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Your Place Or Mine? by Portia MacIntosh

Your Place or Mine


Two reluctant housemates. One question: Is this your place or mine…?

When Serena is kicked out of her flat, an offer from her friend, Taylor, to house sit for her while she and her husband go travelling could not be better timing. But unfortunately for Serena she’s not the only one to have received this offer…

Enter Ziggy: arrogant, messy (and annoyingly handsome) musician, and friend of Taylor’s husband. Living with him is far from ideal, especially when he claims the best room, has loud parties – and the least said about his kitchen manner the better…

There’s just one solution for Serena – drive him out of the house by being twice as difficult to live with than he is! But Ziggy knows Serena’s game and as war ensues between them, being forced together under one roof may result in some unexpected consequences…


Portia MacIntosh is an author I’ve been meaning to read for some time and her LOL romantic comedy pitting two master schemers against each other is a keeper.

Serena loves her job at Diana’s Tearoom. The owner took pity on her circumstances years ago and Serena has blossomed into a confident employee and a long-time friend of Diana herself. But there is heartache and loss in store for Serena as she is left without a job and a home and is offered a housesitting job by her friend Taylor. Sounds great, right? Wrong. It appears Taylor’s husband offered the same housesitting job to his friend, Ziggy, the arrogant and conniving musician who deems to make her life miserable. Not one to stand down from a fight, Serena gives as good as she takes. Until one night, the dislike turns to attraction, and the two join forces to snatch and grab a beloved vase, expose a cheating and arrogant boyfriend, and convince a potential employer that Serena and Ziggy are in love. Let the laughter and games begin!

Serena is a hoot with her quirky sense of humor and dogged determination to get what she wants no matter how unconventional her ideas may seem. The whole crotchless tights and knickers ordeal is priceless as well as the elegant Dominoes Pizza and gravy fine dining feast. Ziggy is Serena’s perfect match with his love of heists and his unpretentious manner. He’s also a crazy-good musician which is a plus for any single girl. I liked how they slowly came together after a potential disaster at the house and how he didn’t hesitate to help her with her new and unusual business endeavor courtesy of her lovely friend Diana.

I’ll add that Serena and Ziggy’s friends are a total joy. The adorable, spray-tan Al is not only useful when some muscle is needed, but he’s nice to look at, too. Maël is a great colleague and patisserie chef who provides sage advice and delicious recipes. Jen is a kindred soul to Serena because they share stories about their good friend and boss, Diana. Of course, there are some notable villains like Diana’s grown, selfish children determined to take away Serena’s sanity and Serena’s cheating ex-boyfriend who puts the douche in douchebag. Kudos to Serena for trying to help a fellow scorned woman dodge a bullet with that one.

I am delighted to recommend this fun, romantic comedy that both pulled at my heartstrings and tickled my funny bone. The characters are kind and unorthodox and the plot is a winner. 

Thank you to Ms. MacIntosh for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Portia MacIntoshPortia 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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