Thank you to Author Meredith Schorr for my copy of The Boyfriend Swap. I fell in love with Meredith’s writing from when I first read Blogger Girl. I had high expectations for this book, and I wasn’t disappointed.
I want ALL of Meredith’s books!
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.
Published November 7th 2017 by Henery Press
The Boyfriend Swap is a really entertaining escapism fun read. The two main female characters Robin and Sydney are taking their boyfriends home for Christmas and both are dreading it because of what their parents will think of their chosen partners. So a crazy idea to boyfriend swap is activated! Yes it does sound like a totally crazy idea. Pretend that another girl’s man is your man and take them to Christmas dinner with your parents!! Sounds like a perfect recipe for Meredith Schorr fictional fun!
The two girls are quite different. I liked Robin more, but both were great characters. The two boyfriends also are quite different. I think Will makes a pretty good bookish boyfriend, and this was added to by the fact that he was most against the crazy swap idea. Ah, I love these fictional tales that you can live through in the (approx) 330 pages and get delved into their worlds of messes, decisions, embarrassments and fun times, then lift your head up and realise that you are back in your bed and can choose to live on another chapter with Robin and Will, or Sydney and Perry whenever you like. I stayed in fictional world for quite a few nights!
There is romance and Christmas in this book, but the festive talk is low grade, and not too traditional. the romance is there but its more a fun novel with small parts of romance.
One of my favourite lines in this book, and I quoted this to the Author on twitter was:
“Wow. This is just wow. More exciting than when Nathan fell for Hailey in One Tree Hill”.
This doesn’t give anything away, as I won’t say what is so exciting, but I loved One Tree Hill, and I loved what this “excitement” was for.
I have seen other bloggers reviews for this book, and many have mentioned how The Boyfriend Swap would make a great movie, and I have to say I totally agree. If Meredith’s books could be made into films, I would watch them all, and ask my friends to watch them all. But for now at least they are books, so I will ask all my friends and readers to read Meredith’s books. She has a talent for writing brilliant books. I’m looking forward to the next one already.
January 1, 2018 at 1:57 pm
This sounds hilarious and a great read for the festive season.
January 1, 2018 at 4:58 pm
Thanks Alice. It was a great read and perfect escapism for holiday reading.
January 1, 2018 at 3:13 pm
Thank you, Amanda!! This might be my favorite review of all 🙂 Happy New Year! (Stay tuned for my email about an ARC for Bridal Girl – it’s coming soon!)
January 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm
Ooh now that is a good compliment Meredith. Thank you. I have had a bit of time away from the blog so it is nice to come back to lovely Author compliments and appreciation. ☺
January 1, 2018 at 8:25 pm
I nominated you for the Don’t hate, appreciate award.
The post can be found at https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/the-dont-hate-appreciate-award-g❤❤d-vibes-only-my-first-post-of-2018/
Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles
January 2, 2018 at 10:23 am
The blurb makes the story sounds hilariously disastrous! I love it! I’m glad it did not disappoint. I can see why the plan seemed like a good idea, but plans never go as planned! Great review for what seems to be a lovely read! xx
January 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm
Thank you Meggy, it was a funny enjoyable read. I love the fictional worlds that Meredith creates. I’m already looking forward to her next book.
February 25, 2018 at 9:43 am
Sounds interesting! Guess I’ll have to make space for it in my humongous TBR!
February 25, 2018 at 10:40 am
It will be worth it! Hope you enjoy Charvi.
March 5, 2018 at 3:08 am
Oooh this books looks right on my alley ! sounds humoristic and I foreshadow fallin’ for the wrong guy, which ALSO is in my alley 😂I will be adding this as my “virtual want to read”
March 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm
You guessed just right. It is a fab read. 😉