The Switch – Beth O’leary

Title: The Switch
Author: Beth O’leary
Publisher: Quercus
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Pages: 336
My Rating: 7.5

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The Switch

Leena is burned out and has to take a 2-month break from work. Not she wanted to, her boss told her she had to take a break after having a panic attack at work. One year ago, Leena lost her sister Carla and she still grieving about it. Instead of going to a sunny destination, she goes to her grandmother and they decide to switch places/houses. Eileen got divorced and she always wanted to live in London when she was younger and now she has the opportunity.


So if you really know me, you will know that I have a hard time remembering names, especially when two names of 2 people look like each other. In this book, we have Leena and Eileen. Yes, their names are different, but sometimes I still got confused.

Leena is burned out and she has to take a break from work and switch places with her grandmother. As soon the author introduced Jackson I knew they would end up with each other. I think I am now an expert in romance books (and movies). I always know how it is going to end. But you know what I was missing? More chemistry between the two. Expect one moment, there wasn’t much chemistry.

I also liked the story of Eileen, who lives in London (in Leena’s apartment for two months). She was literally living her best life like she was young again. That was such an inspiration. I want to be like her. Unfortunately not really possible right now because of the pandemic, but maybe for after the pandemic. Just stepping out of my comfort zone and do the things I’ve always wanted to do.

I really enjoyed reading The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary and this one was also great, but I think I prefer The Flatshare. However, I think Beth is a great author and her writing style is great. And I honestly can’t wait to read more of her books in the future. I already know that they will be great and romantic too.



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