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Scratch That Tiana Smith

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In control of a magic matchmaking book, Mia has the chance to pair herself up with her dream boy.

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Mia’s best friend is Cupid. No, really. A teenage Cupid who went out of town and foolishly left behind her charmed journal and pen—the two items Mia needs in order to make the football hottie, Vince Demetrius, notice her.

According to plan, Vince falls for her, but Mia doesn't count on Logan, the surprisingly suave and persistent school newspaper photographer who’s showing interest in her. But that’s not part of Mia’s plan. Mia’s got a perfect solution—direct Logan’s feelings towards her friend Elena.

Except that Elena likes Vince.

Mia has two weeks before her best friend comes back - fourteen short days to put all the right couples back together. Can she fix the mess she made or will she have to kiss her perfect match goodbye forever?

Excerpt

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.

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Hardcover: $16.99
ISBN 9781250168719

E-book: $9.99
ISBN 9781250168702

Praise

“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

“Cute and entertaining.” —Caralin, Swoon Reader

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39 comments on "Scratch That"

S4nn4 on April 27, 2017, 9:40 a.m. said:

S4nn4


Total knockout story, perfect as it is. Sometimes polishing can take the perfection of imperfections out and make it less. Don't change a word! I love reading but encountered a very polished story prior but its contents made me loose the joy of reading, the joy of submerging my self into the character. By this book being the way a human is is, imperfect perfection it actually gave that lost happiness and joy back to me. So it achieved a miracle for me. A polished editorially perfect story is not the way a normal human thinks and acts, and is by definition then less easy to feel aligned with. Thank you, for this experience, to have been allowed to read this book, it warmed my heart, made me giggle and chuckle, and feel every ounce of the emotions depicted. Its an amazing feature.

Its going straight into my list of best reads ive ever had (and i read about a 1000-1500 books per year) other book son that list is the series by Ryan Show (starts with Vannie), Princess Daisy, A story of witches, Sunshine, and Girl with pearl earring. All of them are outstanding, groundbreaking, and books you never forget. Comparing any of them at the time of their release with anything else would have beenfutile, they are unique as is this book. This uniqueness and marvel thats presented within this book guaranteed its placement on that very exclusive and select list of best reads ever!

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Tiana Smith on April 27, 2017, 9:49 a.m. said:

Tiana Smith


Thank you so much! It makes me so happy when people love my book, and your review was so amazing! :)

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ash on April 26, 2017, 5:58 p.m. said:

ash


it's good but i wish the protagonist was more emotionally expressive

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S4nn4 on April 26, 2017, 4:08 p.m. said:

S4nn4


Awesome, i LOVE it..

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Sarah.Cassidy on April 15, 2017, 8:56 p.m. said:

Sarah.Cassidy


Sooo cute! I love the ending and the entire idea of the book. The only thing is that the conflict took a little too long to solve and I wish she had confided in her friend earlier. I almost stopped reading in the middle because I was so annoyed with her. Overall, I loved it and it was adorable.

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Rose on April 13, 2017, 11:23 p.m. said:

Rose


The only two things I thought might benefit from improvement were:
1) Robyn's character seems to be very stock guardian angel. She's supposed to be Mia's bff, but we don't actually get to see much of her or know her character enough to be able to anticipate her actions. I think it's fine, mostly, but as a reader, I did wonder about that.

And 2) it seems bizarre to me that Mia's phone privileges are never restored. I don't really understand the dynamic she has with her parents or why they seem unreasonably strict considering this is her first ever offense. Maybe if there was background on how her parents have always been kind of strict, and that's why she's already such a good student or something? Again, I don't know that it takes away from the story, but maybe it could add to the story. I don't know.

Ultimately, I enjoyed what I read!

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Rose on April 13, 2017, 11:18 p.m. said:

Rose


I don't actually read a lot of romance/love stories, so I don't know what to compare this with. But I will say, if I'd bought this book in a bookstore, at the end, I would've thought it was money well-spent.

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Rose on April 10, 2017, 8:57 p.m. said:

Rose


Love the voice of the main character- interesting, intelligent, relatable. There's effective use of smilies and metaphors, appropriate descriptive language when necessary, and already enough random drama that I'm hooked. Definitely excited to see what's next.

My favorite part is having the sort of dramatic irony that Mia and Logan *will* get together- because Cupid is obviously right-but wondering how.

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wutheringdarkness on March 26, 2017, 5:13 p.m. said:

wutheringdarkness


I really liked how there was a lot of drama but not too much. The characters made me want to punch the computer (which I did), tease them (I did that too), and hug the computer (did that).

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caralin on March 14, 2017, 4:11 p.m. said:

caralin


This was so cute and entertaining. Honestly, I think it's great the way it is. This would make a really fun February release when it gets published.

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