The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

The Accidental Beauty Queen

In this charming romantic comedy perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella, critically acclaimed author Teri Wilson shows us that sometimes being pushed out of your comfort zone leads you to the ultimate prize. Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty...

Details The Accidental Beauty Queen

TitleThe Accidental Beauty Queen
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Fiction, Adult

Reviews The Accidental Beauty Queen

  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:Ginny chose this life, just as surely as I chose mine. She also gets paid more for one sponsored Instagram post than I make in a week, and when I remember this, I keep my sympathy in check.The Hogwarts T-shirt I’m wearing might as well be an invisibility cloak… I’m here for the chance to stay in Ginny’s luxury hotel room for a week, for free, and completely nerd out at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m also here f...
  • Kendall
    What originally sparked my interest in this book was the cover. I just think the cover is so cute! The Accidental Beauty Queen is a cute, light, and fluffy read. This isn't the most original story and was predictable but it still was an overall easy and fun read.Let's meet the twins Ginny and Charlotte. These girls couldn't be more opposite. Charlotte is a shy librarian and Ginny is outgoing competing in beauty pageants. Charlotte decides to take...
  • Carrie
    The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson is a fun, light-hearted breathe of fresh air romantic comedy. This one actually had a bit more to it with a theme of discovering one’s self and connecting with family plot along with the romance when a set of identical twins swap places.Charlotte and Ginny Gorman are identical twins but completely opposite in every way they can be. The sisters had lost their mother at an early age and Charlotte had got...
  • Elizabeth
    Tl;dr: A short, sweet contemporary that's got a romance but better still, is refreshingly women positive.I admit, I expected The Accidental Beauty Queen to be a quick, easy read. And it was, but unlike so many "chick lit" novels, or even (sad to say) many contemporary romances, this one was refreshingly devoid of any "beautiful=ugly on the inside" female characters.The gist: Charlotte and Ginny are identical twin sisters, but Charlotte is an elem...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Ginny and Charlotte are identical twins. Although they look alike, their lives have taken very different directions. Ginny spends her time competing in beauty pageants and has worked hard to achieve some success. Her goal is to win the upcoming Miss American Treasure pageant- a title previously won by her mother. Charlotte is more introverted and is happy working as a librarian where she can enjoy her precious books. With little social overlap, t...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    Love love love!!! What a fabulous story. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I had so much fun reading this great story. It’s a bit of a rom-com but mainly it is a humorous look at the life of a beauty queen and her twin sister.How can two sisters be complete opposite’s? As with any siblings we all have our own personalities. But these two twin sisters are close to being complete opposite’s, at least in the lifestyle portion. But what would you do for your twi...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    This is the exact kind of read I need between all my twisted thriller and horror. Something light and fluffy - and yet somehow got me emotional. What the hell, Wilson?!Look, I'm gonna be straight up. This book is predictable from beginning to end. But you know what? WHO CARES! Twins. Both have their strengths. One seemingly shines brighter. They trade places... things go wrong. An absolutely addictive read and while I never wanted a French bulldo...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    My love for Hallmark movies is no secret, and when I saw that Teri Wilson had been involved with several particularly wonderful Hallmark films, I knew I had to read this book. I was expecting something light and fun, but still sweet and thoughtful, and Wilson more than met my expectations.• Pro: I loved Charlotte. She was a bookish, nerdy librarian. How could I NOT love her? • Pro: The exploration of sibling relationships is something I alway...
  • Kristy K
    A cute fluffy book great for fans of romantic comedies, Miss Congeniality, and plots revolving around twins switching places. Charlotte's identical twin sister is competing in the Miss America Treasure pageant when she suffers an allergic reaction. She convinces her shier, more homebody twin, Charlotte, to take her place in the preliminaries. There is a romance the buds between Charlotte and a guy she meets at the hotel that adds to the story, bu...
  • Jamie
    This was a fun look at twins and how insecurities can manifest when they grow up with titles like “the smart one” and “the pretty one.” Set in the world of beauty queen pageants makes this book seem light and fluffy but really has some good food for thought and I absolutely enjoyed it from start to finish!I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
  • TL
    I received this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ----Wasn't super into it but a fun read. The sisters were fun to read about and I loved the dog but the love interest of the one fell flat for me.Nice book to forget about real life for a bit. Very glad I'm not in the pageant world though (no offense to anyone).Could see this being made into a movie one day.
  • Amy
    If ever a book was begging to be made into a movie The Accidental Beauty Queen is it! It was an absolutely adorable read and would be more than ideal as a rom com movie, it was perfection in my eyes and I’m so glad I read it before making my best of the year lists because this will definitely be on it!This uses quite a few classic and well loved tropes that we’ve all seen before, but somehow Wilson manages to breathe fresh life into the story...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    Once again, I wanted something light, romantic and hopefully funny. Did this novel succeed at fulfilling my needs?Why yes. Yes, it did. I was actually pretty blown away by Teri Wilson's writing! The story is told by Charlotte, the nerdy twin, who takes her sister's place in a beauty pageant after an unfortunate mishap. This actually makes for a very interesting point of view since we get the perspective of a person used to knowing about pageants,...
  • Jackie
    I won this as a giveaway. This is an easy read that’s fun. Twin sisters who act nothing alike switch places when the “more attractive” beauty queen’s face swells up making her unable to compete. Hence the smarter, considered slighter more unattractive one has to fill in. Honestly it’s a slightly shallow book and full of cliches but I had a lot of fun reading it! Sometimes reading or watching a fun and feel good story is just what the do...
  • Camille Maio
    In the style of Sophie Kinsella, Teri Wilson had me laughing and crying with THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN. It was Parent Trap meets Pageant Life, a story full of sisterhood, love, and trying to do the right thing. If you judge books buy their covers, then this charming cover is a great start to what is gold in its pages. Enjoy!
  • Bex |
    The Accidental Beauty Queen is a light and quick read with cute and quirky characters that I could totally see playing out on a movie channel. You have the mousier twin who never quite measures up to her beautiful beauty pageant-loving sister, the trading of places when one is too (temporarily) disfigured to compete, and the hilarity that ensues from said switch during the competition. It’s a made-for-TV movie waiting to happen.The identical tw...
  • Thamy
    Ah, this was fun!I'd rate it 3.5, though.Charlotte has a twin, a beautiful and popular twin who's broken up her most recent relationship when Charlotte overheard the guy confess he was just waiting to do the switch. Ginny is so different from her, she's in every pageant and usually goes far. That's what's so tragical about her getting her face all blotched after an allergic crisis. In the end, Charlotte needs to step up and become Ginny for a few...
  • Noemie | allmybookthoughts
    Thank you to Net Galley & Gallery Books for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. #partnerCharlotte Gorman is an elementary school librarian, who is a huge fan of classic books & Harry Potter. Her twin sister, Ginny (a beauty pageant contestant famous for her Instagram presence) won't stop competing until she wins the title of Miss American Treasure. Ginny invites Charlotte along as a good luck charm (and for some sisterly bonding...
  • Diane Hernandez
    Humor and digs fly when two sisters attempt to win a beauty pageant with an Accidental Beauty Queen.Charlotte is resigned to never being the pretty sister. Her sister, Ginny, has followed in their mother’s footsteps in the pageant world. Charlotte followed in their father’s footsteps by being a reader and a primary school librarian. There is no need for bedazzling, hair extensions or even makeup in Charlotte’s world.When Ginny invites Charl...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Okay, imagine that Miss Congeniality, The Parent Trap and Pride and Prejudice had a sleepover and combined into a rhinestone encrusted story about an identical twin coerced into taking her sister's place in a beauty pageant.Is it awesome?It's awesome.Charlotte is a children's librarian (score) and her sister Ginny is a beauty pageant queen and Instagram influencer. Ginny has a whole hell of a lot of personality, and I like that there was a lot of...
  • Nhu
    The Accidental Beauty Queen is a cute, light, and fluffy read. I admit I have tempted to DNF this book in the beginning but I end up loving it. This book has a lot of bookish references and bookish humor that any bookworm will appreciate, positive female friendships, sweet romance, and an adorable dog that makes the story so much sweeter. I highly recommend this
  • Luanne Ollivier
    I was looking to take a break from my usual murder and mayhem and listen to something light, fluffy and fun. Teri Wilson's newest novel, The Accidental Beauty Queen, was the perfect fit.Charlotte loves her job - she's an elementary school librarian. Her identical twin Ginny has made beauty pageants her life's work so far. She's desperate to win the one elusive crown she's never been able to claim - Miss American Treasure. This is the last year fo...
  • Melissa
    Upon seeing the cover and reading the synopsis of this novel, I knew I had to include it in my TBR pile right away. I'm so glad I did, as I really enjoyed it. I even included it on my 2018 favorites at Chick Lit Central.The Accidental Beauty Queen was such a fun and refreshing story. I easily connected with Charlotte and had such a great time seeing the pageant through her eyes. There were a lot of funny and entertaining moments, as well as some ...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    This was the first book I've read by Teri Wilson and it def. would be the last!! I loved this story of twins Charlotte and Ginny Gorman. Identical twins who are different in almost every way is a great storyline!Charlotte, quiet, librarian, agrees to come to Orlando to see her twin Ginny, gregarious, outgoing, compete in a beauty contest that their long dead mother won back in the 70's.What ensues is a mistaken identity trope that was at times hi...
  • Rebecca
    Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review!This is a quick, sweet read. The romance element is almost secondary to Charlotte's experience "trying on" her twin sister's life and navigating the pageant realm as a favor to her sister. The Goodreads description mentions this as "for fans of Sophie Kinsella", and I think that's an apt comparison- it's light, it's about relationships and self as muc...
  • Joy Novel Thoughts
    Could The Accidental Beauty Queen have been any better? I was entranced from the beginning, from the book nerd to the beauty queen sister I just knew I was going to love this romantic comedy. I cried, I laughed and I swooned!The Accidental Beauty Queen was so much more than a romance novel, it had heart and passion and lies, love and humor. I had numerous Sandra Bullock, Miss Congeniality flashbacks and I just simply loved it. I loved watching Ch...
  • Michelle
    This was cute and quirky and different from what I normally read so it was a nice break. I’m not really into love stories but the relationship based on the Harry Potter series was cute. I’m not a twin but I can totally see how this could be a fun endeavor for twins - Not necessarily a beauty pageant but in every day life.
  • melanie
    DNFI bailed out, screaming, at the paragraph where the heroine thinks the hero being more than passingly familiar with dog names from HARRY POTTER is somehow him dredging up an obscure lit reference. I’m a librarian and can’t deal with the idea that liking HP is a quirky character trait when that is far from me or most of my colleagues.Didn’t make it far enough to see if heroine would make a snarky comment about how evil dog earing books is...
  • Megan Lyons
    This was as ridiculous as you would expect based on the premise, but I did enjoy the book nerd protagonist, and it was a nice change from the dark stuff I’ve been reading lately. As mentioned above, I liked that the protagonist was a book nerd, though I felt like the author overdid the references to this a little. The love interest was likable enough, though I don’t feel like we really got to know him at all, and the relationship between the ...