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Review: The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent



Blurb from Goodreads:
Have you ever imagined running away from your life?

Well Birdy Finch didn't just imagine it. She did it. Which might've been an error. And the life she's run into? Her best friend, Heather's.

The only problem is, she hasn't told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems...

Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)?

And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she's ever actually liked (but who thinks she's someone else)?

My Review:
 
I wanted to love this because the premise sounded so promising and fun and it was compared to Sweetbitter, which I loved!  However, I just found myself cringing so hard and almost unable to finish this book from second hand embarrassment.  I liked the romance and I loved the Scottish setting but I think this was too muddy.  There needed to be a bit more editing and development of the story.

The Summer Job comes out next week on May 18, 2021 and you can purchase HERE.  I would recommend The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella or something by Katie Fforde instead of this one but you may have better luck.
"I don't want you to go." 
It's the most beautiful, and the most sobering, sentence I've ever heard. I can't look at him, but I can feel his eyes scanning my face, looking for reassurance. I feel the same. But I don't look up; instead I stare out onto the water, watching it ripple along the bay, lapping at the black stones of the shore.
"Me too," I say in the end, because it's the truth.

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