Blog Tour Review: The Meet Cute Method by Portia MacIntosh

Posted May 12, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: The Meet Cute Method by Portia MacIntoshThe Meet Cute Method by Portia MacIntosh
Published by Boldwood Books on May 4, 2022
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 293
Source: the publisher
Format: E-galley
My Rating: four-half-stars


Do movie romances ever happen in real life…?

Frankie doesn’t believe in true love. As relationships expert at popular magazine Stylife, she has learnt that dating disasters are far more common than happy ever afters.

So when she is tasked to find out if meet cutes can work in real life she is up for the challenge – but whether it’s being a damsel in distress with a flat tyre, or spilling coffee over a stranger, she isn’t convinced this can really lead to love.

But little does Frankie know that the ultimate meet cute opportunity is just around the corner. As she is whisked off her feet (all in the name of her work project of course…) perhaps true love isn’t just for the movies after all…?

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My Review

This book was really cute! It went in a different direction than I expected based on both the setup with the work assignment to test out meet-cutes, as well as different from what the synopsis kind of led me to believe. But in a totally good way. I adored all the crazy situations the meet-cutes got Frankie in at first. Like the lost dog one, that was hilarious!

About halfway through is when the big twist showed up, and from there on it became a little different type of story, while staying true to what it began as. There were a lot of different things going on with the different members of Max’s family that we met on their big Hawaiian vacation. So much going on in that family it was probably good we didn’t have a lot going on with Frankie’s family. But I adored Frankie. So many of the ways she tried to meet guys sounded like what I’d end up doing if I tried those things. And the things she said in those situations, especially when she was trying to flirt? Yeah, sounds like my level of flirting, negative one hundred on a scale of 1 to 10.

I liked how even though we knew who the villains or bad guys were, they kind of had their own back story, most of them, that made me feel a little sympathy towards their behavior, or at least a little bit of understanding. Overall there were some parts that seemed a little longer maybe or more descriptive than I might have needed to completely enjoy the story, but those things didn’t take away from the story. This was a fun, sweet read, and I think I would like to read more by this author in the future!

About the Author

Portia MacIntosh is the bestselling author of over 20 romantic comedy novels.
From disastrous dates to destination weddings, Portia’s romcoms are the perfect way to escape from day to day life, visiting sunny beaches in the summer and snowy villages at Christmas time. Whether it’s southern Italy or the Yorkshire coast, Portia’s stories are the holiday you’re craving, conveniently packed in between the pages.
Formerly a journalist, Portia has left the city, swapping the music biz for the moors, to live the (not so) quiet life with her husband and her dog in Yorkshire.

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