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Faking It by Portia Macintosh | #BlogTour #BookReview @portiamacintosh @BoldwoodBooks @Rararesources #NetGalley #RomCom

Her twin sister is going to jail, and she will have to take her place!

Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Faking It by Portia Macintosh. 

Our thanks to Boldwood BooksRachel Random Resources, and NetGalley for the advanced reader’s copy. 

Faking It is a hilarious romantic comedy about what really matters in life and a reminder that nobody is as perfect as they appear to be.

Book Details

Title: Faking It by Portia Macintosh
Publisher: Boldwood Books (January 26, 2021)
Pages: 319
Language: English

Book Description

The perfect house, the perfect husband and the perfect life… or is she just faking it?

Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster for Ella. Growing up as the ‘less successful’ identical twin to her ‘perfectly successful’ sister, Emma, has left her feeling isolated, inadequate and let’s face it.. a little bitter.

When Emma unexpectedly reaches out to Ella in a time of need, Ella suddenly finds herself with the opportunity to fill in for her sister and experience how the other half live.

But as Ella navigates the world of gossiping mothers, rebellious teens and trying to play the model housewife (not to mention avoiding the temptation of attractive men at the school gates…) will she discover that all is not always as it seems on the other side?

Discover the brilliantly funny new romantic comedy from top 10 bestseller Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Ranald and Lindsey Kelk.

From the Publisher’s Blurb

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Ella and Emma were not the typical twins we hear all about. They did not experience a deep connection to each other; in fact, they thought so differently they had been apart for more than ten years.

While Emma was the ever successful sibling, Ella struggled endlessly along the way. At age 34, Emma lived in a mansion, married to a gorgeous man, and mother to two lovely children. Meanwhile, Ella was alone, homeless, and unemployed.

It came as a shock to Ella that her sister was going to jail for a few weeks for some recurrent parking infractions, and she wanted Ella to fill in for her so that her kids and friends would not find out.

Ella wanted to refuse, but she had recently lost her job and home, and deep down, she loved her sister despite everything.

The book was so much fun! Ella is hilarious and always getting in all kinds of trouble.

Navigating through Emma’s rich and prosperous life was much more complicated than Ella had anticipated, especially when she meets the kid’s gorgeous drama teacher.

They could actually work if only he did not think that she was married (lol).

I’m a huge fan of Portia’s fun and witty stories and Faking It does not disappoint.

I love that Ella was an unapologetic Bridget Jones. She was light, fun, and full of life. She was happy against all odds and society’s expectations.

The romance is lovely. Ella had to choose between handsome, mature and established Christian or smart and friendly, but temporarily unemployed, Marco. They were both so charming, even I had a hard time picking a favorite.

I loved the references to Smarty, a kind of AI similar to Amazon’s Alexa. The dog’s name was Marty, and it provided some amusing scenes.

Faking It is a hilarious romantic comedy about what really matters in life and a reminder that nobody is as perfect as they appear to be.

Highly Recommended!

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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About the Author

Portia MacIntosh has been ‘making stuff up’ for as long as she can remember – or so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or, most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales.After years working as a music journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her
powers for good and started writing novels instead.
Bestseller Portia writes hilarious romcoms, drawing on her real life experiences to show what it’s really like being a woman today – especially one who doesn’t quite have her life together yet.

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