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…?
Cara has officially run out of men. Having rejected every man on her dating app, she’s unsure what her next move should be.
Not to mention that her ex boyfriend has been invited to her cousin’s wedding and she has no-one to go with.
Then she meets Joe. Millsy to his friends. He also has a wedding to attend and just like that, they make the plus one pact. What could go wrong?
Cara for me was instantly likeable and she felt realistic. She’s strong, independent and fights for what she believes in, even if it means her cousin has more incentive to hate her.
I wasn’t so sure about Millsy to begin with. He seemed a little shallow but as the book progressed, you get to know more about him and first impressions are not always correct. Or are they?
There’s drama, romance and mischief. There were many moments where I laughed out loud and one’s character’s departure where, I said ‘don’t let the door hit you on the way out’ out loud.
This is a warm, hilarious, heart-warming book that gave me a rollercoaster of emotions from beginning to end.
I loved it. Grab yourself a drink, some chocolate and a comfortable chair and escape for a while with this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Portia MacIntosh is a bestselling romantic comedy author of 12 novels, including It’s Not You, It’s Themand Honeymoon For One. Previously a music journalist, Portia writes hilarious stories, drawing on her real life experiences.
The Plus One Pact was released by Boldwood Books on 21st May. Click to view on Amazon UK.
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