Published by Escape Publishing on 2013-02-01
Length: 218 pages
Reviewing Kindle from Amazon
Reading Challenges: COYER Winter 2014-2015
Aspiring supermodel Kelli Crawford seems destined to marry her hotshot boyfriend, but on her 25th birthday she wakes in the future as a fifty-year-old suburban housewife married to the now middle-aged high school nerd.
Trapped in the opposite life of the one she wanted, Kelli is forced to re-evaluate her life and discover what is really important to her. Will she overcome the hilarious and heartbreaking challenges presented to her and get back to the body of her younger self? Or will she be stuck in the nightmare of hot flushes, demanding children, raunchy advances from her husband, and hideous support underwear forever?
I seriously enjoyed reading Fast Forward by [book-review]. The story was sweet, funny, and showed how one decision can affect your entire life! On the eve of Kelli Crawford’s twenty-fifth birthday, she seems to have everything she’s ever wanted in life: a successful career as a model, a best friend to share her secrets with, and a boyfriend who loves her and is going to propose! Then on the morning of her birthday, Kelli wakes up to find she is fifty, married to the boy from high school everyone (including herself) made fun of, and she’s a mom….soon-to-be grandmother! Kelli has to find a way back to the past to “fix” her life and make sure this future doesn’t happen, but as the day goes on she questions if what she thought she wanted is really what she needs.
As I said the story is sweet and very reminiscent of the movie 13 going on 30 with Jennifer Garner. Kelli’s character starts out as immature with no real set plans for her future other than to continue modeling. In fact, I found her hard to like as she was self-centered and reminded me more of a high school girl instead of 25 year old woman. As the book progressed though, so did Kelli and her likability factor 😀 I fell in love with her as she struggled to figure out why she was sent to the future and what she could do to get the future she wanted. If you enjoy romantic comedies, contemporary women’s fiction than I highly recommend you check this book out! It’s worth the read (also short and sweet! Read it in one sitting!).