Anna and Marley are best friends. So when Anna rings Marley, panicking because she has to miss a tour of an exclusive wedding venue, Marley agrees to go in her friend’s place.
After being totally ignored by the glamorous receptionist who can tell she doesn’t belong there, Marley meets handsome hotel manager Cameron. He assumes she’s Anna and instead of admitting that she’s not the blushing bride, but the unlucky-in-love single friend, Marley plays along to see what it’s like to be Anna for a day.
After all, Marley is unemployed, single and was woken up that morning by her flatmate playing the bagpipes. Anna has a high-flying career and is planning the perfect wedding. Why wouldn’t Marley want to be her?
Only she wasn’t counting on Cameron being so smart and funny. Or this spark between them that she can’t ignore. She hasn’t felt this way about a guy in forever. But he thinks she’s somebody better.
Marley needs a way out of this mix-up to get her shot at true love. But her fictional fiancé is now standing in her way and it’s harder than she thought to stop living someone else’s life…
In The Mixup, Eliabeth Neep shows her talent for noticing the tiny and everyday details which make a book come alive and feel absolutely real to its readers. She is the kind of writer who makes us laugh whilst reminding us of the ridiculousness, humiliation and the utter ridiculousness at times, of being in the pursuit of love and this book is just the thing to turn to when you are feeling like there is nothing around you but bad news. It will be a charming and uplifting reminder to you that life isn’t all bad and that even in the worst moments of your life it’s important to remember that the only way is up…and don’t we all need that right now
Am so happy to be on today’s Blog Tour of #TheMixup today and I can’t think of a better way to escape from the circumstances we find ourselves in than to lose yourself in this funny, charming and relatable read. It’s wonderful to be curled up with a great book after a windy walk and some exercise at a time when that’s about the only thing to look forward to. What could be a better way to relax after a few challenging weeks and feel like you’ve spent some time with people you actually recognise, as you turn the pages and discover more about Marley’s adventures in the pursuit of true love…
I absolutely loved this book. It’s a warm and uplifting read that will genuinely draw you in and let you feel part of Marley’s ups and downs as she tries to navigate life and all the curveballs that it throws her as she tries to navigate how to make sure that the mixup ends up in a love match – I mean, what could go wrong?
Marley was a fantastic character that you can totally believe in. When I was reading about her trials and tribulations it took my mind off lots of the privations and challenges of the situation that we find ourselves in at the moment. The adventures she ends up having through this situation means you will be creasing up, hearing about some of the situations she finds her self caught up in. It also reminds you that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence and that the single pringles & smug marrieds might be envious of each other without realising it and be ignoring the aspects of their lives that their opposites are envious of and wish that they were experiencing…
Marley’s journey through the mayhem of this mixup and all the complexities that she finds herself juggling is one of the best things about this book. You will find lots of these moments, no doubt, to recognise from your own dating life, from trying to second guess people to trying to edit out your more undatable qualities and present a person that you feel is worthy for the object of your desires to fall in love with – It was a refreshing perspective to hear about the pursuit of love from the perspective of people who aren’t perfect and don’t have everything together – and I think that this is what made it so enjoyable to read
Elizabeth Neep really understands people. This book presents a picture of modern love in all its complexity that whatever your age, gender or nationality, you’ll find much to connect with and lots to laugh about and could be exactly what you need! When you read the reviews below, you’ll see that lots of other people loved it too– so you don’t just have to take MY word for it…
A funny, uplifting and poignant story of friendship, love and finding your way. Fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Holly Bourne and Bridget Jones will adore Elizabeth Neep’s wit and warmth.
Readers are falling in love with The Mix-Up:
‘Elizabeth Neep hit it out of the park… Grab a comfy blanket, a cuppa, clear your schedule, enjoy.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A light-hearted read that makes your heart smile… A girl-power novel… The perfect feel-good read. I read this in one day!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Perfect for fans of the Bridget Jones vibe… Charming and witty… This story is perfectly paired with a cocktail and warm day reading outside.’ sum.reads
‘What a fantastic read!… A fun, fast read that I enjoyed!… Wonderful book!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I have absolutely fallen in love with Elizabeth Neep’s writing… I LOVED this!’ Readbydaisy
‘A feel good romcom with a difference.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I loved this fun, uplifting feel good book. It really made me smile.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I loved… I read this in one day because I kept needing to know what happened next!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I enjoyed this book so much and stayed up all night to read it.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Glorious… Brimming with life and laughter… Just amazing… An adorable romance.’ Bethanys Bookshelf
‘Cheeky, fun and light… Lots of twists and turns… Exactly what I wanted.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I discovered Elizabeth Neep last year and I’ve read her three books as soon as they have been available!… The best thing about this book is that it’s not only focused on romance (although there is romance in it) but on the power of female friendship, on finding yourself, and the thought that it is ok not to be perfect… I hope Elizabeth Neep writes another book soon!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I have enjoyed all of Elizabeth Neep’s books… They are getting funnier with each book!…Very humorous and light-hearted… I would recommend to all.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I’m so happy that I found this book! Lots of romance, having fun and spice! A must read!’ Goodreads reviewer
Buy yourself a copy here and get a laugh at a time when lots of us could really do with one
Thanks so much to Sarah Hardy inviting me on the tour and cheering me up when I needed it the most as we try and end the teaching year whilst juggling assessments, covid measures and isolation – it really was just what i needed!
Writer On The Shelf
Elizabeth Neep was born in 1990 in Derbyshire and now lives in London Bridge. After studying Law at the University of Nottingham and the University of New South Wales, she worked in magazine journalism, most noticeably writing for Dazed and Confused and PETRIe. Elizabeth now works as a non-fiction Senior Commissioning Editor and writes and paints in her spare time.