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Match Me If You Can Tiana Smith

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When Mia's best friend won't match Mia with her "perfect" guy, she takes matters into her own hands.

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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?

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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: $17.99
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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72 comments on "Match Me If You Can"

KrystiMeyer on Dec. 28, 2017, 6:37 p.m. said:

KrystiMeyer


This sounds adorable! And you're a local author!!! We should definitely connect. I'm a writer, but I also run a book blog and love supporting our local authors here in Utah!

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Tiana Smith on Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m. said:

Tiana Smith


Yay for local writing/reading peeps! We should definitely connect :) Glad you found me on my online hangouts cuz I don’t check this that often (since they no longer allow reads on this book).

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KrystiMeyer on Dec. 29, 2017, 12:30 p.m. said:

KrystiMeyer


Yay! Well if you ever want to get together and talk books and writing, let me know. :) We also run a YA book club for adults at the King's English Bookshop and go to all of their YA events, so you are always welcome to join us. McKelle George is a local author too, and she's in our book club as well as some other aspiring writers, so it's a lot of fun!

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Tiana Smith on Dec. 30, 2017, 1:31 p.m. said:

Tiana Smith


I go to a lot of their YA events whenever I can. Send me a tweet when you next go and we can try to meet up!

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Emma Saska on Aug. 5, 2017, 7:42 p.m. said:

Emma Saska


The voice is strong. I definitely feel like I know Mia and Robyn pretty well, but the rest of the supporting characters are a bit one-dimensional still. That will probably improve as the story goes on, though!

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Maple Twiggs on July 24, 2017, 2:29 p.m. said:

Maple Twiggs


This was a really engaging story. Even though I was asking Mia - "What are you doing?!?!" - many times, I wanted to know how her decisions would play out. It definitely shows a magical snapshot of teen life.

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jkalyani on July 15, 2017, 5:41 a.m. said:

jkalyani


Logan and Mia's Story progressed a little too quickly. But it was a cute book otherwise.

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jkalyani on July 15, 2017, 3:15 a.m. said:

jkalyani


So far so good! Yay it is

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Fay Sebastian on July 10, 2017, 3:07 a.m. said:

Fay Sebastian


Now that I've finished reading the book, all I say is that I'm grateful to have the chance to read it at this point. I mean, I read a pre-ARC version! I feel so honored especially because this story is without any doubt swoonworthy.

First, Logan. I could type his name over and over again just because I fell in love with him right from the start. I was #TeamLogan all the way. I still feel giddy even when typing this.
Second, Robyn and Cupid Incorporated. Everything about the Cupid business made sense - at least in the story. AND THAT PLOT TWIST! I never saw it coming, Robyn.
Third, Vince breaking the "athlete stereotype" - it was nice to have a glimpse of who Vince really is. I'd actually love to read a novel about him and Elena.
Fourth, the humor in this story is just the best. I found myself smiling a lot. Scratch That has the perfect dose of happy. :)
Fifth, Mia and her reflections. I love watching her character grow mature and responsible.

I love this story so much I technically read it in one sitting. I kept wanting to know what happens next.

P.S. DID I MENTION I LOVE LOGAN? <3 <3 <3

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Since the book is still in the editing stage, I think I can still present some things for improvement.

First, though this is a *minor* thing, Spenser's name distracted me a little. Unless that particular spelling had a significant effect to the story, maybe changing the spelling would make it better? I thought of pointing this out because his name is on Chapter Two, and the first chapters are very important to me.
Second, I think Logan overreacted to Mia's confession of the truth by saying they're over. It's as if he was just developing feelings for her and didn't love her for a long time already. I think it would be better if he just fell silent - the silence that would pierce someone's heart because he's too hurt to say anything. That scene would have made me cry if that happened.

Aside from these, I think this book is pretty much ready to be on the shelves of my favorite bookstores. I cherish this book with my heart. I can't wait to hug a copy. This would be a perfect read for Valentine's Day.

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Tiana Smith on July 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m. said:

Tiana Smith


Ahhhh! I love you. Thank you so much for all your comments. Seriously. *hugs*

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