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Your Place or Mine?

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Cheating is not a plot point I enjoy reading, so the fact Serena was in a relationship for the vast majority of the book did not sit well with me at all. I had to put the book down several times and let the frustration fade.

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I’m a little torn on how I feel about this book. On one hand, there’s nothing inherently wrong with it. But on the other, I feel like the focus of the book was lost.

Nowhere in the blurb does it talk about anything other than Ziggy and Serena’s living arrangement and ensuing feud. However that is a very VERY small part of the story.

I would have liked it better if it was closer to the description.

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I absolutely adore Portia MacIntosh - I have not read one book by her that hasn’t been great!

Your place or mine is brilliant. This is a rom-com and so we all have an idea where the plot is going to go. However, there were a few little nuggets I totally wasn’t expecting with this story.

The author is skilled at creating believable characters with depth who contribute to the overall story.

The antics with Ziggy were hilarious. He was so annoying, but the chemistry built up as the chapters progressed!

Highly recommend this book and the author to everyone.

Thank you NetGalley and publisher for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review 📚

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I did not finish this one, it was not for me, I couldn't relate to the characters, and just did not care for the story.

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Brilliant read, funny , light hearted, entertaining romcom . Great characters , some awful, some nice !
Recommended
Thanks to Netgalley and Boldwood Books for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review

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When her boss and landlord passed away Serena lost both her job and flat. Fortunately her friend offers her to house sit for her while she’s away. Turns out her husband did the same thing for one of his friends so now she’ll have to share the house with Ziggy. A very messy, arrogant, struggling musician who’s main objective aren’t to be getting on Serena’s nerves. How do you get out of a situation like that? It’s simple, annoy the heck out of him.

There are a lot of things going on in this one, some compelling storylines and others that are more generic. I really enjoyed Serena’s personal journey, growing into a businesswoman and finding her voice after losing a close friend and gaining a business. I would have loved more of that aspect, instead we got a cheating ex and new annoying roommate.

Ziggy grew on me, I can totally see why Serena fell for him. I really enjoyed the scene where they went to get the vase back. His band also makes for some interesting scenes. Forced proximity is an amazing trope, one of my favorites.

I’ll say it again, there’s so much potential around Serena’s personal journey and Dirty Di’s why not explore that more? That would’ve set it apart from all the other romcoms out there. It’s fine the way it is just not what I’d hoped.

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“Your Place or Mine” by Portia MacIntosh is a delightful contemporary romance that earns a solid four stars in my book. MacIntosh’s storytelling is engaging, with relatable characters and a witty narrative that keeps you entertained. The chemistry between the two leads is palpable, and their banter adds a lighthearted touch to the story. While the plot might follow some familiar tropes, MacIntosh injects enough freshness into the tale to make it an enjoyable read. If you’re seeking a charming romance with a dash of humor, “Your Place or Mine” is a great choice that doesn’t disappoint.

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Portia MacIntosh has become an author I look forward to reading. Her stories are smart, funny and entertaining. However, this one fell flat for me. I had a hard time buying the chemistry between the two characters. There were moments that I enjoyed, but overall this wasn't a great one for me. Still, this hasn't put me off Portia's writing and I look forward to the next book.

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This book really didn't work for me but I am very picky about my romance.
I didn't like either of the main characters or the fact that the FMC was in another relationship for a lot of the book.
I don't like when cheating is a plot point in romance books.
Overall it was just pretty boring and had too many storylines that weren't necessary.

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Loved this! New author to me, but you can bet I will be reading more. Great plot, amusing antics and moments that make you want to read them again…

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This book had me smiling as I turned each page! I loved the humor and how relatable Serena’s problems were. I really like reading books that have the characters go on a journey and this was it. I look forward to reading more of her books!

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Humorous and witty, not normally the kind of book I would pick up but it was funny none the less! I don’t know if I would read it again, but I feel that this could become a favorite for many!

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I really enjoyed this new book from Portia MacIntosh. It was a cute little quick read, although slightly predictable

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Another great story by Portia Macintosh. A funny light hearted book with a twist at the end to prevent it from becoming predictable. Full of dirty tricks, pranks and fun and laughter, an enjoyable read.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC of this book.

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This was a fun, cute story. I would have liked more romance with the H and h. There were too many bad choices made by the h for me to like her and I was underwhelmed by the H. Last thoughts...to much bickering not enough romance.

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Great story, fabulous characters, and some cute funny moments.

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.

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A very enjoyable story with well written characters and a delightful twist to stop it from being predictable. An uplifting read.

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This book was fun I really enjoyed Serena and Ziggy as characters and loved all of their back-and-forth banter. Although I am usually not the biggest fan of forced proximity in this one it really worked for me. I found some moments to be hysterical while there were others that I felt lacking. Overall this book was a fun ride and I can"t wait to read more from this author in the future.

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Portia Macintosh will make her readers roar with laughter with her latest delicious romantic comedy, Your Place or Mine?

After getting kicked out of her flat, Serena needs somewhere to stay and luckily for her, her friend Taylor comes to her rescue when she asks her to house-sit while she and her husband go travelling. After a particular run of bad luck, this offer from Taylor is like a gift from heaven. However, what Serena doesn’t realise is that she is not the only one who had received this offer. It turns out that Taylor’s husband had extended this particular invitation to his musician friend, Ziggy – and he is far from the ideal housemate! What is Serena going to do now?

With his penchant for wild parties, lack of consideration for her feelings and his inability to keep the place tidy for more than five minutes, Ziggy is not exactly a contender for housemate of the year. But Serena is not about to roll over and let him have the house. If Ziggy wants to be difficult, then she is going to show him just how difficult she can be by being worse than he is. Only, Ziggy is onto her and war quickly ensues between them. Only, none of them could have possibly guessed what was going to happen next.

Portia Macintosh is at her hilarious best with Your Place or Mine? A fun romantic comedy that sizzles with witty banter, intense chemistry between the leads and plenty of side-splitting humour, Your Place or Mine? is a brilliant read sure to brighten up a cold and dismal afternoon.

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I really enjoyed this book, it was funny, light hearted, and I loved the chemistry between Serena and Ziggy. Seeing Serena having to adjust to losing her maternal figure and having to become more open minded was really interesting.

This is single POV and the blurb doesn't really sum up the story. The romance is more an added complication for Serena, this book is about starting over and taking a new direction more than anything else.

There is something I've noticed in other reviews that I should point out. Serena has a BF and it turns out she's the other woman and the relationship doesn't end straight away. There is no intimacy when she finds out but it may be a trigger for some people.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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