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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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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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58 comments on "Scratch That"

huntress09 on June 22, 2017, 11:48 p.m. said:

huntress09


I really loved the main character; she was determined but also unsure and I enjoyed reading about her misadventures in love. Logan was very swoonworthy and adorable. The ending felt too quick to me; everything was wrapped up neatly once Robyn returned. Logan seemed to be barely upset about Mia's admission about the notebook.

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CimoneW on June 20, 2017, 7:14 p.m. said:

CimoneW


Oooooh, I'm cringing at the embarrassing moment. This is great so far! In the first few chapters, I'd like to know a little bit more about the main character's personality.

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Sarah K. on June 19, 2017, 2:54 p.m. said:

Sarah K.


So far so good! I got a few chuckles out of the story. It has kept my attention and I want to know what is going to happen next.

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Reina Galí on June 13, 2017, 9:54 p.m. said:

Reina Galí


Absolutely adored this story--it truly was swoon worthy! I loved most the characters, though I feel like Vince and Elena could be made just a tad more likable. I need more time to like Elena as a friend before I get her as an antagonist.

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HxH on June 8, 2017, 1:47 a.m. said:

HxH


I really enjoyed this! It flowed well and was a quick read. Logan was an awesome character. Early in the book, there is a passage describing Mia's appearance where it is suggested that she shouldn't be considered ugly because she is thin, so I'd be careful about that. Also, Mia's dad says that when a boy makes a huge effort to ask a girl out, he deserves to be rewarded with a yes from her, which sends a message that Mia owes Vince romantic affection just because Vince made a grand, public display asking her out. Mia doesn't owe boys anything. I liked her characterization, and how flawed she is, and she had great character growth. I got really excited when she announced that she was going to woo Logan, and you could even take that a step further and have more fun with her properly wooing him, doing all the things a guy normally does when wooing a girl. All in all, a fun and enjoyable read!

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Tiana Smith on June 9, 2017, 4:28 p.m. said:

Tiana Smith


Good points, thanks! I'll keep all that in mind while I'm editing :)

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Samantha Hastings on June 6, 2017, 10:33 a.m. said:

Samantha Hastings


I would make the "Cupid" power/industry be like a family business that is inherited instead of just anyone could be a Cupid. It would make it more believable and explain how it makes money (enough for conventions) as a private enterprise. Per say Cupid industries owns Hollywood or all of the tabloids.

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Tiana Smith on June 7, 2017, 6:09 p.m. said:

Tiana Smith


The whole "cupid"/magic aspect is getting a complete overhaul in my edits :)

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Ada Light on June 4, 2017, 8:24 p.m. said:

Ada Light


A wonderful read. I read it through all the night and now I am done. I could have liked a little bit more of Logan and his cuteness. It is light, breezy and I just enjoyed it.

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Michyvett on June 3, 2017, 11:35 p.m. said:

Michyvett


It was a great story! The characters were very entertaining.

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