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"Amusing contemporary romance"

In Los Angeles, museum advertising historian Meredith Madison takes over her glamorous actress sister's identity for a couple of weeks while house-sitting in Hollywood. Deciding to accept an invitation sent to Marla, she goes to a party escorted by a hunk Tony Valentine. However, this no ordinary gala as Marla signed a contract to star in Valentine Studio Fantasy Acting camp.

Meredith explains to Tony she is not Marla, but he refuses to believe her though she acts very unglamorous and knows nothing about performing. Knowing he needs the money to keep the family studio alive, Tony hates the fact that he is attracted to this bonehead Marla until he realizes that she is telling the truth. As Meredith agrees to pretend to be Marla, but does a poor job of it, they fall in love, but will he realize what she knew in their first car ride that they belong together forever?

Though twins are currently a relatively large segment of the novel population and identity switch is older than the printing press, fans will appreciate this amusing contemporary romance that uniquely focuses on pretending to be someone else is not easy. The story line is fun to follows as Tony realizes his blunder and his extended family offers advice and matchmaking. Meredith is a delightful protagonist who struggles to wear Marla's shoes making for a fine tale.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 3, 2004

SUMMARY

Are you ready for the fantasy of a lifetime?

So asks the invitation Meredith Madison finds while house-sitting for her TV-star twin sister, Marley. Admittedly, her life could use a little —okay, a lot —more excitement. Glamorous, talented Marley has always owned the spotlight, leaving Meredith to fill the role of jeans-and-tee-shirt brainiac/wallflower. Weary of living in her sister's shadow, Meredith decides to grab the chance to step into Marley's Jimmy Choos. And when a limo arrives to carry her away to her "fantasy," the guy in the back seat is dream-come-true number one...

Entrepreneur Tony Valentine has spent his adult life avoiding Hollywood —yet here he is, trying to rescue his family's floundering movie studio. His idea for an actor fantasy camp is the perfect plan...but something isn't right about his headlining celebrity instructor, Marley Madison. Sure, stars sometimes dress down, but she looks a tad too familiar with the softer side of Sears. The woman's klutzy, awkward, and adorable. This can't really be Marley...can it? Whoever she is, she's going to have to charm the wealthy "campers" into believing her act. If they're anything like Tony, they'll find her irresistible...

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Perfect Switch
by Lisa Plumley

Kensington Publishing (Zebra)
June 1, 2004
Available: June 1, 2004
ISBN #0821773429
EAN #9780821773420
352 pages
Paperback
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