Truth Or Date
Falling for the man of her dreams…
Ruby Wood is perfectly happy playing the dating game – until she has a red-hot dream about her very attractive flatmate, Nick. He might spend every day saving lives as a junior doctor, but he’s absolutely the last man on earth that fun-loving Ruby would ever date!
The solution? Focus on all of Nick’s bad points. And if that fails, up he...more
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The cover is just adorable, it's like it shines with positivity and the premise sounded like something I'd enjoy.
The best thing about this novel was the writing style it was wrtitten with.
Even though this was my first time reading Portia Macintosh's work, the feeling I had while reading this book was like coming home, if you know what I mean.
It was like coming back to something familiar that makes you feel comfortable, if that makes sense ...more
Ruby spends her time going to work at a coffee shop, going to nightclubs with her best friend Millsy and spending way too much time going on nightmare ...more
Truth or Date was such a great example of how opposites can attract, and whether that’s ultimately a good thing, or a bad thing. There is nothing about Nick that Ruby feels she could ever be compatible with, considering how totally different they are. Yet, that doesn’t change the fact that she still feels drawn to him. I think that might have something to do with Ruby sharing a few characteristics with Nick, and not realizing it, or maybe s ...more
So meet Ruby Wood, she works in a coffee shop with her best friend Millsy, he is very simular to Ruby and they both dont care for their job a gre ...more
I'm not sure what I was expecting...but it wasn't this. Ruby was really hard to like. It got to the point that I didn't really care about her and Nick ending up together and at times, I didn't want them to. It's frustrating because I really wanted to like this. The roommates to lovers trope is one of my favorites, after all, but this didn't do it for me. I don't know if it was her condescending attitude or the way she was so flagrantly disrespectful, but it w ...more
The book was on and on in her own self drama and then the ending was too fast and unrealistic.
I've fallen in love with Portia Macintosh after reading her previous novel "Drive Me Crazy" - this book was just my kind of book, I loved the way it was written, its humour and that it was so high - tech and up - to - date. So I don't think that I need to tell you that I didn't need any coaxing to request "Truth or Date" as soon as it appeared on NetGalley (thanks Carina for the auto - approval!!!). It was not only the synopsis that so appealed to me but also this lovely, gorgeous cover, one of ...more
Ruby Wood has been perfectly happy dating a different man every week, content to keep looking for her ideal man rather than settle down and focus on a relationship. Until she begins to have rather erotic dreams about her flatmate Nick. ...more
This was a nice read, but I wasn't exactly enamored by it. I'm a huge romance junkie, and this book wasn't romantic enough for me... Maybe romantic isn't the word, it didn't have enough H/h scenes for me to enjoy it. As in, the H/h didn't interact as much and they didn't have an abundance of scenes together. It doesn't make this a bad book, at all, though! In fact, this book was quite funny and I laughed a lot during it. I just wish there was more idk "romance."
I have to admit, it took me a while to warm to the main character, Ruby. The book is narrated by her, and boy is she chatty! She is an immature, sweary, boozy mess, who works in a coffee shop with her best mate Millsy, who is the male version of Ruby. Neither of them particularly care about the job they do, and Ruby doesn't seem to have any sense of responsibility (secretly I think I'd quite like to ...more
I don't know... other than the dreams, Ruby's switch toward Nick is bit too sudden...I didn't really feel the love. Also Nick is being mean to her and all of a sudden he's jealous...mmm, where did that come from? And why would he be jealous of a character as dumb as the rugby player. It didn't make any sense. Characters just switched attitudes with no reason other than the author wanting them to, but the rea ...more
Ruby has been having some very sexy dreams about her flatmate Nick, which I must say are very pleasurable to read about, but there is a slight problem. She and Nick just don't get on in real life and he has a girlfriend who is the complete opposite of him.
Ruby has been playing the field for a while using a dating site called Matcher, and is having a series of very bad dates, somehow I do always enjoy reading about other people's bad dates in books, and these were certainly enjoyable from my poi ...more
Ruby and Nick are total opposites. He's clean and tidy, looks after himself and you can see that at times he is fascinated with how Ruby is and at other times infuriated by her. He is a long term commi ...more
I do like Portia MacIntosh’s novels. They are always fun and lighthearted with some hilarious moments to keep you laughing out loud. This novel is no different. Truth or Date has a certain “expectedness” to it which I don’t always find in MacIntosh's writings though– this was disappointing. I don’t think I’d be giving anything away to say that you’re very soon aware of how the novel will end.
That being said I don’t think the delivery was disappointing. There’s ...more
I think the character of Ruby is an interesting one, I wouldn’t say I loved her character from the start. However as I continued reading she really grew on me, some of the situations she ended up in were really funny. I really liked her friendship with Millsy, together they were so funny even if ...more
The story is based around Ruby who is playing the online dating game,.. rather unsuccessfully.
Ruby is a quirky character, her best friend is a man with whom she works with at a coffee shop and she likes to speak her mind ALOT. She lives with Nick a junior doctor who she doesn't get along with but after a rather steamy sex dream featuring her attract ...more
Ruby loves dating and she does it a lot, and every time (or almost) she gets disappointed.
One night, however, she has a very vivid dream about her flatmate, Nick. And from that moment, she tries to forget it, to move on, to date a lot, to focus on everything that is wrong about him.
But can she forget him?
If you’re in the mood for a light and quick read, with romance and humour, this book is for you!
Ruby’s voice is very dynamic, and she’s super funn ...more
This book has a really good premise. Friends to lovers or, as in this case, enemies to lovers is always a good read. However, I really didn’t connect to Ruby, the main character, and I also didn’t fully believe in the idea of her crush/wannabe romance as there didn’t seem to be any real sexual/romantic tension in play.
I enjoyed the inclusion of the dating app idea, and believe her dating failures could have been extended. I wanted more failed first dates!
Ms MacIntosh real ...more
so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she
was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or,
most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those
lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales.
After years working as a music journal ...more