Monday, 14 November 2016

Revew - It's Not You, It's Them by Portia MacIntosh

Earlier on this year I had the pleasure of reading Truth or Date by Portia MacIntosh which I simply adored and was so excited to hear that I wouldn’t have to wait long to read It’s Not You, It’s Them. Given how much I enjoyed Truth or Date, it had a lot to live up to, which it more than did and I’d go so far as to say that I enjoyed this book even more than her previous book. If you’re looking for something that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face this winter then this book is definitely for you.

Roxie Pratt is a lifestyle writer who until she met her Prince Charming, Mark Wright, was all too used to kissing frogs. A year into their relationship Roxie is beyond happy when Mark gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him. Having accepted his proposal, Roxie knows that it’s time for her to meet his parents and so a few days before Christmas they make the journey from London to Yorkshire to meet them, something which Roxie’s sure will be absolutely fine. However, upon arriving in Yorkshire it’s clear that news of their son’s engagement was the last thing Mark’s family was expecting and they don’t do much to make Roxie feel very welcome. As Roxie looks forward to returning to London, she’s really not very happy to hear that they’ve been snowed in and won’t be heading home as soon as she’d like to.

I thought that Roxie and Mark were a seriously great couple whose relationship I really hoped would survive the tricky test of Mark’s family who were very quick to judge her. Roxie coped with this in a way which I thought was totally unexpected but at the same time totally brilliant. Portia has created truly wonderful, believable characters in Roxie, Mark and all those who surround them which really helps to make this book as outstanding as it is.
Portia has once again done a truly wonderful job with It’s Not You, It’s Them and has written something that I found to be thoroughly entertaining. The writing style that I grew to love so much whilst reading Truth or Date was most certainly present throughout the whole book and there were so many hilarious and truly unforgettable moments that had me in stitches from laughing so much. It was also a very engaging book, something that can very easily be read in one go or in shorter sittings.

This was the second book of Portia’s that I’ve read and I can guarantee that it will not be the last, as there is just so much to love about what she writes. Portia’s writing seems to get better and better and you can tell that Portia puts so much effort into her stories which results in books that are humorous, uplifting and guaranteed to keep you amused for hours. I’m already looking forward to reading what Portia writes next!­­­