Title: Faking It
Author: Portia Macintosh
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My Rating: 5 out of 5
The perfect house, the perfect husband and the perfect life… or is she just faking it?
Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster for Ella. Growing up as the ‘less successful’ identical twin to her ‘perfectly successful’ sister, Emma, has left her feeling isolated, inadequate and let’s face it.. a little bitter.
When Emma unexpectedly reaches out to Ella in a time of need, Ella suddenly finds herself with the opportunity to fill in for her sister and experience how the other half live.
But as Ella navigates the world of gossiping mothers, rebellious teens and trying to play the model housewife (not to mention avoiding the temptation of attractive men at the school gates…) will she discover that all is not always as it seems on the other side?
Being a twin myself (although not an identical twin), I completely loved the idea of the story of Faking it! Emma and Ella are identical twins, but whose lives couldn’t be any more different. They have barely seen each other in 18 years, but when Emma calls upon Ella out of the blue, and asks her for a huge favour, Ella reluctantly agrees.
With Emma having to go way for 6 weeks, she asks Ella to swap ‘places’ with her, so as her reputation is not ruined. No-one knows she has a twin sister, so no-one will be any the wiser that Ella is not actually Emma! Things don’t go quite to plan, as Ella has to learn all about her new life. And that includes getting to know her new ‘husband’ and ‘children and a whole new family life.
With twists and turns along the way, Faking It is a funny, heartwarming and uplifting story, which I can totally recommend if you are a fan of romantic comedy stories, and especially Portia Macintosh.
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