Today I’m celebrating two birthdays. The Little Dude turned two and he woke up extra early this morning to begin the festivities!
And then my editor sent me PW’s review of Switchcraft. I conceived the story idea a week or two after I discovered that the Little Dude had taken up residence in my uterus. It’s amazing to have watched him grow into this feisty running, screaming and talking little person, and now, Switchcraft is findings its legs. This is enough to make a mama get a little misty.
So here’s the review:
Best friends Nely Mendoza and Aggie Portero share a life-changing switcheroo in Castillo’s spirited romantic comedy. Past 30, curvy wife and mom Nely and hot, no-carb spitfire shop owner Aggie are a little jealous of each other’s life. But after the two switch bodies during a “transcendental meditation ceremony,” they realize that the other’s grass isn’t necessarily greener. Aggie, who’s been yearning for marriage and a baby, experiences some reality checks while taking care of Nely’s toddler, and Simon, Nely’s cop husband, all the while handling Simon’s manipulative mother. Nely’s challenges as Aggie include rescuing her friend’s shop from financial meltdown, fending off a stalker and figuring out what’s up with Aggie’s playboy pal, chef Kevin Sanchez. Although the trading places idea isn’t a fresh concept, Castillo’s effervescent style and likable characters sweeten the deal.