My Great Ex-scape – Book Review

My Great Ex-Scape: A laugh out loud romantic comedy for 2021 by [Portia MacIntosh]

What if your future was somewhere in your past?

Rosie Jones has been dumped by every boyfriend she’s ever had – most recently by Dinosaur Dave, live on TV, during the ‘phone-a-friend’ segment of a quiz show. After the footage goes viral Rosie receives a bunch of flowers with a message:

I love you, I should have never let you go, I want you back x

But who sent them?

At a loose end and with £50,000 prize money in her back pocket, Rosie decides to take a trip down memory lane, visiting each of her ex-boyfriends to see not just if they are the one who sent the flowers but if they are the one.

Her journey takes her back to the house she grew up in and on a transatlantic cruise to New York, but can Rosie figure out which ex-boyfriend is the love of her life, or should the past stay in the past?

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from bestseller, Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Sophie Ranald and Zara Stoneley.

No. of pages:- 280 pages

Date published:- January 16th 2020

Genre:- Romance

So after reading The Plus One (which I had done a book review on this blog last year), I always wanted to read Portia McIntosh books and I was excited to get my hands on this book. However, unfortunately, this book did not live up to my expectations I had with her books.

Rosie Jones gets dumped while on air in the quiz show and goes viral. She quits her job and then finds a bunch of roses with a note left behind in front of her apartment, believing that one of ex boyfriends had left those flowers, she embarks on a cruise tour with the money she won from the quiz show to find which boyfriend had left those flowers.

I do like the plot and I believe the story is funny but unfortunately, it was a bit boring to me. It was all about the cruise in general and I didn’t really enjoy the story much. However the writing was good and there were parts in the story where I burst out laughing.

Overall, this was an OK romance story–worth three stars

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Portia MacIntosh

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, sexy romcoms, drawing on her real life experiences.

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