Wednesday, June 4, 2014

YOUR PERFECT LIFE by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

(From Goodreads): With “a delicious, page-turning premise, and sweet and surprising insights” (New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster), Your Perfect Life perfectly illustrates that old adage: Sometimes, you to have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to see what’s in her heart.

Best friends since childhood, Casey and Rachel couldn’t lead more different lives. While workaholic Casey rubs elbows with celebrities daily as the host of Gossip TV and comes home nightly to an empty apartment, stay-at-home mom Rachel juggles an “oops” baby, two fiery teenagers, and a husband who barely seems the man she fell in love with two decades before. After an argument at their twentieth high school reunion, Casey and Rachel throw back shots to get the night back on track. Instead, they get a life-changing hangover.

Waking up in each other’s bodies the next morning, they must figure out how to navigate their altered realities. Rachel is forced to confront the reason she gave up her broadcasting dreams when she got pregnant in college, and Casey finally steps out of the spotlight to face the truth about why she’s alone. And they soon discover that they don’t know themselves—or their best friend—nearly as well as they thought they did.

Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke bring humor and heart to every page of this novel that is sure to please fans of In Her Shoes and The Opposite of Me. Your Perfect Life is a story about two very different women, what they didn’t know about each other, and how, by switching lives, they each learn to appreciate their own.

I am so excited to tell you all how much I adored YOUR PERFECT LIFE! I will be honest and say when I realized it was a 'Freaky Friday' set up I thought ok it will be cute. I mean we kinda all know how it will end (or so we think...). But I am going to give major kudo points to Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke for really raising the bar on the twist. You have the working woman who has it all living a Stay at home moms life (and of course vice versa). The story really allowed readers to see just how difficult both roles are.

Both Casey and Rachel grew as woman because of the experience. I loved the authenticness of their friendship, the good and the bad really shined through the novel. I enjoyed EVERY SINGLE PAGE. If you are looking for something fun, lighthearted, yet touching and vulnerable with a dash of sass than YOUR PERFECT LIFE is the perfect read! I am highly recommending!

On a personal note, I found the story uplifting--each woman's decision special and difficult neither more or less than the other. Each woman getting a glance into the life they didn't choose. (I would totally go see this movie, just sayin')

YOUR PERFECT LIFE by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
YOUR PERFECT LIFE by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

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