by Lisa Plumley

June 2004
ISBN: 0-8217-7342-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Meredith Madison and Tony Valentine, the stars of Perfect Switch have more in common than either could have or would have anticipated. Their individual journeys of self-discovery make for entertaining reading.

Meredith grew up in the shadow of her sister, Marley’s shining Star. Marley was a famous child star and while she and their mother were out chasing stardom, Meredith was left at home to be raised by their father. To make matters worse the sisters are identical twins with one getting all the talent and confidence—the other getting the brains and low self-esteem,

Tony Valentine grew up on the back lots of his family’s Valentine Studio. He doesn’t suffer from a lack of brains, brawn, or confidence. Yet he desires to be successful in his own right. Far from the glitz and glamour of the world he grew up in.

Tony and Meredith find themselves thrown together to save Valentine Studios. Tony’s idea to save the studio is to create an actor fantasy camp. A place where an every day Joe can come and learn the inside story of fame and fortune, and for two weeks pretend that they are the stars of the show. To ensure its success he needs a big name star to attend each week. As a last resort he invites Marley Madison. However when he arrives to pick up Marley he actually gets Meredith doing an impersonation of her famous sister.

For how long Meredith manages her impersonation and the reasons for it I’m not telling. You’ll have to read this delightful tale that often reminded me of an updated version of My Fair Lady meets Cinderella.

Romantic comedy is one of my favorite genres and Ms. Plumley is among the best in writing this genre. I know each book I read by her is a guaranteed fun page turning read. As always I look forward to her next release.

Reviewed in May 2004 by Sandi.

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