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Friday, February 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Glitch by Amber Gilchrist

If you love a good, clean, romantic comedy, you won't want to miss Amber Gilchrist's novel Glitch. Thanks to Lexi over at The Book Bug for introducing it to me and inviting me to be a part of the Blog Tour.



About the Book

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.


Review

Glitch totally exceeded my expectations! Gilchrist did a great job capturing the quirkiness that is an LDS single's ward. The matching story was very entertaining, and I had fun "getting to know" Greer, Ri, and their friends.

A lot of romances I read are obvious right from the get-go about who is going to get together. Glitch was great because that aspect kept you guessing for awhile.

For a comedy, I was surprised at the emotions I felt while reading Glitch. It definitely says something about Gilchrist's writing ability that I was nearly brought to tears a few times. The humor was excellent, but the book had much more to it than laughs.

It took me awhile to get used to the unusual names of several characters, but they didn't hold me up for long. Although the ending felt a little bit flat compared to the rest of the book, I liked what happened.

Overall the story was very entertaining with a fun setting and likeable characters. Glitch has a pretty sweet romance that feels realistic, and the story is a clean, quick read.


Excerpt

He walked me to my door and leaned against my door frame.  “So, you wanna go out again?”

I stared at him.  “No, I don’t want to go out again.  We already did this Bob, and it didn’t work the first time.  Why would we do it again?”

“I’ve grown,” he objected.

“It was six months ago!  How much could you possibly have grown?”

“Enough to know that now is not a good time to ask you to come to my parents’ house for dinner.”
 

I slammed the door in his face.  “I’ll call you, Greer,” he called through the wood.


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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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Giveaway

Amber has offered a copy of Glitch to one of my followers. The giveaway is for an eBook and is open Internationally through February 24th. I'll post the winner on February 25th. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
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