Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
Plus One is a romantic comedy written by Missy Blake, the alter-ego of established author M.N. Forgy, whose books tend to be darker in theme and tone. Here, we have a jilted bride in Rae, who is aided and abetted by Max as she tries to run off from the humiliating circumstances of her now-cancelled nuptials. Fast forward a year later and Max and Rae meet again. This time around, Max asks Rae to agree to a fake relationship in order for them to ward off the constant badgering they get from their respective parents to find “the one”. All they have to do is pretend to be together until Max’s sister’s wedding. It shouldn’t be too difficult, right? But when the kisses, touches, and words of action feel all too real, will Max’s plus one turn out to be the one meant to be his forever?
I was interested to see how M.N. Forgy would handle lighter fare and I think she did a pretty good job. There were a few moments that brought a smile to my face and Max and Rae kept up the kind of banter that you expect from a book like this one. The theme of “fake relationship” is nothing new, although this does have a twist to it, so you kind of know how it’s going to end, which was exactly the case here. These two had their issues crowding inside their emotional baggage, and that’s to be expected, but there was a lack of maturity that appeared to linger far longer than I would have liked, especially considering that they’re adults in their twenties. Rae’s best friend and Max’s sister were memorable supporting characters and helped to make Plus One a 3.5-starred read. ♥
Date Read: 10 February 2017
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