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Miss Match

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Best Chick Lit Book of the Year

Well, it's happened. I have found a new favorite chick lit author. This is one of the best chick lit books I have ever read. And what makes this book even more amazing is that the author is the same age as me! It's really awesome to read a book from someone who shares t...
Well, it's happened. I have found a new favorite chick lit author. This is one of the best chick lit books I have ever read. And what makes this book even more amazing is that the author is the same age as me! It's really awesome to read a book from someone who shares the same views and perspectives because we come from the same generation. Since the author is the same age as the main character, Lauren comes across as extremely realistic acting exactly as I would in certain situations. I find this very refreshing as compared to a 40 year old author trying to write as a 25 year old. Lauren is an excellent character. She dresses in old clothes, hangs out with guys as friends, and bonds with her dad. I love how Lauren really eats food, and doesn't worry about her diet. From greasy cheeseburgers to turtle pie cheesecake, this girl would rather feel full than try to be skinny. She also has one of the most random thinking patterns I have ever read about. I cracked up when reading the quote about Maid Marian's flower ring, I've always wondered about that too!! Loved all the Pride and Prejudice talk as well, especially with the mock English accents. All the characters in the story are really fleshed out. I liked how Hannah and Lauren's friendship grew in spite of Lauren's original thoughts. Brandon seems like a really good guy friend to have, albeit he can be very clueless. Lauren's relationship with her family is very touching, she obviously cares very much about her dad even though he drives her nuts. When I first started reading the book, I kept thinking I would know what happened at the end, who would end with who, believing it would follow the chick lit stereotype. I was happily proven wrong. This is a fun and hilarious book that will make you say 'This has happen to me before!' I cannot wait until the sequel comes out. Erynn Mangum has made a fantastic debut and other chick lit authors better be on the lookout!

posted by Deborah_K on January 29, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Meaningless Fluff!

I enjoy light reading because my work is so mentally draining, and I really tried to like this book. I stuck with it, but the writing only got worse and I finally gave up with about 30 pages to go (something I've never done before); I decided I really didn't care how i...
I enjoy light reading because my work is so mentally draining, and I really tried to like this book. I stuck with it, but the writing only got worse and I finally gave up with about 30 pages to go (something I've never done before); I decided I really didn't care how it ended, it was that meaningless and disjointed. How a main character who could faithfully read her Bible every day could be so frivolously shallow is beyond me!

I had read Cool Beans previously and it was marginal, but thought since this was free I'd give it a try. Just glad I didn't pay for it. It seems that the author tried too hard to be funny, really overdid the lame similes (sometimes I wondered what planet some of them came from), and the plot kept getting weaker and weaker as it went on, to the point that it was almost painful to read.

In all fairness to the author, I think this is one of her earlier works, so maybe her more recent books are better. I give her a lot of credit for her effort, and I feel with the proper guidance this book could have been so much better. I lay all the blame on the publisher. They should have known better! (Reminds me of all the poorly written stuff that was published when Christian fiction was a new genre a few decades ago.)

posted by 670075 on September 4, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Anon

    I really enjoyed reading this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Thanks

    From what i heard im buying!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Wow

    I read this before, hated it. Now i like it. Huh...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Great book

    Couldnt put it down

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Bookworm2000

    Luv luv luv it
    Best read ever

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Awesome book!!!!!

    This was such a good book that I am surprised it was offered for free. I will happily purchase her other books. Great story and definitely Christian! Loved it!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Lid Jayson

    Amazing I love this story! BEST book I have ever read!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

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    Fantastic!

    This was the most refreshing book I have read in a long time. Good clean language throughout and an excellent story line. Although the characters are Christians and the story reflects their thoughts and actions as Christians, you do not feel like Christianity is being shoved at you- it is just a part of their lives.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Love it

    I love this book

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Loved it

    i laughed thru this entire book. it was funny, inspiring, positive and did i mention funny? love it!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Awesome book! No foul language!

    I love love this book and hope to see more from the author! I can not stand all the garbage that other authors write and claim its an award winner. When its usually just a cover for trash!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    A must read :)

    This is a super cute story and i strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a good read. Warning though, it gets you craving chocolate & coffee a lot throughout the whole book...not saying thats a bad thing though....:)

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    =)

    A must read and it was free nor boring...had to give it 5 stars

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    Worth Every Penny!

    I got this book when it was a freebie. I finally just read it and couldn't put it down. I LOVED IT! I plan on purchasing more! I laughed, cried, and got those warm fuzzy feelings.. I loved the references to the Bible. It made me want to read it more and by the time I was finished reading the book, I was craving a hot dog from a stand on the sidewalk downtown. I am only 25 and was able to relate to Lauren which is what kept drawing me closer... I loved the ending and pray that there is already another book in the series. If not, I am praying that one will be written... I have to see how everything pans out!!!

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    loved it

    I loved this book and laughed so much. Can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Great book!

    This book is my favotite. Anyone who is in love with coffee and chocolate should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2011

    Great Book :)

    I loved the book. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    fantastic!

    this book is a fantastic example of who i want to be as a christian women!thank you erynn for this!

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  • Posted June 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Soo funny!

    I loved this book because erynn mangum's sense of humor in it is absolutley astonding. i couldnt put the book down and i cant wait to read the next one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

    WOW!

    This book is one of my favortie books!..I love how erynn write's...And the coffee! lol well ...I can't wait to read the next one!

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