"Readers will enjoy this zany romantic romp"
Movie star Jayne Cooper is upset because though her movies
always make tons of money and she is one the highest paid
stars, she has never received an Oscar nominee or even
tepid critic approval. However, the worst slam comes from
Steven (as in Spielberg), who refuses to give her a key
part in his next angst laden film because she has no idea
how the masses live so cannot feel the role. Jayne decides
she needs to change places with a doppelganger if she can
find one so she can learn how real people live.
Jayne meets checkout clerk and freshman composition
professor Mary Lynn McLellan at a local supermarket.
Though slightly overweight and poorly garbed, Mary Lynn
could pose as Jayne's twin. Jayne persuades Mary Lynn to
switch places in exchange for $100K. However, Jayne,
posing as Mary Lynn, never expected to meet and fall in
love with Joe Porter and his two little girls. Neither did
Mary Lynn expect to love New York writer Arnie Levine.
Though the switch theme has been done a zillion times since
Twain's the Prince and the Pauper, fans will enjoy this
zany romantic romp. The story line
requires a brief acceptance that Jayne found a double in a
supermarket frequented by the middle class, but the story
very amusing especially when the actress is clueless on
everyday occurrences that most people take for granted.
Fans who relish a lighthearted caper will appreciate this
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2003
Jayne Wants To Sample Life
Pampered, gorgeous movie star Jayne Cooper has always had
the world at her feet—and that's the problem. How can she
possibly sink her teeth into a gutsy, award-winning part if
she has no idea what it's like to be an ordinary woman, one
who takes the bus, dyes her own hair, and lives with a pack
of uncooperative cats? There's only one thing to do: find a
double and trade places for a few weeks, just long enough
to do some research...
Mary Lynn Wants Out Of Hers
Insane. That's what Mary Lynn McLellan thinks of the
deranged, albeit very stylish, woman offering her $100,000
for the chance to lead her life. Not that being a cashier
at the Food Barn isn't glamorous...okay, it's not even
remotely glamorous. According to Jayne Cooper, all Mary
Lynn has to do is order people around, throw the occasional
tantrum, and spend time with the very adorable screenwriter
of her latest film while letting the famous actress live in
her rundown apartment. What could possibly go wrong? How
They're Both Headed For Identical Trouble...
Before either can say, "get me a rewrite," Jayne and Mary
Lynn are trading places, falling in love, making chaos, and
finding themselves in each other's lives. And the hardest
part of their deception may not be fooling everyone else,
but finally being true to their own hearts...