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โฃ๏ธTell me about your worst ex ๐Ÿ˜… . My Current read: My Great Ex Scape by @portiamacintoshauthor for release Jan 16 reminded me of awful ex stories. I have so many ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™Š . SYNOPSIS: โ€œWhat if your future was somewhere in your past? . Rosie Jones has been dumped by every boyfriend sheโ€™s ever had – most recently by Dinosaur Dave, live on TV, during the โ€˜phone-a-friendโ€™ segment of a quiz show. After the footage goes viral Rosie receives a bunch of flowers with a message: I love you, I should have never let you go, I want you back x . But who sent them? . At a loose end and with ยฃ50,000 prize money in her back pocket, Rosie decides to take a trip down memory lane, visiting each of her ex-boyfriends to see not just if they are the one who sent the flowers but if they are the one. . Her journey takes her back to the house she grew up in and on a transatlantic cruise to New York, but can Rosie figure out which ex-boyfriend is the love of her life, or should the past stay in the past?โ€ . Massive thank you to @portiamacintoshauthor, @netgalley and @bookandtonic for allowing me access to this ARC โค๏ธ . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookblogger #fiction #whatiread #bookofthemonth #bookrecommendations #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookish #books #goodreads #booksofinstagram #booklover #bookphotography #chicklit #romance #contemporaryromance #booksharks #booksparks #amyleabooks #mygreatexscape

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Sunday morning #coffeeandcurrentlyreading โ˜•๐Ÿ“š(and I should probably start a hashtag for #printedbooks ๐Ÿคฃ). Thank you @bookandtonic for inviting us on this tour, review to come later in the week! Synopsis: What if your future was somewhere in your past? Rosie Jones has been dumped by every boyfriend sheโ€™s ever had – most recently by Dinosaur Dave, live on TV, during the โ€˜phone-a-friendโ€™ segment of a quiz show. After the footage goes viral Rosie receives a bunch of flowers with a message: I love you, I should have never let you go, I want you back x But who sent them? At a loose end and with ยฃ50,000 prize money in her back pocket, Rosie decides to take a trip down memory lane, visiting each of her ex-boyfriends to see not just if they are the one who sent the flowers but if they are the one. Her journey takes her back to the house she grew up in and on a transatlantic cruise to New York, but can Rosie figure out which ex-boyfriend is the love of her life, or should the past stay in the past? #litfic #romcom #mygreatexscape #bookishescape #mymorning #currentlyreading #amreading #booktour #instabooks #coverlove #bookvibes #bookbuzz #readthisnext #happynow

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Happy #socksunday friends Today is my stop for the @bookandtonic blog tour for My Great Ex-Scape by @portiamacintoshauthor First off I saw Portia take over the book and tonic page the other day and it was so fun! Secondly this book was amazing! Another romance that was enjoyable, fun fast paced read! QOTD have you ever gone back to evaluate why you didn't work out with an ex? We meet Rosie, the main character on a game show about to win ยฃ50000, the inky problem is she doesn't know the answer. She decides to use a life line to call her boyfriend, who happens to be a dinosaur expert. When she calls she says I have one big question to ask, Dave gets nervous and thinks she's going to ask him to marry her, he's not ready. Without even giving Rosie a chance to ask her question Dave dumps her on national tv. Rosie the amazing person she is holds herself together until she gets home. Rosie then receives some flowers that allude an ex is sorry they broke up and would like to get back together. The Flowers don't say who they are from, just her luck. Rosie quits her job, decides to visit her parents and revisit all her ex's to try and figure out who sent them. She visits Dave first which was a horrible mistake. Then Eli, who is now gay, but would like to rekindle their friendship they once shared. Rosie then finds herself on a retirement cruise ship with her parents and new found bestie Eli to track down the last 2 exits. Sounds totally normal life right! This was such a fun adventurous story. I loved following along with Rosie on her adventures while she was trying to figure out who the flowers were from. I loved the flow of the writing, the quirky and loveable characters, and will definitely be checking out more id Portia's writing in the future. #boldwoodbloggers #boldwoodbookstour #mygreatexscape #portiamacintosh #bibliophile #bookcommunity #booksinspotlight #teatimewithabook #reviewsneedlovetoo #notjustaprettybook #romcom #bookish #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booknerd

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๐Ÿ›ณ Book Review for My Great Ex-Scape by Portia Macintosh ๐Ÿ›ณ Thank you for my ARC @portiamacintoshauthor @netgalley . This was a fun, chick lit read with plenty of laugh out loud moments. Just what was needed after some intense books. . Imagine being dumped live on tv and winning 50,000 at the same time….. . Could a bunch of flowers send you on a trip to track down all of your exโ€™s and end up in New York. It can if you are Rosie and are clearly not thinking straight. I really liked Rosie and think a lot of us women could relate to her. We have all been there dumped, brokenhearted and are quick to jump at a new adventure or act crazy! I was interested to know if Rosie could turn her heartbreak around after being so unlucky in love. Without giving too much away Rosie had a right mix of ex's ranging from the lovely one you would totally want as a best friend, the sweetheart marriage material one, to the player you would not want to go near! I really loved Rosies relationship with her parents and also the strong bond and many laugh out loud moments she had with Eli. The swimming pool chapter was hilarious! . This was my first Portia book and I really enjoyed it so will definitely be reading more of her books. I also really want to go on a cruise now, just maybe not a silver linings one! If you read it you will get why โ€“ haha !

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BOOK REVIEWโ € BOOK: My Great Ex-Scape AUTHOR: Portia MacIntosh @portiamacintoshauthor This was one of the quickest reads since the beginning of the year and I gotta sayโ€ฆ I AM A FAN. We just went on a cruise at the beginning of December, so I was excited to read a book about cruising. Rosie gets dumped in a very public way, but ends up connecting with multiple exes. Itโ€™s a very simple premise but no less entertaining because of the antics Rosie finds herself in. I personally love these type of books (like the Shopahoic series) which makes you fall in love instantly with a heroine who is definitely human. Short Synopsis (from Goodreads): Rosie Jones has been dumped by every boyfriend sheโ€™s ever had – most recently by Dinosaur Dave, live on TV, during the โ€˜phone-a-friendโ€™ segment of a quiz show. After the footage goes viral Rosie receives a bunch of flowers with a message: I love you, I should have never let you go, I want you back x But who sent them? At a loose end and with ยฃ50,000 prize money in her back pocket, Rosie decides to take a trip down memory lane, visiting each of her ex-boyfriends to see not just if they are the one who sent the flowers but if they are the one. Her journey takes her back to the house she grew up in and on a transatlantic cruise to New York, but can Rosie figure out which ex-boyfriend is the love of her life, or should the past stay in the past? ***** I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Received from Netgalley. โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € โ € .โ € .โ € #MyGreatExScape #portiamcintosh #netgalley #publiclibrary #libraryofinstagram #fictionbooks #bookcommunity #mybooks #readingspot #readingnook #avidreader #bookaesthetic #libraryofbookstagram #bookpic #bookster #bookstagrammersunite #contemporaryfiction #readerlife #bookishphoto #netgalley #bookclubofinstagram #ilovebooks #bookshark #bookish #bookishlife #goodreads #bookblogger

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Itโ€™s gardening time here at my place! What are you up to today? โ€ข This is a super enjoyable easy read! I loved the premise of old friends meeting up at a wedding after not seeing each other for a long time. โ€ข Luca is on her way to her University roommate's wedding, where she is planning to meet up with all her old roommates. They are such an odd ball bunch and every time they are together they revert back to how they acted and interacted with each other at Uni. Secrets come out, old boyfriends and potential new suitors, definitely make this a wedding to remember! โ€ข Overall, I found that the pace moved quickly and kept in interested through out the whole book. The story takes place over 24 hours or so but is interspersed with flash backs from University days, that show you how events shaped Luca and her friends into the people they are 10 years later. There are lots of funny and sweet moments that will have you chuckling as you read it. โ€ข Thanks so much to NetGalley and HQ Digital for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. โ€ข Synopsis in Comments!

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