If you love Christmas movies, as in you check the Hallmark Channel guide starting in July, then hang on to your stockings, because here comes the merriest of indulgences in print. It's "The Proposal" meets "The Holiday".
First meet Robyn Lane. She's always dated struggling creative types, including her current squeeze (Perry, an actor). For this year's Chrismukkah celebration, her parents would love her to bring someone stable, reliable, steadily employed. You know, with health insurance and a 401(k).
Now let's meet Sidney Bellows. Her parents already plan her professional life (she's an attorney at her father's law firm). If she brings her current boyfriend (Will, an attorney) to the family Christmas extravaganza, her parents will have their wedding planned by New Year's Eve.
Leave it to a mutual friend (and copious amounts of wine) to find a playful solution: Swap those boyfriends, fool the parents, and enjoy the holidays. It's perfect Robyn can show off a successful attorney boyfriend, and Sidney's high-society family won't ring those wedding bells when they meet a flaky actor beau.
The fun isn't in the theory, it's in the practice.
Will turns out to be the boy-next-door Robyn crushed on hard throughout her teenage years. Sidney's family fawns all over Perry like he's an Oscar-winner rather than a D-list wannabe.
Fool the parents? Enjoy the holidays? Swapping boyfriends never sounded so good or went so bad. Take time to read this one. It's like Christmas in July.
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
THE BOYFRIEND SWAP by Meredith Schorr A Henery Press book