Erynn Mangum’s debut book, Miss Match, is a can’t-put-it-down book.
Lauren “Laurie” Holbrook is a chocolate eating, coffee addict with a knack for matchmaking. After she successfully matches her older sister, Laurie goes on a mission to matchmake everyone else too, starting with people at her work. Laurie works at a photography studio run by her best-friend-since-forever, Brandon. Brandon is a more serious person, a great balance for Laurie’s wacky, mile-a-minute self. The camaraderie between the two is fun, the prime brother/sister relationship, but with quicker and more humorous retorts.
When the atmosphere at work spoils, due to a cranky, neurotic coworker, what else is there for Laurie to do except matchmake? Say, with Laurie’s laidback singles’ pastor?
Then, Brandon hires a much needed secretary for the studio. To Laurie’s chagrin, it turns out to be Hannah—a flawless blonde with gorgeous hair, a great style, and a bubbly personality. Brandon invites Hannah to their singles’ group, and although Laurie does not like Hannah butting in, it doesn’t take long before Laurie’s disdain for Hannah fades. Laurie discovers that behind the natural beauty, Hannah is a sweet girl with a good sense of humor and similar tastes in movies. In fact, Hannah would make a good match too…
And although Laurie is content to be single and doesn’t want to get married, she meets Ryan at the singles’ Bible study and they become fast friends. With all the possible matches floating around, it doesn’t take much for Laurie to get in some crazy situations. And the only thing better than watching her get into them, is watching her talk her way out of them.
Laurie’s love for classic chick-flicks adds to the story, and anyone who enjoys Pride and Prejudice, While You Were Sleeping, the Princess Bride should pick up this book. Laurie frequently quotes lines from movies like these, and even though she’s just a character, it’s easy to hear her corny British accent when she quotes Pride and Prejudice or see her friends roll their eyes at her imitations.
Anyone who loves coffee, chick-flicks, or humor has got to read this book.
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