I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Will They, Won't They? by Portia MacIntosh
Also by this author: Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place
Published by Boldwood Books on 7th September 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
When life goes off track sometimes the only thing you can do is go back to where it all began...
Emmy Palmer is the star of Bragadon Forest, the biggest fantasy series on TV; adored by the public, living the life of glamour and luxury in London.
But when scandal strikes, Emmy must escape the city and return to her seaside hometown to lie low and wait for the storm to pass.
Emmy's agent decides it would be a good look to star in the community Christmas pantomime, but who else could be playing her leading man but her ex-boyfriend who she may or may not have ditched to move to London a decade ago...
As the show approaches, love and friendships blossom and the real question is - Will they? Won't they?
The brand new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from top 10 bestseller Portia MacIntosh, guaranteed to put a smile on your face this winter.
Thank you to Rachel for letting me take part in this tour and to Boldwood Books for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I have a big TBR pile full of Portia’s books that I keep wanting to read so when I saw this tour I immediately signed up.
The main character in this book is Emmy. I really liked Emmy (and not just because we share the same name). She is relatable despite her TV fame. She still gets lonely and she still misses her family. This was the bit that really got me. I don’t live too close to my family and sometimes that really gets to me. I really related to the thoughts that Emmy had about missing out on family get-togethers.
There were lots of characters in this book which at times was hard to keep straight who was who. I liked Emmy’s mum the best from the side characters. She was so calm and composed. And she always had the best advice.
The star of this book for me was Tel. He was such a great character. I enjoyed his quick wit and charm. He has a heart of gold and is very good with his hands.
The panto was excellent. I loved hearing little scenes from this. It gave a nice injection of Christmas into this book. The story is set from around November until Christmas. It’s not in your face Christmas but you can tell what time of year it is. Personally, I’m a more in your face Christmas kinda girl but I can appreciate that not everyone is. So if you like a more subtle Christmas book then this is for you.
This is an enjoyable winter read that will make you want to cosy up with a hot drink and a blanket on a cold evening.
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