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Saturday, December 8, 2018

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson @GalleryBooks @teriwilsonauthr

The Accidental Beauty Queen
by Teri Wilson

Thank so much to Gallery Books for this free book and stop on the blog tour.

Publisher: Gallery Books
Publish Date: December 4, 2018
304 Pages
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

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.

About the Author:

Teri Wilson is the author/creator of the Hallmark Channel Original Movies Unleashing Mr. Darcy, Marrying Mr. Darcy, and The Art of Us, as well as a fourth Hallmark movie currently in development. Teri is a double finalist in the prestigious 2018 RWA RITA awards for her novels The Princess Problem and Royally Wed. Teri also writes an offbeat fashion column for the royal blog What Would Kate Do and is a frequent guest contributor for its sister site, Meghan’s Mirror. She’s been a contributor for both HelloGiggles and Teen Vogue, covering books, pop culture, beauty, and everything royal. In 2017, she served as a national judge for the Miss United States pageant in Orlando, Florida, and has since judged in the Miss America system. She has a major weakness for cute animals, pretty dresses, Audrey Hepburn films, and good books. Visit her at or on Twitter @TeriWilsonAuthr.

My Review:

This is the exact kind of read I need between all my twisted thriller and horror. Something light and fluffy - and yet somehow got me emotional. What the hell, Wilson?!

Look, I'm gonna be straight up. This book is predictable from beginning to end. But you know what? WHO CARES! Twins. Both have their strengths. One seemingly shines brighter. They trade places... things go wrong. An absolutely addictive read and while I never wanted a French bulldog before, I kind of do now... and name him Fang!

At times, I felt it read a bit YA. I don't know if it's because of the beauty queen thing that for some reason makes me think of younger girls rather than adults most of the time or the sister rivalry or exactly what kept making me feel this way. I had to keep reminding myself that they were adults. Oh, but excuse me while I get some ice.. because apparently every time I got to a hotel room I'll be going out to get some ice from now on and … well, you'll just have to read this book.

I got a warm feeling in my chest when Where The Red Fern Grows was mentioned because it's my all time favorite book and quite frankly, any author who can reference that, somehow put together a heart warming contemporary romance that actually got me a little misty eyed at the end... Well shit. I'm done. Fork. Timer going off. Done. I really do wish real life emulated books sometimes.

Yeah, I'd definitely recommend. Hi Wilson, you just made a new fan.


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