Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: Plus One by Brighton Walsh

Goodreads Summary:

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?

Publication Date: May 6, 2013

I was in the mood for a cute and light read and Plus One fit the bill. The characters were semi-likable and although this was a novella, I enjoyed the development of the romance and didn’t feel like it was too rushed. The sexy time scenes were steamy and the end tied up the plot nicely.

To be honest, Livvy and Ian had to grow on me a little bit. They were definitely on the superficial side and although I felt the physical attraction between the two, I didn’t totally feel the love part. They would say things annoying from time to time like “She had a great sense of humor, if she did say so herself, and gave one mean blow job—or so she’d been told” and “…there weren’t enough martinis for him to even get a kiss on the cheek.”

That being said, I still liked the younger brother crushing on his older sister’s best friend angle. The wedding trips were fun and steamy and the build up had me anticipating when the two would finally get together. The sex scenes had a good level of heat and Ian was definitely hot (although he was described as having wild blond hair and green eyes, nothing like the cover model).

If you’re looking for a contemporary romance to get lost in for a couple of hours, then I definitely recommend Plus One.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this novel for review!  


  1. You're quotes from the book just cracked me up! Sounds interesting indeed Heather :) Awesome review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  2. Those quotes are a bit on the cheesy side. :) Excellent review, Heather. Thanks for sharing! WRITE ON!


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