Ruby and Nick check. Now what? It doesnt take Lauri long to set her match making skills to use by pulling her boss/best friend Brandon and other best friend Hannah together. Then, there is Shawn Merson, owner of Mersons heaven on earth- and the new red head at singles class. Thats not all Lauris dad announces hes going to a Meet your Match in Michigan Conference. Laney wont tell her the gender of the twins. The singles class is quickly becoming an engaged or married class, and Ryan is mystery. She still has to teach Darcy, her new dog, not to mess with the toilet paper. The biggest problem of all Ryan. Is it love? Friendship? Does it even have a name? Go, Lauri! Mangum made a character you simply have to cheer for. If your daughter wants to read a romance novel, this is one she should pick up. Although, there should be a caution sign on the cover: Addictive as the chocolate and caffeine mentioned in content. I literally could not put it down once I picked it up. (Check out more of my reviews under TEEN REVIEWS at www.christianromancemagazine.com)
I read the first book in the series after my daughter told me I needed to read it - it was so funny. She is 15 and loves these books. I thought they were cute, but not terribly deep. Clever wording, fun story, not a deep plot.
Rematch, the second novel in the Lauren Holbrook series, is just as full of coffee and chocolate as book one. Yum!Lauren Holbrook is at it again. Lauries matchmaking track record keeps increasing; shes got two couples married so far. Now shes up for a challenge, trying to set up her two best friends. Brandon, her boss and best-friend-since-fourth-grade, and Hannah, the new Christian whos gorgeous both inside and out, are the perfect couple and Laurie knows it. But how is she to set them up subtly, without their knowledge? Then theres Shawn, the owner of Lauries favorite coffee and desert store, and Hallie, the new girl at the singles Bible study. So many matches, so little time!As if there werent enough love in the air, Lauries dad, a widower, announces hes going to a singles retreat. Laurie doesnt know what to think. Is she ready to see her hypochondriac father return to the dating scene?And what about Ryan, Lauries sort-of boyfriend? Laurie started off pretend-dating him to get people off her back, but now the relationship is becoming more real. Whats with the weird feeling in her stomach every time hes around? Are they really just friends or is there something more?With even more chick-flicks (Anne of Green Gables, plus more Pride and Prejudice and The Princess Bride) in book two, its hard not to love keeping up with fast-talking Laurie and her crazy schemes. If you read and enjoyed book one (Miss Match), youve got to read this one!