Friday, September 18, 2020

Book Review: Stuck On You

By Sara Steven

Sadie doesn't have time for finding love. She's too busy as PA for famous artist Damian Banks. When she's not arranging exhibitions, she's organising his dry cleaning or dumping his never ending stream of girlfriends.

But when she strikes up an unusual friendship with her desk share buddy, she finds a confidante and a new potential love interest. Problem is, they've never actually met...

With Christmas just around the corner, can Sadie put herself first for a change and find what she's been looking for all along? (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads)

I couldn’t help but picture Lucy, Sandra Bullock’s character in Two Weeks Notice, when I see the interaction between Sadie and Damian, a man reminiscent of Hugh Grant. Sadie is Damian’s go-to for nearly everything in his life, which often gets in the way of allowing Sadie a normal existence. Where it differs though, is through the unique situations and circumstances that Sadie finds herself in with being Damian’s PA. It’s not often an assistant has to break up with her boss’s girlfriends! That right there shows the originality and outward funny that Portia MacIntosh brings to her characters and her stories. 

Another awkwardly funny scenario: When Sadie brings Damian home for the holidays. That scene alone, in where he’s practically inviting himself along when he knows that Sadie has requested the time off to spend with her family, speaks volumes on the type of character that Damian is. But at the same time, it’s hard not to find him likable. Over the course of Stuck On You, we discover how the preconceived notions had for how each character presents themselves and who they truly are will change. Damian isn’t who he really is at all, and Sadie might not feel as trapped in their codependent working relationship as she thought she’d been. 

The premise behind the relationship Sadie has with her desk share buddy is an interesting one. At times I feel it limits her from fully pursuing someone else or even determining the best employment for her, because she doesn’t want to let that potential relationship go. I thought it was sweet how it all plays out, and while I had a clue as to how it would go, it was still nice to see that come to fruition.

The biggest thing to learn from Stuck On You is that you never really know what to expect. Appearances aren’t everything, not really. I love how we get to discover that, too, right along with the primary characters who made this book so much fun! 

Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase Links:
Amazon UK * Amazon US 

Portia MacIntosh is a bestselling romantic comedy author of 12 novels, including It's Not You, It's Them and Honeymoon For One. Previously a music journalist, Portia writes hilarious stories, drawing on her real life experiences.

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