Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith

Book info:
Title:  Match Me If You Can
Author:  Tiana Smith
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 8th, 2019
Source:  E-galley from Xpresso Book Tours which did not influence my opinion
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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?

My Review:
My rating: 4.5 stars 

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!

Author Bio:
Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Wild West of Montana. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja boy, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She’d love to be fluent in sign language, but for now she gets by with awkward hand gestures and even more awkward French. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school to be a lion tamer.