Book Review: The Accidental Honeymoon by Portia MacIntosh.

Release Date: 16th June 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
Twitter: @portiamacintosh @hqdigitaluk

After reading this book, I have come to the conclusion that Portia MacIntosh is my book soul mate. Her words, her stories, her characters, they speak to me on so many levels that I can't think of a better way to describe it. In fact, I now firmly believe that we all have a book soul mate, maybe even more than one.

When I'm reading Portia's books, I'm happy and content. I have an extra pep in my step each day, purely because I know that I get to curl up with her stories at the end of the night. The simplest of sentences will have me roaring with laughter and pausing for a moment to take in just how much I get her. Technically speaking, it's really the characters that I get, but because she is the amazing person behind them, I feel like there's a little bit of her in each one and I have loved them all, so naturally I take this to mean that we are destined to be best friends one day...

Georgie has just found her fiance cheating on her. Now, she has to go on their romantic stop over trip to Las Vegas, before heading to England for her cousins wedding, all alone. Even the fancy hotel and bright lights of Vegas aren't enough to make her feel better, well except maybe the contents of the mini bar, they help a bit. All she wants to do is curl up and wallow, but with a suitcase full of a brand new, very sparkly wardrobe, she decides she may as well try and enjoy it. 

Jack can't help but leave his post when he sees a very attractive blonde, heading to the roof. When she takes her shoes off he has to intervene, but he never expects what happens next. 

One night, One mistake and both Georgie and Jack have to figure out what an earth they are going to do about it. Can they get away with it and pretend like it never happened or will it be an Accidental Honeymoon with a happily ever after??

If I've said it before, which most likely I have, Portia's leading ladies are just everything to me. They are perfect in a totally imperfect way, which only makes me love them even more. Georgie is sexy, even though she doesn't always feel it, impulsive, I mean she just up and bought a whole new wardrobe full of skimpy clothes, vulnerable, her ex-fiance is an idiot and she's absolutely hilarious. I think the humour is always what gets me the most in Portia's stories. I love that Georgie, and Portia's other leading ladies, can give as good as they get and make me laugh. I sat on my couch and laughed, I read in the car and laughed and each time my husband would look at me and smile because he could see how happy I was. I even went to a wrestling show with him one night and sat on the bleachers reading before the show started and honest to goodness I looked up from my book and forgot I was in America for a few seconds, I was that immersed in Georgie's story. She was in England at the time, hence the confusion. 

Not only was there Georgie making me laugh in 'The Accidental Honeymoon' but I had Jack cracking me up too. I loved that while he was drop dead gorgeous and muscly, it was his heart and character that made Georgie like him. The fact that muscly guys weren't really her type, made it funnier when she found herself reacting to his muscles, as well as, sweeter because she could see beyond them. Personally, I fell for Jack's charm, kind nature and the fact that he genuinely had a good heart, the muscles didn't hurt either!

My only 'complaint' about this story was that it wasn't longer. I wasn't quite ready to say goodbye to Georgie and Jack at the end. It didn't help that I made the classic bookworm error of reading the book so fast. Don't you just hate that? It's like the curse of a great story; you can't put it down but don't want it to end. Will I ever learn?! 

If you are looking a laugh out loud comedy that will make you swoon, temporarily forget where you are and give you an extra pep in your step. You really have to read 'The Accidental Honeymoon' this summer. It's a great DEAL and I BET you, you'll love it!! ;) 

You can find it on Amazon here.

Also click here to see how myself and Lucy revealed the wonderful cover of this book!

Happy Reading!


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