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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 queen, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to say "world peace," and she’s not giving up until she wins Miss American Treasure. But when Ginny has a face-altering allergic reaction the night before competition, 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 realizes, after walking a mile in her twin's sky-high stilettos, there might be more to the pageant circuit than just a sparkly crown . . .

304 pages, Paperback

First published December 4, 2018

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Teri Wilson

152 books1,528 followers
USA Today Bestselling Author Teri Wilson writes heartwarming contemporary romance with a touch of whimsy. Three of Teri's books have been adapted into Hallmark Channel Original Movies, including UNLEASHING MR. DARCY (plus its sequel MARRYING MR. DARCY), THE ART OF US and NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS, based on her book SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS. She is also a recipient of the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction and a 2022 inductee into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame.

Teri loves pretty dresses, Audrey Hepburn films and following the British royal family. Visit her at www.teriwilson.net or on Instagram @teriwilsonromance where she posts way too many photos of her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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Profile Image for Chelsea (chelseadolling reads).
1,479 reviews19.4k followers
April 16, 2019
I was feeling a little slumpy so I decided to listen to the audiobook to try and knock myself out of it and this worked like a charm! It was mega fun and you get exactly what you expect going in. Definitely recommend if you want something fast and fun.
Profile Image for DJ Sakata.
3,063 reviews1,754 followers
December 13, 2018
Favorite Quotes:

Ginny chose this life, just as surely as I chose mine. She also gets paid more for one sponsored Instagram post than I make in a week, and when I remember this, I keep my sympathy in check.

The Hogwarts T-shirt I’m wearing might as well be an invisibility cloak… I’m here for the chance to stay in Ginny’s luxury hotel room for a week, for free, and completely nerd out at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m also here for moral support, of course. I plan on being at every single pageant event, cheering like a maniac while inwardly cringing in horror at the very thought of prancing around in only a tiny swimsuit and a crown.

I prefer the scent of ink on paper and old library books to perfume. And while I want to see world peace happen, I’m not convinced that a real-life Barbie can hasten it by uttering those words into a microphone.

Her complexion is covered in red splotches and she looks weirdly out of proportion, almost like a Picasso painting.

I’m so totally in over my head. Last week I was shelving picture books and now I’ve got more secret lives than I can keep up with. I’ve somehow become the beauty pageant version of Jason Bourne.

My Review:

I loved this adorable and cleverly amusing tale. The writing was refreshingly crisp and laden with smart wit, skillful levity, and heart squeezing and insightful observations. I was quickly enamored with Ms. Wilson’s agile word skills and was soon fully invested in her smartly written, delightfully humorous, and well-crafted tale. This was my first exposure to Ms. Wilson’s genius and was an immediate smitten kitten and instant fangirl.
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644 reviews653 followers
October 30, 2018
What originally sparked my interest in this book was the cover. I just think the cover is so cute!

The Accidental Beauty Queen is a cute, light, and fluffy read. This isn't the most original story and was predictable but it still was an overall easy and fun read.

Let's meet the twins Ginny and Charlotte. These girls couldn't be more opposite.
Charlotte is a shy librarian and Ginny is outgoing competing in beauty pageants. Charlotte decides to take a vacation to see her sister compete in an upcoming beauty pageant. Unfortunately, Ginny comes down with hives at the last minute and Charlotte is forced to take Ginny's place in the competition.

I was reminded of Miss Congeniality a little bit in this one and was very heavy with Harry Potter/Jane Austen jokes. I'm not sure how I felt about this? I think it was bit overboard with all the references to H.P and Jane Austen.

There is a romance aspect to this novel... but wasn't the focus of the novel. The scenes between Charlotte and Gray were so mild and was disappointing. I feel that Gray's character was a bit underdeveloped and was hoping to see their relationship flourish more. I'm not a believer of a falling in deep love over a 2 day period? This kind of annoyed me. I feel the romance side barely touched the surface here. Which maybe was the author's intention?

Overall, this was a cute and fluffy read. 3.25 stars rounded up.

Thank you to Netgalley and Gallery Publishing for the opportunity to read this arc in exchange for my honest thoughts.

Publication date: 12/4/18
Published to GR: 10/30/18

Profile Image for Jennifer.
1,743 reviews6,670 followers
April 26, 2019
A quick read perfect for a brain candy day. Lucky for me, it was that kind of day for me and exactly what I needed. It’ll de-stress you in a minute. Loved it!!

My favorite quote:
“Fire is nature's way of regenerating the woods and clearing the way for new growth. Some trees even depend on forest fires to spread their seed. The heat of the blaze causes pinecones to pop and explode, scattering seeds far and wide that have been waiting to germinate for years. As the land is being ravaged, it’s already starting over. It's being reborn and rising from the ashes even before the flames burn away. So every time I see a forest ablaze on television or pass a section of charred earth when I'm driving, I remember what it means: the forest is evolving. It’s becoming stronger. The best is yet to come.”

Audiobook narrated by Joy Osmanski.
Profile Image for Carrie.
3,230 reviews1,562 followers
November 30, 2018
The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson is a fun, light-hearted breathe of fresh air romantic comedy. This one actually had a bit more to it with a theme of discovering one’s self and connecting with family plot along with the romance when a set of identical twins swap places.

Charlotte and Ginny Gorman are identical twins but completely opposite in every way they can be. The sisters had lost their mother at an early age and Charlotte had gotten close with their father gaining a love for learning and books while Ginny began to idolize their beauty pageant winning mother.

Now at twenty nine Ginny is signed up to compete in the Miss American Treasure her mother had won years before one last time before she is too old to join. Charlotte has decided to use her vacation time to join Ginny in Orlando and root her on, oh and visit Harry Potter world too of course.

Unfortunately for Ginny when the girls share a meal Ginny becomes allergic to something in the food and swells up tremendously to where she can’t compete. Seeing her sister’s dream in danger Charlotte agrees to step in for a few days but never expected to find herself falling for a judge.

From the moment Charlotte arrived in the opening pages until the very end this one was just a ton of fun. It was so nice to have the whole competition environment but with all the contestants supporting one another instead of fighting or bickering. And I will say Buttercup/Fang stole the show quite often in the story too, adorable. The romance is mostly light flirting while the rest of the plot takes the forefront but definitely enjoyable to follow too.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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Profile Image for Darla.
3,511 reviews616 followers
July 30, 2022
The bookworm librarian in me really enjoyed this book as did my twin sister self (although not identical). Twin sisters Charlotte and Ginny are together for the Miss America Treasure Pageant. Ginny is the contestant and Charlotte the observer until an allergic reaction sidelines Ginny in the room during the prelims. She talks Charlotte into taking her place and we all know that the chickens are going to come home to roost before long. A lovely escape with some classic literary references. Curl up with a cup of cocoa and enjoy.

If you like this one, be sure to try the new title coming out on August 2nd, 2022: A Line in the Sand.
Profile Image for Whitney Atkinson.
940 reviews14k followers
February 18, 2019
3.75-4 stars? Not sure

Thanks to Gallery Books for the free review copy!

TW: Disordered eating

This book was so stinking cute and addicting!! I read 200 pages in one sitting because the Texan, Harry Potter-loving main character was so fun to follow and the inner monologue was witty and adorable. This book was so entertaining and relatable, even when it would sometimes cross over into the territory of trying too hard to be funny. It definitely kept my interest the entire book and was just the perfect amount of awkwardness and sass. This book in general is very fast-paced and easy to devour, which I did in pretty much 12 hours. The downside of this is that a lot of the pageant is skimmed over and the character development, outside of the main character's own thoughts, is veery shallow. Especially with the love interest, I feel like there was a lot of room to explore the people around Charlotte rather than her own inner monologue.

I have two main problems with this book taking place at a beauty pageant. First, the main character who is bookish and awkward is SO critical about the fashion and makeup world, and especially her own sister and the pageant she's in, including things even like social media. It fell into the category of girls who feel like you can either be bookish OR like makeup, not both, which I think is totally false. This was never confronted really, but Charlotte does become more accepting as the book goes along. Also, I think this book inadvertently created a really bad message about eating as a beauty queen. This book attempted to dispel a lot of stereotypes about beauty pageants like girl on girl hate and fakeness, which I think for the most part it did successfully, except for the stereotype that models don't eat. Several times throughout the book, the girls talk about not eating or when they do, eating tiny portions. There's a scene where the main character eats candy and then has a moment of ~i can't believe I did that~. It just felt weird that this book was trying to say that beauty queens don't succumb to stereotypes, and yet every other scene was someone talking about not eating or the main character is shamed for being hungry. I would say avoid this book if you're uncomfortable with disordered eating or mentions of anorexia because this book definitely had a lot of questionable eating habits in it that were never challenged or talked about as negative.

Still, I loved the main character's growth and this book had me smiling and getting teary eyed at many points. I put the book down because I had secondhand embarrassment at times and even clutched the book to my chest when it was over. Despite its weaknesses, it really shone through as an easy-to-consume, lighthearted story that still had some depth. Although this book was insta-lovey and had a pretty generic unrealistic romance, I didn't mind suspending my disbelief because it was just so much fun. The book is pretty much rated G with its romance, so it was just a nice book that i'll remember for its outgoing main character and how much fun I experienced while reading it.
Profile Image for Elizabeth.
263 reviews295 followers
October 17, 2018
Tl;dr: A short, sweet contemporary that's got a romance but better still, is refreshingly women positive.

I admit, I expected The Accidental Beauty Queen to be a quick, easy read. And it was, but unlike so many "chick lit" novels, or even (sad to say) many contemporary romances, this one was refreshingly devoid of any "beautiful=ugly on the inside" female characters.

The gist: Charlotte and Ginny are identical twin sisters, but Charlotte is an elementary school librarian (librarian yay!) and Ginny works the beauty pageant circuit (and rakes in the dough via her sponsored Instagram content, natch) -- and at first, I thought, oh great, a smart trumps pretty story. Sort of interesting with the whole identical thing but yet...

And then something interesting happens. When Charlotte has to enter the pageant in Ginny's place, she finds out that a. being in a beauty pageant is more than just the requisite makeover scene-- it's actually not that easy. And it's not awful! In fact, all the contestants she meets are nice, smart, and best of all, supportive. What could have easily been such an easy out--Ms. Wilson doesn't take it, and I applaud her for it.

Instead, the drama comes from Charlotte herself, as she finds herself falling for someone she shouldn't and feels terrible about lying even as she continues to do so.

(Side note: Ginny says her favorite book is Fifty Shades of Grey (am I the only person on the planet who hasn't read it??) and the main male character's name is Grey. I lol'ed over that because even I know the main male character in Fifty Shades is named Grey something and this seemed like Ms. Wilson taking a gentle swipe at the books.)

(That was a long side note, I know!)

Anyway! The romance is G rated, PG at most, and predictable, but honestly, who doesn't like a easy going romance once in a while? And bonus, not outside angst from a bautiful-yet-mean woman, whoo!

This is going to go over well with fans of Sophie Kinsella, Bridget Jones's Diary (which is now over 20 years old!!), possibly The Hating Game, as well as fans of The Kiss Quotient who don't mind a fluffier read.

Sweet but not cloying and another yay! for the female positivity. Very cute.
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714 reviews
April 26, 2019
As others have said, The Accidental Beauty Queen, is a mash-up of Harry Potter, The Parent Trap, Miss Congeniality, and Pride and Prejudice and I agree. This one is a fast read! I read this quick, fun, girly book in two days. I am no beauty queen nor do I have a sister but I enjoyed the story and characters. Teri Wilson is author I will keep my eye on.
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Author 9 books399 followers
October 25, 2021
This was a REALLY cute rom-com. Ginny (there are lots of cute HP references in this one) and Charlotte are identical twins. Ginny is way into pageants. Charlotte is bookish and an elementary school librarian. When Ginny has an allergic reaction and her face swells up the night before the prelims for her pageant, she begs Charlotte to go on in her place just for a few days so she won’t be disqualified. The expected hilarity occurs, including a judge who falls for Charlotte/Ginny and a pair of French Bulldogs who I found especially adorable. This had some very nice lessons and was just cute all the way around. Will definitely look forward to more of the author’s work.
December 9, 2018
Ginny and Charlotte are identical twins. Although they look alike, their lives have taken very different directions. Ginny spends her time competing in beauty pageants and has worked hard to achieve some success. Her goal is to win the upcoming Miss American Treasure pageant- a title previously won by her mother. Charlotte is more introverted and is happy working as a librarian where she can enjoy her precious books. With little social overlap, the two sisters are not as close as most twins.

Charlotte decides to spend her vacation by supporting Ginny at the pageant. The night before the competition, Ginny breaks out in hives on her face from a food allergy. Rather than withdrawing, the sisters swap identities and Charlotte makes her secret beauty pageant debut. In the process, she makes surprising discoveries about herself and moves forward to repairing ties with her sister.

This was another fun novel by Teri Wilson. I was first introduced to her books in The Royally Roma series. The Accidental Beauty Queen was not only a book about pageants but about sisterly love and rivalry.
Profile Image for Chris  C - A Midlife Wife.
1,560 reviews291 followers
December 5, 2018
Love love love!!! What a fabulous story.
I had so much fun reading this great story. It’s a bit of a rom-com but mainly it is a humorous look at the life of a beauty queen and her twin sister.

How can two sisters be complete opposite’s? As with any siblings we all have our own personalities. But these two twin sisters are close to being complete opposite’s, at least in the lifestyle portion. But what would you do for your twin?

This story was a riot. From the crazy Frenchie dog to the secret trysts, you cannot help falling for this story which is a bit reminiscent of Miss Congeniality - without the FBI, or Sandra Bullock.

Teri has definitely brought us a winner with this charming, delightful, and realistic look at beauty pageants, aka scholarship programs, and the deep family connection that makes us question our mental state. But the winner does take home a fabulous parting gift of a sweet and tasty hottie! Score!

* copy received for review consideration
full review - https://amidlifewife.com/the-accident...
Profile Image for Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows).
1,569 reviews330 followers
December 8, 2018
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.

Thank you Gallery for this fun read!
Profile Image for Samantha (WLABB).
3,540 reviews234 followers
November 22, 2018
My love for Hallmark movies is no secret, and when I saw that Teri Wilson had been involved with several particularly wonderful Hallmark films, I knew I had to read this book. I was expecting something light and fun, but still sweet and thoughtful, and Wilson more than met my expectations.

• Pro: I loved Charlotte. She was a bookish, nerdy librarian. How could I NOT love her?

• Pro: The exploration of sibling relationships is something I always enjoy, and this one was made that much more interesting by involving identical twin sisters and a really BIG secret, that was hampering their relationship.

• Pro: Grey was such a wonderful and swoony hero. Not only was he a billionaire, but he was also a literature lover. I was as dazzled by him as Charlotte was when he spoke Darcy to her.

• Pro: I am telling you, the pageant scenes gave me this awesome Miss Congeniality vibe. They were fun, and I liked that Charlotte started to see this world in a different, more positive way. I loved the sisterhood side of the pageant Wilson exposed, and I always like seeing women supporting women.

• Pro: This was quite a journey for Charlotte. She not only learned a lot about pageants and her sister, but she learned a lot about herself, and I really enjoyed getting to see her evolve over the course of the story.

• Pro: There were all these little things that delighted me in this book. From butter beer to Buttercup, the adorable French Bulldog, I found all these little touches that added to my enjoyment.

Overall: This book was sweet and charming, as well as hilarious and heartwarming. I smiled, I laughed, I shed some tears, and in the end, I was left with a smile on my face and a full heart.

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Profile Image for Lisa (Remarkablylisa).
2,289 reviews1,828 followers
June 21, 2020
There were so many good parts in this. Good parts because gray because he sounds like my type of man. Smart, rich, and a complete nerd. But what I didn't like included the female character being very I'M SO DIFFERENT FROM MY IDENTICAL TWIN SISTER AND I'M SO UGLY COMPARED TO HER AND WHY IS SHE SO MATERIALISTIC CAN'T SHE JUST BE NORMAL LIKE ME attitude really threw me off. What I also didn't like is how everything wrapped up so fast and so easily?????? Real rating 3.5 stars.
Profile Image for Jamie Rosenblit.
943 reviews531 followers
November 7, 2018
This was a fun look at twins and how insecurities can manifest when they grow up with titles like “the smart one” and “the pretty one.” Set in the world of beauty queen pageants makes this book seem light and fluffy but really has some good food for thought and I absolutely enjoyed it from start to finish!

I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
Profile Image for Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked).
309 reviews1,451 followers
June 10, 2019
I thought this was super cute but nothing super special. I hated the main character at first, but she grew on me by the end. There were a ton of HP references throughout, which is always a bonus for me. My only thing is she definitely thinks all Slytherins are evil and all Gryffindors are amazing. So wrong, but okay.

Overall it was cute but extremely predictable, and not that long to boot. It was a quick, one sitting read for me. I'd recommend to people who are looking for something light and fluffy!
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284 reviews85 followers
September 20, 2019
I was surprised by this book. I listened to the audio book and literally finished it in one sitting. I enjoyed it for sure. The story line and how Charlotte came to grow and understand her twin a better through this experience was done really well. The part that I did not like a little was the “instalove” thing, we did not get to know much about Gray. His character seemed a little underdeveloped and I would have loved to see them interact more. Oh, another thing that I LOVED were all the Harry Potter references!! I mean I always live for those! Overall, I did like this book quite a bit.
Profile Image for Amy.
2,628 reviews414 followers
December 15, 2019
Admittedly I kind of want to hate this book, but it was so fluffy I can't.
This story is sheer wish fulfillment. It is the idea that YOU (meek little bookworm) are one spray tan and hair extension away from being Miss America.
And who doesn't want to feel that way?
Further, you don't even need the spray tan to gain the love of a Super Hawt Billionaire (who adores books and dogs and children) because he will take one look at you and fall for your makeup-less face and Quirky Nerd Girl T-Shirt.
Because Harry Potter is, like, so niche. It takes an English degree to get it.
But actually, Harry Potter references I can forgive. I mean, I cannot name all the dogs in the series at the drop of a hat. So, good for your Mr. Gray. (Ugh, but his name is Gray. I don't think I can forgive that. If you are going to make fun of someone for calling 50 Shades of Gray her favorite novel, DON'T NAME YOUR HERO GRAY AND MAKE HIM A BILLIONAIRE.)
But also I don't think I can forgive Charlotte's description of herself.
You see, woe is her, she is the Lizzie to her identical twin sister's Jane.
The Jo to her sister's Meg.
Such a failure.
But come on. We all know Lizzie is the one to be and Meg is an utter bore. I identify as Mr. Bingley and even I know Lizzie is better. So, you're telling me this well read, articulate librarian ACTUALLY feels bummed that she is a Lizzie and not Jane? I think not.
But then she wouldn't be this totally down-to-earth, quirky, nerd girl if she ALSO had self-esteem, would she?
(Side note: can we talk about this girl's genes because she eats however she wants and still can fit into her model sister's swimsuit and evening gowns. (But not the slutty evening gowns. Just the 'pure' looking one.) She is no every girl.)
But this IS wish fulfillment and not even the morally superior tone of our nerd girl, the in-your-face message about how beauty queens are great people too, and the rushed nature of the plot can ruin it.
This is sheer fluff and fun.
A fast, easy, light-hearted read...basically like an adult Disney Channel original movie but as a novel.
Profile Image for Kristy.
1,057 reviews130 followers
November 11, 2018
A cute fluffy book great for fans of romantic comedies, Miss Congeniality, and plots revolving around twins switching places.

Charlotte's identical twin sister is competing in the Miss America Treasure pageant when she suffers an allergic reaction. She convinces her shier, more homebody twin, Charlotte, to take her place in the preliminaries. There is a romance the buds between Charlotte and a guy she meets at the hotel that adds to the story, but ultimately this felt more of a quirky, adult coming-of-age story.

Near the beginning I did struggle with Charlotte a little as even though she is 29 she sometimes felt 21. I found her sister, Ginny, to be selfish and single-minded although she did redeem herself in the end. I liked that Wilson didn't make all of the contestants vapid and shallow, but instead gave them more faceted personalities.

Although at times this felt a little childish (or maybe like a YA novel with adults), overall I enjoyed the story and characters.
Profile Image for Dianne.
1,599 reviews120 followers
July 30, 2022
Now, this was a surprise to me...I don't usually love books of this nature but I truly loved this book. This was like reading two of my favorite movies turned into a book (Miss Congeniality and Drop Dead Gorgeous).

What bothered me (and that in this case, is a good thing -it means this book had me thinking) is the depth of the lie that these sisters were pulling on everyone.

I felt the character's, for this sort of rom-com book, were well fleshed, the side romance was interesting, the look into Beauty Pagent's - oops, excuse me scholarship programs, was interesting. I don't know how true that look into them is, but it worked for me.

It was a very quick read, a pleasant and funny way to spend a Sunday.

ARC supplied by publisher.
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396 reviews
January 3, 2019

I bailed out, screaming, at the paragraph where the heroine thinks the hero being more than passingly familiar with dog names from HARRY POTTER is somehow him dredging up an obscure lit reference. I’m a librarian and can’t deal with the idea that liking HP is a quirky character trait when that is far from me or most of my colleagues.

Didn’t make it far enough to see if heroine would make a snarky comment about how evil dog earing books is.
Profile Image for Erin.
3,094 reviews484 followers
August 3, 2020
I enjoyed this lighthearted romantic comedy about a Texas librarian substituting for her beauty queen sister in the pageant won by their late mother. I loved the characters and the romance although predictable definitely worked for me.

Goodreads review published 03/08/20
Profile Image for Tammy.
969 reviews195 followers
June 7, 2019
4.5 ☆ This was a quick, fun rom-com about twins that pull a switcheroo at the start of a Miss American Treasure pageant. IG Beauty queen Ginny suffers hives the night before her competition so Charlotte gets talked into switching places with her. Charlotte puts me in mind of a very bookish Grace Hart in the Miss Congeniality movie. She’s totally opposite of Ginny. Charlotte is a shy children’s librarian at an elementary school, never wears makeup, wears graphic t-shirts, is a Harry Potter nerd and loves Pride & Prejudice, not Fifty Shades of Grey like her twin. Charlotte finds LOVE (while posing as her sister wearing hair/lash extensions, makeup, beautiful clothes), after spending an entire night with her own Mr Darcy, Gray Beckham. But she knows it’s not reality and won’t last once he finds out who the real Charlotte is.. I mean after all she’s not Miss Texas in any way conceivable. Discovering oneself is the big picture here and I loved that about this book. Recommending! ❥

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Profile Image for Amy.
1,942 reviews1,898 followers
December 14, 2018
If ever a book was begging to be made into a movie The Accidental Beauty Queen is it! It was an absolutely adorable read and would be more than ideal as a rom com movie, it was perfection in my eyes and I’m so glad I read it before making my best of the year lists because this will definitely be on it!

This uses quite a few classic and well loved tropes that we’ve all seen before, but somehow Wilson manages to breathe fresh life into the story in such a charming way. Identical twins switch places, of course it goes horrible wrong along the way, but it was just so damn cute I didn’t even care that I knew exactly how it would end early on. That alone speaks highly of the authors talent, I was totally into this one hardcore, from beginning to end and truly enjoyed every single page of this beauty. Highly recommended for rom com fans, it’s a must read and I guarantee you’ll finish with a smile on your face!

The Accidental Beauty Queen in three words: Sparkly, Funny and Light.
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1,878 reviews53 followers
December 21, 2018
I received this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own.

Wasn't super into it but a fun read. The sisters were fun to read about and I loved the dog but the love interest of the one fell flat for me.

Nice book to forget about real life for a bit. Very glad I'm not in the pageant world though (no offense to anyone).

Could see this being made into a movie one day.
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687 reviews243 followers
May 21, 2022
buddy read with Jen and Kira

It’s amazing to read something that pulls you out of a slump.

The story is about confidence and sisterly love. What was supposed to be a vacation for Charlotte while also going to her twin sister’s pageant show turned into an adventure after her sister gets an allergic reaction and convinces Charlotte to take her place.

It was a light and fast read. I’m honestly surprised how positive this book has been about the pageant and its contestants. I was expecting more drama and some mean girls, however, the relationships shown between the contestants was wholesome. The sisterhood shown was also one of the strong parts of the book.

The only thing that needed more work was romance. I did enjoy the Harry Potter and Austin exchanges the MCs had; it was cute, however, things moved super fast, and I’m not a fan of those.
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