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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review: Being Sloane Jacobs

Being Sloane Jacobs Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. I really enjoyed this cute and fluffy romance read.

Sloane Devon and Sloane Emily are two skaters.


Sloane Emily was a figure skater. She worked really hard to get where she was. Her dad was a politition, so she was always in the spotlight. When her parents sent her to figure skating camp, she just got mad.

Sloane Devon was a hockey player. She was very tough and had a reputation of having a short temper. When she beats up a player on the ice at her last game of the season, she was sent to hockey camp by her coach.

Summary from Goodreads:
When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.

I started this book because it looked adorable. I think it was recommended to me on goodreads. I love a good switch story, no matter how unrealistic. This story was no exception. It was basically "The Parent Trap" with teen characters instead of kids, ice stating, and a little more violence/romance. It was a great contemporary with little substance.

This book was VERY, and I mean very unrealistic. How likely is it that both camps were in the same city, at the same time. The girls were basically the same size, despite their obvious body type differences. They stayed in the same hotel at the same night, and just happened to have the same name. If you thought too much about the probability of this happening, this book will be on good. You have to take this book for what it is, a cute and sweet story.

There was good romance in this book. It made the story a lot sweeter.

I really liked seeing the two Sloane's make progress. It was fun to read about, and showed that anything is possible.

Overall, this is a good book.

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