Written by Jo Platt
A family wedding. A fake boyfriend. A recipe for disaster! A funny, feel-good romantic comedy from bestseller Jo Platt
Singleton Dot Riley’s grandmother, Nanny Flo, is on her deathbed, surrounded by family and distraught at the thought of Dot being all alone in the world. Desperate to make Flo’s final moments happy ones, Dot invents a boyfriend – plumping in panic for her childhood friend, Felix, a firm favourite of Flo, but whom Dot hasn’t actually seen for 15 years.
But when Flo makes an unexpected recovery a few weeks before a family wedding, Dot is faced with a dilemma. Should she tell her frail grandmother that she lied and risk causing heartache and a relapse? Or should she find Felix and take him to the wedding?
Dot opts for finding Felix. But it’s not long before she discovers that finding him is the easy bit: liking him is the real challenge.
An uplifting romantic comedy about finding something you didn’t even know you were looking for.
Sparkling All The Way!
Jo Platt was one of the very first authors I reviewed for this blog; her book was ‘You Are Loved’ and I was so impressed that I jumped at the chance to review this one.
With her grandmother on her deathbed and Dot’s single state seemingly over concerning, her granddaughter makes the foolish mistake of inventing a boyfriend to soothe the old lady. Faced with the need for a name for this figment of her imagination, in her desperation Dot uses the name of her childhood friend Felix, despite not having seen him for fifteen years …
With Nanny Flo making a full – and surprising – recovery, her sister’s wedding looming and the family expecting her to turn up with a partner, Dot decides it’s time to track down Felix. Since splitting with the last man in her life and having no other romantic interest on the horizon, it would get her family off her back – wouldn’t it?
What follows is fantastically funny and full of misunderstandings; a wonderful array of characters each with their own traits make this absolutely hilarious! Dot and Felix, each experiencing the aftermath of a messy break-up, find themselves not quite honest not only with each other but with others. Remaining characters all have their own things going on, creating even more enjoyment. The secrets abound in this novel, creating lots of laughs in the ensuing confusion. This is such a fun read; light-hearted with truthful undertones and sparkling all the way. Worthy of no less than five plump, glowing stars and the highest recommendation for a superb, giggle-fest which will leave the reader with a great big grin of happiness.
My thanks to publisher Canelo for my copy via NetGalley, and also for inviting me to participate in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 591 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Publisher: Canelo
- Publication Date: 6 August 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
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Meet the Author
Jo Platt was born in Liverpool in 1968 and, via the extremely winding route of rural Wiltshire, London, Seattle and St Albans, she is now happily settled in Bristol with her husband and two daughters. She studied English at King’s College London before going on to work in the City for ten years. In 2000 she escaped into motherhood and part-time employment, first as an assistant teacher in a Seattle pre-school and then was a Bristol-based secretary to her husband.
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