Just Date and See by Portia MacIntosh


Billie is looking forward to a quiet, man-free Christmas. It’s just a shame her family doesn’t feel the same way.

With a house full of unexpected (and unwanted) guests, Billie needs to find the perfect escape to get away from the chaos.

So when her dating app recommends a week of singles nights in her area, Billie decides that braving these events has to be better than making conversation with her dad’s new wife, dealing with her mum’s mid-life crisis or witnessing her sister flirting with her insufferably arrogant next-door neighbour.

While this is definitely not the festive season she had planned, between disco bowling and boozy bingo, little does Billie know that she may find love this year after all – she’ll just have to date and see…

Fall in love with the perfect laugh-out-loud festive read from top 10 bestseller Portia Macintosh.

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I was drawn by this story as soon as I read it was a funny, Christmassy story about Billie trying to get through the holidays with her eccentric family. I thought this was so funny, so many, many times I laughed out loud at work and had to look around to see if anyone noticed.

The chemistry Billie has with Rocco is so good, flirty, fun, so witty. I love a good slow burn and this definitely fits the bill, it’s just the perfect Christmas/seasonal romance to get you in the Christmas mood.

The writing is wonderful, Portis manages to expertly show and describe the tension, emotion that Billie experiences, she’s such a brilliant author for keeping you interested as well as intrigued.

Overall, this is a cute and fun Christmas read, with a twist I didn’t even see coming at the end , but you’ll have to read it to find out. Which I can really recommend that you should.

Thanks to Netgalley, Boldwood Books and Rachel’s Random Resources for a free copy in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own and freely given.

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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