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Love is in the air?

Luca is used to being the ‘single one’ at weddings - it happens, when all your other friends are engaged, married or taken. But when she bumps into Tom, her friend from university who broke her heart into a million pieces, she finds herself wondering what could have been.

It’s 10 years later, surely she should be over that Tom by now? So why is he looking even more gorgeous than ever - and why doesn’t he seem to be able to keep his eyes off her either?

And as the champagne flows and old secrets resurface, Luca realises that perhaps the time to take a chance on love and life is...now?

©2019 Portia MacIntosh (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Narrator killed the story, droll, almost monotone.

Have love most prior books by this author. Five chapters in and I can't handle the narration anymore. Lifeless, depressing, monotone made me tune out and/or snooze. I tried, I can't. Too bad, good author. Probably was a good book. would like a refund but dont see where that is an option anymore.

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Enjoyable story, didn’t enjoy the narrator

I enjoyed how this story played out, but I didn’t love the narrator. Her pitch choices for some of the characters did not seem to be accurate for the character. Example would be Clarky, who came off sounding like a girl. And the Welsh accent for Fiona, did not sound at all like a Welsh accent at all. Still, the story was enjoyable.

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Least favorite

I have enjoyed every other book written by this author. This book was boring and hard to finish.

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  • Charlotte
  • 03-14-21

One to avoid

I normally enjoy Portia’s books as light distraction, with no brain engagement required, but this one is quite awful. It’s like it’s been written by someone who hates women. The main woman is quite a pathetic character (not helped by the babyish wispy voice given to her by the narrator), she has really no redeeming qualities, she has one female friend and slags off all of the other women throughout the book. The other women are written in quite a hateful way or are just lacking any actual personality (Fiona). The male characters aren’t much better but at least they have a semblance of a back story. Nothing much happens in the story itself.
The accents have been mentioned in other reviews and they are laughably bad, Fiona’s welsh accent being the most painful to listen to closely followed by the man from Glasgow.
I wanted to like it but it was so bad!

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  • RRF
  • 01-16-22

bait and switch

Thought it was a comedy but a few chapters in... attempted rape. So, no thanks.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-21

Narrator ruins it

I’m going to have to give this one up!

I’ve listened to all the Portia Macintosh books and always found them sharp, witty and with interesting characters.

The main character in this one is depressing, prim and totally unlikeable. All of her friends seem unlikeable. It’s depressing and old fashioned and very prim and proper.

However, nothing is worse than the narration. Quite simply the worst I’ve heard. Makes the main character sounds depressed, sullen and cold as for the accents….almost worth listening to for a laugh. Welsh and Scottish awful but the scouse was unidentifiable.

Makes me not want to read any more of her books which is really disappointing.

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  • Lou
  • 11-11-21

Whispering Narrator

The story was good but the narrator was just awful. Some of the worst accents I've ever heard the Scouser the Glaswegian and the Welsh were barely distinguishable. They all sounded the same. I don't understand why they pick narrators that really can't do accents. And when she spoke as the main character she did this breathy whispering voice which was just so annoying really detracted from the story.

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  • Lara
  • 10-02-21

Couldn’t Finish due to the awful narrator

I can imagine the story was great as I’ve enjoyed all of Portia MacIntosh’s books. Unfortunately, I could not go any further than chapter 8 because the narrators voice grated so badly and the accents were appalling. I’ve decided just to read the book myself before the narrator ruined it any more !

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  • Vanessa Hemstock
  • 06-13-21

the narrator completely spoilt this book.

The story was light and interesting but the narrator was awful. the accents were terrible, overly dull and dreary. this completely spoilt the book for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-01-21

good read

once again I have enjoyed this book looking forward to listening to more of her books

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  • louise furniss
  • 04-10-21

Not worth the listen

I usually love Portia Macintosh books as so easy to listen to whilst walking my dog.

I can’t figure out if the storyline was just rubbish or if it was possibly the most awful narration ever and I’ve listened to many books.

The accents especially the Scottish one was bizarre to say the least- honestly diabolical

I would have given up but had nothing else to listen too.