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Match Me If You Can

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  526 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Tiana Smith's Match Me If You Can is a hilarious YA novel about a young teen whose attempts to match herself to her "perfect" guy result in disastrous consequences.

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
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Square Fish (first published January 8th 2019)
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This was a fun light beach read. Maya has a crush on soccer team hottie Vince. Maya’s friend Robin has a matchmaking service (these guys are all in high school, so this is kind of a take with a grain of salt thing, but it’s still cute), where she has people email her their preferences, and she pairs them off. The trouble? Robin doesn’t think Maya+Vince=<3<3<3 She wants to pair Maya with Logan, who Maya can’t stand. From this point, we can all guess what’s coming, because romance follows ...more
Oooh! That was great. I loved Mia. She was such a relatable character. The book was amazing. Nice and fluffy. My only complaint was that it moved a little fast. Other than that, amazing!

Vicky Who Reads
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I am always a sucker for adorable contemporaries, and Tiana Smith’s debut did not disappoint!

I guess what I liked the most about Match Me If You Can was how relatable it was. Even though Mia is going through way more drama than I’ve ever gone through, I’ve ~heard~ of drama like this (real life love triangles!!!) happening and I think it’s really fitting.

And before y’all cringe at the love triangle part, it’s not 100% what I’d call a love triangle–more like a case of indecision and
Feb 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 stars

Think about every teen movies you watched in your life mixed them up together and you find the results in this book.

Overal this was cute, fast paced, very enjoyable but consisted of too much teen drama.
I possibly-definitely may have added another book boyfriend to my list.

Logan, Logan, Logan...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah! What a breath of fresh air Match Me If You Can is! It started strong. It may have begun shattering Mia’s perfect world on the wrong foot but definitely not in my point of view. Hahaha! I always have been a huge fan of haters to lovers trope then Smith thrown in more elements that made it so much more enthralling as it the plot thickens.


From page one, the writing for me works and
Gaby (lookingatbooks)
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Samantha (WLABB)
Trying to beat her bestie's matchmaking system, Mia goes over her head to ensure at least one date with her crush, Vince. But, looking good on paper doesn't necessarily translate to a love match, and Mia learned that the hard way.

Five things I loved

1. This was a hate-to-love romance, which is always pleasing for me. Although I feel like there was some history missing, I did enjoy the tension between Mia and Logan. I loved the way he was always able to push her buttons to get her adorably
Kelly Coon
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MATCH ME IF YOU CAN is everything I need in a YA contemporary romance. The back and forth tension between Mia and Logan, the cute, but too-flirty-for-her newspaper photographer is spot-on, and Mia's betrayal of her matchmaking friend's trust feels so real. It's filled with wit and poignancy, believable characters, and an effortless writing style that kept me turning the pages. LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!
Kate (Beyond Bookish)
3.5 stars. I have to say I am a tad bit disappointed in this one. Based on the synopsis it was tailor made to what I look for in a YA romance. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. Robyn, Mia and Elena (the main characters) often felt stiff and their motivations constantly changing. I like how the author set up the initial plot but found that it got weaker as the story went on. There were just a lot of plot and character issues in my opinion to warrant even a 4 star read. Even though this reading ...more
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐌𝐞 𝐈𝐟 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐓𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐒𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐡

With high school homecoming approaching Mia is nervous about being dateless when she’s been dedicating all her time to writing articles for her school newspaper. Mia has had her eye on a certain popular athlete named Vince as her date though. Mia’s best friend started a match making business that has become a huge deal for this high school, and she’s had 100% success rate. So Mia tries to convince her bestie to hook her up with the popular, very
Clara Gerner
Feb 07, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. I try very hard, even when I don't like a book, to find things that I can use to recommend it to people. There is nothing about this book that would make me recommend it to anyone, other than to say don't read it.

The situations were trite, and forced making things occur that were unrealistic and over blown. I couldn't understand how there would be a scene where her friends were shit to her but it still worked out with a cute little ribbon. Then I
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was honestly such an adorable book! I somehow managed to finish the entire book in one sitting which I haven’t done in such a long time. I think this testaments to how good of a book this was.

Match Me If You Can is a very cute YA contemporary novel with all of the fluffiness that one should want. I also think that Logan can be my next book boyfriend because he is literally so adorable and the amount of effort that he put in to win over Mia was everything. Where
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Match Me If You Can is a drama-filled pageturner. This romantic, fast-paced story is driven by a pure drama-llama high schooler by the name of Mia. Mia is a good student and a cautious person, but when it comes to crushes and finding the “perfect” homecoming date, Mia makes some life-changing decisions that creates a pile-up of white lies and messy hearts.

I found Match Me if You Can to be very reminiscent of 90s romance movies, so obviously I couldn’t stop turning the page to see how the story
Katy Upperman
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This debut is an adorable romantic comedy, fluffy and fun in all the right ways. I adored Mia and found her super relatable, and the chemistry between her and Logan was delightful. I love when two people who are clearly perfect together start the story acting as though they can’t stand each other–makes for such a great payoff at the end! Tiana Smith’s writing style is fresh and flowing, and she does humor so well. If you like cute contemporary YAs, pick up Match Me If You Can when it release ...more
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness! This book was so much fun. Perfect, light summer read and the plot was super engaging. I carried my copy around everywhere and read it every chance I got. The characters were really relatable; I kept thinking it felt like a story Taylor Swift would write—in a good way. I also REALLY love a book where I don’t have to sacrifice anything morally to enjoy it. This was such a fun, clean read! Looking forward to more of Tiana’s books!!!
Nov 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I hadn't had to professionally review this book I wouldn't have read past the first three lines. God awful writing, cliche, saccharine sweet and naive but not at all charming. Cloying protagonist whose stupidity boggles the mind. Far better, more charming novels available so give this one a wide berth.
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The characters were cliche and the plot was too predictable. I kept wanting to skip to the end because it didn't hold my interest.
Naomi Milliner
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun and breezy read with equal parts humor and romance. A great choice for anyone who loves romance with a twist of laughter.
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, 2019
Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith | Book Review

THE STORY | When you’re best friends with the girl who has a talent for matchmaking, finding a date for homecoming is a breeze. Or so Mia mistakenly assumes. Turns out, her best friend Robyn isn’t going to pick favorites for her bestie, and match her with Mia’s crush, Vince. This causes Mia to take matters into her own hands and make the match behind Robyn’s back.Match Me If You Can

But what she doesn’t realize is that Robyn does have someone in
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a cute book! The author has a gift for teen drama, the tensions of romance, and how to draw complex and believable characters - but the real gem is all the hidden references to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream! It took me a few pages to catch on (probably until the first mention of Principal Egeus... not a name you hear everyday), but once I did, reading this book became a delightful treasure hunt. Between the mismatched couples, Robyn's almost-magical gift for pairing people, and the ...more
Olivia Wildenstein
My emotions while reading this book: Cringe. Blush. Smile. Repeat.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yaandwine
MATCH ME IF YOU CAN is light and fluffy contemporary romance at its finest!

This book is such a delight. Debut author Tiana Smith has crafted a charming plot that will keep readers glued to the pages and a cast of characters that they’re sure to fall in love with. I was never quite able to guess what the characters were going to do next, and I found that really refreshing, and it made for a very addictive read.

Fans of Kasie West and Stephanie Perkins are destined to find a new auto-buy author in
Margz Cafifge
Such a shallow read for me. Though I was looking for a light read after a thriller, I found it more bothersome to read this because every thing was just surface level. It was like an unedited Wattpad story. In all honesty, first page got me saying, "wtf am i reading? well hopefully it gets better." Sadly, it did not.
Brooklyn Tayla
RTC upon publication :)
Kenley Coles
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this light-hearted fun romance. It reminds me of Kasie West books. Super sweet and all the feels!
The Clever Reader
This book is everything I was hoping it would be! This light and fluffy YA romance was so much fun! I practically binge read it which I don’t do often so if that tells you anything…it does…it tells you to go buy this book!!

This book was like reading the script for a 2000’s rom com and I LOVED it! Mia’s friend Robin is in the business of matchmaking & Mia is determined to have her match her with her crush! When Robin refuses to match her with the person Mia believes she’s meant to be with she
C.H. Armstrong
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So my "real" review will post on my website ( on the release date for this book, but I'll give a quick overview here. This is a wonderful book. I was blessed to get an advance copy from the publisher, and I couldn't wait to read it. I can only say it was everything I hoped it would be and will definitely recommend it to my friends who enjoy a great YA story with a HEA ending. Definitely going to be a top-seller for 2019, I think!
L.D. Crichton
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book to read on vacation... and it's the PERFECT vacation read. To be honest a few times I wanted to yell at Mia, but hey-I was invested-so that's justifiable, right? It's a great read for fans of sweet contemporary YA filled with drama and humor in a heart warming story.
Shirley Cuypers
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, arc-beta, 2018
Original review

This book was provided by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours!

Match Me If You Can
tells the story of Mia and her friends. Mia is looking for a date for homecoming and she wants to go with Vince, but her best friend and matchmaking expert tells her to go with Logan. Now Mia has to decide which guy she’s going to pick…

Match Me If You Can was such a cute Contemporary read. I’ve been reading a lot of
Lisa Mandina
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book grabbed me from the very first page. It was cute and funny, and in a lot of ways, very realistic for teenagers. There was a point late in the book when I was thinking how much drama the characters were adding to the whole thing, but I can't complain about a teen book having teens acting like teens. I do feel like Mia should have caught on to the fact that Vince was probably meant to be with her friend Elena, but sometimes teens are pretty self-absorbed and her not seeing past what she ...more
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Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Rocky Mountains. 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 ...more