Life Swap by Carol Wyer


Synopsis: She wanted a new life and true love. But the grass isn’t always greener on the other side… 

All Polly has to her name is a string of failed relationships and a mountain of debt. She sees herself as a hopeless case and would do anything to change her luck. 

So when she’s given the opportunity to swap all she’s ever known for a life of luxury, Polly jumps at the chance. Soon, it’s all diamonds, spa days and celebrity parties. Now all that’s missing from her life is a bit of romance. Will hunky Matt be the man to heal her broken heart? 

But money can’t always buy you happiness. Can the life she’s always dreamed of get in the way of true love?

Kat’s Rating: 3/5

Kat’s Review: First off it may seem like I am being a little unfair with my rating but in the end I just couldn’t justify any more. This book left me frustrated in so many ways it was almost annoying with each page I turned. Lets start off with the massive pluses! I loved the writing style, I loved the characters and Carol Wyer clearly has an easy flowing style of writing that is joyous to read. However, the one sticking point was the thought and eventual outcome behind the plot.

This may sound like a slightly warped review but to say any more would constitute a spoiler. Basically the main two characters are Polly and Simon. Both of them have very different lives and the ultimate thread is that they are miserable and unhappy and are at the end of their tether. Would somebody else’s life be more appealing? The general thought process when you are reading this is that you maybe question would you swap with somebody else’s life if you had the opportunity?

Both Polly and Simon are likeable and readable characters, although at times both could come across as whingers. But you can’t help but root for them and hope that their dreams come true. At some points in the story I felt like I had walked into the Twiglight Zone and had a constant feeling like I was going a little bit barmy. When the final ending was revealed it all fell into place but by that stage I was just irritated and that left me feeling SO frustrated. I can see where the author was going with the story line and it was certainly something different but grated on me quite quickly so felt a little bit let down.

The most annoying thing is that if the story line was slightly more normal and not as irritating I would have loved this book. It’s a sure sign that I like Carol Wyer’s way of writing so I will certainly be looking out for more of hers.

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