Match Me Up
by Weston Parker
“Match Me Up” is a slow burn, friends-to-lovers gem by Weston Parker. Lily has always been casual friends with Thomas because her best friend in the world is his fraternal twin sister, Tamlyn. She always had a crush on geeky Thomas, but she never said a word about it. He moves to the big city and becomes a great success, and she pursues her education. When she gets accepted to graduate school in the city where he lives, Tamlyn has great idea that Lily should move in with Thomas for multiple excellent reasons. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.
This is a relatively low angst story that proves you don’t have to be opposites in order to attract one another; having a lot in common is not necessarily boring. Lily and Thomas are almost too respectful of one another because they’re both such likable characters. I think the author did a wonderful job capturing the essence of being 22 years old and successful, yet still second-guessing yourself. This was a quick and entertaining read, and I particularly liked the epilogue. Batman and Supergirl couldn’t be a better match than Thomas and Lily!