Friday, 17 August 2018

The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts

I think the reason this book is getting a lot of hype and is so popular is the fact the author doesn't sugar-coat the reality of dating and hook-ups.

In the real world there are no unicorns, candy-floss moments or the handsome prince riding up on his white stallion as the bluebirds twitter around the singing princess.

The reality is coarse, brutal, embarrassing and full of moments best buried in the deep recesses of our minds. Sometimes finding the perfect man or the perfect man for that moment in time means snogging, or in Polly's case other extracurricular activities, a few frogs along the way.

Polly looks for her plus one in all the wrong places when the truth is he might be closer than she thinks, but she is too busy hobknobbing with the upper class to notice.

The Plus One is both funny and sad at the same time. The author captures the desires and hopes of Polly perfectly. She isn't a model or an heiress, she is just a normal working girl looking for someone who loves her for who she is, and not who he would like her to be.

It's witty, modern and often tongue-in-cheek in certain scenarios, but it is also heartfelt and full of warmth.

Buy The Plus One at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer.
Publisher: HQStories, Harper Collins UK
Pub. date: 9 August 2018
Follow: @sophiamcoutts @HQStories

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