Wednesday 10 February 2016

Life Swap - Carol Wyer

Take a chance on a new life and maybe you’ll find your happy ever after. Because true love isalways worth the risk… 

Handsome prince, beautiful house, fabulous job? Polly has none of these. All she has to her name is a string of failed relationships and she’s up to her ears in debt. She sees herself as a hopeless case and would do anything to change her luck. 

Simon is approaching the big 50. He’s off his game at work, his kids don’t seem to notice he exists and his wife seems to think he’s made of money. As for sex …what’s that? 

So when the opportunity comes for both of them to swap their lives for a life of luxury, they jump at the chance. For Simon a life of helicopters, fast cars and hot babes beckons. For Polly, it’s all diamonds, spa days and celebrity parties. What more could they want? 

Trouble is, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Is life in the fast lane more than either of them can cope with? 

A witty, heart warming read, perfect for fans of Fiona Gibson and Carole Matthews. 

What did I think?

I’ve always enjoyed films where people swap bodies, like Freaky Friday or 13 Going on 30, but I’ve never read a book where this happens.  This was a lot better than any of those body swap films - it was a real treat and it’s going to be really hard to review without giving anything away.

Polly and Simon are both unhappy with their lives.  Polly is an unlucky in love shopaholic who is being sued for money she doesn’t have; and Simon has just lost his job and dreads going home to tell his wife.  They both wish they could swap lives with somebody else and happen to come across an agency called Mission Imp-ossible.  Mission Imp-ossible is run by demons and imps and all Polly and Simon have to do to swap lives is to condemn a soul to hell.

This was such a fun read and it really didn’t turn out the way I was expecting.  There are lots of laughs, many surprises and also some sobering thoughts – you might think you hate your life but it’s only when you don’t have it anymore that you realise what you have lost.

Life Swap is such great fun and hugely entertaining with an amazing twist at the end that I didn't see coming at all.  Be careful what you wish for – other’s lives aren’t as great as they might appear and nothing is ever what it seems.

I received this e-book from the publisher, Bookouture, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for your generous praise for Life Swap and for putting this massive grin on my face. I am so thrilled you enjoyed it and ... you didn't spot the twist!

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Carol. I really enjoyed Life Swap, it was such good fun!