Faking It~Portia MacIntosh

Finally I can share my thoughts on this hilarious book with you all! It is late and I’m so very sorry (blame that kick arse migraine that would just not leave!).

So here we meet Ella; dead end job that she gets the sack from right after her shabby flat above a pizza place is burnt down (okay so burnt down might be a tad dramatic, but her landlord is a cretin and overly dramatic himself). Followed by a phone call from twin sister Emma. Ella learns that the perfect, well put together, queen bee of a sister has avoided her parking fines for so long that she has a prison sentence looming over her, and not wanting to tarnish her perfect image, she begs Ella to take her place in her marriage and community while she serves her sentence in reputation preserving silence. Sounds good doesn’t it? Spending that time living a luxurious lifestyle and having a welcome break from your gloomy life. Well, not quite.

Ella is thrown in to a world of sullen, rebellious and stroppy teenagers, gossiping mothers and perfect housewives and has to run to keep up while not openly gawping at the gorgeous drama teacher . Not that easy! Especially when it’s a world you’ve never dipped your little toe in to.

Faking It is a fun and enjoyable read with plenty of laughs but also plenty of face-palm moments (oh Ella, you could have done some things very differently and had a much better outcome!) and lots of screwball humour. It’s a perfect pick-me-up read on a gloomy evening and it’s so easy to dip in and out of. And prepare yourself for a right twist at the end-it’s a tad draw dropping!

About The Author

Portia MacIntosh has been ‘making stuff up’ for as long as she can remember – or
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 journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her
powers for good and started writing novels instead.

Portia has published 16 books with HQ (HarperCollins) and Boldwood Books so far, with more coming soon.

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