My Great Ex-Scape by Portia MacIntosh – my 5* review

My Great Ex-Scape by Portia MacIntosh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The blurb:

What if your future was somewhere in your past?

Rosie Jones has been dumped by every boyfriend she’s ever had – most recently by Dinosaur Dave, live on TV, during the ‘phone-a-friend’ segment of a quiz show.
After the footage goes viral Rosie receives a bunch of flowers with a message:

I love you, I should have never let you go, I want you back x

But who sent them?

At a loose end and with £50,000 prize money in her back pocket, Rosie decides to take a trip down memory lane, visiting each of her ex-boyfriends to see not just if they are the one who sent the flowers but if they are the one.

Her journey takes her back to the house she grew up in and on a transatlantic cruise to New York, but can Rosie figure out which ex-boyfriend is the love of her life, or should the past stay in the past?

My thoughts:
This is the third book I’ve read by Portia MacIntosh and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Great opening – which quickly sees you hoping things improve for Rosie after Dinosaur Dave dumps her on live TV. I enjoyed the fact that she had a good relationship with her parents (very few people in books do). The story evolves well as she meets her ex-boyfriends one by one – Eli becomes a great new best friend who looks out for Rosie when she desperately needs a friend.

Setting the story on the cruise ship worked well – lots of laugh out loud moments. This is more than just a rom-com, it was the perfect medicine and a ‘ray of sunshine’ during a dreary week full of arguing politicians and bad weather – thank you to NetGalley, Portia MacIntosh and Boldwood Books for my ARC – I will be recommending this book to friends and family.

The author:

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 instead.
Bestseller Portia writes hilarious romcoms, drawing on her real life experiences
to show what it’s really like being a woman today – especially one who doesn’t
quite have her life together yet.

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