The Accidental Life Swap

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About the Author: Jennifer Joyce is a successful food writer, author and stylist based in London. She is American-born but has been a resident in the UK for more than 24 years. Working for leading UK magazines and newspapers, such as BBC Good Food, Waitrose Kitchen and Jamie Magazine as well as The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, she draws on her unique dual talents of creating mouth-watering recipes and styling the dishes for photography. Leiths School of Food and Wine in London hosts Jennifer's popular cookery classes and she has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows in the UK and US, including the BBC's Today and Good Food Show Live.

Genre: Romance, Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis: 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?


I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was sent to me in ebook form by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. By the way, the cover and description are what really drew me to this book!

This is my first time reading a book by Jennifer Joyce, but it certainly won't be the last. Even though Rebecca frustrated me to no end sometimes (she was a pushover, timid, and not very confident) I loved seeing how her character developed and truly grew into her own throughout the story.

Also, the whole pretending to be your boss plot was a joy to read. You know it's was going to turn out badly for Rebecca in the end, and that's part of the reason why I had to keep reading. I wanted to see how the truth would be revealed, what would happen to her, how her boss would react, and how her new friends would react. I felt like the plot was realistic (Who wouldn't want to be mistaken for someone they see as powerful and confident for a day?) yet humorous. (Her roommate Lee is disgusting!)

And Oliver! I loved how the chemistry and romance between him and Rebecca developed. (A very cute spin on their competitive natures that I haven't seen done before.)

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to other readers and will be picking up a paperback copy to put on my bookshelf.

P.S. I totally knew something was off about Emma. ;)

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