The Plus One Pact – Portia Macintosh
Genre: Romcom/ Women’s Fiction
Published: may 2020, Boldwood Books
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
About the Book
What if your plus one could be the one…?
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.
Portia MacIntosh is my new favorite author in the Comedy-combined-with-uplifting-heartfelt-read genre and she is just getting better and better!
The Plus One Pact is a cute and funny read in which our quite dorky nerd Cara (Who works designing escape rooms – Super Cool isn’t it?!!) finds it very difficult to get herself a decent man for a date. Maybe she dresses to much black that makes her less approachable, or the fact that she lives in a flat filled with aspiring dancers and singers making it an unbearable place to live, or there are no simply no decent blokes available online. There has to be some other way to meet a nice guy. Isnt there?
Meet Millsy aka Joe Mills although Millsy is super adorable and suits his humble Jason Momoa exterior! He is too nice to be true and helps Cara get on her heel to meet blokes. Soon they are thick as thieves and began formulating a plan to be each other’s Plus Ones for a list of summer events in their families which would be embarrassing to show up all alone.
If you’re a fan of Portia’s books, you might have noticed the way she designs the families and friends of the main couple. Always a jolly bundle, a cool and over-friendly that embarassades the hero/heroine which is so fun and adorable to read. Also, she is a master in giving uber cool professions to the characters that makes me wonder if all those professions actually exist or is she making them all up? They super so good that I want to try them! Like for instance, Cara here is an ‘Escape Room Designer’!! Well, I am an Architect and I design homes, but ESCAPE ROOMS are cool stuff do design for a living!!!
As ever, I had so much fun, giggling and sneaking glances around to see someone noticing me and thinking if I had gone totally mad. It’s a perfect beach read – it has the gorgeous locations, fun & awkward weddings, parties and whatnot with lovely characters that could make you swoon. Well, what more do you want? I say, you do yourself a favor and get a copy of this cute, little book and you won’t regret it. Pinky promise.
Many thanks to Boldwood Books and Rachel for having me on the Blog Tour. All opinions are solely mine.
Meet the Author
Portia MacIntosh is a bestselling romantic comedy author of 12 novels, including It’s Not You, It’s Them and Honeymoon For One. Previously a music journalist, Portia writes hilarious stories, drawing on her real life experiences.
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