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You or Someone Like You

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I like Winter Renshaw's writing. Roman and Sloane's story is beautifully written, entertaining, sweet, and engaging. They are perfect for each other. The storyline is interesting, and heartwarming.

I bought the audiobook version of this book, and I enjoyed it! Tristan James and Stella Bloom did an excellent job bringing this story to life.

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Your or Someone Like You is my second book by Winter Renshaw and it definitely did not disappoint! After reading several angsty romances recently, this was a great light-but-not-fluffy read. From the beginning Ioved the main character, Sloane, and Roman quickly attached himself to me and wouldn't let go. The love of art and collecting beautiful works shown through in both characters and really hooked me into their love story. I thought that there was great relationship development that felt mature and swoony - it grew over time, but didn't feel like a true slow burn - no agony here! Despite wanting no children myself, single parent romances often make there way onto my TBR and this one did the trope perfectly, IMO! Roman loved his kids so much and he did the best by them even though he struggled with grieving his wife. Sloane came along at the perfect time and he helped her see what she deserved from everyone around her - including her narcissistic sister. I rooted for Roman and Sloane and it was so worth it!

My only complaint is that the Sloane/Margaux swap lasted a tad too long for my taste, but it ultimately worked out in the end and I really liked the book!

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second chance at love
single father
twin swap
slow burn

Roman and Sloane's story is a quick read. The relationship is a slow burn that is full of emotion.

After the death of his wife, all Roman wanted to do was raise his daughters. He is handsome, successful with more money than he knows what to do with. He didn't want to move on and find someone else. She was his soul mate and he no one else was like her. However, fate and his Aunt didn't think that was the right thing to do.
A plan that was doomed from the start
Sloane was trying to help her sister get a promotion. Her sister felt pressured to date her boss's nephew. However things happened and Sloane had to go on the date in her place. In all fairness, neither Sloane nor Roman tried to make it work. Yet another date and another date happen. Eventually Sloane gets caught up in the lie and real feelings.
A truly entertaining story of starting over and finding love again. Roman was the ultimate girl dad and it showed. He was careful with their feelings and needs. It was so sweet how he interacted with them.
It had a wonderful epilogue and a heartbreaking afterward.

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When Margaux falls ill on the day of her big date, which was set up by her boss and she feels her promotion could be at risk if she doesn’t show up, her identical twin Sloane steps up and goes in her place pretending to be Margaux.. Unfortunately the suitor turns out to be Roman, a man Sloane has a past with. Despite trying her best to put him off on the first date, further dates are arranged and feelings between them both develop., but when the truth comes out both of them get hurt, and it takes effort for them to reunite.
A lovely story about facing the future after a loss, as the reasons behind why Roman reacted as he did in their past encounters emerge. A tale of discovery, forgiveness and sisterly love, is well rounded out in this romance novel.

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I absolutely loved You or Someone Like You by Winter Renshaw! I couldn’t put this book down! I was hooked from the very first page until the last, and was completely lost in this story. I didn’t know much about this book going in, but the wrong twin, right guy part of the blurb sold me and I am so glad that I read this book.

Roman is a widower left to raise his young daughters after losing his wife and has struggled to move on since her death. Sloane gets sucked into helping her sister try to get a promotion when her sister’s boss insists on setting her up with her nephew. Agreeing to help her sister out, Sloane is shocked to find out that the date is with Roman, the person that got Sloane fired from her job a few years prior. Both Sloane and Roman are lovers of art, while he collects it, she sells it. They quickly find themselves bonding over art, but with so many secrets and lies between them, what happens when it all eventually comes out?

I could feel the connection and chemistry between these two right away. It was clear on their first “date” that they had more in common that either wanted or expected, and I loved seeing them grow from that. They were so good together and I couldn’t get enough. Honestly I haven’t been this invested in characters or a story for awhile, and Roman and Sloane were everything I love to read about and had been hoping for here! I loved seeing how things unfolded and how art really brought them together. It all felt so natural and believable.

This is one of the best books I’ve read this year, and I cannot recommend it enough! This one is an absolute must read!

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This is a great one by Winter! It has a cut couple coming together! It’s a wonderful storyline and characters as you read you get pulled in right away! It’s a story that once you start you can stop unto you reach the end! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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This book was just okay for me. I really struggled with the plot.

Sloane and Margaux are identical twins. Margaux Is feeling pressure from her boss to go on a blind date she wants to set. With a promotion on the line, Margaux finally relents and agrees to go; that is until she thinks she has food poisoning the night of. Not wanting to risk her promotion by canceling, Margaux asks Sloane to fill in as her.

Sloane reluctantly agrees and meets the blind date, Roman. Upon meeting, she realizes that this si the guy that got her fired from a previous job years ago. Against all odds, they end up having a connection and Sloane continues to pretend to be Margaux.

I get the point of asking your twin to cover for you when you feel like your boss is forcing you on a blind date, however, when feelings start to get involved, I feel like the truth should have come out immediately. By Sloane not revealing her true identity, it went against her character for me and I had trouble groping with this idea.

Still a great quick read.

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“How can something so wrong feels so perfect, so meant to be at the same time?”

You or Someone Like You is a standalone, single-dad romance and tells the tale of a twin swap mishap. When her twin sister asked her to go on a blind date as a favor to her twin’s boss, Sloane agreed to do the deed. Just this once. What she didn’t expect at the last minute was to know the real identity of her “blind date” – Roman Bellisario, the man who had her fired from her beloved first job.

All was well, until one date turned into two, and then turned into more, and eventually, she caught feelings. Now the true dilemma begins.

There was enough angst, family drama, and sexual tension in this newest romance book of the author. It was fast paced that can easily be read in one sitting, and perfect for that weekend summer read. Fans of this trope will surely enjoy this one. Happy reading!

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You or Someone Like You was a delight! I thought Sloane and Roman were great characters, very relatable and likable, and I thought that the relationship between them was well-paced. The whole lying-about-being-her-twin-sister thing aside, of course!

I was hooked on this pairing from the start, their dud of a first date. As their "hanging out" evolved and they got to know one another better, I enjoyed seeing their growing connection. I totally felt Sloane's guilt in letting Roman continue to believe that she was Margeaux, and I loved seeing Roman coming out of his grief and letting himself develop feelings for someone else besides his late wife.

While Sloane and Roman are both keeping a secret from the other (and I figured out his rather quickly), her lies were much bigger than his. She just knew it was all going to blow up in her face, and boy, does it ever. But the breakup is not dragged out, and once Roman gets past his initial hurt over Sloane/Margeaux's behavior, he makes a Grand Gesture to win Sloane back that was positively perfect.

I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley and voluntarily left a review.

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Roman is a widower and single dad who is not interested in dating but is pressured into a fix up date by his well meaning aunt. Sloane is the kind-hearted sister of self-centered twin Margaux, who convinces Sloane to pretend she is her on a date with her boss's nephew. After a bumpy start, it turns out Roman and Sloane are perfect for each other. The only thing standing between them and a happy ending is a lie that Roman might find unforgiveable.

Awesome read by one of my longtime, all-time, favorite authors! You or Someone Like You is a wonderful, captivating, heartfelt romance with an emotional HEA and I was caught completely under it's spell. I absolutely loved it.

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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This book incorporated a couple of tropes that usually make me wary, but having read some of this author's books before, I was optimistic that she would pull it off (i..e, make it believable in a fictional context). Winter delivered with her usual blend of humour, angsty drama and emotion.

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You Or Someone Like You is the story of two people who are brought together by forces in the universe. Sloane does not want to go on her sister's blind date but she does it to try to help her sister out. Even worse, the man she is supposed to meet up with actually had her fired from a job she loved three years ago. But what can one little fake date hurt? Roman is still mourning the loss of his wife. He does not want to go on a blind date but he would never do anything to disappoint his aunt. They have a terrible first date so why would they ever see each other again? Well, fate and the universe have big plans for them and they just can't avoid it.

I thought Sloane and Roman were both good characters. Both were pretty well-formed characters right from the beginning. I enjoyed how they both opened up as the story progressed. I feel like Roman had the most to overcome because he not only had to deal with moving on after the loss of his wife but also integrating someone into his life with his daughters. I like that the author chose to have them both involved in the world of art but it wasn't what brought them together. There isn't really a bad guy because this isn't that kind of story. There are side characters that play important roles in the story and they can be highly annoying.

This is a contemporary story set in New York. This story includes art, misunderstandings, a billionaire, cute kids and strained family dynamics. I will read more from this author in the future.

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A twin swap that doesn’t work exactly as planned. Margaux needs Sloane & her identicalness to cover for her on a date. It’s supposed to be one time, and that’s it. But even though that first date was awkward & uncomfortable, there are signs that Roman, the widowed single father, see that make him reach out again. Which leads to a connection they both feel that takes them and their feelings farther. Until the truth comes out. Then, there’s some work to do. I loved Roman and Sloane. And together they were so magical together. Margaux though, oh my gosh, if I could smack her I would. But I loved this book!

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I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. Single dad romance with a HEA ending.
Roman is a widowed single dad to two cute little girls. His aunt wants to see him live again and has set him up on a blind date with one of her employees.
Sloane would do anything for her twin sister. Even pretend to be her on a date when she falls sick.
When one date becomes two and they find out they have so much in common. Things start to get messy because she may be going by her sister's name but everything else is her.
This book was different from anything I have read in a while. I was drawn in from the first page. Be sure to read the author's afterword note. You won't regret reading it.

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Winter Renshaw is one of my must read authors, and I was so excited to jump into You or Someone Like You.

I was really curious how the twin swap element would play out. Especially as Sloane finds herself unexpectedly connecting with Roman when her sister, Margaux, says to do the opposite at the beginning. It was fun watching the two of them fall for one another, despite him thinking Sloane is Margaux. I think the dual POV works well because you get a genuine look at how Roman's falling for her, which makes the reveal of the swap more meaningful.

Winter's writing is engaging and easy to get into. This was an entertaining story with interesting characters and I was hooked from the very beginning. It is one of my favorite books she's written!

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Winter Renshaw brings us yet another masterpiece! I've read most of her books and can honestly say that they've never disappointed me.

In ‘You or Someone Like You’, Sloane's doing her twin sister a favour by standing in and pretending to be her on a blind date. When she discovers the mystery man's name, time literally stops. He’s someone in her past she’d rather not see again. But, it's too late to back out now and she goes on the date anyway. When she meets up with Roman and the evening finishes, she realises that maybe he isn't the heartless man she always thought he was.

Renshaw’s writing is just so magical! Real life was put on hold to devour her words and I loved every second of it! 5 stars!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this story from an old fave of mine!

"I'd have to be blind not to notice the subtle, radiant beauty emanating off her, quietly commanding my attention."

Sloane Sheridan is the quieter twin. The twin who lives and breathes art. When Margaux, her extrovert sister gets food poisoning and asks Sloane to step in for her, she experiences the most awkward date of her life with Roman Bellisario. No one is more surprised than her when he asks to meet her again.

"The connection I'm feeling with Roman is happening beneath the surface, on a deeper plane. It's taking place between the words and the stolen glances and the dimpled smiles."

Widower Roman is not ready to move on from losing the love of his life. Three years after her death, his two little girls are his whole world. When his pushy aunt insists on him going on a date with one of her favourite employees, he does so under duress. What starts off as the most terrible date he's ever been on - not alleviated by his own lack of enthusiasm - he somehow finishes the night with faux Margaux with revelations that make him question if it's time he moved on with his life.

"You were always meant for me...It's you...It's you or it's no one."

This was such a fab read. I loved the way Sloane and Roman's relation evolved, and how Roman followed his instincts to explore the connection he felt with Sloane. She was a pushover for her controlling sister, but I loved her soft but understanding heart. I felt like she was a balm for Roman's soul and a fresh, bright light on his dark days.

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I really liked this and I’m a twin. Over half of the book made me so nervous I didn’t know whether to stop reading or hurry up and finish it. It was a roller coaster and gave me a lot of feels. The communication was on point and I was relieved it wasn’t an over the top, silly reaction. I love the way the author handles this crisis. This was an open door romance.
The main characters were well written and adorable and I loved the connection they shared. And if you’re wondering, I’m Sloan. 😂
I highly recommend this romance.
Thanks Montlake via NetGalley.

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“𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞, 𝐒𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐧𝐞,” he whispers, his lips grazing mine.

“𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮,” he says. “𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞.”

You or Someone Like You was angsty delicious goodness and I was caught up on every single word. The chemistry, the teasing slow burn…it was just so freaking good. Sloane and Roman were so perfect for each other that it hurt.
Roman, heartbroken and grieving when we first met him, is done with everything relationships and love but he never expected Sloane.
Sloane was sweet and selfless, love wasn’t on her radar at the moment but life had other plans.
I absolutely loved watching these two fall.

The premise of this story had me intrigued and during my read I was anxiously on pins and needles. With every turn of the page, I never knew if it would be the moment of truth and how everything would be after the smoke cleared.

Winter Renshaw’s books are a one sit read for me. From the moment I pick it up, it’s impossible to put it down until I get to that dreaded last page and forced to say goodbye. Sloane and Roman’s story was no exception.

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Sloan is a twin. She did her sister a favor by going out with Roman. Roman is her sisters bosses grandson. Turns out Roman, got Aloan fired years ago from her dream job. She should hate this man. She really wants to hate him. But are they meant to be? And if she falls for Roman, what will he do when he finds out the truth, that she isn't her sister? This is a great story. It highlights loss, love, sibling dynamics that aren't necessarily healthy. It's also a fun and very sexy book. I loved the characters and hated for the book to end!

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