Title: The Accidental Beauty Queen
Author: Teri Wilson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she’s not giving up until she gets the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time.
She drags Charlotte to the pageant as a good luck charm, but the winning plan quickly goes awry when Ginny has a terrible, face-altering allergic reaction the night before the pageant, and Charlotte suddenly finds herself in a switcheroo the twins haven’t successfully pulled off in decades.
Woefully unprepared for the glittery world of hair extensions, false eyelashes, and push-up bras, Charlotte is mortified at every unstable step in her sky-high stilettos. But as she discovers there’s more to her fellow contestants than just wanting a sparkly crown, Charlotte realizes she has a whole new motivation for winning.
Listen, nothing about this book is breaking any barriers. It’s about the cheesiest contemporary you could ever think of, but it was wonderful. If you’re looking for something that’s going to make you grin from ear-to-ear and make your heart explode from cuteness, this is the one.
I mean, twin swap? Beauty pageant? Awkward protagonist? Dreamy, philanthropic and bookish love interest? Need I say more?
The writing style was very pleasant and the author had a fun voice. The dialogue was witty, sweet and easy to get swept up in. The main character is easy to like, although she’s not without her flaws. Y’all, if you’re struggling through a reading slump like I was when I picked up The Accidental Beauty Queen, this needs to be your next read; this is the perfect read to get you out of that ditch.