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Double Take

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  427 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Kait London has been estranged from her twin sister for years. She has never understood why and has always regretted it. When her phone rings in the middle of the night, Kait learns that Lana desperately needs her help. All Kait has to do is take her place, for two days, at her home in the horse country of Virginia. If Kate can play this role convincingly enough, she will ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2003)
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Dec 21, 2010 elizabeth rated it did not like it
If any hereon from all the books I have ever read deserves the title of to stupid to live it was this one. Kait just could not understand why everyone hated her sister so much. I don't want to give away any spoilers so I will just say you learn very quickly why everyone hates Lana. The term "Doormat" does not even begin to describe Kait. Did Ms. Joyce really need to remind me several times on each page that the hero's name was Trev Coleman? Was she afraid that I as the reader would forget and g ...more
Barbara Elsborg
Aug 28, 2014 Barbara Elsborg rated it it was ok
It drove me insane with the - why am I doing this repeated by Kait, over and over again. I kept wanting her to speak out but she didn't and eventually the story lost me. I did understand her wish to make up with her twin but at the expense of her dignity, her personality? No, it didn't wash with me. If she'd have spoken out sooner, of course, there would have been no story but it dragged on and on. And the end - not sure that's the message I wanted the book to give.
On the plus side, the writing
Krissy Horner
Jan 07, 2014 Krissy Horner rated it it was ok
Ehhhh....was annoyed with the main character...she was too naive!!!!!
Jan 14, 2017 Xiamera rated it did not like it
Kait sucked the life out of me. For the entirety of the book, she was deliberately blinding herself to her sister's faults. How on earth did she think she could pull off a charade of that magnitude if her sister and the husband had this perfect life? Wouldn't everyone know instantly that something was amiss? And even with irrefutable evidence of how much people disliked and hated her sister she still was rationalising the sister's behaviour. Trev was hardly any better. The whole book was unbelie ...more
Jul 12, 2012 Joy rated it did not like it
I knew into the first few pages that I'd read this book some time ago.

Twin one bullied twin two into pretending she was the wife.

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Mar 07, 2017 Rosa rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Fun read, although quite unbelievable at times.
Dec 13, 2012 Christine rated it liked it
This is the first book I ever picked up by this author, and one of the first things I did after I put it down was to look at the ratings of her other books to see if they were higher. They mostly seem to be, which falls in line with my thoughts on this book: There was something there, a spark, a bit of emotional subcontent, a promise of potential...something that made me think I'd like to try something else by this author to see if maybe it's a little bit better.

The trouble with this book is two
Kait London and her sister, Lana Coleman, had never been close. After their mother died, the girls lived completely different life styles. Both rode horses but Lana competed, Kait did not like the attention. Kait was quieter and more studious. Lana was more outgoing and much more a party girl.
Lana called Kait one night and asked her to take her place for a couple of days. Lana didn't give Kait much information but Kait didn't ask many questions either. Lana told her that her husband was out of t
Dec 02, 2012 Cessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: roman, frauenroman
Ja dieses Buch ist kitschig, ja es ist teilweise auch etwas vorhersehbar und dennoch ist es soooo gut. Ich habe mir eigentlich nichts großes erwartet als ich zu diesem Buch griff aber ich war so gefesselt von der Geschichte und aus einem mir unbegreiflichen Grund machte mir weder das kitschige noch die Liebesgeschichte etwas aus - wirklich wirklich toll. ich werde mir definitiv noch weitere Bücher der Autorin ansehen!
Jan 15, 2009 Kim rated it it was amazing
Double Take was one of the few "romance" books that kept me on the edge of my seat. It went straight into action from the very first page to the very last. The main character Kait, while extremely naive, loved her sister enough to switch places with her with barely any information. Waiting for Kait to figure everything out was entertaining enough, but throw everything else and it made for a very good read!
Nov 21, 2012 Jaye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book a few years ago, and I still enjoyed it quite a bit. I think the premise of the story is quite original (i.e. other than the twin-switch). I would have liked the climax of the story to have lasted longer, and I thought Kait a little too eager and gullible. Nevertheless, this book is great if you're looking for a quick read while in transit (e.g. an airplane).
Priscilla Mensah
Feb 20, 2011 Priscilla Mensah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of romance novels
completely stunning, and a unexpected. i loved every single page and i just could not take a break till i completed it and i still kept thinking about it a long time after i read it. i still read it years after and i never get bored
it is the story of two twin sisters Kait and Lana who have been estranged for years and have to switch places because Lana needs help.
Feb 20, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
Wonderfully frustrating this book is. I loved Kait and hated Lana for the obvious reasons, I loved the ending and the Middle bit, the beginning of this book was a bit too slow and repetitive for me, but hang through it and you'll be awarded, cause in the end of the day it was a good book and it was not one of those books you already know before you read it what will happen so go for it!
Stacie  M. Ritchie
Sep 26, 2009 Stacie M. Ritchie rated it it was amazing
I have read many of this author's books. Some are romance driven and some are suspense driven. This is one of the latter and is a great read! It took no time for me to read, because I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend it to those that like suspense!
May 09, 2008 Andrea rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic
It's not bad but I don't like how the main character is gulliable and weak. Only good thing about her is that she finally stood up for herself which was at end of the book??!! Soo. I don't have any tolerance for weak characters. Hence, here's my biased rating. :D (the plot was good).
Mar 27, 2010 Nicole rated it it was ok
The plot of the book had potential but the writing is absolutely atrocious. Although the story is pretty predictable, it was compelling enough for me to finish, but I wouldn't recommend wasting your time.
Brenda Wharton
Nov 13, 2014 Brenda Wharton rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Lana (the evil twin) convinces hew twin sister Kait (the good twin) that she is in trouble with a loan shark and needs her to trade places with her for a few days. Kait agrees, but finds out her sister leads a secret life that is falling apart
Oct 13, 2007 Coleen rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Kaitlin takes the place of her identical twin sister Lana's life for what she thought would be only a couple days while Lana sorted through some recent problems.

Characters: Kaitlin, Lana, Trev
Takes Place: New York & Virginia

Donated to Milford Library
Rebecca Hamilton
Apr 29, 2010 Rebecca Hamilton rated it liked it
Very good - memoir by a young man who was born w/o legs. He took thousands of photographs all over the world of people's reactions to seeing him zipping down the street on his skateboard - pretty universal images, actually.
Apr 23, 2009 Heidi rated it did not like it
What can I say? The writing was remedial at best, but I gave it 1 star because I still felt compelled to finish the book. I think my random selection from the library shelves is not paying off.
Michele bookloverforever
Apr 12, 2012 Michele bookloverforever rated it did not like it
Andrew Carter
Jan 16, 2016 Andrew Carter rated it liked it
May 03, 2011 Hope rated it liked it
Okay book for what it was. Definitely one of the better books in this genre.
Marianne Jay
Mar 07, 2009 Marianne Jay rated it really liked it
The book would have been 5 stars if the author made Kait a bit stronger. One change and the book would have been 5 stars all the way.

Missy Kibe
Sep 24, 2009 Missy Kibe rated it really liked it
Pretty good book, not my favorite, but was good to read.
Oct 04, 2008 Jaime rated it did not like it
I guess I just don't like stories where twins take each other's places. I find them irritating and the concept way overdone.
Nov 30, 2007 Marisol rated it really liked it
It was really hard to put down this book. I really enjoyed all plot as it was different from others I've read.
Jun 25, 2011 Judy rated it liked it
Shelves: novel
Read a while ago.
Zana Beno
Jun 30, 2011 Zana Beno rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
very good
Jan 08, 2017 Tiffany rated it really liked it
A decent novel. It's slightly predictable but still a book I have gone back to read more than once.
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Brenda Joyce is the bestselling author of forty-one novels and five novellas. She has won many awards, and her debut novel, Innocent Fire, won a Best Western Romance award. She has also won the highly coveted Best Historical Romance award for Splendor and Two Lifetime Achievement Awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews. There are over 14 million copies of her novels in print and she is published in ...more
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