Monday, July 18, 2016

Glitch {A Comedy of Errors} by Amber Gilchrist {Review}

Glitch {A Comedy of Errors} by Amber Gilchrist
(an ABQ.LDS.YSA novel)
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published December 19th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
When the bishop of a singles ward attempts to use a computer program designed to match clients with insurance programs to match people instead, a massive glitch in his system leads to chaos, hysteria and—just maybe—love.

Greer Pierson spent too long losing her crazy ex-boyfriend to be matched with him again. She’d rather spend another night eating microwave pizza and watching cheesy martial arts movies with her next door neighbor, Ri Mankowitz. And speaking of Ri, he’s way too nice to be a nearly perfect match with a girl who is content to talk about hair for hours.

She wants to see Ri with the right girl and Greer thinks she knows who that girl is. But to get Ri with his perfect mate she’s going to have to do some serious re-matching. And no one is safe. Not even, as it turns out, Greer herself.

Now Greer's about to learn that sometimes everything has to fall apart so her life can finally come together.
My Review: 4 Stars

This book is specific to those of the LDS faith (Mormons). With so much terminology, it makes much more sense if you're familiar with the religion, although it's not preachy at all.

There are several ways for a couple to get together and this one had a few of them. I honestly wasn't sure who Greer was going to go for. You would think that would make it a love triangle, but it wasn't. First of all, there's the best friend angle. Ri and Greer and have neighbors and best friends for a couple of years. They are each perfectly imperfect, but when their congregation of singles goes through with a dating match up, Greer is determined to become a matchmaker because the professional one seems really mixed up! Secondly, I love a second chance romance. Greer's match is her annoying ex-boyfriend. Will he still be as annoying as he was? I also love a good lost love romance and guess who turns out to be the matchmaking professional? None other than Greer's high school crush, turned nemesis. With him back in her life, things are awkward and crazy.

This story is so much fun and really kept my interest. Characters are matching up and breaking up left and right. I love the pacing and the chemistry. I also really enjoyed the friendships and relationships that are built from this experience. The book really brings up a lot of the quirkiness that can be found in a singles ward. There are many unbelievably humorous moments, as well as some tender times and I could relate with the whole thing, from start to finish. There are a few frustrating things, as some characters just cannot see beyond themselves, but the growth found, especially regarding judging is great. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a fun, clean new adult romance, especially those who are LDS (Mormon).

Content: mild romance. Clean!

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About the Author:

Amber Gilchrist lives in New Mexico with her husband and three children. She writes YA for upper teens, as well as LDS Romantic Comedies. She calls her lifetime of jumping from one job to another 'experience' for her books and not an inability to settle down. Amber loves mysteries and a good, happy romance. She also loves to laugh. Sometimes she likes all of them together.

A fan of quirky movies and indie books, Amber likes to be with her family, is socially inept, and fears strangers and small yippy dogs. She alternates between writing and being a mom and wife. She tries to do both at the same time but her kids don't appreciate being served lunch and told, "This is the hot dog of your discontent." So mostly she writes when everyone else is in bed.

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