Match Me If You Can
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 8th 2019
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?
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.
Favorite Things from Writing Match Me If You Can
Ask almost any writer and they’ll probably tell you that they can’t not write. They have to do it. Writing Match Me If You Can was a lot like that. The words poured out of me and I had to get them down on paper.
There were so many flirty scenes. And I loooove writing flirty scenes. Almost kisses (and actual kisses) are my favorite, so I had so many fun moments to explore in this book. Plus, my book is a rom-com, which meant I got to do a lot of embarrassing scenes where my characters were put in awkward situations, and those are always a blast to write. I mean, come on, embarrassing my characters is like a personal hobby of mine, and sometimes my main character Mia made it so easy…
Perhaps my favorite character to write was Logan. He’s a lot like my husband, believe it or not, so I felt like I got to capture a part of him and put it in writing. Logan has some of the best lines in the book, some of which I stole directly from my husband when he and I were dating. (Don’t worry, he knows, and he’s okay with it.) Logan is a smooth-talking flirt, so it was fun to get inside his head and think of how he’d react to a situation.
While I loved writing Logan, Mia is a lot more like me, so slipping into her emotions was easy. Her and Robyn are probably the characters I found the easiest to write. My publisher actually had me add more scenes with Robyn because they liked her so much, and I have to agree, Robyn has this snarky low-key kind of humor that you can’t help but relate to.
But even with all that said, I think my absolute most favorite thing about Match Me If You Can is the relationship between Mia and Logan. Put those two together and magic happens.
I hope you’ll agree! If you read the book, I hope you’ll love the fluffy romance and the funny interactions between all the characters. I had so much fun writing it and can’t wait to share it with the world.