Thursday, September 19, 2013

Made to Last By Melissa Tagg

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 fiancé 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?
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Melissa Tagg is a former reporter turned author who loves all things funny and romancey. Her debut novel, a romantic comedy titled Made to Last, releases from Bethany House in September 2013, with a follow-up slated for summer 2014. In addition to her nonprofit day job, she is also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for writers founded by award-winning author Susan May Warren.

During her reporting days, Melissa interviewed presidential candidates and llama farmers, rode a hot air balloon and flew a plane, and once found herself face to face with a buffalo. But today she gets her kicks by letting her characters have their own fun. She's passionate about humor, grace and happy endings.
This is a tremendous debut book. I really think that this book should be a movie. I could see everything happening on each page.
I could not put it down. I loved Randi and Matthew and I had to know what was going to happen to them.
I was left wanting more, the ending did not  et me know if Matthew's niece got her surgery and I want to read more about Matthew and Randi.
I am praying that Melissa writes another book with these characters.
I look forward to Melissa's next novel!
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend this fantastic romance.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Love your honesty about books you read .Sounds like this would be a good read .Blessings ,Dana "Girl"

  2. Sounds like it will be a good read i also love book that make a good plot for movies.

  3. Great review, Mary! I can't wait to read Made to Last. I am amazed when these young authors turn out a great novel right out of the book. Good for Melissa! I think we will be seeing her name for many years to come.

  4. Another new author and it sounds like you really did enjoy the book. So you know what that means I am heading over to Amazon to spend more money. I will go get my copy now. Thank you Mary for telling us about this one.

  5. Can't wait to read this new book. Your review of it makes it sounds really good

  6. I am looking forward to reading this book because you said it was good Mary!! Great review by the way. Thanks for your giveaway.

    Judy B

  7. Loved this book! Terrific review, Mary!

  8. I have heard nothing but good things about this book & would love to read it! And, I must admit that Melissa's comments on other blogs, & her big smile (with that hint of mischievousness) has attracted me to her book, also. She seems very adventurous, & must be a joy to be around!

    Thanks for the wonderful review, Mary!

    Bonnie Roof

  9. I was wavering between 2 books to start, and you just sold me! I'm starting Made to Last tonight! Thanks for the great review, Mary!

  10. Sounds like a great book. I would love to read it

    Great review Mary

    Cathy Weber

  11. A new author with a great sounding book that I would like to read thanks to your review Mary!

  12. Mary, because of you I am broke and I stay that way. After reading your raving review I had to have a copy of this book to. Amazon loves you to I am sure. I love your blog I always learn about authors that I have never heard of because of you. But I don't like being broke all of the time. I love you girl! Thanks for all you do for the authors and us readers.

    1. Bonnie, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! Congrats, you are going to love this book, share it with your sister!

  13. I think this sounds really good judging by your review, Mary. Would love to have a chance...