Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Boyfriend Swap by Meredith Schorr

4 Star

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. 

Kathryn - 4 Star

You’re going to initially determine that the whole premise for this novel is probably a bad idea.  It’s right there in the title- probably not an ideal plan to swap your boyfriend with someone else’s?  It’s bound to bite someone in the behind at some point you’d think, right?   But that’s a little bit why you should want to read this novel.  It’s bound to be funny, it’s bound to have some cringe-worthy moments and it’s bound to be just a little bit silly…however you’re also likely to be very curious as to how this is a good plan- for anyone involved!

I actually have to confess that I haven’t read Shorr’s blogger series and this was great because her voice and writing style was fresh, quirky and pretty darn funny and I was completely taken in by her main female characters.  I can’t say that I actually liked either of them (Robyn needed more confidence in her choices and Sidney was just a little bit hard!) but I did appreciate both their personalities and loved that each of them had to examine and re-define themselves a little bit by pushing through their mad scheme.

I was utterly entranced by Will (convenient for me that he stuck around for this crazy plan) and actually had a bit of a soft spot for mad Perry.  Even their off the wall families were charming and added to the plot.

On the whole the book was charming, romantic and worked out in the end?  Or did it?  I’m still not entirely sure if it worked out for everyone!

Thank you to the author for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the review, Kathyrn! So glad The Boyfriend Swap made you laugh :)



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