GIVEAWAY!! Blog Tour: Why Can’t I Be You by Allie Larkin

Why Can’t I Be You
written by Allie Larkin         
published by Plume

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a fun read that had me reading every free chance I had.

I was surprised by Jenny Shaw. I liked her and I really felt for her. She seemed like a pushover except when she was Jessica Morgan. There were other times when I just could not believe what was happening and I was surprised by how far things went. Jenny is a character you want to dislike but you love all the more as the story goes on.

The supporting cast in Why Can’t I Be You all played their roles well. You know these people…the co-worker who really isn’t a friend but actually is, the group from high school who still hang out together and have formed a family, the outsider who doesn’t belong anymore, and the friend that holds a grudge and tries to ruin anyone who crosses her path. All of these people made this book. I could relate to them and see them all together. I loved Myra and Robbie. I think Robbie was my favorite, especially at the end. He was sweet.

The story itself was engaging and fun. You keep waiting for the truth to come out. I was happy with the ending. I was afraid I wasn’t going to like the ending, that it would be too neat and perfect. The ending was good. I want more though. Will there be more, Ms. Larkin? 

Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book to any chick lit fan.

Will I read it again: I will not but I would love a sequel!

About the book: 
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.

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.

Find Ms. Larkin here: webFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads

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Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!


  1. This book sounds really interesting! Thank you for the blog tour.