33,000 words
Cover Art by Jinger
The Matchmaker 4
REVIEWS for Emilia's Emancipation
[The Matchmaker 4]
"Emilia’s Emancipation has just the right amount
of humor to balance with the drama. The sensual tension between Ramon and Emilia
is so strong the reader can feel it. Their connection builds to a crescendo. The
relationship between Anthony and Emilia is heartwarming. Emilia’s Emancipation is a delicious love story."
—Anne Boling, Review Your Book
4 Cups: "This story is both
sensual and sweet. The characters are lovingly portrayed, and very identifiable. Emilia is a real mom with desires and needs, but also a willingness to put those
aside for her child. Ramon may be a playboy on the surface, but underneath his
heart is tender and loving. They both find what they have been missing, and
together they can finally be whole. I look forward to reading all of this
series, and I am sure they will be just as fantastic."
—Lototy, Coffee Time Romance
4 Stars: "Emilia's
Emancipation is the fourth volume of Gracie C. McKeever's series, The
Matchmaker. Once Emilia is convinced that she truly loves Ramon, they have
very hot sex. This plot was well-written, with a head-twisting and complex
secondary plot that involved all of Emilia's family. Emilia was my favorite
character because she went from a shy, reserved mother to a woman with hopes for
the future of her family. That hope, love, and promise gave Emilia's
Emancipation its final joy."
—Marcy Arbitman, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
Recommended Read: B+ "I really had fun with Emilia’s Emancipation. It was a
joy to read. Between the wonderful love story between Emilia and Ramón and the
little psychic twists and turns, it was a really good story. Gracie C. McKeever
tells a wonderful story of finding love again. Emilia’s Emancipation will
make you happy just reading it, and the night of incredible passion between
Emilia and Ramón was more than enough to have me looking for a cool breeze! This
story brings hope to all those who think they’ve lost their only chance at love.
Don’t pass this one up, it’s a keeper."—Lynda, Simply Romance Reviews
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“Emilia Vega, this is my son Ramón Chavez. Ramón, this is Señorita
Though Emilia knew Mercedes was at least a few years older than herself,
she didn’t believe there was any way the woman was old enough to
have a son Ramón’s age. But even then, Emilia knew she
was older than Ramón by at least several years and why was she
thinking about the man’s age in comparison to hers?
Because you find him so darn hot, that’s why!
Emilia instantly grew wet between her thighs at the thought, couldn’t
remember when she had been so instantly attracted to and turned
on by a man.
Anthony’s father had had the rare power of turning her inside out with
just a glance, but that was more than a decade ago, a decade and
a years-long, soul-destroying affair ago.
Emilia blinked when she realized three sets of eyes were watching her
and she had yet to stand and properly respond to Mercedes’s
She leaped to her feet and awkwardly stuck out her suddenly moist hand
which was immediately engulfed by the caramel, smooth hand of
The firm contact sent an electric tingle straight up her arm, cold heat
spreading through her upper body until her nipples hardened and
stood at attention. Her reaction was totally inappropriate,
totally out of synch with the situation. The man hadn’t uttered
a word yet!
“It’s nice to meet you, Ms. Vega.”
Emilia gripped his hand like a life preserver, the look in his mocha
eyes and the sound of his bone-melting voice making her knees
shaky and inciting visions of dashing swashbucklers. He even had
a tiny gold hoop winking at her from his left earlobe to cinch
This was ridiculous. She wasn’t a lovesick teenage girl. She was a
divorced woman with a twelve-year-old son. She didn’t have time
for pirate fantasies!
That’s right, Em. Focus. “Please, call me Emilia. And it’s nice
to meet you too.” Atta girl! That’s the way to put him in his
place with the breathless flirty voice.
“Em-e-lee-ah.” He licked his full lips as if enjoying the taste
of her name on his tongue. “It’s a beautiful name.”
What was beautiful was the way he said it—correctly, she might
add—smooth, slightly-accented voice breaking down each syllable
and elongating her name to make it sound like exotic poetry, not
like most people who anglicized it to the mundane-sounding
‘Amelia’ even though her name started with an ‘E.’
“You can call me Ramón.”
She loved the way he rolled the ‘R’ and said Rah-moan. Moan. He could
say that again. Was there any name he didn’t utter with a
“My mother tells me you’re in need of a dance partner for the evening,
Her womb contracted when he said her name again and caused another rush
of warm moisture to her panties. “I really don’t want to put
“You wouldn’t be putting me out.”
Okay, was she going to have to resort to the truth and tell him there
was no way she could dance with him because he turned her on too
much? Yeah, that would go over well, and send Freddie flying
home to tell Angie her evil plan to hook her up with the sexy
dance instructor had worked. No way, José.
“You will not be putting him out. M’ijo is an instructor here at
“Part-time instructor,” Ramón said. “My mother is trying to get
me to come on full-time, but she forgets I have other
“Aye, commitments. This is your calling. You are a dancer,
Emilia almost chuckled at his good-natured irritation, how much he
sounded like Anthony, an adult Anthony with a deep and
bone-sizzling baritone, of course.
She wondered if she and Anthony would be as close as Mercedes and Ramón
seemed to be fifteen, twenty years from now.
How old was he anyway?
“Surely, you have other duties I’m pulling you away from…” Emilia gaped
as he bowed at the waist in a sweeping, Old World gesture that
took her breath away, especially when he looked at her from
beneath those lush, curly lashes and made her nipples pulsate.
God, the man was a walking, breathing aphrodisiac! No way could she come
back for another lesson. She didn’t think she could survive this
one without floating away on a tide of her own fresh and sudden
Ramón softly brushed the back of her hand with his lips, the silken
whiskers clipped in an oval around his upper lip and chin
tickling her skin and sending the most delicious and startling
electrical currents shooting between her thighs before he said,
“Truly, you’d be helping me out when I demonstrate the steps to
the class.” He gently squeezed her hand, waiting for her
How could she say no? Why would she want to when her blood was sizzling
at his touch and she felt alive for the first time in years?
Emilia closed her eyes and followed his lead into the middle of the
floor, diving headlong in the deep end of a pool when she didn’t
know how to swim and no lifeguard was on duty.
SIREN SEX Rating
Traditional romance, suitable for the general
Heavy sexual tension; graphic details; may contain
coarse language (BookStrand)
Erotic, graphic sex; explicit sexual language; may offend delicate
Erotica romance; contains many sexual encounters; may contain unconventional
sex; will offend delicate readers (SIREN)
Excessive or non-exclusive sex; many instances of unconventional sex; may be hardcore; not for the faint-hearted
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