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#Blog Tour #Book Review of Faking it by Portia McIntosh @rararesources @Boldwood Books @Portia MacIntosh

Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in the blog tour for this hilarious new book from one of my auto-buy authors- Portia MacIntosh.

Faking It

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?

Discover the brilliantly funny new romantic comedy from top 10 bestseller Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Ranald and Lindsey Kelk.

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My thoughts:
Another winner from one of my favourite authors! Faking It is a hilarious rom-com with lovely and lovable characters, a quirky plotline and some unexected emotional moments.

Despite being thirty-four, Ella is drifting through her life a bit aimlessly…until one fateful day she loses her job (admittedly, she wasn’t all that invested in it), her car (which has been on ts legs for some time) and her flat (which was tiny and smelt funny, but was her haven). She will figure it all out somehow, she just needs a few days to get her head round all of this. Then her sister Emma calls and asks for help and Ella can’t refuse. Even though they have been estranged for a decade, Ella shouldn’t find it too difficult to impersonate her identical twin with her perfect house, rich husband and two children, while Emma goes away for six weeks. No, Ella doesn’t lie to herself, she knows it will be next to impossible to trick everybody into believing her, but she understands her sisters’s reasons (or she thinks she does) and you do have to help your family in the time of need. Of course, she has a few missteps, like almost causing a car pile at the school drop-off or failing to confiscate her nephew’s videogame at his bedtime.

Portia MacIntosh has a wonderful sense of humour and will make you laugh out loud while reading the book, but there are also deep and thought-provoking moments. Ella intuitively senses her sister’s life isn’t all that peachy and not just because she definitely needs to stay away from the vipers of her so-called friends. Ever since they were children, Ella was the one to fight back for what she thought was right, so if you think jobless, homeless and rudderless Ella is a bit flaky, she is going to surprise you. This is what I love about Portia’s characters- they are strong and they learn, they develop and grow. The kids are adorable, even the grumpy fifteen-year-old. There are also other delightful secondary characters, including Ella’s love interest ( or should I say love interests?).

The book is entertaining, uplifting, funny and tender at the same time, It is a perfect rom-com. If you are not a fan of this fabulous author, you are going to be after reading it! Highly recommended.

Thank you to Rachel, NetGalley and Boldwood books for the review copy. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Author Bio

Portia MacIntosh is a bestselling romantic comedy author of over 15 novels, including My Great Ex-Scape and Honeymoon For One. Previously a music journalist, Portia writes hilarious stories, drawing on her real life experiences.

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8 replies on “#Blog Tour #Book Review of Faking it by Portia McIntosh @rararesources @Boldwood Books @Portia MacIntosh”

    1. Thank you, Yesha! Portia is such a great author, I just had to request this one. Everything she writes is so enjoyable to read and so funny, and there’s always something to reflect on. Hope her next book comes out soon and we can do a buddy read.

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