JUST LIKE ME ONLY BETTER by Carol Snow
By Allison O'Connor
Moms, if you are looking for a fun, witty, and overall delightful book about being a single mom, then Just Like Me Only Better by Carol Snow is the book.
Take it to the beach, read it on the train while you commute or in the evening when you have a few minutes alone. You won’t be able to put it down!
Ever since her husband left her for an older woman, Veronica’s been an emotional mess. Only her five-year-old son, Ben, stands between her and a complete breakdown. She can’t even go to the grocery without bursting into tears. It doesn’t help that she keeps getting mistaken for Haley Rush, the Hollywood starlet whose dazzling life is plastered on every magazine at the checkout line.
A birthday lunch at the Ivy brings Veronica to the attention of Haley’s manager. In no time at all, he offers her a role as a celebrity double for Haley, who is in the midst of a meltdown and needs to be kept away from the paparazzi—just not so far away that people stop talking about her. It only takes a moment for the shock to pass before Veronica says yes. Soon, she’s juggling child care, play dates and alternate weekends with her ex to be on call for her secret life driving Haley’s car, wearing her amazing clothes, and dating her hot B-list actor boyfriend, Brady Ellis. Too bad the job is only part time, and at the end of the day she has to return to Orange County and life as a minivan-driving substitute teacher and Cub Scout mom. Until, of course, things begin to get serious with Brady.
In JUST LIKE ME, ONLY BETTER, Snow once again turns an ironic eye on human folly, this time setting her sight upon fame and exploitation as she explores Hollywood and the cost of orbiting the sphere of celebrity.
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