Lauren Holbrook, matchmaker extraordinaire, takes credit for four successful couples now With her dad happily married and life settling down around her, Lauren feels quite content 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 s of course until Lauren realizes she s in love


10 thoughts on “Match Point

  1. Valerie (Val& Valerie (Val& says:

    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 funhowever, sadly I felt that some of the magic between Laurie 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 funhowever, sadly I felt that some of the magic between Laurie and Ryan was lost once everyone started pushing them together Yes, it s obvious that they make a great couple but I really liked the slow and steady pace their relationship was built on Many parts of the plot were quite fun, but ultimately I think I would ve preferred to see Laurie and Ryan find their own way, instead of everyone trying to speed up their relationship.Something that really stood out to me, that I really loved, was how Laurie tends to freeze up when she finds herself in a romantic situation She is always so happy when her friends are in mushy situations, but when it happens to her, she just about panics I loved that It s so real and down to earth It certainly doesn t fit into the standard mold for novel romances, but then again, Laurie is anything but normalwhich is why she is so awesome as a character.Despite my small nitpicking in a few places on Match Point, I still say Erynn Mangum is the ultimate queen of Christian Chick Lit, hands down No one can match her off the wall banter and quirky, yet realistic characters This is the end of the Lauren Holbrook series, but I am anxiously awaiting her next book release My Rating 4.5 stars


  2. Olivia Olivia says:

    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.


  3. Natalie Hogle Natalie Hogle says:

    Oh, my heart This book was amazing Erynn Mangum truly has talent I fell in love with each of the characters, especially Laurie and Ryan Laurie always displays patience, kindness, and love, which I really enjoy And Ryan constantly displays genuine love and kindness Five stars again for Erynn Mangum


  4. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) says:

    About this bookLauren Holbrook, matchmaker extraordinaire, takes credit for four successful couples now With her dad happily married and life settling down around her, Lauren feels quite content 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 s of course until Lauren realizes she s in love Se About this bookLauren Holbrook, matchmaker extraordinaire, takes credit for four successful couples now With her dad happily married and life settling down around her, Lauren feels quite content 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 s of course until Lauren realizes she s in love Series Book 3 in theLauren Holbrookseries Reviews of Book 1 Here and 2 Here Spiritual Content Scriptures are referenced, read, quoted, mentioned, talked about Prayers, Talking to God, Thanking Him Going to Bible study Bible reading Talks about God Scriptures Mentions of God Mentions of prayers praying Mentions of church, Bible studies, Bibles, pastors, sermons, hymns Mentions of those in the Bible Mentions of Christians A couple mentions of salvation A couple mentions of blessings.Negative Content Minor cussing including a dang , a drat , a duh , an idiot , a shoot , two forms of darn , two dumb s, two heck s, two holy cow s, two rats s, four forms of stupid , seven shut up s, eight sheesh s, and ten oh my gosh s Lots of sass sarcasm Eye rolling Mentions of somewhat teasing ways to murder someone Mentions of lies lying A few mentions of being drugged A couple mentions of mass murder A couple mentions of homicidal tendencies A mention of war A mention of a terrorist A mention of feeling hungover Note Many mentions of movies, fictional characters, actors, singers A few mentions of Starbucks Sexual Content a palm kiss, a chin kiss, seven cheek kisses, six forehead head kisses, six not detailed kisses, and five barely above not detailed kisses Touches, Embraces, Nearness barely above not detailed a sexy , a trampy , and four babe s Many mentions of dates, dating, boyfriends, girlfriends Mentions of kisses kissing A few mentions of flirting A teasing mention of a guy being interested in dating another guy he s not interested at all, Laurie was teasing him A mention of a date rape drug A mention of a sordid affair that did not happen A mention of a husband leaving his wife for a garbage woman A mention of jealousy A mention of a wolf whistle Love, being in love, the emotions Note A few mentions of short miniskirts A couple mentions of abs muscles A couple mentions of low cut dresses A mention of a bra strap A mention of a woman wearing not muchthan a bra A mention of a celebrity s cleavage A mention of a bust line A mention of a bikini A mention of estrogen A mention of everyone seeing everything during childbirth Lauren Holbrook, age 24 1st person P.O.V of Lauren 366 pages Pre Teens One StarNew Teens Two StarsEarly High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Four Stars My personal Rating Four StarsI think I enjoyed this book a littlethan the second, but not quite as much as the first during this little rereading spree of this lovely series Laurie truthfully is a hilarious character and I just love how she thinks through different things I m so excited to finally read the rest of this series now Link to review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author


  5. Jessica Jessica says:

    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 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 married, I love chocolate and coffee and chick flick s kinds of conversations going on throughout the books which you would kind of only get if you are a girl over the age of twenty and still single I can also see how some might be disappointed that Laurie and Brandon didn t get together I gave up on that idea in book two and after that, I started to really like Ryan I think Brandon was too much like a brother I was enchanted with Laurie s character She was funny, outgoing, and had a really bad sweet tooth I loved watching her grow in her faith.The one and only problem that I had was how long she spent lieing to her friends and family and pretending to date Ryan It was a bit deceptive I mean, I understood her reasons and all And I loved that after a while, out of that fake relationship, God formed something real and meaningful But I still didn t really like that it had started out with lies Even if she and Ryan were really good friends.Overall, I LOVED this series It s going on my book wish list If you are look for fun and entertainment with a little bit of faith and romance thrown in, then these books are for you


  6. Jill Williamson Jill Williamson says:

    Review by Gigi HoffmanMatchpoint, 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 Review by Gigi HoffmanMatchpoint, 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 to play Cupid with, the friends she s matched turn on her, and play matchmaker with her and her boyfriend, Ryan Laurie s not sure how she feels about that One matchmaker is enough, and she s already got that role filled To get away from the constant discussions and pressuring toward marriage, Laurie and Ryan pull a fake break up It s a great plan until Laurie realizes one very important thing she s in love This book wraps up everything in the series Some parts seem to drag a little, but it s got the same fun parts like the previous novels coffee, chocolate, and chick flick quotes If you ve read the previous two books, the third one is a must


  7. Reading Teen Reading Teen says:

    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 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 have learned a few tricks of the trade from her and she s their target This is by far my favorite Christian author, and one of my favorite authors in general I love her writing style, and how she writes about Christianity without trying to for lack of a better word preach to you These books are hilarious, and easy to relate to Although Laurie the main character is twenty three, it wasn t weird at all reading about someone so much older than I am, it just seemed normal But if you haven t see The Princess Bride, and Pride and Prejudice I would recommend watching them before reading these books because they are referenced a lot


  8. Karen Karen says:

    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 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 series A good escape from reality And I liked the Bible verse study interludes Good grounding in faith without being very preachy But, if you aren t a Christian you might find it preachy and random.Also, her family seemed so fun I was jealous Ready to plan my wedding now P But not really I m sure I ll go back to being miss independent after a couple days of chick lit detox Or maybe I should just go balls to the walls and read pride and prejudice now There were so many references in this book I think it might be about time to check that off my list


  9. Katie Katie says:

    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 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 series come to an end, but I couldn t have imagined a better ending.I highly recommend this ENTIRE series to everyone Even if you don t read Christian fiction, this book is light and funny and I m sure you ll enjoy it


  10. Michele Townliand Michele Townliand says:

    Good ending to the trilogy I see the author has continued withbooks in the Lauren series but I will stop here.