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The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts
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bookshelves: arcs-2018, owned, did-not-finish, ebook, romance, netgalley

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I love romance, and chick-literature. I love fast reads, and enjoyable nonsense. The cover looked so cute, and when I got approved the ARC on The Plus One from Sophia Money-Coutts on Netgalley, I was excited to read it. And then, it all started going downhill…

The Plus One is a book about Polly Spencer. She is thirty, single and works for Posh! Magazine. I didn’t like the Poly Spencer of now, and I thought, this might be a book where the main character is a lady with no self-respect, gets dumped, doesn’t have any ambition in life, and that’s okay.

People learn, people change, or if people don’t change, they start to be happy in their own world, without bothering what others think about it.

But Polly - she is all of these things, and on top of that she is not a happy bunny. She keeps complaining about things without trying to act on it, and her day consists of her checking if the phone has a message of her ‘crush’, and asking herself eighty-six times whether to send a message first or not.



I usually love these types of books, but not in cases where the character is just so… I don’t even have the words to explain.

And the book is full of words used too often (Shenanigans is such a lovely word, and Sophia destroyed it for me), lame pick up lines (‘I carry farm animals. I can manage you.’ - WHO SAYS THAT?), dialogues and useless waste of pages with people deciding what to eat:

‘So let’s get some onion bhajis to start. And then I’m going to have a butter chicken. And it comes with popadoms, right?’
‘Yes’ - I said, taking the menu from him.
‘And I’ll get the chicken jalfrezi. And plain rice. Mums, do we have any chutney?’
And it goes on…


At 42%, I decided to store this is my DNF stack. I really wish I had loved it, and I am so sad I didn't.

But life is too short to read the books you don’t like...
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Reading Progress

July 20, 2018 – Shelved
July 20, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 20, 2018 – Shelved as: arcs-2018
July 20, 2018 – Shelved as: owned
October 19, 2018 –
42.0%
October 19, 2018 –
page 162
42.19%
October 19, 2018 – Shelved as: did-not-finish
October 19, 2018 – Shelved as: ebook
October 19, 2018 – Shelved as: romance
January 17, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley

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Paritoshika Singh But life is too short to read the books you don’t like.
I agree!


Ivana - Diary of Difference Paritoshika wrote: "But life is too short to read the books you don’t like.
I agree!"


Thank you! <3


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