If I Were You: A Novel (Hardcover)

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If I Were You: A Novel (Hardcover)

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From the author of Maybe Next Time comes a funny and emotional read about a couple struggling in their relationship who accidentally swap bodies on their way to a family wedding weekend.

Amy and Flynn have been dating for two years. And they love each other. Don’t they?

Only Amy can’t read Flynn’s mind and Flynn can’t read Amy’s. Little do they know this weekend is make or break.

Amy’s nervous older sister is getting married at the world’s swankiest wedding venue in rural Devon and is relying on her younger sister to be the perfect Chief Bridesmaid. Frustrations on the way to the wedding escalate until both Amy and Flynn are shouting at each other in a country lane during a thunderstorm. Why can’t they see things from the other’s point of view? When lightning strikes, Flynn and Amy are thrown to the ground, and when they stand back up they realize—they’ve switched bodies.

Forced to attend the glamorous wedding weekend as each other is surely an impossible task. With spa mornings, exes, flash mob rehearsals, speeches and more, getting through this swap will test their relationship to breaking point. And when they each discover big secrets in the other’s past—it seems that switching bodies could be the least of their problems. Even if they do manage to swap back—can their relationship survive? 


Cesca Major is a novelist and screenwriter. Her book Maybe Next Time was selected for the Reese Book Club and is being developed for film by Hello Sunshine and Apple Originals. She writes for television and has adapted If I Were You for film with 42 and Amazon. She is published in over 12 countries with books under different names. She was shortlisted for a HWA Gold Crown, the RNA’s Romantic Comedy Award, and longlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger. Having worked in television as a presenter, Cesca enjoys live events, festivals and teaching creative writing. She regularly vlogs writing tips. She lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and three young children. She is so far resisting getting a dog.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063239982
ISBN-10: 0063239981
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: September 24th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English

“The queen of high concept, heart-rending love stories … Phenomenal, delivered with the perfect blending of humour and heartbreak, I loved every minute.”  — Sophie Cousens, New York Times bestselling author, on If I Were You

“It made me laugh ’til I cried, and cry until I laughed. Brilliantly funny, clever, real and all-too relatable.”  — Lucy Vine, author of Seven Exes, on If I Were You

“Just glorious: moving, thought-provoking, life-affirming. I loved this book!” — Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author, on Maybe Next Time

“Major draws on Groundhog Day for a poignant tale of love, regret, and second chances involving a London couple…Women’s fiction fans will love this tearjerker.”  — Publishers Weekly on Maybe Next Time

“A story of mindfulness and joy in the small routines of love and family.” — Kirkus Reviews on Maybe Next Time

“Haunting, moody, clever and affecting.” — Gillian McAllister, New York Times bestselling author, on Maybe Next Time