The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts

Publication Date: August 9, 2018
Publisher: HQ Books
Rating: ★★

The Plus One [n] informal a person who accompanies an invited person to a wedding or a reminder of being single, alone and absolutely plus none

Polly’s not looking for ‘the one’, just the plus one
Polly Spencer is fine. She’s single, turning thirty and only managed to have sex twice last year (both times with a Swedish banker called Fred), but seriously, she’s fine. Even if she’s still stuck at Posh! magazine writing about royal babies and the chances of finding a plus one to her best friend’s summer wedding are looking worryingly slim.

But it’s a New Year, a new leaf and all that. Polly’s determined that over the next 365 days she’ll remember to shave her legs, drink less wine and generally get her s**t together. Her latest piece is on the infamous Jasper, Marquess of Milton, undoubtedly neither a plus one nor ‘the one’. She’s heard the stories, there’s no way she’ll succumb to his charms…

Review:

Thank you to Edelweiss+ and Sophia Money-Coutts for a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

I am one that loves romance, fluff, happy-endings and every possible romance plot that a book could have. I’ve read enough of them to know what makes a good one and one that doesn’t fit in my idea of a good one. This, unfortunately, is one of those circumstances.

I will start off by saying that there were some lines in this that were absolute zingers. These one-liners had me laughing out loud sometimes. However, with a lack of pace, this was the only thing I really could enjoy in this novel.

I couldn’t really enjoy Polly, the main character. Every time I thought that I’d make a connection with her, it was squashed by something she said or did. I struggled through her story because there was barely any development and sometimes she was just plain awkward. Also, the writing was a little different as the author is British and has a lot of different terms than I do (which is not always bad, but particularly this book was pretty British).

The word that I would use to describe this book would be forgettable. I don’t like using that word personally, but it’s really ringing true with this book. There was nothing in this book that made a lasting impression on me unfortunately. This was very fluffy, so if you like fluff and British books with a bit of humor, this might be for you!

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