Match Point

26 Nov

Match PointErynn Mangum

Publisher: TH1NK Books, an imprint of NavPress

Publication Date: 2008

Paperback: 366 pages

Book Blurb:

Revenge should be as sweet as a mocha latte.

Lauren Holbrook, matchmaker extraordinaire, takes credit for four successful couples now. With her dad happily married and life settling down around her, Lauren feels quite content. That is, until the tables are turned and she’s on the receiving end of the matchmaking! Lauren and her boyfriend, Ryan, devise a plan to make it look as if they’ve broken up so that people will get off their backs about marriage. No problem, right? Until Lauren realizes she’s in love.

Stand alone or series: The third and final chapter of the fantastic Lauren Holbrook series

Why I read this book: How could I not after the first two?


Weddings and babies, weddings and babies. Lauren’s world is sinking in a flood of weddings and babies. What’s a girl to do but hop onboard? But you know Laurie, nothing in the world could be that easy. She has no plans of matrimony and if she’s dragged to the altar she will be kicking and screaming, or so she thinks. She likes things just the way they are, well except the fact that her father and Joan have outlawed chocolate and coffee in the house! But her friends and family have other plans for her. So when they start ringing the wedding bells, Laurie starts to run away from Ryan. But too late she realizes she’s left her heart behind.

I know I’ve trilled dialogue and characters for the last two posts, but it’s still true! Seriously, could I please inhabit this world it would be so fun! I think I especially miss it now when my Spanish conversations are more halting than when I first learned to drive. But this book, I start to flip through it and before I know it a page catches me and I’ve read thirty more.

I did however do a test. The charm does not work on guys. My dear husband allowed me to read nearly two chapters to him. I didn’t push for more because it was clearly not his cup of tea. He said it was fine but he had as much interest in it as a chick flick, which unfortunately for me is none. I would’ve already been giggling nonstop at that point but no dice. So men, if there are any of you reading this. It’s not for you. Check out my next series review in October—Ted Dekker’s The Circle series. Also man tested. He loved it! The only reason we stopped is because there was food, which always trumps everything in his opinion.

Back to Match Point. Love the titles in this series by the way. They’re short and clever. I’m rather jealous. Lauren has always had a great grasp of everybody’s love life but her own. Now the magnifying glass is turned on her and only hilarity and heart warming-ness can ensue. I definitely recommend this book to women of any and every age. It’s the perfect recipe for those looking for a laugh!



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