Happy Book Birthday: Match Me if You Can

9781250168719It’s a new year and I’m super excited to kick off 2019 with a new series of regular Tuesday blog posts entitled, “Happy Book Birthday!” Throughout the year, I will attempt to bring you reviews of new releases on the date of their release. And so with this in mind, I’d like to wish a Happy Book Birthday to Tiana Smith and her debut young adult novel, MATCH ME IF YOU CAN.

First let me say: What a fun book! Released by Swoon Reads, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, MATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a romantic comedy centered around 11th grade Mia who just knows her life would be perfect if only the school’s golden boy, Vince, would ask her to homecoming. But her best friend, Robyn (a.k.a. “Cupid”), knows better.

An entrepreneur, Robyn has her own tried and true matchmaking service with a 100% 5-star rating from her classmates. But when Robyn refuses to match Mia with Vince, Mia takes things into her own hands and makes the match herself by sending an email to Vince using Robyn’s email account. Predictably, everything from that point goes awry. Best friends become frenemies, and potential true love matches are threatened.

This was an engaging read, plausible, and with a true Happily Ever After ending. And it’s a great place to start your reading list challenge!



(From the Macmillan Website)

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?

For more information on Tiana Smith, or to find purchase links by this author, use this link.

Published by C.H. Armstrong

C.H. (Cathie) Armstrong is 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and is the author of THE EDGE OF NOWHERE (Penner, 2016), ROAM (Central Avenue, Feb. 5, 2019) and co-author of DÉJÀ YOU: STORIES OF SECOND CHANCES. She is represented by Tina P. Schwartz at The Purcell Agency, LLC.

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