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Made to Last

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?

**This is a novel from my personal collection. I am not being compensated for this review**

Some stories, from the first page, draw you right in and keep you guessing on whether things will work out or not. This was definitely one of those books, and I loved every page of it!

Both of the main characters in this novel have some strong motivations. And when they find a chance at love together, it becomes clear that those same motivations create some conflict between them. This novel had me guessing until the very end how things would work out. There were consistently lots of little surprises popping up all along the way.

The characters in this story are quite dynamic. Both Matthew and Miranda have well-developed backstories that affect every nuance of their lives. But don’t worry, there was never a backstory dump and things came to light at the appropriate times.

This was a wonderfully sweet novella with some great truths about trust. I’d highly reccommend picking this one up.

“Hey, anytime you hear about a man and woman pretending to be married or getting engaged or married for convenience, they always end up falling in love for real.”

-Liv Hayes, Made to Last

 

About the Author:

Melissa Tagg, author of Made to Last and Here to Stay, is a former reporter and total Iowa girl. In addition to her homeless ministry day job, she is also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for writers. When she’s not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever, watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next book. She’s passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly and loves connecting with readers athttp://www.melissatagg.com.

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