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Match Me If You Can
When Mia's best friend won't match Mia with her "perfect" guy, she takes matters into her own hands.see full description
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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?
I inspected the person in front of me, curious at why Robyn would think us a good match. Sure, he was good looking, I guess, if you went for that artsy creative look (which I didn’t). He had dimples (which, okay, were kind of cute), but he also had messy brown hair that hung over his eyes (which made him look like he had just rolled out of bed. So not my style). His olive skin gave off the impression of a year-round tan, which I was always jealous about. He had a lanky frame, tall and lean, but that wasn't what I typically went for in guys. At all. Robyn knew that. I usually liked them built, like Vince, who could pass as a truck if he stood still for long enough in a parking lot. I’ll hand it to Robyn—Logan did have nice eyes. They were kind of a chocolate color, with specks of gold in them. Not that I was looking at his eyes or anything.
He pulled a permanent marker out of his jean’s pocket. I barely had time to register surprise when he reached across the table, took my hand and started writing on my palm.
“Hey! What do you think you’re doing?” I asked, trying to pull my arm away.
“Careful, you don’t want to mess it up,” he said, holding tight. The pen tickled my palm and I tried not to laugh. After all, I was supposed to be angry, and laughing kind of spoiled the effect.
“You done yet?” I asked.
In answer, he let go of my hand and capped the marker. My hand tingled where he had held it, and I quickly pulled it back, inspecting his work. His name and phone number covered my palm. Well, that was just great.
"I found Match Me If You Can to be very reminiscent of '90s romance movies, so obviously I couldn’t stop turning the page to see how the story ends. ... If you are a fan of goofy guys, dating shenanigans, and '90s romcoms, I highly recommend that you read Match Me if You Can." —Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile
"An adorable book that made my heart feel so warm and fuzzy. ... If you're looking for some 2019 debut authors to watch, I definitely think that Tiana Smith is one of them." —The Book Bratz
"I am always a sucker for adorable contemporaries, and Tiana Smith’s debut did not disappoint! ... An awesome light read that let me just settle down with a fun book and enjoy the story." —Vicky Who Reads
“Love the voice of the main character—interesting, intelligent, relatable. Definitely excited to see what's next.” —Rose, Swoon Reader
“Original, funny and sweet; it made me smile; and there was just enough heat between the two main protagonists to make me root for them.” —Saundra Luchs, Swoon Reader
“I think I found my new "book boyfriend" in Logan. The story did a great job of capturing the drama of high school relationships in a funny and lighthearted way. I really, really enjoyed this and would highly recommend!” —Kelly Lyman, Swoon Reader
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