The Accidental Life Swap
By Jennifer Joyce
Published September 2019 by HQ Digital
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?
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Sometimes there is nothing better than to sit down and read a lighthearted romance. The Accidental Life Swap is one of those reads.
Rebecca has a degree in event management, but currently she’s only the personal assistant to the lady who owns the event management company she works for. Vanessa (the boss) is a jerk and she treats everyone like they’re beneath her. She can’t even get Rebecca’s name right.
Rebecca has been waiting for a promotion to actually start using her degree, but when Vanessa pulls her into the office, it isn’t to discuss a promotion, it’s to tell Rebecca that she’ll be shipping her off to her other home to oversee the renovations being done to it.
When Rebecca arrives to the town and meets the builders, they mis-hear her and think she’s Vanessa. And Rebecca decides not to correct them.
The whole time I read this book I kept waiting for the moment that everyone in town would find out Rebecca isn’t her boss. Because you know it’s coming, it’s just a matter of when it’s going to happen.
I did like watching Rebecca grow in her confidence and find herself throughout this experience in the story. She went from a doormat to feeling confident enough to speak her mind and stand up for herself.
I liked the cast of characters in this book, but I can’t really say I can pick a favorite. Everyone is likable enough, and I thought it made for a good, albeit predictable story.
And honestly, the predictability of this story is why I didn’t rate it higher than a 3. It’s a cute story and it’s an easy to read book. I definitely think it’s a fun read and I’d recommend it to friends who like romances. But there aren’t any major plot points or anything that I couldn’t predict.
This reminded me of watching a good Hallmark movie. You know it’s predictable but it’s so cute and you can’t stop yourself from watching. And that’s why I liked this read. Even though I knew what was going to happen, I still enjoyed it.