You Have a Match by Emma Lord
Wednesday Books; Releases Jan. 12, 2021; 251 pages
Content Warnings: Strong language, referenced death of a loved one
About the Author: “Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, grilled cheese, and a whole lot of love. Her sun sign is Hufflepuff, but she is a Gryffindor rising.” (Bio taken from the author’s website.)
Abby Day is perfectly happy with her life as it is. She only signs up for a DNA service to win a bet against her best friend Connie and because her other best friend and longtime crush Leo asks her to. But what Abby doesn’t expect to discover is that she has a secret sister who is only a year-and-a-half older than her. Instagram-famous and rigid rule-follower Savannah Tully couldn’t be more different than avid photographer and injury-prone Abby, so the girls decide to do what anybody would: go to the same summer camp and try to figure out why Savvy was given up for adoption. Everything becomes complicated when Abby finds out that Leo is the camp’s co-chef—making it impossible for Abby to ignore her growing feelings—and Savvy’s love life starts to unravel as well. With everything in Abby’s life changing, only one thing is certain: this will be a summer that she’ll never forget.
Reminiscent of The Parent Trap (but with romance!), You Have a Match is so much fun! This is the story about sisters, summer camp, and love that you never knew you needed. Abby’s reactions to her world changing are very relatable for readers, and all of the characters are so developed that it feels as if they could walk right off the page. The story is equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, plus the relationship between Abby and Leo is just so gosh darn cute! As an extra bonus, there are even a couple of Easter eggs from Lord’s debut novel, Tweet Cute, for fans to find. With surprise twists and characters that are easy to fall in love with, this book is perfect for those who enjoy fun and fulfilling teen romances.
You Have a Match releases on January 12, 2021.
(Pine Reads Review would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing us with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Any quotes are taken from an advanced copy and may be subject to change upon final publication.)
PRR Writer, Wendy Waltrip