Title: Not The Plus One
Author: Belle Henderson
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Tilly’s got her invite, now this single mum needs a plus one.
But she’s far too busy parenting her little girl, stopping her mum from over-injecting her face with filler, and playing happy families with her pompous coffee-fuelled ex. Oh yeah, and there’s the new guy at work who is gunning for her job. So Tilly really doesn’t have time for any of the grief that relationships can bring. She just wants the fun, not the red flags. And it just so happens that a nice-looking man has recently caught her eye. He’ll do… for now… just perfect.
Except he’s a little elusive. After a wild hen do including a very ropey boat trip, a gobby gate crasher, and a dodgy male stripper, a series of dating disasters leaves Tilly feeling disheartened. When that familiar gorgeous face pops up on the dating website, she thinks all of her Christmases have come at once. Could he be the plus one?
Tilly’s too nice and she really needs to set some boundaries if she wants to be happy. Is there such a thing as the perfect plus one? Will her mother’s obsession with tweakments ever stop? Can Tilly compete with the sexy but infuriating new guy at work?
This book just totally caught my eye and having never heard of the author before, I was excited to read Not The Plus One, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Tilly is a single Mum who still spends a lot of time and energy thinking about her ex. With one of her good friend’s weddings in the diary, Tilly wonders who she can take to the wedding as her ‘plus-one’. Deciding it’s time for a bit of fun in her life, Tilly goes on the hen night, and along with her friend, Brie, they go a bit wild!
So much so, that Tilly ends ups meeting the ‘perfect man’, and when she finds him again on a dating site a few days later, Tilly is even more convinced that he would be the perfect plus-one for the wedding. Throughout the story, we follow Tilly on her journey of finding her perfect plus-one, with somewhat surprising and amusing results along the way!
Not The Plus One is a lovely story full of real and relatable circumstances for all of us – the characters are so well written and so believable. A lovely romance story – the perfect summer read.
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