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Review of Plus One

Plus One

Plus One by Brighton Walsh was a short, easy read and that particular day that was exactly what I was looking for. It had several four and five-star reviews on Amazon so I grabbed it, excited to dive right in.

Olivia hates the singles scene, so when her best guy friend, Ian, offers to be her plus one to a series of weddings she has to attend, she agrees. Although she doesn’t want to complicate their lifelong friendship, she can’t pass up the chance to have a steady date without the dating drama. What she doesn’t expect is to now find Ian so incredibly sexy.

When Ian sees his old friend Olivia dolled up for wedding #1, the boyhood crush he once nurtured transforms into smoldering attraction. It doesn’t take long for their no-strings arrangement to turn physical. But as Olivia’s desire to stay “just friends” becomes clear, Ian’s feelings are deepening. In the time they have together, how will Ian convince Olivia that one plus one can make for a lifelong pair?

The book wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. It was really rather forgettable. In fact, that was kind of my problem with it. The day after I read it, I couldn’t really remember much of anything about it. A good book invokes an emotional response and as a result, will stick with you for days or weeks after. This book, while not bad, just didn’t do anything for me.

Would I recommend this to a friend? No, I’m sorry to say I wouldn’t. Not because the book was bad. But just because it wasn’t that great either.

There are so many other great books out there so if I were going to actually recommend a book to a friend, I would want it to blow them away sort of like Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder. Now that’s a book that you won’t soon forget.

Stacei Fox

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