"Miss Match" is the very promising first book from author Erynn Mangum, and the first in a trilogy of novels about Lauren Holbrook, a matching-making, coffee-guzzling, chocoholic twenty-something Christian woman.
This story is impeccably written, and the characters are consistent and relateable. I loved the Jane-Austen-esque intertwining of the relationships of all the main characters. I have only one complaint about the characters in the novel, and unfortunately, it's a big one: I was constantly annoyed by the immaturity of the main character, Lauren Holbrook. I think that perhaps what i viewed as immaturity was intended to come off as a snarky sense of humor, but whichever the author intended, it still got on my nerves throughout the entire novel.
The premise for Miss Match is cute and intriguing, although I felt that for my taste, the novel held far too much dialog about matchmaking and not enough actual matchmaking! Although, that may have been for the purpose of dragging Lauren's match-making out over the course of three novels.
Despite my qualms with the novel, it is still well-written and a fun light-hearted read, with solid Christian views that may be thought-provoking for younger Christians. I will definitely be reading the next two books in the trilogy, simply because I think the author shows a lot of promise, and I want to support her in the hopes that she will continue to write novels.