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Summary

It's not over until someone says 'I do'....

While her friends join the 'Wife Club' one by one, Poppy feels like that part of her life is done and dusted. Already married and divorced she's not desperate to go through all that again.

But what if her divorce never actually went through?

After a shock revelation Poppy not only discovers she is still married, but that Zac is about to have his second wedding!

Coming face-to-face with her (almost) ex-husband after six years apart is never going to be easy. And when Zac panics and tells his new wife-to-be that Poppy is family, things can't get much worse as she is welcomed with open arms as part of the wedding party!

As the memories flood back, can Poppy really leave the past where it is? And can she watch the first love of her life walk down the aisle to say 'I do' once again?

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from top 10 best seller Portia MacIntosh, guaranteed to brighten up your day.

©2022 Portia MacIntosh (P)2022 Boldwood Books

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Unpredictable

Enjoyed this book even more than the last because I'm in the mood for light family romance.
Excellent for a bedtime story on sleep timer.
Thank you Portia and Karen.

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good read

I enjoyed the book but I think no know I have read it before

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Great narrator As always.

However story was ok. Not the best she’s wrote

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Nice twists, laugh out loud, great ending

Loved this audio book. Fantastic narration too which really brought the characters to life. Lots of laugh out loud moments. Well crafted characters too.

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Brilliant

This is my favourite Portia Macintosh story.
I’ve listened to 4 now, and I enjoyed the first 3, but found them a little predictable and, to be honest, a bit samey. But this one is so much better.
The story kept me guessing. I suspected I knew what was going to happen, but was never truly convinced I was right. Okay, if you’ve seen the movie Made of Honour, then there’s lots of bits you’ll recognise, but then there are only so many romance film/story scenarios that can be rehashed.
The characters are funny and relatable, I really liked Poppy and identified with a lot of the stuff she goes through.
The performance is really good, I like this narrator, and she’s done a lot of the other Portia Macintosh novels, so she feels familiar too.
If, like me, you listened to the Plus One Pact (because it was included in the membership) and then thought about giving another of Portia’s books a go, then I highly recommend this one.

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loved it , good romantic comedy, easy listening, very enjoyable, do quite like this author

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PORTIA MACINTOSH + KAREN CASS = Great 4🌟🌟🌟🌟

I love Portia Macintosh books 📚 they are always funny, brilliant and well written.

I normally give 5 Star's but this book TRIGGERED me with pregnancy loss /baby loss/miscarriage and that made me feel sad, that it brought up my own heartache and experience.

That aside, the writing was brilliant as usual with a few twists and Chicklit at it's best!
I love how the story ran alongside each other, one in the past and one in the present.

I believe in love, soulmates and destiny. Some people are definitely made for each other and will always find their way back to each other because that is what Real love does.

I love Portia Macintosh books and I always look forward to listening to them especially with Karen Cass as the narrator, she is definitely one of my favourite narrators.

I would definitely recommend listening to this book but I would add a trigger warning for Miscarriage. It is still worth a credit even though I managed too get this book on a buy one get one free 😍 👍

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Gorgeous and funny

gorgeous narration and wonderful story line as per usual. Really liked how it addressed the issue of how friendships and relationships can change as we get older and how we accidentally get consumed by things that distract us from what is most important. as usual this is done with such care and hilariously by the author.

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Really Enjoyed

I like a comfy rom com read to relax with, this book does the trick. Great story line, interesting characters and kept you guessing unlike most predicable rom coms.

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fantastic read

loved it the story was great and very funny the narrator fabulous as always 🥰

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  • 06-04-22

Not my cup of tea

I’ve been on a rom-com kick lately and found these books by Portia MacIntosh. For the most part I’ve really loved them! I enjoyed Faking it, Will they Won’t They, Honeymoon for one. I felt like this story lacked something and I can’t put my finger on it. I didn’t actively dislike the characters but I didn’t really connect with them either. Also, it got a little heavy for my liking in the middle with family deaths and infertility. I listen to these books to escape the heavy realities of life and this one kinda bummed me out. I hope the other books are like the 3 I did enjoy and less like this one.

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  • sca3172
  • 12-02-22

Portia MacIntosh is delightful

If you want to read delightful, optimistic stories, Portia MacIntosh is your author. Her books have clever, interesting storylines and the characters are respectful of each other. We’ve all read books where women are pitted against women and the men are jerks. Portia’s characters are overall rooting for each other. And the women are independent and don’t let the male characters determine their outcome. Hooray for not bowing to the lowest common denominator and using intelligence in your books! I always feel better reading these books.