Sunday, 4 December 2016

It’s Not You, It’s Them – by Portia MacIntosh

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

An irresistible, feel-good romance, perfect for fans of Rosie Blake, Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk.
First comes love. Then comes family…
After a lifetime of kissing frogs, Roxie Pratt has given up on finding her own fairytale romance. That is, until she meets her very own Prince Charming, Mark Wright, and he sweeps Roxie off her feet!
So when Mark finally gets down on one knee and pops the question, there’s only one thing left to do: meet the family! And when everything has been picture-perfect so far, what could possibly go wrong…?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I always reach for a Portia MacIntosh book, when I0m in the mood for something fun and exciting, because her writing is exactly that.

This story follows Roxie Pratt, who is newly engaged to Mark and a talented writer. Being engaged to Mark also means finally meeting his parents and family.

Well, that’s when all the drama and trouble starts, because first of all, they don’t know Mark is taking Roxie with him. By chance (or maybe not) his ex Bea is there as well and a big snow storm leaves them all in the house for a few days.

Mark’s family is very special. His dad might be gay, one of his sister’s boyfriend is a pervert and then there is also some cheating going on (not with Mark and Roxie though). The family and the way they all act with Roxie is really hard on her and she slowly starts doubting her relationship with Mark, which is a pity, because they are so awesome together.

They had great chemistry from the start and I think they have a wonderful connection. I love their scenes.

The book is very funny, fresh, vivid and entertaining! At times certain things were a bit too much for me, they just didn’t seem authentic anymore and I also questioned some of the decisions the characters made. That’s the reason we I take away half a point and give it a 4.5 rating. I got hooked immediately and fell in love with Portia’s writing once again.

You might be wondering what this book is doing in my Christmas feature, well easy! It's set around the Christmas time!


My possible cast:

Roxie: Kaley Cuoco

Mark: Daniel Gillies

Author Info:
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. Taking inspiration from her experiences on tour with bands, the real struggle of dating in your twenties and just trying to survive as an adult human female generally, Portia writes about what it's really like for women who don't find this life stuff as easy as it seems.

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