Saturday, March 23, 2013

AToMR Blog Tour: Why Can't I be You by Allie Larkin

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Why Can't I Be You
Author: Allie Larkin


Release date: February 26, 2013

Publisher: Plume

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction

Book Description:

WHY CAN’T I BE YOU takes its name from a 1987 hit song from English rock band The Cure.  All her life, Jenny Shaw toed the line, striving to be the perfect colleague, girlfriend, and daughter – a path that has led her to an unhappy (though successful) career, a failed relationship, and all-but-severed family ties.  On her way to the airport for her first business trip, she is unceremoniously dumped by the man she thought she would one day marry.  In her haze of shock and confusion, she responds to the wrong name when Myra Aberly, organizer of Seattle ’s Mt. Si class of 1999’s thirteenth high-school reunion, shouts “Jessie!” across the hotel lobby. 

In an instant, Jenny Shaw becomes Jessie Morgan, a woman to whom she bears an uncanny resemblance. She is immediately embraced by Jessie’s warm circle of friends – and gains a possible love interest.  But when Jenny becomes more and more curious about Jessie’s history, she uncovers a trail of secrets, pain and deceit that inspires her to uncover the truth that will heal her own painful past.

I loved this book. My first thought when I finished it was (1) I want book 2 and (2) I want this to be a movie or T.V. show. I instantly loved Jenny. Down on her luck and looking for a change she accidentally on purpose hops into the identity of "Jessie" and things quickly become complicated and fun! I had some stressful moments along side Jenny when she was negotiating herself in Jessie's life. With tenderness, humor, great characters and an unbelievably great story Why Can't I Be You has become a new favorite. Who doesn't love to laugh, be moved and escape into a story with characters you would love to know outside of the book. Plus the book's title comes from one of my all time favorite songs by one of my all time favorite bands the Cure!!! Larkin knows people and captured beautifully what is to feel like an outsiders and what it finally feels like when you fit! This is a hit all around and I rate it 5 stars!

Tour Giveaway: (5) Print copies of WHY CAN’T I BE YOU. Open to US/Canada addresses only.

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novel Stay, and the upcoming novel Why Can’t I Be You (2013).  She lives with her husband, Jeremy, their two German Shepherds, Argo and Stella, and a three-legged cat.


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