Surprisingly Yours: A Book Review
Jessica Marie Holt writes books with incredible emotional pull, where each reader can find a message just for them. She also authors something a little less serious. The Granny Pact Collection—rom com. The kind of rom com that leads you to ask the one question you never thought you’d ask about the genre: Where has this been all my life? And like books one and two, Book Three, Surprisingly Yours, won’t let you down!
My Thoughts About Surprisingly Yours
“Make a list of the qualities that matter to you in a spouse.”
That’s what several of my youth leaders suggested.
Olivia, one of the main characters in Surprisingly Yours, would agree. In fact, she probably has so many qualities listed that Mr. Wonderful is still waiting for God to finish creating him. (Please excuse my blasphemy.)
Of course, I also had lists… Lots of them. And like the Match Mavens success stories (which sit at 100%), I managed the most important one… My husband loves me.
Olivia and Julio, the main characters in Surprisingly Yours, find their true loves, too, but unlike in the movies, they don’t recognize it right away. Why would they? After all, the Match Mavens are smarter than those young’uns think. The grannies know love doesn’t come at a glance—unless you’re Maddie. No, love comes through interaction, understanding, and a houseful of fabulous family with empanadas (skip the prietas). More than that, the Mavens know that opposites don’t always attract, and rarely are they opposites.
Holt has created some of the funniest characters in her Granny Pact collection. June and Ellie, aka the Match Mavens, created out of love for her own grandmothers, take kooky to a whole new lovable level as they scheme up ways to turn two singles into one couple. If you’ve read Reluctantly Yours and Accidentally Yours, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
But she doesn’t stop there. Each one of Holt’s characters is lovingly created. This time, she brings stylishly handsome, happy-to-be-single, “suave” Julio together with list-making, responsible, “cute” Olivia. Together, they explore a bit of the Chilean culture—one Holt has experienced and loves.
This author hasn’t lost her way with words, either. I laughed my way through each chapter and fell in love with two more characters who totally deserve each other. (By the way, they are my favoritest couple so far!)
The official blurb
The grannies are back and ready for their next challenge!
Julio Rivera is happily unattached, but his family desperately wants him to get serious about his future and his love life. When they find a Match Mavens flyer in a supermarket window, they decide that this mysterious method is worth a try.
Ellie and June are all too happy to help. After all, it’s unnatural—maybe even criminal—for a handsome and charming young man like Julio to be single. Something must be done about it, and they are just the ones to do it.
Julio proves reluctant to give up his slacker ways, and the Mavens must come up with a clever solution for his unique problem—or risk marring their perfect matchmaking record.
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I recieved a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.