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Author: Carol Wyer
Date of Publication: April 22nd, 2016
I think everyone has, at some time, dreamt of exchanging their life with its associated stresses and pressure for that of someone who seems to have everything and in this story two characters agree to do just that. Both are experiencing problems in their jobs, relationships and life so the opportunity to make a deal to swap from the humdrum to a life of luxury proves to be just too much temptation for them to resist. That’s when the reality of their new lives kicks in with many hilarious laugh out loud moments and surprises in store.
Whilst the background information in the first half of the book is essential to understand the rest of it, I initially struggled to relate to the characters during it and found some of the flashback scenarios distracted rather than enhanced the story. Once the swaps take place, however, the pace, humour and action all step up to a different level making me glad I’d persevered – and the ending is a brilliant twist I’d not anticipated but really enjoyed. Definitely worthwhile giving it a go for the laugh out loud moments in the second half and ending!
Thanks to the publishers for gifting me an ARC of this novel, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.
Take a chance on a new life and maybe you’ll find your happy ever after. Because true love is always worth the risk…
Handsome prince, beautiful house, fabulous job? Polly has none of these. All she has to her name is a string of failed relationships and she’s up to her ears in debt. She sees herself as a hopeless case and would do anything to change her luck.
Simon is approaching the big 50. He’s off his game at work, his kids don’t seem to notice he exists and his wife seems to think he’s made of money. As for sex …what’s that?
So when the opportunity comes for both of them to swap their lives for a life of luxury, they jump at the chance. For Simon a life of helicopters, fast cars and hot babes beckons. For Polly, it’s all diamonds, spa days and celebrity parties. What more could they want?
Trouble is, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Is life in the fast lane more than either of them can cope with?
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