Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Boyfriend Swap by Meredith Schorr ~ My Thoughts


The Boyfriend Swap

The Boyfriend Swap
by Meredith Schorr

Print and e-book, 293 pages
Expected publication: November 7th 2017 by Henery Press

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 flakey 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.


My thoughts about The Boyfriend Swap ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"If asked to choose between a world without music and one without my mother, the choice would be a no-brainer—I'd give up music. I might feel dead inside, without a song to sing or a beat to dance to, but at least my mom would be there to comfort me. The decision was easy, but sometimes, like now, when she put on her matchmaking cap, I was tempted to change my answer."

The Boyfriend Swap is full of scenarios that we have all found ourselves in at one time or another—awkward family Christmases, parents who typically don't approve of our current mate, boyfriends who just don't seem to fit into the family dynamics. Robyn and Sydney are dreading their upcoming Christmas trips back home with their boyfriends and all the family drama that will ensue. Why not just swap boyfriends for the holiday? Sounds like a great plan. Until it's not.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Boyfriend Swap and loved every bit of it! I have read quite a few of Meredith's books already and this one really stood out for me as just a bit different from her previous ones. The characters are very likable and real, the storyline felt unique to me, and I found myself very wrapped up in the lives of Robyn and Sydney.

Not that all those things hadn't happened in her other books. It just seemed to me that Meredith took her writing to a new level with this story. I really loved reading this book and I'm excited for what will come next from this author.

And it's a Christmas story! How can you not love that?

I received a copy of this book from the author via NetGalley and am voluntarily reviewing it.

About the author

Meredith Schorr

A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit and contemporary women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single (but looking) status.

Meredith is also the co-founder of BookBuzz, a live author/reader event held annually. She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. Novelista Girl is her fifth novel.

Connect with Meredith

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Susan! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! And, yes, it's a bit different than my others. I plan to continue along those lines moving forward :)


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