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Jamie’s an aspiring standup comic in Los Angeles with a growing case of stage anxiety.
Siri’s a stunning ballerina from New Jersey nursing a career-changing injury.
They’ve both signed up for the same session at an off the grid Re-Discover Yourself Retreat in Colorado. When they run into each other, their worlds turn upside down.
Jamie and Siri are sisters, torn apart at a young age by their parent's volatile divorce. They’ve grown up living completely separate lives: Jamie with their Dad and Siri with their Mom. Now, reunited after over a decade apart, they hatch a plot to switch places. It’s time they get to know and confront each of their estranged parents.
With an accidental assist from some fortuitous magic, Jamie arrives in New Jersey, looking to all the world like Siri, and Siri steps off her flight sporting a Jamie glamour.
The sisters unexpectedly find themselves stuck living in each other's shoes. Soon Siri's crushing on Jamie's best friend Dawn. Jamie's falling for the handsome New Yorker she keeps running into, Zarar. Alongside a parade of hijinks and budding romance, both girls work to navigate their broken family life and the stresses of impending adulthood.
Okay this was bad. I uploaded a full review to my Youtube channel, but I thought I would summarise my thoughts on my blog as well since, well, I’m supposed to be a book blogger.
I read Again But Better when it came out a few years ago and I didn’t enjoy it. I certainly didn’t hate it, but I felt like it didn’t live up to my already low expectations. I went into Better Together thinking that the author would have practised her writing and ironed out some of the issues I had with Again But Better. That was not the case.
In this book, we have the same issue with the quirky characters who were clearly written in line with their draft character sheets. They each had one quirky thing about them, one interest, and that was it. That was their personality.
I didn’t like the romance either but to be honest I had already checked out by that point.