Book fact of the day: I’m not really a contemporary fiction reader (I know, I think that’s how I start every review of a contemporary fiction novel. What can I say y’all, my creativity knows no bounds), but on a rare occasion I do.
And one such recent occasion? The ever awesome Melissa Tagg and her debut release Made to Last! If you missed the great interview I was able to host, be sure to check it out here. Today I get a chance to share about the book!
Here’s the scoop:
Miranda Woodruff has it all. At least, that’s how it looks when she’s starring in her homebuilding television show, From the Ground Up. So when her network begins to talk about making cuts, she’ll do anything to boost ratings and save her show–even if it means pretending to be married to a man who’s definitely not the fiance who ran out on her three years ago.
When a handsome reporter starts shadowing Miranda’s every move, all his digging into her personal life brings him a little too close to the truth–and to her. Can the girl whose entire identity is wrapped up in her on-screen persona finally find the nerve to set the record straight? And if she does, will the life she’s built come crashing down just as she’s found a love to last?
What a fun debut from the lovely Melissa! There’s plenty of humor to keep you smiling and dramatics (the good kind, not the seventh grade girl-picking-an-outfit kind – which I remember all too well) to keep you wondering what’s going to happen next. Whether dealing with past hurts/bad decisions or deciding what to do next, Tagg reminds us that while life isn’t always easy, working for what you love is worth it.
One of the pleasant surprises was the loveable secondary characters. Sweet little “Cee” and the relationship she has with Matthew is precious. But maybe that’s because I’m auntie to the two cutest little girls in the world. I have to say, I think my favorite is Blaze though. He’s funny, compassionate and a loveable hot mess. You can’t go wrong with that combination!
Have you had a chance to read Made to Last? I would love to know what you thought! And who out there is looking forward to grabbing their own copy??
(Thank you Melissa and Bethany House for the review copy!)