Thank you to Cat Kenney and Flatiron Books for the opportunity to participate in The Switch’s blog tour! I received an advance copy of The Switch in exchange for my honest review!
I absolutely adored Beth O’Leary’s debut novel so when the opportunity came about to join the blog tour for her second novel, I jumped at the chance and I am SO glad I did!
Leena is burning both ends of the candle and ends up burning out at work. They force her to take a two month vacation just to clear her head and take care of herself for a change. She ends up visiting her grandmother who lives a few hours away in her hometown. Eileen, her grandmother, is a 70 something recently divorced woman who is trying to get herself back into the dating scene.
After a quick visit they decide to switch lives for two months. Leena moves in to her grandmothers house, takes over her duties, and even uses her phone. Eileen goes to the big city of London and lives in her flat and has her phone. What ensues is quite comical…
The novel is fairly predictable, but don’t let that deter you. It is still a fabulous story that has you second guessing what you think is only going to happen. My jaw actually dropped once I learned about what happened when two people originally first met. It was lovely to watch both Eileen and Leena learn about themselves and watch them take care of themselves for a change.
I could not put this down as I kept rooting for Leena and Eileen and always hoped for the best. It just goes to show us that sometimes we need to take a breath and focus on ourselves for a minute, even if we think we’re completely fine.
4 stars. The best perk to this one was the epilogue. It was a breath of fresh air to see what transpired from the end to a year later. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. This is absolutely the book to read if you want to be happy!!
About the Author:
Beth O’Leary worked in children’s publishing before becoming a full-time author. She is also the author of The Flatshare. She can be found on Instagram @BethOLearyAuthor and Twitter @OLearyBeth.
Title: The Switch
Author: Beth O’Leary
Genre(s): Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release Date: August 18, 2020
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I’m really looking forward to this one! Nice review!
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So glad you enjoyed it :D, I’ve fallen in love with her writing, and I can’t wait to read more by her.
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I’m excited to see what she’ll come up with next too!