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You or Someone Like You

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This is a good book. The two main characters are Sloane and Roman. Sloane has a twin sister and she works at an art gallery. Roman is the CEO of a family business, widower and father to two daughters. Sloane’s sister wants Sloane to go a blind date with Roman. Roman’s aunt wants Roman to go a date with her coworker Sloane’s sister.  Sloane pretends to be her sister with Roman. They start dating. It is hard for Sloane to not tell Roman. He finds out that Sloane has been lying. The work it out and fall in love.
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This was a nice story about a second chance at love after losing your first love. Roman is a devoted father of two girls but what I did find strange was one of the daughters had an accident while out with a relative and he went rushing off to the hospital to be with her as you would but then no more was said on the matter as if it didn't happen or the author forgot she wrote that scene. Sloan's sister was selfish throughout most of the book but realised her bad behaviour and changed for the better towards the end of the story.
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This is one of the better twin stories that I've read.  The idea behind the swapping seemed simple until it wasn't.   
Sloane and Roman were really good characters.  
One thing I enjoyed was that Roman wasn't your typical alpha main character.  He was a bucket of mush when it comes to his daughters and he had a sensitive side.   He definitely seemed like someone you would find in real life.  And the way that he sought out answers at the end instead of just giving up was so refreshing for a romance story.   Sloane's dedication to her not-so-deserving sister was admirable.   How could she not fall for the perfect guy for her that just happened to drop into her lap.   This story was a bit of a car crash that you saw coming and new would get messy but I really liked it.
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You or Someone Like You by Winter Renshaw is a contemporary romance that can be read as a standalone. The story has that twin swap theme to it and while I wasn't a big fan of the sister, I absolutely loved the main characters. Sloan and Roman are absolutely perfect together. They are so devoted and passionate about their arts and families and you could feel how strong their connection was. This was a great slow-burn romance with a lot of substance. If you're after a quick heartwarming comfort read, this is the story for you.
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You or Someone Like You is a mistaken identity type romance between a twin covering for her sister and a widower learning to love again. I found the romance so engaging and beautiful, it was believable, slow growing but not tedious, and it was refreshing to see a man like Roman and how much he loves his daughters. It was a book about learning to love again and how a second love doesnt diminish the first. However the real negative here is the sister, wow what a horrible person and I was glad to see that explored a little by the end. But I was so angry at her the entire time, I was almost audibly yelling at the book. I did enjoy it a lot though and would recommend.
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Thank you to Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

- Twin Swap
- Single Dad
- Second chance (ish? - He got her fired SOOOO)

This one surprised me. I think I was expecting to like it a little more than I did, but I also didn't hate it and when I get the twin swap, it's either love it or hate it. While this one was an entertaining read for me, I felt like the deception went on a little too long in the story. I did love the hot and cold aspect of the MCs relationships, but at the same time, I was screaming at them to just smarten up and get together already. I do wish that the third act break-up wasn't as rushed as it was. I love the angst and emotion and drama that the TAB gives readers but everything was kind of hurried at the end.

Still, I'll definitely be checking out other books this author has in their backlist and see what they come out with in the future.
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Wow! Loved this story about finding love when you least expect it! 

Sloane is forced to go on a blind date pretending to be her identical twin, which sounds simple enough but is only made more complicated when the guy she needs to date is non other than Roman Belissario. Roman was the reason she made the biggest mistake of her career and she’s not sure she can forgive him, not that he knows who she is. 

But fate steps in and somehow these two strangers find common ground in their mutual love of art, despite all efforts to not date anyone, only to discover they have both been holding big secrets from each other. 

Read on to discover this live story and find out what happens when the truth is revealed.

Winter has done it again! Great characters and a great story. 
I received an ARC for an honest review.
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Life got chaotic for me in the months leading up to the book’s pub date and I didn’t get a chance to read it and I’m not sure when I will be able to do so. I will keep it on my TBR.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC and my sincere apologies for not reading and reviewing prior to publication.
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thank you to netgalley for the advanced reading copy. I really enjoyed this and will be getting copies for my shop.
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When it’s a story about a twin swap to go out with a guy who unbeknownst to the twins has lost his wife to cancer and has two daughters you just know things are going to go downhill at some stage. That dynamic was a knife to my gut.

You or Someone Like You sees Sloane pretend to be her sister Margeaux on a date with Roman. Roman is related to Margeaux’s boss and she thinks by dating him she will have a better shot at a promotion. But she’s sick the night if the date and tells Sloane to go … but not to be interesting, so he won’t want another date. 

Aside from Margeaux being a shitty sister and a shitty employee and all-round shitty person, we see Sloane be the complete opposite, where as far as Margeaux is concerned she’s a bit of a doormat. She begins to enjoy spending time with Roman even though there’s a tenuous connection in their past. 

What was unique about this book was Roman’s connection with his dead wife, his connection with his kids and prioritising them - and a good look at grief from this guy’s perspective. If you read this authors note at the end you get a glimpse of some of the emotion behind that (real tears flowing in reading that). 

I’m not a fan of the twin thing usually as adults … like a grown up freaky Friday or something and Sloane knew against her better judgment that she wasn’t doing the right thing. I still liked the book and their connection, with the possible divine intervention from Roman’s Emma in heaven. 

It wasn’t heavy on the sexy times (and maybe might have done with a little more) but I’m sensing the idea was the intellectual nature of their relationship first… though it seemed liked some time they were together? 

Well worth picking up if you like a single dad, little lies that turn into big drama-type  scenarios.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book.
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It was ok. I found myself having to force myself to continue to read it, especially in the parts with both sister.
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The character development and storyline were great. often it is always the same to read with the big CEO and the aspiring woman.
In fact, I love the way their careers and finances/wealth has been handled. There wasn't a major point of contention in the plot, which was very refreshing. (I won't say I don't like a good power struggle romance, but it can get a bit monotonous at times.)

The twists and turns around the artist Halcyon was surprising, but gave the whole story an extra kick.

It's a short, in-between book, but it's well-written and action-oriented.

Have fun reading!
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Why would someone pretend to be their identical sister for months? It was just ridiculous to me. The real Margaux was awful to Sloane. The Halcyon reveal was so predictable. Easy read, but not my favorite.
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Signs point to an HEA

You or Someone Like You is a twin swap romance. Some lies told and some hearts broken but in the end it doesn't even matter.

Sloane and Roman's re-meet cute is one for telling the grandkids- they'll definitely be having grandkids. One mediocre date was all it took!
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5 Stars for You or Someone Like You by Winter Renshaw 

Unexpected second chance for love after the death of a spouse ! Beautifully written storyline and plot.
Sloane and Roman are wonderful characters.

I really enjoyed this read !
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A really great and fun read. I loved the characters and the story. Will look out for more from this author.
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This is my first time reading something by this author but it definitely won't be my last. The story caught my interest from the start and kept me engaged till the end. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know Sloane and Roman. They were well-defined with realistic qualities that made them easily relatable. Sloane and Margaux are twins and Sloane would do anything for her sister, including pretending to be her and filling in for a date she has with Roman. Despite the fact that he is handsome and successful, Sloane would rather steer clear of him. It's because of him she got fired from her dream job three years ago. But her sister's job is on the line now, so how can she say no? Surprisingly, as they spend time together, Sloane realizes that Roman is actually the perfect guy for her. But Roman still thinks she is Margaux. If she comes clean with her true identity, will his feelings change?
The author did a nice job of slowly building the romance realistically, and have Sloane and Roman gradually get to know each other and develop feelings. Both were compelling characters and it was easy for me to become invested in their story. This was a touching a heartwarming read and I was pulled in from the very start. I very much enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more by this author.
I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
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You or Someone Like You was an overall engaging read and for the most part I really enjoyed Sloane and Roman together. I'm not a huge fan of the twin switching trope as I generally shy away from manipulation and game playing but I am glad I read the book. 

I liked how Roman and Sloane's relationship progressed, if you can look past the deception part of things. I think they were really good together and loved how they shared their love of art. I was not at all a fan of Margaux and wish Sloane stood up to her a lot earlier in the story.

I did feel like the ending of the story moved kind of at warped speed. The story was moving along at a good pace and then Roman learns the truth and then everything is resolved and they get their HEA extremely quickly. I feel like there needed to be a little more development to the story as it did seemed rushed at the end. I did really enjoy the epilogue, although again I would have loved a little more development to the story. Overall it was still an enjoyable read, with the exception of Margaux.
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What a refreshing storyline! Twin swap. Once they meet the chemistry flies. Little did she know she was working for the man who got her fired from her dream job. She sells art. He collects it. He's a single dad of a darling little girl. He's also obsessive with security for his little princess. She finds that endearing. They both have the same passion, art. Not just any art, but art by mysterious artists. One date leads to another. Will it be magical in the end or disastrous? The ending will surprise you, but maybe not.

Another page turner by the brilliant Ms. Renshaw. I absolutely loved the story. Highly recommend. I was gifted an advanced reader copy from Netgalley, the publisher and the author. I thank you. This review is in exchange for the ARC.
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This was just one of those books that slowly sucked you in and wouldn't let go. It became addicting the more I watched this slow burn romance unfold. Plus there is a dash of suspense as the stakes get higher as Sloane and Roman's relationship gets deeper and their secrets bubble up to the surface.

I really enjoy stories where someone learns to love again. I think Winter's inspiration and message in her acknowledgement section at the end rings so true: you can have more than one love in your life and finding someone else to love after a loss doesn't diminish what you had with the first. I think that is a beautiful message and its executed perfectly and respectfully here.

At the same time, I got some Something Borrowed vibes with this one, but these characters are much more likeable! While the relationship that is developing between Sloane and Roman isn't an affair, the heightened consequences of the relationship ending badly for all 3 people involved reminded me of that novel a lot. 

Simply a well rounded romance that will capture your heart!
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