I’m a big fan of contemporary books and last year I read a matchmaking series. That made it easy when I saw the sign up for Match Me if You Can. Sounded like a book that I would love. Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours, I am able to participate in this blog tour. I receive an ARC to read and review! Keep on reading to find out what I thought!
Match Me If You Can
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 8th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Mia’s best friend Robyn is known for her matchmaking skills, which is perfect, because homecoming is just around the corner. But Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, which forces Mia to take matters into her own hands. She uses Robyn’s matchmaking service to make sure popular Vince Demetrius falls for her.
Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn’t count on Logan, the persistent school newspaper photographer who seems to like her out of the blue. Now she has to choose between Vince – the guy she knows is right for her – and Logan, who insists that she give him a chance. And she needs to make sure Robyn doesn’t find out that Mia’s been matchmaking behind her back.
Mia has two weeks before homecoming. Can she fix the mess she made or will she have to kiss her perfect match goodbye forever?
Mia has it all planned out, her best friend Robyn needs to set her up with her crush Vince. It’s clear that they’re a match. According to Mia, they have the same drive and have plans to make it. She won’t take no for an answer, even when Robyn tells her there are reasons for her matchmaking!
If I’m really honest, Mia annoyed me in the beginning. She was very focused on superficial things. Vince was great because he looked good, played sports and cared about school. Those are the only things that really matter to her. I thought she was rather selfish to take matters in her own hands behind her best friend’s back.
Other than that, this was such a fast and fun read! There are a lof of moments filled with humor, typical teenage drama and embarassing things that anyone can relate to! Logan was my favorite character. He was so down to earth and really himself (it felt that way anyways) and just felt really sincere.
Even though once Logan enters the picture, it’s pretty clear how this story is going to end! While I don’t mind a good contemporary being predictable, the ending was just a bit too obvious really early on in the book! Her best friend Robyn was also a lot of fun, getting Mia back in her own way! I would’ve liked to have seen more of her and her matchmaking during this story.
I also loved the parts of Mia being interested in the newspaper and journalism! I kind of wish getting more of that, including Logan who took photographs. Mia was just a little too focused on her romantic life. I know, teenagers can be that way, but in a book it’s nice to get more of an idea of their lives.
All in all, I loved how everything turned out and how much Mia learns about herself. I think in many ways she was just afraid to let herself feel and maybe not know how things will end. Match Me if You Can is filled with learning about what you want, friendships and that love can come from places you least expect!
Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Wild West of Montana. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja boy, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She’d love to be fluent in sign language, but for now she gets by with awkward hand gestures and even more awkward French. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school to be a lion tamer.
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There is a tour-wide giveaway. For reading in US/CAN, you have a chance to win a print copy of Match Me if You Can! The giveaway ends on January 17th!
Match Me If You Can is a good book to start off the year with! Contemporary lovers will love this book! I hope to read more books like it this year!