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Ella is an identical twin, and of the two, she is the 'less successful' one. Her twin, Emma, has the big house, the perfect family and her half of the inheritance left by their mother.
Ella hasn't heard from Emma in years, so imagine her surprise when Emma calls, asking her for a favour. Emma wants Ella to pretend to be her for a few weeks, and Ella initially thinks it can't be too hard to be rich and live a perfect life... Will she discover that all is not as it seems on the other side?
I absolutely loved Faking It by Portia Macintosh. What a fun read! Ella is such a good character, her sarcasm, potty mouth and wit make for a fantastic story. The situations she finds herself in (and puts herself in!) are at times cringeworthy, but extremely entertaining. I laughed multiple times throughout reading this book, particularly at the very first school drop off for Ella.
The book also manages to tackle some difficult subjects, including cancer, family, relationships, and troubled teens!
I haven't read any of Portia's books before, however I plan to read some others now :) Highly recommend this book, especially if you're a fan of rom-coms.
As always, a well written, humerous book with well-crafted characters. And the absolute minimum of bad language (thanks!). My only criticism - and it's really only a slight one - was the odd conclusion when one of the principle characters returned to the plot to reveal an utterly unbelievable 'real' reason for her absence. I'd been prepared to go along with the outlandish ostensible reason for the absence as it seemed a bit of fun, and tied in nicely with the spirit of the book, but this particular reveal seemed almost apathetic. A good read nonetheless.
An easy to read romp through a 6 week storyline with a good mix of comedy, intrigue etc. Nothing too taxing. Premise was a little stretched for my liking, given that I have dated an identical twin and confused him for the first 2 minutes of meeting him, and thereafter never again, but suspending that implausibility, it worked. There was a mention of ‘lockdown’ which I thought was a little premature as there are clearly no other restrictions in the book and the final chapter is set 7 months later, but that will not be an issue for future readers. One big request of Ms Mackintosh .... please learn how to use who correctly and in particular when it should be ‘whom’.
I loved Ella, the heroine of this book. She's a truly "real" character, and everything you would want in a friend! The character evolves throughout the book and has to become, (or at least fake being!) a little more responsible, but she never loses that sparky and slightly haphazard view of life. She is less than perfect which made me warm to her. There are many laughs in the book, but it will also make you think. What's really important in life? I was so sorry when it finished!