Book Review: My Great Ex-cape by Portia MacIntosh.


Portia MacIntosh always brings me comic relief and a very bold, no-nonsense leading lady, who keeps me turning the pages wondering what on earth is going to happen to her next. Her latest 'My Great Ex-cape,' was no different. 


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 Review.



One of mine and my sister's go to/favourite movies ever is 'What's Your Number?' starring Chris Evans and Anna Faris. If you haven't seen it, it's a must. That's what this book reminded me of when reading the blurb, so I was really excited to see how Portia had written it and what story was to unfold as I read it. It was very funny and easy going with a lot of action and excitement throughout. Portia always manages to make it seem like there is a lot going on it terms of events and pace, however, it's never hard to read or follow.

Rosie was very matter of fact in how she spoke and came across both confident, but also wasn't afraid to show her vulnerable side. I don't want to give too much away, but I liked how she went to her parents in time of need and didn't act like she had to keep it all together herself. I'm a firm believer that you're never too hold to need or want your parents.

The cast of characters that Rosie ends up with are a constant source of entertainment. I love how her journey to find out who sent her the flowers gave her a new best friend, who was awesome and a family trip on a cruise ship, which was hilarious. The moments with her Mum and Dad melted my heart, I love how happy and excited they were about being together and going on a once in a lifetime holiday. It was incredibly sweet.

Rosie meets some idiots, but I'm glad she ends up with who she ends up with. I can't spoil it for you. You have to jump aboard and find out for yourself. 'My Great Ex-cape,' has many a laugh out loud, cringy and feel good moments to keep you entertained from setting sail to docking at the port.

Happy Reading!
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