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Match Point (Lauren Holbrook #3)

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,474 Ratings  ·  99 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 is, of course, until Lauren realizes she's ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published June 16th 2008 by NavPress Publishing Group (first published May 8th 2008)
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Jun 02, 2016 Olivia rated it it was amazing
I've noticed when I love a book my review is short and when I don't like it (or its sent to me by review) my review is super organized.

My Review for this book:
Just. read. this. trilogy. pls, it's so amazing I can't even, aiejdjndjejsnajkqnsjsndjrjrbrjjrbrjejejwnejjejrjrnrhhekjsjs.

You know it's a good book when u want to Re read it as soon as u finish it.
Apr 11, 2015 Marklessgirl rated it it was amazing
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:)
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
Jill Williamson
Dec 26, 2008 Jill Williamson rated it really liked it
Review by Gigi Hoffman

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
Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
Feb 08, 2013 Valerie (Val's Vicinity) rated it it was amazing
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
Reading Teen
Apr 17, 2010 Reading Teen rated it really liked it
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
May 21, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
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
Mirah W
Jul 28, 2011 Mirah W rated it it was ok
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
Nov 08, 2010 Katryna rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
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
Jul 16, 2015 Audrey rated it really liked it
**Review reposted from my blog at http://www.forwardsandbookwords.wordp... **
“I have now been a bridesmaid three times: first at my sister Laney’s wedding, next at my good friend Ruby’s wedding, and now here. According to the old saying, I will now never be a bride. Pity.”
Everyone – and I mean everyone – is getting married, but apparently Lauren Holbrook missed the memo. She’s perfectly okay with that, of course, but that won’t stop her persistent friends from pestering her and longtime boyfrie
Jan 16, 2011 Carla rated it it was ok
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
Nov 12, 2010 Kelly Aley rated it it was ok
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
May 01, 2016 Rain rated it did not like it
Oh my goodness.
These books. I'm so ashamed of Christian writing in moments like these.
After reading the first book, I thought: okay yes, there is a lot of scenes where the main character and her friends randomly end up laughing on the floor, in tears, over something not really funny at all. There is a repeat of material - yes honey, we know that you love coffee, and chocolate. We don't care, but we know, because you tell us every three pages. The character is extremely annoying, always thinkin
Mar 16, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
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
Michele Townliand
Jan 25, 2015 Michele Townliand rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-challenge
Good ending to the trilogy. I see the author has continued with more books in the Lauren series but I will stop here.
Mar 12, 2011 Cori rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
great book so far... I love laurie :)
Mar 25, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
*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.

Aug 11, 2010 Bre rated it it was amazing
Lori Twichell
Sep 19, 2013 Lori Twichell rated it really liked it
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
Dec 05, 2013 Mikayla rated it it was ok
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
Jul 19, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it
The series fell apart for me in this book. I love the story and characters, but this book feels repetitive after reading the first two in the series. Also, it's been a while since I read the first two books, but I don't remember the characters coming across as childish and annoying like they did in this one. It's still a fun story, but definitely not my favorite by Erynn Mangum.
NCPL Teenzone
Aug 17, 2011 NCPL Teenzone rated it really liked it
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
Oct 15, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it
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
Dec 20, 2014 Charlotte rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 17, 2015 April rated it it was amazing
Coffee, chocolate and will Laurie ever get married. A really good book in this series, I really want to read more about these characters! I could not put the book down and I just love the family dynamic in the book.
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.
Mar 10, 2012 Valerie rated it it was ok
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
Mar 17, 2011 Karen Baney rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 15, 2011 Jenn rated it really liked it
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
Feb 11, 2016 Carman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wishlist
Excellent! I loved the end to this series! Whoever you are I recommend you read these books!
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Lauren Holbrook (5 books)
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