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.
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!
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 !
A really great and fun read. I loved the characters and the story. Will look out for more from this author.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Loved this story of mistaken identity. Sloane pretends to be her twin sister on a blind date as a favor. Little did she, or Roman (or Margeaux) know that would be a turning point and change the trajectories of their lives. Plenty of drama as truths become revealed. I wasn’t ready for the story to end.
There is something to adore about a story where our main characters are more entwined than they thought..
Sloane Sheridan is a sucker when it comes to her twin sister Margaux. This time, she is pretending to be her sister on a date with the man who got her fired a few years ago..all because her sister's promotion is riding on it. Sure, she will tolerate Roman Bellisario for one evening, but when it turns out that they share a deep love for art, especially for the obscure artist known as Halcyon, Sloane's connection with Roman might not be as short-term as she thought.
I really liked this book. Sloane and Roman had instant but organic chemistry, and I adored that it started over art. Their relationship is certainly a whole lot more tangled than even they thought, but Winter Renshaw did a great job of untangling these complications and giving them an appropriate resolution.
Can I just say I stan a man who believes in fate?
I had wished there were more spicy moments in this read given the main characters' strong attraction, but I will take what I can get.
I honestly felt that selfish twin Margaux got off easily, but I suppose she's family.
This read is a standalone, and if it is your jam, it will go by quickly like it did for me.
** I am voluntarily reviewing an advance copy of this book. Thank you to Winter Renshaw, Montlake, and NetGalley for providing an ARC. **
Sloane has always been there when her twin sister needed anything including pretending to be her while on a blind date. She may have been prepared for the subterfuge, but she wasn’t prepared for the fact that not only is he a sexy single dad but that they have so much in common when it comes to their love of art.
After the devastating death of his wife Roman is trying to be the father that his daughters need him to be. He isn’t certain he is ready to let another woman into his life but the more time he spends with her the more he believes that they could have a future together. The only problem is that there is a huge secret between them that could destroy everything.
Sloane and Roman were perfect for each other but they also had us on edge as we waited for the truth to be revealed. Great chemistry and so much emotion as Sloan and Roman take us on quite the ride.
Thank you Net Galley and the publisher for my e-ARC. Winter Renshaw is a new to me author but her writing was delightful. I enjoyed storyline and book had some great tropes; slow burn, single dad and mistaken identity.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for providing me this Advanced Readers Copy of You or Someone Like You bu Winter Renshaw!
𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒌 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈,” 𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒚𝒔, “𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔, 𝑰 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒐𝒖𝒕.”
I haven't read many twin swap stories but the ones I have I've enjoyed so this book immediately appealed to me. There is something a bit risky about it that I enjoy I like that it keeps me on my toes waiting for the penny to drop.
I enjoyed the story and how things panned out. I got a deeper sense of appreciation for part of it after reading the authors notes at the end. Character wise j found them a bit hit and miss. Sloane was a very likable character just trying to help her sister even if it did get her into hot water. It took me a while to warm to Roman but the more the story progressed he had a bit more about him and by the end i found myself liking him a bit more. I absolutely hated Margoux but she made for an interesting story. Overall while I enjoyed the story I didn't feel much of a connection between the 2 main characters which is something I look for in a romance book. Enjoyable but personally not my fav.
Winter Renshaw’s writing has captivated me, and she’s become a go-to author! In “You or Someone Like You,” we meet twins Sloane and Margeaux, who unexpectedly switch places for a blind date. Sloane finds herself meeting widower and single dad, Roman.
The story immerses you from the start, leaving you wanting more. I hope we get to see things from Margeaux’s perspective in the future! I’d rate it 4 ⭐️.
This book has all the tropes I enjoy - Single Dad, Second Chance at Love, Slow Burn, Twin Swap, and Love after loss. The chemistry and banter between Sloane and Roman were amazing, keeping me hooked until the end as their relationship blossomed. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down!
*❃💗💙 A great read that held me in place until the end💙💗❃*
Author Winter Renshaw’s YOU OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU is a well written single father, twin sister hidden identity romance that once started, I had to get through in one sitting.
After three years of grieving the loss of his wife and being a single father to their two daughters, Roman Bellisario has been actively encouraged to go on a blind date with his Aunt’s employee, Margaux, who accepts because she wants a promised promotion. She’s sick and can’t go, so tasks Sloane to go in her place with firm instructions NOT to have the date end badly, but to just be ‘boring’.
While the date wasn’t the best, according to plan, too many coincidences surrounding their meeting and circumstances meant that he felt he had to try again. I loved the messages that Roman felt he was getting from his wife to finally move on. I just wondered how Sloane was going to manage Roman AND her sister!!!
At the base of it all is the opposing nature of the twins in Sloane’s own words, “We may share facial features and a shoe size, but that’s where our similarities end. Our personalities are night and day. If we didn’t look undeniably identical, I might question our genetic relation.”
As they got to know each other, I really loved Sloane for him, and I began to realise that her sister Margaux was a piece of work, making demands that Sloane start fixing the situation that she herself had created. It soon began to beg the age old question that psychologists still haven’t managed to answer in any definitive form – how can two people who have split from the same egg, share identical DNA, have the same upbringing and circumstances STILL have completely different natures??? My support was definitely in Sloane’s corner. Margaux could just go on a slow train to hell.
As with all stories written by Ms Renshaw, nothing is straightforward. Sloane and Roman have clashed in the past and while Roman is unaware of the repercussions of his actions, she was now understanding his pain and grief at the time. Everything about their meetings are surrounded by an atmosphere brought on by happenstance or serendipity which really added to beautifully written chemistry and romance.
Even though YOU OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU wasn’t as intense a read as some of Ms Winters’ other books, it still held me enthralled until the end, and I highly recommend it as great 4.5-Star reading 💙💗❃*
I loved this book and I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. I was hooked from the very first page and loved the chemistry and attraction that these two had and the banter between them was really amazing. I loved watching there relationship grow while reading this book.
I’m fairly new to Winter Renshaw’s writing but she is quickly turning into a one click author! She is so awesome with her character and world building. You or Someone Like You introduces you to twins Sloane and Margeaux who at the last minute pull a switch. Sloane goes on a blind date in Margeaux’s place with widower, Roman, who is also a dad.
The story sucks you in quickly and before you know it, it’s over! I hope things continue from Margeaux’s perspective!
Definitely a 4 ⭐️ for me.
Second Chance at Love
Love after loss
4 ½ Stars for this sweet romance!
This book is a heart-wrenching tale of loss and then finding the courage to start all over again. The banter was very realistic between the characters. I love Roman and Sloane ... they are just perfect for each other. Sloane was so patient with her sister ... I think Margaux just took advantage of Sloane time and time again. Roman is such a sweet girl dad and he warmed my heart. I was laughing so hard when Marabel (his four year-old daughter) said to him "You have friends?" and then when she's trying to guess who his friend was, she was suggesting her preschool teacher and her classmates ... I love the way a child's mind works. If you're looking for a quick read to warm your heart, then this is the book for you!
Roman lost his wife three years ago when his daughters were one and two, therefore all they know is him. He loved his wife so much that he just can't fathom finding someone else. But when his aunt makes him go on a blind date with one of her employees, all the signs are pointing toward his dead wife telling him to move on with this girl. Sloane is the identical twin to her sister Margaux and when Margaux's boss sets her up with her nephew, she feels she has no choice but to go if she doesn't want to loose the chance at a promotion. When Margaux is sick the day of the date, she talks Sloane into taking her place telling her to be boring so that he doesn't want to see her again. Sloane thought she was very boring on this date and was surprised when Roman called for a second date. Is this the start of something new for both of them?
I received a copy courtesy of Montlake through NetGalley.
A fun identical twin swap story. It starts out that Sloane only has to stand in for one date, and make sure Roman is not interested. Seems like no problem, especially when she finds out he is the man that cost Sloane her job previously. But one date turns in to two. both are keeping secrets so what will happen when they are revealed? A great read.