From the New York Times bestselling author who "writes with high-octane levels of emotion" (USA Today).
Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be-in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly like Traci.
Traci doesn't worry, though. She knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone.
It is then that Simone's entire world begins unraveling, and dreadful secrets from her past are exposed with no warning. Secrets that she'll do almost anything to protect.
Bestseller Roby's idea to bring a copycat nightmare to life strains credibility because of too many plot holes. It's hard to believe that Traci Calloway Cole, a bestselling new author, would befriend Simone Phillips, a stranger and unpublished writer, just because they ended up at the same high-end hair salon, especially when Traci's short-lived friendship with another writer went terribly sour. Still, Traci interrupts her busy schedule to read Simone's chapters, helps her get an agent, and promises to push the book on her own website. Her husband and sisters are suspicious of Simone, who, among other peculiar things, adopts Traci's appearance down to her eyebrow shape, hair color, and hairstyle, using extensions to complete the look. Why doesn't all this make her wary of this new person in her life? Simone blithely goes into credit card debt to duplicate Traci's expensive accessories and clothing, puts the same costly appliances and furniture in her rental condo to exactly replicate the rooms in the successful author's home, and requires her fianc to leave his family's church so they can join Traci's place of worship, all without considering that she might be doing anything out of the ordinary. But the weakest turn occurs when Simone plagiarizes Traci's first novel and tries to pass it off as her own. Roby's Pollyannaish approach and simplistic resolution to a complicated situation unfortunately fall flat.
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I loved the book, just wasn't long enough,wanted to see if Simone really got help, did see change or go on to copy someone else, I felt the ending could of been more to it
This book had an interesting story but it was horribly executed. The writing was so bad, it could have passed as a bad joke. I almost always finish a book even if I don’t love it, but I could not finish this book. Life is too short to spend it reading this.
An Ok Read
I anxiously awaited the release of this book! Yet, it was not one of my favorites. A bit too predictable and preachy. Also, the ending was less than climatic.