Hey everyone! The Match Me If You can blog tour stops at Book Slaying today, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on this cute contemporary. *Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom to enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself! US/CAN Only.
Here’s what I thought about Match Me If You Can:
Match Me If You Can is one of those YA books that I could see Netflix adapting, like they’ve been doing a lot lately with other cute contemporary romance books, like The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. It’s got a wide, and interesting cast of characters, that although I personally wouldn’t have related to in high school, would relate to a fair amount of high-schoolers.
You’ve got Logan, the cute, funny guy, who has a lot to offer a girl, but unfortunately often gets overlooked. There’s Vince, the kinda stereotypical, attractive football player, who is a bit too obsessed with himself, and what others thinks. Robyn is that best friend who always has your back, but doesn’t sugar coat things for you. There’s Elena, the popular, on-again-off-again bitchy girl, who isn’t a completely terrible person, but will also never be a great friend. Then there’s Mia, the quiet girl, with a lot of insecurities, who thinks that being popular will solve all her problems, including making her happy.
Mia, our MC, wasn’t the most likable of characters. Although I understood that her actions were motivated by her insecurities, she bothered me, because she hurt others to get what she wanted. She made a lot of selfish, stupid decisions, and for the longest time refused to see the big picture. Thankfully she grows a lot throughout the story, and becomes someone I could respect.
Elena is another character who had significant character growth. Like Mia, she took a step back, and reflected on the poor decisions she made. Mia wasn’t the only one who felt less-than.
Match Me If You Can is a fun, quick read, that is the perfect book to slip in between dense books.
Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith
Published by Swoon Reads on January 8, 2019
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?
About the author
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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