My Great Ex-Scape by Portia MacIntosh

Published January 21, 2021

My Great Ex-Scape by Portia MacIntosh

Book info

  • Title My Great Ex-Scape
  • Author Portia MacIntosh
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Romance

Rosie Jones has been dumped by every boyfriend she’s ever had - most recently by Dinosaur Dave, live on TV, during the ‘phone-a-friend’ segment of a quiz show. After the footage goes viral Rosie receives a bunch of flowers with a message: I love you, I should have never let you go, I want you back x. But who sent them? At a loose end and with £50,000 prize money in her back pocket, Rosie decides to take a trip down memory lane, visiting each of her ex-boyfriends to see not just if they are the one who sent the flowers but if they are the one. Her journey takes her back to the house she grew up in and on a transatlantic cruise to New York, but can Rosie figure out which ex-boyfriend is the love of her life, or should the past stay in the past?


At first, I thought the premise of this was going to be unbelievable. Win some random money on a TV contest and go searching for an ex-boyfriend. But actually, when you read it, everything seems entirely possible, and whilst some of the decisions are a bit odd, they also absolutely could happen. It’s a nice journey of self-discovery more than anything, and somehow by visiting the past Rosie can start looking to the future.

Having been arguably the youngest person on a cruise once, I could relate to the week-long journey Rosie took with her friends and family, and it was a fun read from start to finish.

Rating: 4 / 5

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