Match Me If You Can
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?

Match Me If You Can Details

TitleMatch Me If You Can
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 8th, 2019
PublisherSwoon Reads
ISBN-139781250168719
Rating
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Match Me If You Can Review

  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    January 1, 1970
    Oooh! That was great. I loved Mia. She was such a relatable character. The book was amazing. Nice and fluffy. My only complaint was that it moved a little fast. Other than that, amazing!
  • Vicky Who Reads
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsI am always a sucker for adorable contemporaries, and Tiana Smith’s debut did not disappoint! I guess what I liked the most about Match Me If You Can was how relatable it was. Even though Mia is going through way more drama than I’ve ever gone through, I’ve ~heard~ of drama like this (real life love triangles!!!) happening and I think it’s really fitting. And before y’all cringe at the love triangle part, it’s not 100% what I’d call a love triangle–more like a case of indecision and get 4.5 starsI am always a sucker for adorable contemporaries, and Tiana Smith’s debut did not disappoint! I guess what I liked the most about Match Me If You Can was how relatable it was. Even though Mia is going through way more drama than I’ve ever gone through, I’ve ~heard~ of drama like this (real life love triangles!!!) happening and I think it’s really fitting. And before y’all cringe at the love triangle part, it’s not 100% what I’d call a love triangle–more like a case of indecision and getting stuck in situations that you have to follow through with. Yes, Mia does struggle choosing between Mia and Logan, but the way Smith presents this in Match Me If You Can is something that I greatly appreciated, as it felt really true and real? Like, Mia isn’t indecisive to the point that everyone is smacking their heads on the wall–she’s indecisive in that real way that yes, she is indecisive and it’s influenced by more than just which guy is hotter or even just the guys themselves. It’s influenced by her best friend Robyn and her matchmaking service, by the drama going around school, by one of her kinda-friends Elena and the rumors she’s publishing in the school column. That is what makes Match Me If You Can and its high school drama and love-triangle-but-not-quite so real: that teens make decisions not just because of one factor, but from a whole slew of factors from friends and gossip and other people and stress. And beyond just Mia’s decision between Vince and Logan, I think Smith did a fantastic job of juggling so many aspects of Mia’s life that real teens do have to deal with, and not compromising the story arcs of each element. From the journalism competition to the romance to the multiple friendship problems, I think everything was balanced really well and Smith managed to develop all this to a satisfactory extent without making anything feel underdeveloped, which is a huge feat given that this book is less than 300 pages!I think the juggling in this story–both Mia juggling factors in her decision making to Smith juggling Mia’s life–was done so well and I’m really excited to see more from Smith because of it, given her knack for doing this critical thing that so many contemporaries need. And beyond that–this book was just so cute and fluffy and feel-good? Like, yes, Mia is adequately stressed that I believe she is real, but also the romance was adorable and Logan was a nice love interest and the drama was spicy without being stressful. I just got so many good vibes from this book and it made me happy without being without a plot and without stress on the characters. From the matchmaking business to Mia’s own drama, I though the concept was adorable. What made this a 4 stars and not higher for me is because I still wanted more. Yes, I think Smith satisfactorily gave us the closure and arcs to the plot that we wanted, but I was really looking for it to be fleshed out more. I felt like Mia herself didn’t change as much as I wanted her to? I know she learned ~things~ but I feel like there was more left in her journey/romance that wasn’t touched on, and I with this was longer (darn Swoon Reads and their short books). But overall, Match Me If You Can was an awesome light read that let me just settle down with a fun book and enjoy the story! I definitely recommend if you’re looking for a book to take your mind off life and just enjoy the fun fluff!Thank you so much to Tiana Smith and Swoon Reads for sending me an advance reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review!Blog | Instagram | Twitter
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  • Justine
    January 1, 1970
    I possibly-definitely may have added another book boyfriend to my list.Logan, Logan, Logan... UpdateAaaaaaaaaaaaaah! What a breath of fresh air Match Me If You Can is! It started strong. It may have begun shattering Mia’s perfect world on the wrong foot but definitely not in my point of view. Hahaha! I always have been a huge fan of haters to lovers trope then Smith thrown in more elements that made it so much more enthralling as it the plot thickens.From page one, the writing for me works and I possibly-definitely may have added another book boyfriend to my list.Logan, Logan, Logan... UpdateAaaaaaaaaaaaaah! What a breath of fresh air Match Me If You Can is! It started strong. It may have begun shattering Mia’s perfect world on the wrong foot but definitely not in my point of view. Hahaha! I always have been a huge fan of haters to lovers trope then Smith thrown in more elements that made it so much more enthralling as it the plot thickens.From page one, the writing for me works and is compelling. It captivated my attention in a jiffy. Heck, my cousins visited that weekend when I began reading this and I was not able to tear away my eyes off my e-reader. They eventually left me to watch a movie because I was grinning too much.To some romance is a cliche but I believe romance is the most difficult thing to write; it is tricky to draw readers attention but done right? well, you’ll find one sucked deep into it, flipping pages until there’s the last. And that what happened with Match Me If You Can. The writing came out in a swoosh, the personality of the book come out naturally. The book alone, the characters is entirely different.The characters take us into different dimensions, at times there came a point it felt flat. Nevertheless, they are of nothing forced of a persona. They pop out like they are their own. I find them all effortless and wrapped up with their own game. Motivated by their angst believingly, fulfilling the norm that exists in high school. Or breaking that stigma.Another thing to like is the character development, Mia’s character from a state of mind seemingly superficial and can be a bit uptight and the transformation, it was a pleasure to witness. Logan, he’s not only painted as that ideal likeness of stereotype. That one would swoon over for. Robyn, Elena, Mia’s friends. I was stressing over them through in a good way. Vince, the school jock, had shown a little more than what I thought he would be.It’s something we had seen before in books and movies. However, the twist here still managed to woo me, winning me over really good. It may strike some as predictable, and it is but it took turns on another journey before truly hitting the nail of predictability you were expecting. And I think that’s what made this one unique and refreshing.Match Me If You Can’s pacing is fitting to its voice, it’s engaging as a whole. The plot’s turn of events and the romance movement is right about. I believe that one would find the romance here playing out like their favorite romantic comedy movie. And I know everyone has their one guilty pleasure.Ready your book-crush list because you may add one in there! Seemingly so, I haven’t read or seen it yet but it’s been said that this is a YA Retelling of A Midsummer’s Night Dream.If you are looking for a fluffy read, if you just want to swoon over someone, if you want to break your face from smiling, I recommend Match Me If You Can! More Match Me If You Can • Instagram • Twitter • Ko-Fi
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  • Gaby (lookingatbooks)
    January 1, 1970
    COVER GOLD 😍
  • Kelly Coon
    January 1, 1970
    MATCH ME IF YOU CAN is everything I need in a YA contemporary romance. The back and forth tension between Mia and Logan, the cute, but too-flirty-for-her newspaper photographer is spot-on, and Mia's betrayal of her matchmaking friend's trust feels so real. It's filled with wit and poignancy, believable characters, and an effortless writing style that kept me turning the pages. LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!
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  • Kate (Beyond Bookish)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. I have to say I am a tad bit disappointed in this one. Based on the synopsis it was tailor made to what I look for in a YA romance. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. Robyn, Mia and Elena (the main characters) often felt stiff and their motivations constantly changing. I like how the author set up the initial plot but found that it got weaker as the story went on. There were just a lot of plot and character issues in my opinion to warrant even a 4 star read. Even though this reading 3.5 stars. I have to say I am a tad bit disappointed in this one. Based on the synopsis it was tailor made to what I look for in a YA romance. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. Robyn, Mia and Elena (the main characters) often felt stiff and their motivations constantly changing. I like how the author set up the initial plot but found that it got weaker as the story went on. There were just a lot of plot and character issues in my opinion to warrant even a 4 star read. Even though this reading experience wasn't my favorite I would still pick up another book by this author!I would recommend this to those who enjoy YA contemporary but it's definitely not my favorite in the genre. If you would like a YA contemporary debut that deals with similar themes then I would highly recommend Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman.
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  • Samantha (WLABB)
    January 1, 1970
    Trying to beat her bestie's matchmaking system, Mia goes over her head to ensure at least one date with her crush, Vince. But, looking good on paper doesn't necessarily translate to a love match, and Mia learned that the hard way.Five things I loved1. This was a hate-to-love romance, which is always pleasing for me. Although I feel like there was some history missing, I did enjoy the tension between Mia and Logan. I loved the way he was always able to push her buttons to get her adorably fluster Trying to beat her bestie's matchmaking system, Mia goes over her head to ensure at least one date with her crush, Vince. But, looking good on paper doesn't necessarily translate to a love match, and Mia learned that the hard way.Five things I loved1. This was a hate-to-love romance, which is always pleasing for me. Although I feel like there was some history missing, I did enjoy the tension between Mia and Logan. I loved the way he was always able to push her buttons to get her adorably flustered. 2. Mia's goal was to get a date to the homecoming dance, and apparently, this was a big deal at their school. Because of that, I was treated to a few fabulous grand-gesture type dance-posals, which delighted me. 3. There's a lot of rom-com in this this book. Mia really made a hot mess of everything, and it spilled out in a chain of high school hijinks, which were quite amusing. 4. I have no idea what was wrong with Mia, because I was #TeamLogan all the way. He came off as a real laidback guy without a care in the world, but he slowly revealed there was a lot more to him, than Mia originally thought. Aside from that, I found he was one of the more honest characters in the book, and he may have resorted to some subterfuge, but he still couldn't even fully commit to it. If that wasn't enough, those treehouse scenes and the way he interacted with his younger sister should have sold him as the top choice in the competition for Mia's heart. 5. I know you will see this book referred to as "fluffy", because it was a fun and light read, but it also explored the idea of looking beyond the surface and finding the real person underneath. Vince might have been Mr. Golden Boy, but Logan possessed many qualities, which he kept under wraps, and made him just as golden. Overall: A charming, "fluffy" romance, which contained the perfect balance of humor, drama, and swoons. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Brielle
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my goodness! This book was so much fun. Perfect, light summer read and the plot was super engaging. I carried my copy around everywhere and read it every chance I got. The characters were really relatable; I kept thinking it felt like a story Taylor Swift would write—in a good way. I also REALLY love a book where I don’t have to sacrifice anything morally to enjoy it. This was such a fun, clean read! Looking forward to more of Tiana’s books!!!
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  • Naomi Milliner
    January 1, 1970
    A fun and breezy read with equal parts humor and romance. A great choice for anyone who loves romance with a twist of laughter.
  • Cassie
    January 1, 1970
    Match Me If You Can is a drama-filled pageturner. This romantic, fast-paced story is driven by a pure drama-llama high schooler by the name of Mia. Mia is a good student and a cautious person, but when it comes to crushes and finding the “perfect” homecoming date, Mia makes some life-changing decisions that creates a pile-up of white lies and messy hearts.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 e Match Me If You Can is a drama-filled pageturner. This romantic, fast-paced story is driven by a pure drama-llama high schooler by the name of Mia. Mia is a good student and a cautious person, but when it comes to crushes and finding the “perfect” homecoming date, Mia makes some life-changing decisions that creates a pile-up of white lies and messy hearts.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. And once the main character starts creating a mess of her love and social life, friendships start to falter, emotions become tangled, and Mia begins questioning her feelings between two guys. I thought the frenzy that Mia causes would sway me away from the story, but actually I was enamored by her narrative and finding out how everything would unfold. If you are a fan of goofy guys, dating shenanigans, and 90s romcoms, I highly recommend that you read Match Me if You Can. And for more reasons on why you should read this book, check out my moodboard below, which was inspired by some of the book’s most swooniest moments.
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  • Krysti
    January 1, 1970
    MATCH ME IF YOU CAN is light and fluffy contemporary romance at its finest!This book is such a delight. Debut author Tiana Smith has crafted a charming plot that will keep readers glued to the pages and a cast of characters that they’re sure to fall in love with. I was never quite able to guess what the characters were going to do next, and I found that really refreshing, and it made for a very addictive read.Fans of Kasie West and Stephanie Perkins are destined to find a new auto-buy author in MATCH ME IF YOU CAN is light and fluffy contemporary romance at its finest!This book is such a delight. Debut author Tiana Smith has crafted a charming plot that will keep readers glued to the pages and a cast of characters that they’re sure to fall in love with. I was never quite able to guess what the characters were going to do next, and I found that really refreshing, and it made for a very addictive read.Fans of Kasie West and Stephanie Perkins are destined to find a new auto-buy author in Tiana Smith!
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  • Brooklyn Tayla
    January 1, 1970
    RTC upon publication :)
  • Kenley Coles
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this light-hearted fun romance. It reminds me of Kasie West books. Super sweet and all the feels!
  • Olivia Wildenstein
    January 1, 1970
    My emotions while reading this book: Cringe. Blush. Smile. Repeat.
  • Sarah (The Clever Reader)
    January 1, 1970
    This book is everything I was hoping it would be! This light and fluffy YA romance was so much fun! I practically binge read it which I don’t do often so if that tells you anything…it does…it tells you to go buy this book!!This book was like reading the script for a 2000’s rom com and I LOVED it! Mia’s friend Robin is in the business of matchmaking & Mia is determined to have her match her with her crush! When Robin refuses to match her with the person Mia believes she’s meant to be with she This book is everything I was hoping it would be! This light and fluffy YA romance was so much fun! I practically binge read it which I don’t do often so if that tells you anything…it does…it tells you to go buy this book!!This book was like reading the script for a 2000’s rom com and I LOVED it! Mia’s friend Robin is in the business of matchmaking & Mia is determined to have her match her with her crush! When Robin refuses to match her with the person Mia believes she’s meant to be with she decides to take matters into her own hands!Now Mia’s decision to go behind her best friends back starts to have consequences and the next thing she knows her friends have started pulling away from her. Robin tells her it’s up to Mia to fix what she did without causing any more damage to her business. Can Mia fix all the things she’s broken or will she end up alone and without her friends?Check out this adorably fun and fluffy YA contemporary romance to find out if Mia can put everything back together and come out on top, and see who she’s actually been matched with!https://thecleverreader.wordpress.com...
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  • C.H. Armstrong
    January 1, 1970
    So my "real" review will post on my website (www.charmstrongbooks.com) on the release date for this book, but I'll give a quick overview here. This is a wonderful book. I was blessed to get an advance copy from the publisher, and I couldn't wait to read it. I can only say it was everything I hoped it would be and will definitely recommend it to my friends who enjoy a great YA story with a HEA ending. Definitely going to be a top-seller for 2019, I think!
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  • L.D. Crichton
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book to read on vacation... and it's the PERFECT vacation read. To be honest a few times I wanted to yell at Mia, but hey-I was invested-so that's justifiable, right? It's a great read for fans of sweet contemporary YA filled with drama and humor in a heart warming story.
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  • Maca
    January 1, 1970
    2,5⭐ 2,5⭐️
  • Shirley Cuypers
    January 1, 1970
    Original reviewThis book was provided by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours!Match Me If You Can tells the story of Mia and her friends. Mia is looking for a date for homecoming and she wants to go with Vince, but her best friend and matchmaking expert tells her to go with Logan. Now Mia has to decide which guy she’s going to pick…Match Me If You Can was such a cute Contemporary read. I’ve been reading a lot of C Original reviewThis book was provided by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours!Match Me If You Can tells the story of Mia and her friends. Mia is looking for a date for homecoming and she wants to go with Vince, but her best friend and matchmaking expert tells her to go with Logan. Now Mia has to decide which guy she’s going to pick…Match Me If You Can was such a cute Contemporary read. I’ve been reading a lot of Contemporary and Romance novels and this one was definitely one of the good ones! I really liked the story and the characters.Match Me If You Can was so fast paced and I couldn’t get enough of the story. I really like love triangles and even though it was kinda obvious who Mia was going to end up with, it was still an amazing love triangle.The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that Mia was a bit annoying. She was constantly nagging about one of the guys, and it was so annoying. That’s also the main reason why I gave this book 4 stars. But luckily Mia ended up with the right guy, and her being annoying, didn’t change the fact that I really liked this story.Overall Match Me If You Can is an amazing Contemporary read if you’re into love triangles and looking for Mr Right. I cannot wait to read more books written by Tiana Smith!
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  • Samantha Hastings
    January 1, 1970
    The course of true love never did run smooth for Shakespeare or for Mia. She accidentally gave the televised school announcements with Logan's name and phone number written on her cheek and then accidentally announced to the whole school that she had a crush on the soccer star, Vince. And if her love life couldn't get worse, homecoming was in two weeks and she didn't have a date. In a moment of panic, she decides to use her friend Robyn's matching-making email account to convince Vince to ask he The course of true love never did run smooth for Shakespeare or for Mia. She accidentally gave the televised school announcements with Logan's name and phone number written on her cheek and then accidentally announced to the whole school that she had a crush on the soccer star, Vince. And if her love life couldn't get worse, homecoming was in two weeks and she didn't have a date. In a moment of panic, she decides to use her friend Robyn's matching-making email account to convince Vince to ask her out. He does, but then she starts to have feelings for Logan...What I loved:1. "Whoever invented Mondays should be shot." Mia's character voice is delightful throughout as she narrates her story and works through her own feelings. 2. The settings, particularly the Pier with the Ferris wheel. 3. Robyn's match-making service/job was a fun teen twist on online dating services. 4. Elena is jealous and angry at Mia for 'stealing' Vince and does some awful things (spoilers), but she isn't a 'mean girl.' Her character is more complex than that and their ultimate resolution feels genuine. 5. Mia makes mistakes and takes responsibility for them. She apologizes, tells the truth, and tries to make restitution. 6. Sweet, clean, gooey romance with plenty of kisses. With more romantic mix-ups than Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, this teen romance charmingly portrays the ups and downs of high school relationships and the tricky path to love.
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  • Colleen's Conclusions
    January 1, 1970
    It has been so long since I read this book. I finished it way before Thanksgiving, right before the holiday’s started. I should really start writing my reviews right after finishing the book, right?Anyway, I remember I absolutely loved this book. It was about this girl who had a best friend that had a matchmaking business. Her best friend started one in order to start saving up for her own car. The girl wanted to be paired with her crush, one of the most popular boys in school, but her best frie It has been so long since I read this book. I finished it way before Thanksgiving, right before the holiday’s started. I should really start writing my reviews right after finishing the book, right?Anyway, I remember I absolutely loved this book. It was about this girl who had a best friend that had a matchmaking business. Her best friend started one in order to start saving up for her own car. The girl wanted to be paired with her crush, one of the most popular boys in school, but her best friend had other plans. And those plans ended up how neither of them expected. Except possibly the matchmaker best friend.I just really liked this book. I thought it was well written, and I even laughed out loud at several parts like during the whole on air school television news thing. This book made me think of all of my embarrassing moments in high school and it was relatable in that sense.This was a five star read and I recommend this if you are looking for a cute, easy read. Thank you Netgalley and the publishers for giving me a chance to read this book! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Loved, loved, loved this book! I can't say enough great things about it. The characters are smart and oh, so funny. One of my favorite aspects of this book is that not only was I constantly laughing, the story is clean and lighthearted and uplifted my spirits. This is a must read!
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  • Meg
    January 1, 1970
    What a cute book! The author has a gift for teen drama, the tensions of romance, and how to draw complex and believable characters - but the real gem is all the hidden references to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream! It took me a few pages to catch on (probably until the first mention of Principal Egeus... not a name you hear everyday), but once I did, reading this book became a delightful treasure hunt. Between the mismatched couples, Robyn's almost-magical gift for pairing people, and the What a cute book! The author has a gift for teen drama, the tensions of romance, and how to draw complex and believable characters - but the real gem is all the hidden references to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream! It took me a few pages to catch on (probably until the first mention of Principal Egeus... not a name you hear everyday), but once I did, reading this book became a delightful treasure hunt. Between the mismatched couples, Robyn's almost-magical gift for pairing people, and the hidden character names (I chuckled with every reference to "Tania" and "Ron's" on-again, off-again relationship) - the story was a riot!Note to high school English teachers out there: It would be a really fun classroom activity for those budding literature aficionados to read this after studying the Shakespeare play. Draw a modern parallel. Just saying! I would have gone crazy for that kind of thing as a teenager.As far as the love story goes - yes, please! I adored watching Mia realize how perfect Logan was for her through the course of the book. That scene in the treehouse... so sweet! If you want a clean, fun, probably-more-clever-than-you-even-realize teen love story - THIS IS IT!
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  • Candyce Kirk
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsMia has it all planned out, her best friend Robyn needs to set her up with her crush Vince. It's clear that they're a match. According to Mia, they have the same drive and have plans to make it. She won't take no for an answer, even when Robyn tells her there are reasons for her matchmaking!If I'm really honest, Mia annoyed me in the beginning. She was very focused on superficial things. Vince was great because he looked good, played sports and cared about school. Those are the only thi 3.5 starsMia has it all planned out, her best friend Robyn needs to set her up with her crush Vince. It's clear that they're a match. According to Mia, they have the same drive and have plans to make it. She won't take no for an answer, even when Robyn tells her there are reasons for her matchmaking!If I'm really honest, Mia annoyed me in the beginning. She was very focused on superficial things. Vince was great because he looked good, played sports and cared about school. Those are the only things that really matter to her. I thought she was rather selfish to take matters in her own hands behind her best friend's back.Other than that, this was such a fast and fun read! There are a lof of moments filled with humor, typical teenage drama and embarassing things that anyone can relate to! Logan was my favorite character. He was so down to earth and really himself (it felt that way anyways) and just felt really sincere.Even though once Logan enters the picture, it's pretty clear how this story is going to end! While I don't mind a good contemporary being predictable, the ending was just a bit too obvious really early on in the book! Her best friend Robyn was also a lot of fun, getting Mia back in her own way! I would've liked to have seen more of her and her matchmaking during this story.I also loved the parts of Mia being interested in the newspaper and journalism! I kind of wish getting more of that, including Logan who took photographs. Mia was just a little too focused on her romantic life. I know, teenagers can be that way, but in a book it's nice to get more of an idea of their lives.All in all, I loved how everything turned out and how much Mia learns about herself. I think in many ways she was just afraid to let herself feel and maybe not know how things will end. Match Me if You Can is filled with learning about what you want, friendships and that love can come from places you least expect!
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  • Fay
    January 1, 1970
    Note: This is a review of the manuscript posted on the Swoon Reads site.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.Second, Robyn and Cupid Incorporated. Everything about the Cupid business made sense - at least in the story. A Note: This is a review of the manuscript posted on the Swoon Reads site.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.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.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.Full review on my book blog: http://wp.me/p4gfJt-LG (Will be up on August 12!)
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  • Kimberly Gabriel
    January 1, 1970
    The week before I read this book, I watched Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before on Netflix. It was adorable. Match Me If You Can reminded me of my favorite Jenny Han books, and I devoured it within a few days. I fell in love with the characters immediately and their cute and witty banter. Smith's writing is so quick and fluid and packed with tension that I had a hard time walking away from this book. I needed to keep turning the pages to see how Mia was going to get herself out of the The week before I read this book, I watched Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before on Netflix. It was adorable. Match Me If You Can reminded me of my favorite Jenny Han books, and I devoured it within a few days. I fell in love with the characters immediately and their cute and witty banter. Smith's writing is so quick and fluid and packed with tension that I had a hard time walking away from this book. I needed to keep turning the pages to see how Mia was going to get herself out of the tangled mess she created for herself and end up with the guy she was meant to be with all along. Cute, charming, and completely immersive, this is one of those books I'd confidently recommend to anyone who likes YA rom-com knowing they will love it as much as I did. I can't say enough good things about this book.
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  • Lisa Mandina
    January 1, 1970
    This book grabbed me from the very first page. It was cute and funny, and in a lot of ways, very realistic for teenagers. There was a point late in the book when I was thinking how much drama the characters were adding to the whole thing, but I can't complain about a teen book having teens acting like teens. I do feel like Mia should have caught on to the fact that Vince was probably meant to be with her friend Elena, but sometimes teens are pretty self-absorbed and her not seeing past what she This book grabbed me from the very first page. It was cute and funny, and in a lot of ways, very realistic for teenagers. There was a point late in the book when I was thinking how much drama the characters were adding to the whole thing, but I can't complain about a teen book having teens acting like teens. I do feel like Mia should have caught on to the fact that Vince was probably meant to be with her friend Elena, but sometimes teens are pretty self-absorbed and her not seeing past what she wanted and all the trauma that was happening to her totally makes sense. On the one hand, Logan was totally what people say about how the boys tease the girls they like and pick on them. But on the other hand, he was definitely so much fun and I don't know how Mia hadn't gotten any little inkling of interest in him before. I understand too when there is that perfect guy you're dreaming of, Vince, that it is often hard to see anyone else, especially if it seems like what you've been wishing for is finally coming true. I get helping her friend Robyn out, but in a way I hate that Robyn didn't tell Mia about the competition to try for. One thing I did wonder about though, with her dad having a way for her to get some journalism experience, wasn't there anything else to help her that way with her goals of becoming a journalist? I was a bit surprised her dad had never thought of that before. While I know it was teenagers and I mentioned before the extra drama is normal, I have to wonder if guys would be like Logan was at the end. Their pride and all that. Anyway, it was a page-turner, so hard to put it down, and another that I was lucky enough to have lots of extra time and almost read in a day!
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  • Michelle (Firstbooklove)
    January 1, 1970
    (I received a free ebook from Xpresso Book tours in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own)Book review: Match me if you can by Tiana Smith (5 stars)Match me if you can by Tiana Smith Genre: YA, Contemporary, RomanceRating: 5/5 stars(Review)(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own)Mia’s best friend Robyn is famous for her precise matchmaking skills, so when Homecoming comes around, Mia wants to get matched with Vince, the hot jock and golden boy (I received a free ebook from Xpresso Book tours in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own)

Book review: Match me if you can by Tiana Smith (5 stars)
Match me if you can by Tiana Smith Genre: YA, Contemporary, RomanceRating: 5/5 stars(Review)(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own)Mia’s best friend Robyn is famous for her precise matchmaking skills, so when Homecoming comes around, Mia wants to get matched with Vince, the hot jock and golden boy of the school, but Robyn refuses, so she takes things into her own hands. Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn’t expect another rival vying for her heart, one that Robyn is sure that she is perfect with, the newspaper photographer, Logan. Mia has two weeks to fix everything or bid her perfect match goodbye forever.This book was so cute, funny and fast-paced. It was heartbreaking to read, full of dramatic and ‘oh shoot’ moments that were happening throughout the book.I loved that we had a love triangle, yet at the same time, it was easy to see who Mia was going to end up with although she is in denial. I wasn’t a fan of Robyn’s methods to get Mia to realise things since they did feel a little underhanded. I also did feel that if all the characters didn’t rely so much on Robyn’s matchmaking skills, they all would have been better off.I’m glad that Elena and Mia work things out and are trying to make up, but honestly, I did think that Elena was too dramatic and childish for Mia, I honestly would have preferred for them to be acquaintances instead.Reading this book was like running around a fair looking for a cotton candy on a stick, and once you had finally found it and bit into it, the sweetness was all worth it.This was definitely a fun, heartbreaking and dramatic story that I finished in one shot and would definitely recommend this to all fans of contemporary readers!
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  • Kara J McDowell
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a delightfully fluffy page-turner. I love the matchmaking premise, and was chuckling and shaking my head as the characters romantic lives got all tangled up. I sped through it, eager to see how the mess would be resolved. If you like cute, swoony, romantic YA rom-coms, definitely add this book to your list!
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  • Kayleigh Brindley
    January 1, 1970
    Review to follow on My Endless Shelf on Jan 11th 2019.
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