Book Cover and Synopsis:
Inspired by the recent success of matching her sister and new husband,
Lauren sets out to introduce Nick, her carefree singles' pastor, to
Ruby, her neurotic coworker who plans every second of every day. What
could possibly go wrong? Just about everything.
When Lauren's foolproof
plan begins to unravel, she learns that a simple introduction between
friends can bring about complicated results. And as she reconsiders her
new role as Cupid (as well as her vow to stay single forever), will
Lauren finally decide that God's plan is always good enough?
Oh my word, this book is a riot! I love Lauren and her random thoughts, how she says whatever pops into her mind, and her chocolate and coffee addictions are tons of fun, too!
In many ways Lauren is just a big kid, though she's 23, she still has the fun and care-free attitude of someone a bit younger. This lets her get away with saying and doing some outlandishly crazy (funny!) things, and often no one reacts except to give her strange looks. Lauren's sisters and close friends are quirky enough to banter back and forth with her sarcastic comments, leading to some very humorous dialog.
As the book progresses I was able to see subtle changes in Lauren's maturity level, and at those times she often remarks that growing up stinks, which made me smile because at times I totally agree. :) It's fun and encouraging to see her grow in maturity, and at the same time she is maturing spiritually as well.
If you're a fan of the TV show Gilmore Girls, stop right now, and immediately purchase this book! Lauren's personality is quite similar to Lorelai Gilmore's in many ways, from her sarcastic comments and off-the-wall bantering, to her junk food and coffee additions. The family situation is different, but the personality and light-hearted tone is there. Best of all, Lauren Holbrook is a Christian, so the content of the novel stays very appropriate, all the while being fun and witty!
Erynn Mangum is high on my list of favorite authors, she just has a way with chick-lit that no one else can match. I wish I could reach into the pages and pull her characters into reality, because I want to be friends with them! :) I wholeheartedly recommend this book, and the rest of the series, as well.
My Rating: 5 stars