The Plus One Pact
By Portia MacIntosh
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.
The Plus One Pact by Portia MacIntosh is a hilarious romantic comedy/chick lit that will uplift your spirits from the very first few pages.
I’m a huge fan of romcoms, and this one is one of my favorites. It had all the elements I like…a great storyline, great characters, and a lot of laughter!!!!
Cara wants a relationship; she wants to be a part of a happy couple. However, it seems as if fate has other plans. This poor woman has dated her fair share of losers. Some not even making it past the first date. She is desperate for a date to her cousin’s wedding as her cousin has invited Cara’s ex. Cara is definitely not looking forward to seeing her controlling ex-boyfriend.
One night, life changes without Cara even realizing it when she meets Millsy. He comes over after she is stood up. The two talk, and he comes up with a plan to help both of them. They can be each other’s “plus one” for the summer.
This really is a slow burn romance. They become fast friends even though they are complete opposites. Cara is more methodical and thinks things through. Millsy just sort of enjoys living life. For instance, she is a designer for escape rooms, and he is an actor trying to find his big break. Cara feels like she has trouble attracting men…not so much after her makeover, and Millsy appears to have a revolving door of women in his life. These two together are magic!
I just adored both characters. Cara doesn’t have much confidence in herself, and she can’t see what others see. Millsy sees Cara for who she is deep down as a person. It is almost like he can see into her soul. She can truly be herself with him.
“Sometimes I feel more myself, other times I feel like a fraud. But when I’m around Millsy I just feel so at peace with who I am. I feel as if sees me, not what I’m wearing. He’s always seen me.”
Millsy is just the sweetest. He has such much charisma and pretty much has everyone eating out of his hand. Cara described him perfectly.
“He’s obviously a really good-looking guy and he has this way of making you feel so important. He somehow makes you spend every second questioning why he’s even talking to you, but it’s not because of anything he’s doing”
Not only were Cara and Millsy great characters, but the secondary characters, like Cara and Millsy’s parents are hysterical! They weren’t just empty characters. They really had a lot to add to the story itself.
There were so many moments that were laugh-out-loud funny! Some of my favorite moments were when these two got themselves into some real jams and the hilarious ways they were able to save themselves pure humiliation!!!!
The elements of romance and humor were combined flawlessly to give me one of my favorite romcom/chick lit books I have read in a long time.
***Available on Kindle Unlimited***
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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