Type: Kindle (ARC)
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Publication date: November 7th, 2017
Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? New Yorkers Robyn Lane and Sidney Bellows aren’t so sure. Robyn has always dated struggling creative types. For once, her parents would love her to bring someone with health insurance and a 401(k) to their Chrismukkah celebration. Her actor boyfriend doesn’t qualify. While across town, Sidney’s professional life already belongs to her parents. She’s an attorney at her father’s law firm and she works tirelessly to keep her love life private. If she brings her lawyer boyfriend to their annual Christmas extravaganza, her parents will have the wedding planned by New Year’s Eve.
A mutual friend playfully suggests they trade boyfriends for the holidays. The women share a laugh, but after copious amounts of wine, decide The Boyfriend Swap could be the perfect solution. This way, Robyn can show off her stable attorney boyfriend and Sidney’s high-society family will take no interest in her flaky actor beau.
It’s a brilliant plan—in theory. In practice—not so much. When Will turns out to be the boy-next-door Robyn crushed on hard throughout her teenage years, and Sidney’s family fawns all over Perry like he’s an Oscar-winner rather than a D-list wannabe, one thing is certain: The Boyfriend Swap might just change their lives forever.
I'm not going to go into detail about the plot (the Goodreads blurb does a pretty good job with that), so I'll just share my thoughts and feelings.
Meredith Schorr has become one of my favorite authors, and I think The Boyfriend Swap is now my favorite of her books. It is the perfect holiday book, and if you're looking for a good read for Christmas, you can stop your search now. This would be the ideal book to read while curled up with a warm blanket, next to a cozy fire, drinking hot chocolate.
I've read several reviews that mention this would be a perfect Hallmark Christmas movie, and I have to say I agree. While reading, I could definitely picture this book working as a movie. Maybe one day!
I actually read this in July, and even though it was summer and terribly hot, the book still put me in the Christmas spirit. I'm considering reading it again closer to Christmas, which is quite a compliment, as I rarely read a book twice in one year. Another compliment? I still remember the characters! I sometimes struggle to remember characters, book plots, etc, after a while, simply because I read so much, and unless a book really stands out, I tend to forget the details pretty quickly. Not so with The Boyfriend Swap. As I said, I read this in July and it's almost November now, and it's still fresh in my mind.
The Boyfriend Swap is so well-written, with wonderful character development, witty humor, sweet romance, and a healthy dose of Christmas. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a good story, especially to those who love light-hearted chick-lit books with unforgettable characters.