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Review of "Meet Your Match" by Stephanie Fowers

A funny thing Stephanie told me about this book is the following: You know, she doesn't go shopping once in this book.

Stephanie's a friend of mine and so reviewing her book is an absolute pleasure. She has emerged as the queen of comedic chick-lit. I mean really, we need to hold a coronation and plant a tiara on her head!

From the back of the book we read:

Girls DO like nice guys, and Jacqueline Childs will prove it with the wager of a lifetime . . .

The Wager ∙ Jacqueline Childs and Britton Sergeant disagree on almost everything, and definitely on what kind of man catches a girl's eye. Jacqueline writes a love-advice column, and intends to write an article settling the matter once and for all. So in defense of their genders, they make a wager involving unsuspecting players: Mr. Nice Guy and Mr. Jerk. Both will go after the biggest squirrely girl in the singles ward--whoever catches the girl, wins.

So there it is in a nutshell. A wager on love. Those never go well, you know.

Now I'm the first to admit I don't care to read books written in first person, but if I want to read Stephanie Fowers, and I do, I have to suck it up. So I did. I survived the experience with a smile on my face.

Stephanie has a knack for portraying BYU student life in an interesting fashion. This time around she addresses the older single, graduated woman still clinging to the vestiges of college life and her college singles ward. Jacqueline Childs is a heartbreaker, only she won't admit that. This story takes the reader through an awakening and healing of a woman's heart liberally laced with comedy.

The scene during the baseball game had me laughing so hard I just about fell out of my bed. Her characterizations are good, although first person limits how much we can enjoy the other characters in the story. Her comedic timing is better. She pulled me in and I didn't stop until I put the book down.

Stephanie Fowers is an excellent story teller that will bring recognition (if you lived or are living the college scene), humor and a fun read. It's ironic how the faces changes in the college scene but the types don't -- Stephanie Fowers characterizes this perfectly in Meeting Your Match. Pick this book up, you'll be glad you did. Just click on the book above and it'll take you straight to the Desert Book link to purchase her book.
Review of "Meet Your Match" by Stephanie Fowers Review of "Meet Your Match" by Stephanie Fowers Reviewed by Candace Salima on Monday, October 08, 2007 Rating: 5