This is a fun contemporary romance that is a quick and easy read. The story follows twins that go to live in their grandmother’s flat in Chelsea with hopes to change their lives.
Lizzie and Penny are opposites in looks and character. Lizzie is a thin, blonde party girl that dreams of snagging a rich husband and living large. Penny is quiet and responsible, with a more subdued look. They live in a poor council flat with their mother and have dead-end, unsatisfying jobs. They had only minimal contact with their father and grandmother when they were young, so they were surprised when their grandmother asked them to stay in her Chelsea flat and look after it while she stays in nursing home after an incident.
Both girls are excited, especially Lizzie who believes she will finally be able to find a rich husband to take care of her. Penny is a little more reserved. Both girls move in and quickly find jobs, Lizzie in an art gallery and Penny in a small cafe. The book follows the girls’ antics and their budding romances.
The characters are a bit one note and the storyline is routine and predictable. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a fun book to read, but it’s not one that you’ll remember down the road. It is a good beach read, or one that you take on a trip. It’s a book to read if you can only read in small spurts of time because it’s easy to pick up and put down without feeling like you won’t remember what you just read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and William Morrow and Custom House. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.