Book Review: Faking It by Portia MacIntosh.

I know I can count on Portia MacIntosh to deliver a book that's a bit of comic relief in a time where a good laugh is much needed, but 'Faking It,' was also emotional and dealt with some tough topics too.

The Blurb.

The perfect house, the perfect husband and the perfect life... or is she just faking it?

Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster for Ella. Growing up as the 'less successful' identical twin to her 'perfectly successful' sister, Emma, has left her feeling isolated, inadequate and let's face it.. a little bitter.

When Emma unexpectedly reaches out to Ella in a time of need, Ella suddenly finds herself with the opportunity to fill in for her sister and experience how the other half live.

But as Ella navigates the world of gossiping mothers, rebellious teens and trying to play the model housewife (not to mention avoiding the temptation of attractive men at the school gates...) will she discover that all is not always as it seems on the other side?

My Review.

Portia's leads are always no-nonsense, funny and just a little bit fabulous, even if they don't always know it. Ella had me laughing from the get go, just with the way she reacted to her life not going quite as planned. She still managed to crack jokes and attempt to flirt at the most inappropriate times, which made me giggle. I have to admit I was quite impressed that she had a twin that she hadn't spoken to in such a long time, as I couldn't go 5 minutes without talking to Lucy. Saying that I understood where their misunderstanding came from and how upset Ella was with her sister! 

I found myself settling into Ella's new routine and feeling excited to pick up my kindle to see what trouble she'd find herself in next. Her relationships kept me guessing, as at certain points I was wondering who she was going to end up with. I myself was swaying towards one person in particular from the get go, so I was rather pleased at the end. There were a few close calls though that made me wonder and hold my breath! 

Portia managed to mix the right amount of humour with a lot of great family scenes in this book, between Ella and her niece and nephew and then again with her sister, which was very emotional to read. It goes to show just how much you never really know what people are going through, even if they are someone close to you, unless you reach out and ask, then take the time to really listen to them and offer a helping hand or even just a shoulder to cry on. I think we all learnt just how important relationships are over the last year and this book captures that completely. 

If you're looking for a fun read, with plenty of laugh out loud moments,  as well as a few touching, heartfelt ones, the I recommend you pick up a copy of 'Faking it,' today!

Happy Reading!

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