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Changing Roles

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  753 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Brand new standalone Contemporary Romantic Comedy from New York Times Bestselling author Melanie Moreland

Lights! Camera! Clueless!

Liam Wright is Hollywood’s golden boy and at the top of the A-list.

But what he doesn’t know about life… Well, it could fill his very large Hollywood mansion. Thankfully, he’s got Shelby Carter in his world to keep him—and his house—camera-read
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Published March 12th 2020 by Moreland Books Inc (first published March 6th 2020)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Changing Roles is a stand alone friends to lovers romance by Melanie Moreland. Some have called this a rom-com and while the hero definitely keeps us chuckling, I don’t want to call it a rom-com. Because to me, it was so much more. There was so much heart in this book. I loved both of the main characters so much, as well as the secondary characters.

Liam Wright is a twenty eight year old Hollywood movie star. He found his way into acting pretty easily and found success quickly. Liam was nickname
My Own Bookshelves
Oh Liam, you silly, wonderful git.

I know we all love our Alpha heroes. Take charge, possessive, growly - all the things we heard that Tarzan of the jungle was and want one for our own. But, wouldn't it be wonderful to see someone grow into the role without the a$$hole part of alpha?

Liam needs help. OMG desperately. As witnessed in this bite over at Book+Main:
For twenty-eight years, he has enjoyed his role (mostly) as an actor, friend, and son. There is
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Can the Peter Pan of Hollywood find his forever mate with the one woman who is nicknamed after a Muppet? Melanie Moreland stand up and take a bow - you have outdone yourself with this book!!
5 Stars are not enough. Introducing Liam - the hot as hell actor who has more money than sense and needs so much help that a 24 baby sitter would be over worked and pair him up with his housekeeper who is more like his personal assistant/chef and laundry girl. When sparks fly the two become more than just fri
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dear Sweet Baby Jesus!! Melanie has done it again!! I want to say so much about this book but I don’t want to spoil it for the masses!! What I can say is the antics are over the top! It’s absolutely hilarious!! But it also has a serious and heart wrenching side. It’s a beautifully written story of life, love and the everything that makes up the in between. It’s a story of thinking you have everything in life, yet realizing you have nothing at all!

Melanie has a knack for writing men that you can
Donna Smith
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What to say about this book... I laughed, I cried, I swoned. Liam is a Hollywood actor who has been so misunderstood. We meet him while his first housekeeper is being fired. And to say it doesn't go well is a ginormous understatement. His thoughts and his words dont always agree. His thoughts are so eloquent but his words come out in a jumbled mess. This is what I swoon over. And really what I laughed over too. He is so endearing that you cant help but fall for him. Shelby comes into his life at ...more
Thuy Taylor
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Shining Stars!!!

Guess what? Melanie wrote another book, another guy that I wanna shout out, MINE, MINE, MINE!!! :)....She writes every couple so special to each other, their moments, their special unique nicknames for each other! Its so endearing, I love it! Melanie sucks you into her story and especially with her knack for writing the swooniest of all guys. Take Liam in this story, when Shelby and him were just friends, you just loved their friendship, they had fun and truly enjoyed each othe
Janet Taggart Baldwin
Melanie Moreland has done it again with this newest book and it has all the feels! We have Liam, an actor riddled with anxiety and Peter Pan Syndrome and Shelby, his housekeeper, who has had some bad luck in a past relationship.

I loved both Shelby and Liam so much! Their banter was so clever! Liam with his OJ and pickles! Shelby with her cupcakes and biscuits. Their roles were very defined when she started there, but as time went by, the lines blurred and when it counted the most their places ac
Michele McMullen
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Oh my word I fell in love with Liam and Shelby. Melanie has once again wooed me with her words and pulled me into her character's world. Liam truly has his issues but that sweet protective side will get you every time ! Yes he is a star, people take care of him and he can go a bit off the rails at times but he just needs the right person to get him grounded and give him a reality check! Enter Shelby she needs a job she has been taken advantage of by her ex and she is desperate to make a go of it ...more
J Williams
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When the Peter Pan of Hollywood meets the one girl who doesn't fall for his adorable British charm and ridiculously handsome face, he does the only thing he can do. Becomes her best friend. When Shelby had hit rock bottom, Hollywood playboy Liam gave her a job and more importantly his friendship. Now lines are blurred as Liam realizes what his true feelings are.

I read this entire book with a huge smile on my face!! Liam is completely adorable in his own bumbling manner and Shelby is his perfect
Sue Moore
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it I wanted to cuddle Liam, he completely changed as the title says, no longer the quiet man who rushed in with his head down to avoid the paparazzi, but when push comes to pull he took them on. Shelby was his soul mate and he was hers they both realised it at the same time, I really loved it and yet again Melanie has a 5* book
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Changing Roles is Melanie Moreland at her best! If you're looking for a low angst, low anxiety, sweet and sexy rom com, look no further -- this was the perfect "feel good" love story of Liam, the British goofy git, and his best friend, Shelby. I laughed my way through this read because in typical Melanie fashion, she had me in stitches! And because of her great storytelling, you'll become invested in these characters immediately like I did; I felt like I knew them my whole life. Another wonderfu ...more
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dubbed as a Hollywood playboy and also known as Peter Pan due to him playing in younger roles which is a misconception from the paps that follow him everywhere. Liam Wright was not a playboy at all. He’s just like everyone else with his own anxieties. Then he meets Shelby his other half. Though he was slow to not only realize it, but to admit to himself and Shelby as well. While Shelby has a past that she wouldn’t want anyone else to have she brings something out of Liam that no one else could. ...more
Barbara Fogarty
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about the feel good story of the year!
Melanie Moreland, you have done it again!
A happily ever after with characters that I can relate to.
The "never growing up" man child meets the down on her
luck perfect woman, who finally get out of their own way to find
a great love. I may never be able to drink orange juice again!
(thanks Melanie) Folks who love a laugh out loud HEA, this is a
must read!
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melanie Moreland has given us an incredibly wonderful book in Changing Roles ! Liam is it 28-year old actor with tons of charm and very real flaws, such as crippling social anxiety – definitely not a plus when you are a Hollywood A-list actor. He is self-deprecating and even sweet until life hurts the one he loves and he discovers a side to himself that he never knew existed. Enter the strong, take charge man that neither he nor anybody else imagined he could be. Shelby is no naïve heroine. She ...more
Sue Dayoub
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peter Pan to Alpha man and all in between!
First I wanted to cuddle Liam, mother and take care of him but he had Shelby for that and she did her job well.
Then I laughed with them because omg there was laughter, I may never be able to drink OJ again.
Then for a second I may have hated Melanie but I think it was only for a sentence or two.
Then my heart hurt but during this hurt Liam came into himself, became a take charge alpha that we all love.
This story is about admitting love, taking the chance a
Erin Lewis
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 star Review Changing Roles by Melanie Moreland
Melanie Moreland is an author whose style of writing I adore. Her writing is strong with characters that you cannot help but like and become fully invested in. Not only are the hero and heroine easy to relate too but the secondary characters were just as enjoyable.

I fell hard and fast for Liam Wright who ticked the boxes for me. Add in Liam’s best friend, Shelby Carter who I really liked and you know you are in for an entertaining ride. However,
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about character development! Changing Roles will take you on journey as Liam and Shelby get to know one another under unusual circumstances, become fast friends, then forever lovers. Our sexy British hero Liam is a popular movie star who is used to the good life and hires his business manager and best friend Everett’s sister, Shelby, to be his personal chef and housekeeper.

I adored Shelby from the beginning. She was married to a total jerk that used her and left her penniless, yet she was
Jenny Hale
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'll never think of pickles the same way again. But I will stock up when I reread this gem.

I thoroughly enjoyed Changing Roles and loved the banter between Liam and Shelby, our hero and heroine. Liam was looking for someone to 'manage' him and his house. Shelby's interview was a great meet cute, because our leading man loves food. He asks her if she could make him cupcakes, deli sandwiches, and biscuits to which she simply replied yes.

Liam tends to 'cock it up real good' creating sticky situat
Isha Coleman
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Changing Roles by: Melanie Moreland  
Changing Roles is a life lesson. Through a duo of battered hearts, there's much to learn about life, love, heartache and strength. Moreland crafts a story as unpredictable as it is enticing. Liam and Shelby seem as different as two people can be, but where it counts, they're more alike than they realize. Moreland encourages readers to see with their hearts. In life and love there is always a surprise. Liam and Shelby are a reminder that we're never two old o
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

The relationship between these two begins more as friendship than a work relationship between Liam, the British actor, and Shelby his new housekeeper. Liam starts as a bit of a 'lad', silly and self absorbed but by the end he has grown so much. Shelby is a natural caretaker, always looking after others. The story was a timely look at the actions of the Paparazzi/press. Once again Melanie Moreland delivers a sweet (and at times comical) romance, with an element of danger, that contains n
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow another great story by Melanie Moreland. Changing Roles made me laugh and cry. Liam is an actor that has some social anxieties, when his last housekeeper was fired, Liam's manager finds him a new one. Everett's sister Shelby has been left without a dime to her name she needs a place to live and a job. Liam instantly feels comfortable and trusts Shelby from the very begining. Things take a turn when Liam realizes he loves Shelby. Due to Shelby's past she doesn't want to trust that Liam loves ...more
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Changing Roles is a wonderful read. I found it difficult to put down, just like every book by the author. This book warmed my heart and put a big smile on my face. Liam and Shelby are super lovable characters, just like the secondary characters. The epilogue was an awesome ending of Changing Roles.

Shelby is caring, kind hearted, hardworking and maybe a little insecure. She needs a change and a place to stay after leaving her ex. Shelby will become Liam’s new housekeeper and she will stay with hi
Kari Hansen
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liam is a successful actor but when it comes to his personal life he is carefree and doesn’t want to be troubled with the day to day responsibilities that most people must face. Instead he ensures that he is surrounded by people to take care of the details of his life and that includes having Shelby live with him and look after his home and meals.

Shelby was going through a difficult time so the job was Liam was exactly what she needed at exactly the right time. Not only did she work for him but
Cee Cee Houston
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Addictive 'Oscar-worthy' stars.

Changing Roles is a warm, funny and delightfully sweet rom-com from my favorite author, Melanie Moreland. Liam Wright is a British actor living in LA. He should be on top of the world, and in his acting life, he is. But, real-life and having to deal with the effects of being a​ ‘hot property’ actor isn’t something he enjoys.
Shelby is searching for a new life and finds it being Liam’s new housekeeper. But, that’s not all she is. She and Liam form an instant friend
Island Girl Romance Reads
Awesome read. Liam and Shelby’s friends to lovers story is beautiful. A fun and light read, but it also has some heartbreaking parts.
Love Liam and Shelby’s story and chemistry.
Love their banter and their friendship. him. Melanie always writes the best Heroes. Liam is my new favorite of her.
Love that when Liam realized that he was in love with Shelby he was determined and did everything to show her he loved her. Swoon!!
Shelby is a strong heroine. Life has not been easy for her but she
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can describe this book as “smilecreator” I just finished it and I have a big smile on my face.
When I started the book I wasn’t sure I would connect with Liam because I love strong, cocky, alpha etc etc male characters.. but Liam stole my heart very fast! He is like a kid with his jokes, his humor but he is also strong and very very cute and loveable!
I loved their relationship as friends and how it became a love story.
Was a very nice reading!
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Moreland deserves an Oscar for Changing Roles. This friends to lovers is a 5+ star read. Liam and Shelby have the best chemistry. I loved everything from their friendship, to their banter, and their love! The sweet, silly and sexy times between them is so epic that I seriously couldn’t put the book down. I flove everything about Liam! The journey in which the author takes us through the development of Liam and Shelby’s love story is one not to be missed. The characters relationship as th ...more
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another 5 star ⭐️ read from Melanie Moreland. To top this amazing read off is a hot English actor named Liam as the main character. Woohoo!

Liam is a huge man child, I mean hot actor. Hee hee. Liam literally cannot do anything for himself. He may be the hottest actor in the big lights, but he is not like most. Behind the scenes he is helpless and has panic attacks. Without his manager he would never make it. This shows true in the very first chapter.

Then comes Shelby. His mangers sister. She is
*sigh* This book is so much swoon that I could barely even handle it. Liam is one of the best characters I've read in a long, long time. The friendship between him and Shelby was so special that I couldn't get enough.

I loved how this story was light on the angst and left my heart feeling full and happy. I never wanted the book to end and I want to visit these characters again and again!!
Mar 13, 2020 marked it as couldnt-finish-dnf  ·  review of another edition
DNF 18%


I really REALLY wanted to like this, i forced myself to read up to 18% telling myself just a little bit more, to give it a chance but GAWWD.... So bored.


And he is a Man-Child. This is not older heroine/younger hero trope. This is Motherly-son relationship and its freakin weird. Their whole relationship is too weird for me.
I cant get over all the kisses on cheeks, heads and foreheads they give each other, the fact we are thrown into them knowing each other for
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