Excerpt from Jade: Perfect Match Beach Series

A multi-author series is fun for both readers and writers. Basically, someone comes up with a story premise and everyone writes their own story while following a set of rules. This summer, a group of us got together to write a story about a matchmaking agency. The premise is to put two strangers together and give them a free one-week vacation. The strangers were selected by the Perfect Match Agency as a promotional tool to show how well their algorithms work. We have six stories total, and my book, Jade, will release Tuesday May 22. Be sure to look for the entire Perfect Match series on Amazon (available through Kindle Unlimited).

A romance author without a romance. A Navy SEAL looking for a little R&R. What could happen in a week on an island getaway?

Jade’s Perfect Match Dating Profile

Miss PITA, Age 25

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

Let’s cut to the chase. Most online match profiles are untrue and lame. Everyone is outgoing, a great cook, loves to hike, and yogas themselves into a pretzel on a regular basis.

As if you care.

Me? I’m difficult, entitled, spoiled, and did I say I hate cats? I’m not the type of woman you bring home to mom, I can’t fix stupid, and I most definitely don’t do boring.

Why should you pick my profile?


If you’re looking for a soulmate, don’t look at me. If you’re hoping for the love of your life, keep swiping. But if you’re as sick of dating and relating as I am, then maybe you’re the partner I’m NOT looking for.

Jade is trying to be difficult because even though she writes romance, she’s given up on romance. When she gets matched to Aiden, a cocky and determined Navy SEAL, she’s in for a rough ride. Can Aiden meet and beat the challenge of sweeping a reluctant romantic off her feet?

Jade: Perfect Match takes place on the imaginary Caribbean island of Ile d’Amour, Island of Love, complete with sandy beaches, a lush tropical jungle, and an active volcano. See what mischief Jade and Aiden get into on their one-week Perfect Match date.

Available May 22, or preorder from Amazon.


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About Rachelle Ayala

Rachelle Ayala is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it's within the pages of a book. Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award, Christmas Stray received a 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Award, and Playing for the Save got the 2017 Readers' Favorite Gold Award in Realistic Fiction. She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

2 Replies to “Excerpt from Jade: Perfect Match Beach Series”

  1. As a happily married woman to Number 3, who met her ‘match’ on a dating site, your premise both intrigued me and made me chuckle. I went joined the internet dating, cyber swamp with pretty much the same attitude (albeit an older lady) and much to my surprise, met a kind, good looking, tolerant man who changed a bitter woman into one appreciating life, love, and fun times to come. I started keeping a journal about our tentative beginnings, which turned into my first novel. The rest, as they say…Anyhow, I’d love to read your book. Hugs!

    • Hi Susan, how awesome, and a pleasant surprise. Good thinking about keeping a journal. Get good ideas for your writing too. That’s what Jade was thinking. Even if nothing came of it, she could get ideas for her stories.

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