Hey all! I just finished The Plus One, by Portia MacIntosh, a cheesy and funny romantic novel.
Cara has officially run out of men. Her most recent dates have gone from bad to worse, and when her dating app informs her there is no one left in her area to choose from, she is at a dead end.
But with a summer of events ahead of her, she needs to find a solution, fast; someone to keep her company at the never-ending weddings, family gatherings and gender reveal parties that she can’t face going to alone. So when she meets handsome, confident, Millsy on a night out she may be in luck. They could not be more different in personality, but he too has a summer of events ahead and is desperate to get his family off his back about finding a ‘nice girl’. What if they made a pact to help each other out and be a plus one for the summer? Just as friends of course…? A brand new romantic comedy from bestseller Portia MacIntosh, perfect for fans of Zara Stoneley, Sophie Ranald and Mhairi McFarlane.
No. of pages:- 280 pages
Date published:- May 28th 2020
Genre:- Family humor
Portia MacIntosh has been ‘making stuff up’ for as long as she can remember – or
so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she
was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or,
most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those
lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales.
After years working as a music journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her
powers for good and started writing novels instead.
Bestseller Portia writes hilarious romcoms, drawing on her real life experiences
to show what it’s really like being a woman today – especially one who doesn’t
quite have her life together yet.
Cara, who is the main protagonist is miserably failing in the dating app–the date she goes to become one of the worst dates. And when the dating app tells her that there were no men for Cara, she is doomed. Then one night, she meets a gorgeous man named Millsy who then changes her life for good. Millsy is a flirt and a womanizer and together, they act as if they are plus one…
This is the first book I have read from this author and I have to say, I really enjoyed reading this book. The book is hilariously written that there were some parts that I burst out laughing! So it is actually a funny book as well. I also like how friendship developed between Cara and Millsey (his real name was Joe) and soon a romance developed between the two. I really like how the book was written–the author did a good job, drawing the reader into the book.
Overall, I would say, this is a cheesy, romantic funny book that will make you laugh. Really an enjoyable book and a fun book to read during the summer. Worth five stars!