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Natasha was always the more intelligent and Sophie the more beautiful, but it never came between them until now. Suddenly the tiny, niggling, inescapable fact of their envy for each other's life is trying to surface and a number of casualties are getting caught in the crossfire. Is a fading love worth clinging to at all costs?...

Title : If I Were You
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ISBN : 9780141018256
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 486 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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If I Were You Reviews

  • Sara
    2018-11-17 23:20

    The classical book about best friends.One is beautiful and has always been in a relationship, but after dedicating her life to please one boyfriend after the other she is over thirty and still not married.The other is a career woman, with an upscale apartment downtown and has all the help money can buy to make her unconventional beauty really stand out, always impeccable, always stylish; but she is also chronically single and only hangs out with gay friends because they are ”safe”.One jealous of the other and vice versa.The books brings the two main characters across life changing events, some reuniting them from the distance of two very different life-styles and some threatening to end their friendship forever. It is a good book, the story develops with interesting turnsI wouldn’t place it in the funny breezy category, more of an emotional book, but fortunately not a sad one.*** I'm adding this part because I just finished Mr. Maybe and found that the Sophie-Olly story was basically a carbon copy of the Libby-Ed story in that book (published before this one) it upset me a little to find the author chose a story so much alike another one already published...Both go outwith the man only because he is rich, both don't fancy the guy...both get invited to a ball in the country, they both go shopping for a gown and receive a very expensive one as a gift, then both have sex the first time after the ball, for both the sex is horrible, both get engaged anyways, in both cases the guy is super keen and showering them with gifts, both dump the guy after a short while because they don't love him and he is patronizing and irritating with the taste and friends of a grandpa ... I was amazed it was exactly the same plot!!!!

  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    2018-11-25 22:10

    With Julia Llewellyn’s new book just out I thought I would read another of her offerings that I haven’t read alongside it. If I were you centres around two friends Sophie and Natasha who met at school and whose lives have gone in different directions but have remained firm friends, never living too far apart from one another. This formula was sure to be a hit with me!The book started off a little hard to get into. We are introduced to Sophie and Natasha quickly and Sophie’s former Stepbrother Marcus who also plays a big part in the story, but if anything, things move too quickly to begin with, especially when compared to the rest of the novel, and so it almost begins by leaving the reader wanting more.One Marcus’s wedding is out of the way, however, the meaty part of the novel begins and I felt I could settle into the storyline and get to know the characters a lot better. I really enjoyed the way the characters insecurities are shown and found these really identifiable in both of the girls. The author doesn’t just deal with the problem of dating and relationships but also what happens when you find the one and the marriage perhaps doesn’t turn out the way you had planned. She also covers career problems and money problems all of which are relevant to readers in today’s society.I think that storyline was really well thought out and some of the twist and turns you genuinely don’t see coming. I found some of the situation the girls find themselves in particularly cringe worthy, but only because I have found myself in some of these situations myself! The struggles that the girls went through also rang true with me and like in all good books, I found myself struggling along with the heroines, hoping everything would work out for them in the end.Like her novel ‘Love Nest’ Julia Llewellyn has covered all bases with this book, humour, love and everyday life struggles and so I think that there is something here for every reader. One the initial first couple of chapters are out of the way, this is a book that you can get your teeth into and will find realty difficult to put down. A great mid-week read!

  • Ainur
    2018-11-15 21:07

    it's about friendship, family, love, career, basically things people cherish their whole life.i love the friendship that Natasha and Sophie had. it reminds me of the 14 years of friendship i have with my bestfriend. it gave me a slight picture of what actually can happen during these friendship. a cute chicklit reading, simply can't let it down, kept thinking how it turns out. and fortunately am satisfied with the ending. a good happy ending always made my day. :)

  • Rachel Inbar
    2018-11-22 02:16

    It was kind of hard to get into this book and kind of hard to keep track of the characters. The last 200 pages or so were definitely more interesting than the first. I saw it more as a look at how people often make poor choices or stay in bad situations for the wrong reasons - a fairly honest reflection of human behavior, rather than a story. Not much of a plot...

  • Diana
    2018-12-16 03:21

    At first it was a lot like her other book, 'The Model Wife', right to each characters' trait but I'm very relieved when in the middle it started to change a bit. Unfortunately, she used the 'pretty but doesn't realize it' card. Too bad, should empower ugly women more lol.

  • Zoe
    2018-11-15 21:09

    "If I Were You" is one of those books I could plod along and read for weeks to come without getting particularly bored - despite not having major plot twists and "oh my GOD" moments. This story followed the lives of two 'best friends' Sophie and Natasha. Both of which are involved in terrible and sometimes cringe-worthy relationships at some point. Despite following the 'best friends' and their dramas, I couldn't help but notice just how little the 'best friends' actually liked each other. I'm not sure if this was intentional but good god, who needs enemies when you have friends like that? They rarely spent time together and just when Natasha was sobbing over traumatic pregnancy problems - Sophie sods off out out with her rich boyfriend (who she is only with BECAUSE he is rich, I have to add). The pair of them were a couple of trouts, in my opinion. Regardless, I did enjoy this. I enjoyed the lightness, I enjoyed plodding through and whilst it wasn't exactly winning awards for suspense and excitement, I'm happy to give it a strong 4. Let's face it, if every book I read was full of shockers, I'd be thoroughly worn out. This was decent enough and fun.

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-27 21:17

    Typical. Two best friends each with something great to give the world (typically, one beautiful, but kind of stupid and the other not too pretty but really motivated with a great job) each are jealous of each other and each think that the other has it easy. Duh! You can see where this is going already. And ohmigod, it took like a year and a half to get to the end of this book! They were also friends with a dude, who was the ex step-brother of the pretty but dumb girl. I wish they did more with him, but they didn’t. And his wife was a total idiot and annoying. I usually really like the ugly but smart girls, but this girl was just an idiot who wanted to please her boyfriend so much because she didn’t think she was worthy of him, so she did everything she could to keep him. I hate shit like that. Give him the keys to the street now women! Agh. The pretty but dumb girl actually wasn’t too bad. Her expectations were a little high, but eh. I liked that she didn’t end up with anyone in the end, but was kind of annoyed that the ugly but smart girl ended up with the pretty ones ex-boyfriend.Grade: C

  • Rachael Hewison
    2018-11-24 21:09

    After reading some pretty intense books over the past few weeks I was ready for something light and easy to read. Llewellyn certainly gave me that but I wasn't altogether satisfied with the book.For me it started off a bit shaky, I was unsure about the characters and the plot wasn't very thrilling. I'd like to say it got better and it did in a way, the characters became a lot more plausible and Llewellyn throws in a lot of surprises to keep you on your toes. However I became very frustrated with the characters and could see them making such huge mistakes and I just wanted to give them a big shake. You could argue that this is a mark of a good author, to make the reader be affected emotionally in real life, and to be fair I sped through the last 200 pages because I was desperate to find out what was going to happen.They are not characters that I would return to however so it's only a 3/5.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-10 22:58

    The one things that comes to mind with this book is 'the grass isn't always greener'. I think that it's easy to relate to this book because at some point in our lives, we've always thought that one of our friends has an easier/ better/ nicer/ more fulfilled life for whatever reason. I did enjoy reading the book but it was hard to see how these two girls, who practically share very little in common, avoid talking to each other and don't share their secrets - are best friends. Individually however, I could relate to the characters and their en devours (although theirs are obviously slightly a bit more extreme than my own). Not the best written book but certainly a nice read.

  • Rebecca Haslam
    2018-12-10 21:10

    I had hoped to enjoy this book more than I actually did, but as I got further into it, I realised there wasn't much that set the story and idea behind the book apart from countless others I've read and for that, I refuse to give it a decent review.

  • Corine
    2018-11-19 05:14

    One of my simple favorite romance novel. If I were You... sometimes pop up in my mind, and this novel is very fresh, easy yet hard to resist :)Like how the story ends and yeap everything deserve a happy ending :D

  • Jade Kuit
    2018-11-22 01:00

    This is definitely a chicklit, but quite a refreshing one. It was humorous yet very touching. The friendship between the main characters and their emotions toward each other were very real. This is a good one to read on a bench in the sun with a good frappucino in your hand, like I did yesterday.

  • Letitia
    2018-12-08 02:20

    I almost had to leave this book behind when I was overseas, and before I'd read it. I'm so glad I didn't have to. The characters and story lines were fun, and I enjoyed reading it.

  • Anastasia Adams
    2018-11-16 23:09

    You always think that the grass is greener ont he other side. In fact when you read this book you realise that life its just the way it should be.

  • Danielle
    2018-11-20 23:09

    Really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down.

  • Ivany
    2018-11-20 01:15

    good book, fresh, easy understanding

  • Rahaf
    2018-12-01 05:05

    Too boring!

  • Ariel
    2018-11-28 04:00

    4 stars

  • Emtethal
    2018-11-28 02:11

    not bad .

  • Tarquilla
    2018-12-03 04:20

    A lovely read with a nice predictable ending.