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Author: Allie Larkin


Release date: February 26, 2013

Publisher: Plume

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction

Book Description:

WHY CAN’T I BE YOU takes its name from a 1987 hit song from English rock band The Cure.  All her life, Jenny Shaw toed the line, striving to be the perfect colleague, girlfriend, and daughter – a path that has led her to an unhappy (though successful) career, a failed relationship, and all-but-severed family ties.  On her way to the airport for her first business trip, she is unceremoniously dumped by the man she thought she would one day marry.  In her haze of shock and confusion, she responds to the wrong name when Myra Aberly, organizer of Seattle ’s Mt. Si class of 1999’s thirteenth high-school reunion, shouts “Jessie!” across the hotel lobby.

In an instant, Jenny Shaw becomes Jessie Morgan, a woman to whom she bears an uncanny resemblance. She is immediately embraced by Jessie’s warm circle of friends – and gains a possible love interest.  But when Jenny becomes more and more curious about Jessie’s history, she uncovers a trail of secrets, pain and deceit that inspires her to uncover the truth that will heal her own painful past.

Author photo--credit Jeremy Larkin

About the Author

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novel Stay, and the upcoming novel Why Can’t I Be You (2013).  She lives with her husband, Jeremy, their two German Shepherds, Argo and Stella, and a three-legged cat.

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My Review:

I loved Why Can’t I Be You.  Jenny Shaw is getting ready to go on her first business trip and her boyfriend is taking her to the airport.  She thinks he is acting a bit nervous and she is thinking he is going to propose to her ~ instead he says its not working out and there is someone else.  Poor Jenny.  Once arrives at her hotel she is a mess – no makeup and a stained blouse.  When going through the lobby she is mistaken for someone else and can not bring herself to telling this girl she is not Jessie and not here for the class reunion.  She pretends to be Jessie.  She likes having these friends as she didn’t have any when going to school herself.  Jessie was outgoing and Jenny was not.  It was fun being part of a group.  Jenny wonders what happened that Jessie ran away from all of her friends so she does some investigating.  You will need to read Why Can’t I Be You and see what happens. You will love the story!!


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I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.


  One Response to “Why Can’t I Be You Book Tour, Review and Giveaway”

  1. The book sounds great… I would love the chance to be someone else for awhile… even accidentally 🙂

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