The Accidental Life Swap
Author: Jennifer Joyce
Publisher: HQ Digital
Published: September 1, 2019
Genres: Women’s fiction, romantic comedy
Date read: August 22, 2019
Number of times read: 1
Sometimes one moment can change your life forever…
Rebecca Riley has always been a bit of a pushover. When her glamorous boss, Vanessa, asks her to jump, she doesn’t just ask how high… she asks if her boss would like her to grab a coffee on the way back down!
So whilst overseeing the renovation of Vanessa’s beautiful countryside home, the last thing Rebecca ever expected was to be mistaken for her boss – or that she would even consider going along with it! Far away from the bustling city and her boss’s demanding ways, could she pretend to be Vanessa and swap lives, just for a little while?-- via Goodreads
I could not stop giggling my way through this book. Whilst some of the characters are a bit stereotypical, I still enjoyed this tale of mistaken identity.
Rebecca was the complete opposite of Vanessa so seeing her behave like her tyrant boss was hysterical and how she managed to avoid anyone finding out.
The board game battles with Oliver were great and the fact the decider was Hungry Hippos was brilliant. I can't think of a better way to spend an evening, to be honest.
The Animal Sanctuary was lovely, and I especially liked the escaping donkey tag team, and the territorial chickens (Chicken Chow-Mein, what a wonderful name).
The only thing that irked me a bit was Rebecca’s flatmate. If someone was that disgusting to live with, and he really was disgusting, there must have surely been other places to live. Even if she was on a really low budget, there had to be other slightly less awful places to live then to put up with a Neanderthal like Lee. But as this wasn’t a major part of the story, I could get over it.
The ending was slightly predictable but most rom-coms and chick-lit are so that didn’t bother me in the slightest, the story is in how the hero and heroine get from strangers/enemies to that happy ever after.
A hilarious tale of mistaken identity leads to you finding your real self.
5 out of 5