Twenty-six-year-old Dani’s identical twin sister calls her out of the blue with a colossal problem. Sophie needs to jet off to Mexico to save her friend from a botched tummy tuck but her boss won’t let her take any PTO. Dani, eager to repair their strained relationship, leaves her glamorous LA life behind as a top social media influencer to save the day. Dani’s dang good at pretending to be her sister, but good enough to teach high school kids in rural Oklahoma?
When Sophie gets stuck in Mexico for an entire month, Dani not only has to teach Economics and Life Skills, but she has to direct the school musical. And that boss Sophie hates so much? Yeah, it turns out Principal Beck is entirely too good-looking and single for Dani to ignore.
Rushed high school musicals, fiery school board politics, and cozying up to Sophie’s boss, definitely weren’t on her sister’s pre-approved syllabus, but Dani never was one for sticking to the plan.
From USA Today Bestseller of YA Fantasy Nina Walker and YA Contemporary Romance Bestseller M.F. Lorson, comes a brand new Romantic Comedy pen name––Grace Costello. This dynamic duo combines laugh-out-loud comedy with emotional feel-good romance that will keep you flying through the pages.
“One Last Twin Swap. What Could Go Wrong?”Twinfluence, Grace Costello
I received a free e-ARC copy of this book from Book of Matches Media in exchange for an honest review. Twinfluence will be out in stores on April 6th, 2021.
This cute and light-hearted standalone rom-com novel is just super adorable and funny that reminded me so much of The Parent Trap movies and the antics of the Olsen twins!
With the premise of a pair of twins – one being a scholarly teacher in a small town and the other a famous Instagram influencer – reconnecting after a falling out that happened between them many years ago, Sophie and Dani decided to do one final twin-swap that will help Sophie head over to another country to help a friend while Dani takes her place as a high school teacher. Things are obviously bound to go wrong with this arrangement, but the risks attached to it were something to keep an eye on.
The amount of fun and laughter this book contained was really amusing, and I just had a really great time reading it, and it was so easy to get into that I didn’t realize that I was flying through the pages. Everything just happened in a snap and quickly, so there was never really a dull moment as the story progressed. While the entire plot itself was predictable, I still had a good time because the characters’ antics were something that made the reading experience even more memorable. It was also amazing to see how they have all changed in many ways in a short amount of time, and that kind of character growth is something beautiful to read. It is definitely a worthwhile light comedic read that is a perfect reading break.
The different relationships that Dani had with the other characters was something I absolutely loved. I always love seeing twins be so different from one another, but also be identical at the same time (and not just with their appearance), such as in the case of Dani and Sophie. Their sisterly relationship was something really comforting to see, and I’m sure anyone with a twin (or a sibling!) can highly relate to them. Dani’s relationship with Foster was just as equally amusing, and I find myself swooning at their budding romance. Though I wished their reunion scene was fleshed out a bit more, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Her other connections with her co-workers and students were something really nice to see and blossom, too.
I also enjoyed how this book wasn’t just about romance or family, but it also showcased the ups and downs of social media, and everything good and bad in between. The constant pressure to maintain an amazing social media image can be both fulfilling and putting a lot of heavy weight on one’s shoulders. So I really liked seeing how it can affect people greatly, and that it isn’t all glitz and glamour.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who just wants a quick, light, and feel-good feelings in their rom-com novels.
About The Author
Grace Costello is the Adult Romantic Comedy pen name for USA Today Bestselling author Nina Walker and YA mastermind M.F. Lorson.