The Same But Different - Serena Clarke
Source: Review copy courtesy of GG Tours
Stunned by a life-changing secret and an unexpected inheritance, Cady Morrow leaves her responsible London life behind and hits the California flash mob trail. With her wild twin sister Shelby in tow, she’s determined to make every day of her new start count. So when they’re invited to travel on the flash mob team’s luxury tour bus—in close company with Reid, a man who sets her dangerously, deliciously off-kilter—Cady grabs the chance to be a different version of herself.
But she soon discovers that not everyone she encounters is who they seem to be. A complicated new family, unwelcome surprises, and secrets past and present test her faith in her reinvented self, as well as in those around her. And when Shelby goes missing, Cady has to rely on the enigmatic Reid for help, even as she doubts his motives—and her resistance to his teasing charm.
With the flash mob facing disaster, her sister in jeopardy, and things with Reid heating up, Cady realizes that what started as ‘fake it ’til you make it’ has become her reality. And when she finds herself in a life-threatening confrontation, she learns just how different she can really be…and exactly what she’ll do for the sake of a new start.
I don't think I've ever read a book with more drama in than this one! It is seriously drama Central.
The Same But Different follows twenty-five year old bank worker and old before her time, Cady Marrow, as she is hit by devastation and a secret so huge she doesn't know what to do with it. Pushed on by ailing parents to get a life and go on an adventure she packs up and heads off on a 90 day trip to the US. Taking wild twin sister Shelby with her, they're on a mission to meet up and take part in flash mob routine, un be-known to them that this is the start of an adventure like non ever before.
To be fair as much as I did like the book, I can't lie and say I was blown away by it. I struggled with the first half really bad, I just couldn't get into it at all. It did pick up, but I still found it to be overdramatised at times which got quite boring. Don't get me wrong some of the plot was cracking and it made me smile and want to know more. It has a brilliant array of characters and I truly enjoyed the dynamic of Cady and Shelby. It's hard to put into words how to describe TSBD, but with the amount that's in it I'm more than positive you will find something to your liking.
A twisted tale of lies and secrets, double trouble, love, small town gossip and one draw dropping adventure!