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Publisher's Summary

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 best seller Portia MacIntosh, perfect for fans of Zara Stoneley, Sophie Ranald and Mhairi McFarlane.

©2020 Portia MacIntosh (P)2020 Boldwood Books
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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I listened to it twice in a row.

I couldn't figure out what I loved so much about it, but then it hit me. No breathless whispers, no throbbing body parts. It was like listening to a good friend tell hilarious stories about their life. Easy to connect with and enjoy. The voice performance was perfect too.

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Why Isn't This A Movie ??

WOW WOW WOWWW .. that was really adorable and so .. freaking .. cuuutteeee
So the story is about Cara who can't find anyone to date for her cousins wedding .. and she just wants a plus one with her .. one day she was at a restaurant and she got stood up by her date .. again, come a guy Milsy, he tells her she needs a makeover and even offers to be her plus one .. if she accept to be his plus one, so a deal is strike and the adventure begins
I can't emphasize how much I loved this book .. it was cute and filled with heart warming moments, definitely will check out more of this author

The narrator was simply AMAZING !! .. she is excellent in every sense of the word so glad she was chosen for this book because they are a perfect match :D

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Not as cheesy as I thought

I thought this was going to follow the same old script. But it was more insightful and refreshing than I anticipated. Really quite enjoyable. Also I liked the narrator. They did a good job.

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Funny and witty

I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and witty, it was hard not to fall in love with the characters. The narrator was fabulous.

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I liked

Funny. Good narration and one sex scene that doesn’t give e in depth details. Love a book that makes me laugh.

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Great narrator.

Fun book. Nice light read with a few twists likable people. Great narrator for audio book

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Meh. And it didn't improve.

Repetitive story plots, cliche moments (esp. the beginning) and is somewhat slow. (There is cursing in this British book and the Lord's name in vain which increases in freq.) If the writer & editor had worked a bit more to tweak a bit I think it really could have been cute, but it was too obsessed over looks and lacked substance. The hero was too perfect to be believed. The plotline became obvious early, halfway through I wanted to just get it over with. I stayed to the end, occasionally skipping 30 seconds here and there and eventually two chapters before the last when I was tired of the main character rehashing the same thoughts. I think the concept & outline was good, but the quality was low. Narrator: She has nice variety to accents, though I didn't like her readings for the male parts. A male reader would have brought an enhanced likeability to his character. Also, she emphasized words too enthusiastically at times, which changed the meaning.

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Oh the hilarity!

This was my first time reading Ms. McIntosh. I needed something to listen to while working & this book was absolutely hilarious, especially when they’re at the Gender Reveal party. I had tears rolling down my face laughing at Cara & Millsy’s shenanigans. Loved their wittiness & banter. I will be reading more by this author.

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Sweet

Sweet but boring. There was no sexual tension or chemistry between the main characters, until Bam!

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Love this book!

I wasn't sure about this when I first purchased it. However, I found myself caught up in the story. It's funny and sweet. Great book to escape with. I agree that this should be a movie! Worth a credit for sure!

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  • 03-20-21

Predictable story but laugh out loud funny

It was predictable but had some really laugh out loud funny moments and i don't usually review books but this one got me. I'm about to start the authors next book. Really light read to cheer me up while I'm cleaning and driving! 😁

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  • 08-17-21

Didn’t finish it

Nope. Nope. Nope
I’m the first to admit I love a nonsense fluffy romcom but this was just beyond me. Maybe I’m getting old but any book that constantly uses ‘on brand’ or ‘woke’ isn’t for me. Turned off before I heard the dreaded ‘levelling up’ 😱😱

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  • MM
  • 10-18-21

Cheered me during covid..

I listened to this pretty much straight while lying in bed with covid.. absolutely great book

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  • Jennifer Rogerson
  • 08-30-21

Puffs air from cheeks

How many times can one phrase be used?! Started noticing it after 2-3 and counted several more after that.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-21

Boring

Well written, light-hearted romantic fiction that I struggled to finish. I appear to be in the minority judging by the other reviews on here but the story and characters were simply too flat and, quite frankly, boring. Go read One Day in December (Josie Silver) or The One Plus One (Jo Jo Moyes) if you want a three dimensional experience and characters that leap off the page.

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  • 07-01-21

Really Lovely!

Absolutely loved this! So sweet and Millsy is so hot! Highly recommended for easy listening!

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  • Lou Lou
  • 10-15-21

Loved this ❤

The first book by Portia MacIntosh that I've listened to, and I loved it! Listened to the whole book in one day.
Fabulous characters, funny and heartwarming.

I will definitely buy more of hers to listen to.

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  • Lisa
  • 09-05-21

okay but somewhat predictable.

I wish it was narrated by the author as the current narrator felt like she what's misconstruing the emotion behind certain lines. it was distracting. however the ending of the story was good.

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  • Leanne Breckons
  • 08-20-21

great listen

hooked from the start finished in a day, great book. I hope there's a follow up

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  • 07-15-21

Good laugh

Funny Rom com read. Loved the characters and would have loved even more family interaction especially from dad Ted.

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  • Sandra C
  • 06-22-21

Lacklustre at best

The story starts out promising with the disastrous blind / babysitting date, but then very quickly turns into a dull monologue of unremarkable familiarity, about Cara whose most interesting quality is her job as an escape room designer.
Everything else in this book is flat and a bit boring.  Even Millsy who - on paper - should be exceptional, is a bit of a let down. The makeover he shouts her in chapter 6 is a complete cliche and actually made me baulk. Going for a "Jessica Rabbit" inspired look, complete with red hair extensions made me recoil in horror and quickly double check the production date of the book wondering why on earth the author would choose to write in such a floozy-level 80's-esque makeover (published May 2020 for Christ's sake!).
It becomes noticeable as the story progresses that the author has an obsession with the word "cool" which is irritatingly overused.
Millsy is so cool.
His gran is so cool.
Jay is so cool.
That would be cool.
Cara wishes she was cool.
It would be cool if Audible had a word count function because I'm genuinely curious about how many times the word "cool" is used.
And be warned, there are clear and obvious Bridget Jones storyline rip-offs in here. I won't tell you which ones, because that would be the spoiler 🙄
I've enjoyed Karen Cass's narration before,  but wasn't in love with this delivery. That said, she dragged the rating up from 2 stars to 3.

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  • Steph
  • 10-03-22

Fun rom com

This is a fun romantic comedy, with a really good narrator and predicable but pleasant story. The characters have good chemistry rooted in a strong friendship and models healthy relationships.

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  • Lynneh
  • 09-28-22

Classic fake dating to lovers

Cute story, classic fake dating to lovers with all the good tropes. I really liked the characters and the families, they made up a fun cast.

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  • Kristyn
  • 09-26-22

Loved this story!

Very funny and sweet. Great story line that keeps you captivated the whole way through

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  • Kylie
  • 09-13-22

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Loved it. This had some Bridget Jones humour to it.
Gave me the laugh I was looking for.

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  • Trina H
  • 07-06-22

Fun read

There are some serious moments but on the whole a fun romance read. Easy to listen to narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-21-22

Didn’t love it

I felt like I kept waiting for this book to lure me in properly. I think the issue is the way the author explains the main character’s every thought. Turns out I enjoy the “show, don’t tell” approach much more.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-21-22

funny, unique story

I loved the characters and the storyline was unique and enjoyable. An easy funny listen which put me in a good mood whenever I turned it on

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-22

Light hearted and funny

Really enjoyed this book. Had a real feel good vibe all the way through. Laughed out loud several times!

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  • Linda D.
  • 05-20-22

Superb storyline

I loved this book

it was so easy to listen to

I couldn’t put it down

I’m a very happy audio Lissner keep books like this coming