Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to B. R. Maycock for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
What would you do if the stars aligned to put everything right in your home?
If Roles Were Reversed …
Caroline and Noel Morton are two people who need a change. One wants to escape the rat race while the other hopes to join it!
When Noel is asked to begin working from home he’s quick to say yes. More time with his three children? How could he not? Meanwhile Caroline is considering starting a new job. How amazing would it be to hit goals and targets and have people actually thank you for a change? And when she receives an offer from the failing Eden Street box company, an organisation in chaos, she’s ready to change the world!
But is an organisation brimming with employees who are tired, disillusioned and waiting to be let go what she really needs? And can Noel work from a chaotic home with three children, an obsessed work colleague and a disillusioned mother ready to thwart his plans at every turn?
Join Caroline and Noel as we return to Riverside to see if everyday changes can guide a relationship back to solid ground or if they’ll further tear it apart!
For fans of Fiona Gibson, Christie Barlow and Tracy Bloom this is a laugh out loud comedy you won’t want to miss!
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I’ve had a really low week this week and not been myself so I absolutely needed this book so much. A short novella makes this a fantastic book to read in one sitting and it will certainly give you a little boost. It works perfectly as a stand alone novella but it is part of a linked series and I cannot wait to explore more of Riverside.
Anything You Can Do is a refreshing and honest perspective of how family life can sometimes be and it’s hilarious but brutal. I adored it!
Caroline is a stay-at-home mum fending off the dreaded in-laws, racing about on the school runs and herding the 3 very unique and lively children. Noel goes to work all day and often comes home to no cooked meal, a messy home and not much time with his wife. Both are fed up!
I enjoyed how the chapters alternated between Noel and Caroline’s perspective. To begin with I had a really low opinion of Noel but actually, the more I heard his thoughts the more I realised he has lost his ways and was stuck in a rut. I’ve always been a working mother but I can fully imagine that I’d be similar to Caroline and find distractions all over the place if I was.
I also enjoyed how the novel centred around a married couple with an established relationship rather than fresh love as I always feel it’s a very different type of love, and life.
Watching Caroline and Noel switch roles was amusing and I think neither got what they bargained for but the question is….does it help their family life or relationship? I’m not telling – you’ll have to see for yourself.
Author Bio – B.R. Maycock
Hi Readers, I’m Berni and I’m a rom-commer!
My start: Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and the entire contents of our local library, then Sweet Valley High, Point Horror, Babysitters Club and The Saddle Club before drifting into adulthood where I found Jenny Colgan, Marian Keyes, Patricia Cornwall, Stephen King and John Grisham.
I am now an absolute chick lit, rom com, and thriller addict and former book blogger (you might know me from B R Maycock’s book blog).
My goal is always to give someone something they can settle down with for a bit of escapism and a laugh with small town series, ‘mom lit’ books and sparkly standalones.
Then there’s the official line…
B R Maycock (Berni to all you lovely people!) writes romantic comedies that are warm, sparkly and fun. She can be found in Co. Westmeath, Ireland with her brilliantly out there husband, Keith, their four epic little men, and four cats She has one goal and that’s simply to make readers smile and/ or laugh (a splutter rates highest;)).
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