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Match Point (Lauren Holbrook #3)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  1,295 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Matchmaker Lauren Holbrook is happy after putting together four successful couples. 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 people will get off their backs about marriage. No problem, right? That's of course until Lauren realizes she's in ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published June 16th 2008 by NavPress Publishing Group (first published May 8th 2008)
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Totally adorable fun funny and a great installment, and I don't feel like I am dying for 50 more books in the series so that's always good:)
Jill Williamson
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Matchpoint, the third and final book in the Lauren Holbrook Novel series by Erynn Mangum, is a satisfactory ending to the series.

Laurie’s matchmaking skills have paid off—four of the couples she’s matched are now married, and it’s just time before another couple gets engaged. With all her friends married and her singles’ Bible study basically the couples’ Bible study now, there’s no one left to matchmake. What’s a girl supposed to do?

While Laurie is trying to find others
Reading Teen (Andye)
Miss Match, Rematch, and Match Point follow the life of twenty-thee year old, Laurie Holbrook, a coffee addict and chocoholic. Laurie has found her calling, and it's matchmaking. Although she is content to stay single and live with her dad forever, she devises complex schemes, including using brownies and blind dates, to match up everyone else she knows. After setting up her sister, best friend, singles pastor, coffee shop owner, and a few others Laurie realizes that her family members might hav ...more
Mirah W
A predictable conclusion to the series. I'm glad that Laurie decided to be honest with herself in this final installment but did it really warrant an intervention from her friends? What's wrong with taking your time in finding a mspouse? Just because everyone else is getting married doesn't mean a single person in the friend group has to do it, too. I was a little annoyed by that aspect of it. And thank goodness there were some couples who weren't immediately having children (which most couples ...more
I had heard from a friend that this series was really disappointing. So, the whole time I was reading this last book, I was thinking "Oh my goodness, it must be that Laurie Holbrook doesn't get married at all."

I was happy to find that my worst fears didn't happen at all. Despite warnings from my sweet friend that this series wasn't so great, I really, REALLY LIKED THIS SERIES!!!

Hehe! Maybe it's just because I'm over twenty (unlike my little friend) and there were a lot of older girl, still not m
Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
Laurie and Ryan have been casually dating for over a year, and all the while Laurie has constantly been practicing her hobby of unwanted matchmaking on her friends and acquaintances. But she's in for a big surprise when her friends start giving her a taste of her own medicine!

I found it quite humorous that Laurie's friends turned her matchmaking habit around on her, and Ryan's plan to get "revenge" on the matchmakers was amazingly fun...however, sadly I felt that some of the magic between Laurie
ZAH! This one was my favorite in the series. So cute. So much SQUEE! I kind of want to get married now. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I want to marry a construction worker who wears flannel. Yep. So much swoon. So much squee. this book turned me into a lunatic. I guess that's what you get when you read 3 chick lit books in 3 days.

This series had some unrealistic elements - just things working out so perfectly well for everyone - but I didn't really care. It was a fun serie
This is the last book in the Lauren Holbrook trilogy and it ends as perfectly as a book/trilogy can. Lauren has been matching people since book one and now those people want to match her. She's not sure if she loves the guy they want her to marry though. Lauren looks to her friends, God, and even strangers to help her with this dilemma.

The journey with Lauren, also known as the Lauren Holbrook series, was amazing. All three books kept me on my toes and laughing out loud. I was sad to see the ser
I thought the first two books were slightly better than this one. While reading this one I realized how young the author was because of obvious things that she must not have experience with (closing on a house almost immediately is not realistic - and it happened more than once in the series). The book was okay but I did get confused about why Lauren didn't realize Ryan was her boyfriend - they had the discussion about that in book 2. This was a quick read series which is why I stuck with it, bu ...more
Kelly Aley
This one was slightly more painful than the other two. The dialogue was stilted and I found myself skimming. We have all lived wedding planning and I have no need to plan the minutia of someone else's wedding. I found this one too obvious with none of the tension of the first book. Also, the author didn't really make us feel the chemistry very well between the couple. Lastly, the author has obviously never bought a home or she would know you can't close on a house within days of bidding on it. O ...more
I thought the first two were adorable. This book was the logical sequel, and for that reason, since the first two books endeared me to the characters and I wanted to see how things turned out and how Lauren matured, it was fun to revisit this fun family and bunch of good friends. It made me feel like going back home to visit college friends, reading this. Aside from that part, it really wouldn't stand on its own. Spoiler: Lauren gets married. The first half leads up to the proposal, the last hal ...more
great book so far... I love laurie :)
*Review of the Series as a Whole (Not very spoilery though)*

I completely adored this series. This is Contemporary Christian fiction at it’s best. Funny, relatable, inspirational, romantic, and HILARIOUS.

Lauren (Laurie, Laur, Nutsy, etc.) Holbrook loves to play matchmaker. She obsesses over getting couples together, and thinks it’s her special gift. Throughout the series, she puts together a few couples, tries to tear apart others, and overall loves watching all her schemes work out.

Lori Twichell
Though I knew exactly where the book was going when I picked it up (the big bouquet on the front cover made it pretty obvious – although I couldn’t quite figure out where Elvis fit into the picture….) the journey was still delightful and fun along the way. I laughed and scratched my head in several places as I was reading. I don’t even want to think about how geese could have begun to end up in a romantic marriage proposal. And Hershey bars down the aisle? Yeah. Erynn Mangum definitely hits the ...more
I went back and read the whole book because hoestly I hatted to leave the chacaters I loved so much hanging, the whole thing wasn't any better the the intro it was terrible or anything but one: *SPOILAR ALART* I really really wanted Laurie to get with Brandon and she gets with Ryan and that was VERY disappointing to me because I had just been waiting on how the author was going to get them together, but they don't so all the lovey stuff between Brandon and Hannah was sickaning. *END SPOILAR ALAR ...more
NCPL Teenzone
Self-proclaimed matchmaker Laurie Holbrook has matched all her friends and family. Now that her father has remarried, Laurie is reconsidering her life, aspirations, and living situation. While living in with you parents at 24 is cost effective, it might not be worth it when they switch your coffee for soy substitute and get rid of the sugar cereal and chocolate.

With all the recon she has done, Laurie is blindsided by her loved ones attempt to get her and Ryan to the altar. Will their love survi
I was definitely looking toward the ending in this series and this book didn't disappoint. Sure, there were moments that I thought were a little far-fetched, but for the most part I found this book extremely enjoyable. I didn't like it as much as the first two, partly because the tables were turned, but I still chuckled while reading. The only things that I thought were a little unbelievable was the amount of food, particularly the amount of coffee and chocolate that Laurie ate. If you are looki ...more
Great series, really cute and funny and the characters are cool, but ultimately I like a little more serious and realistic read. Seems like everything pretty much goes right all the time and they never argue or fight and never really have any struggles.
Meckae-lynn Mccall
I loved this book. I totally relate to Laurie. 22 years old, loves Pride and prejudice, coffee and chocolate, and she is a Christian. I loved this series.
Cute romantic book, but not one of my favorites. It's a little unbelievable to think that there's this tiny town with all cute, eligible, strong Christian 20-somethings who want nothing more than to get married. Apparently they all earn terrific incomes without ever having thought of college (the main character works part-time as a photographer while not going to school but seems to have no problem going on plenty of shopping sprees).

So, while it's cute and I loved the Christian orientation that
Karen Baney
In this third and final book, Laurie's relationship with Ryan changes. He goes from being her boyfriend for the last year and a half to... possibly something more? For once, she's on the receiving end of match-making schemes from her now happily married friends that she matched. In the process, she really starts to grow up. Sort of. As much as Lauren Holbrook will ever grow up.

The romance in this third book is light and sweet. Again, the dialog is fun and zany, setting a fast pace for the book.
Michele Townliand
Good ending to the trilogy. I see the author has continued with more books in the Lauren series but I will stop here.
Best of the 3 books. Quick, fun.

Self-proclaimed matchmaker Laurie Holbrook has matched all her friends and family. Now that her father has remarried, Laurie is reconsidering her life, aspirations, and living situation. While living in with you parents at 24 is cost effective, it might not be worth it when they switch your coffee for soy substitute and get rid of the sugar cereal and chocolate.

With all the recon she has done, Laurie is blindsided by her loved ones attempt to get her and Ryan to
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Completely unrealistic in so many ways but whatever, it was a nice light series to read while on Spring Break.

I found the girls in Laurie's life to be completely overbearing and obnoxious so I lived for Ryan/Laurie and Brandon/Laurie moments/conversations. Disappointed in how her friendship with Brandon completely disappeared, though.

Only read the series because my sister had bought them on our Amazon account and they looked like quick reads. My review seems negative but I truly did like the b
Miss Match, Rematch and Match Point; books in the Lauren Holbrook series by Erynn Mangum. Lauren is a twenty something single who loves coffee, chocolate, Jesus and chick flicks. She has a knack for making matches and in the first two books she sets some of her friends up hoping they will get married. Her friends turn the tables on her in the last book.
These are probably geared toward young adults but I still found them fun to read; witty, well written and light, fun books. Good for encouraging
I really enjoyed this 3 book series by new author Erynn Mangum. It falls into the Christian chick-lit genre for me, and I enjoyed it as much as others I have read along the same lines. I really hated to see it end, as I really enjoyed the characters. It ended well, and happy, and that always cinches it for me :) I'll miss Lauren and her coffee addiction (tan, like me!), her idea of style (again, like mine, jeans and a tshirt!) and her witty dialogue with her two sisters and her boyfriend Ryan. G ...more
Love this series!!
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Lauren Holbrook (5 books)
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  • Rematch (Lauren Holbrook, #2)
  • Match Made (Lauren Holbrook #4)
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