eARC Review – No Ex Before Marriage by Portia MacIntosh

59148958. sy475

Title: No Ex Before Marriage

Author: Portia MacIntosh

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Publication date: January 11th, 2022

293 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

It’s not over until someone says ‘I do’…

While her friends join the “Wife Club” one by one, Poppy feels like that part of her life is done and dusted. Already married and divorced she’s not desperate to go through all that again.


Portia MacIntosh writes some adorable romances set in Britain and No Ex Before Marriage is no different. It’s a second chance love story involving a divorced couple and them reconnecting when Poppy realizes their divorce never was filed – and Zac is getting married the following weekend in a high profile wedding with a minor celebrity. Poppy has to stop the wedding and try to not lose her heart to Zac again in the process.

I really enjoyed this quirky read and the unique romance Poppy and Zac had/have. After reading the reason why they got divorced in the first place, my heart hurt for them and it added in the needed emotional context to the fairly comical plot line and characters. I always appreciate that the women in MacIntosh’s romances are older than the average and show romance from a different perspective. There is an alternating timeline in this book as you read Poppy and Zac from current times with flashbacks back to high school and their marriage throughout the book.

Featuring light spice and the second chance love trope, No Ex Before Marriage continue a long line of successful romances from Portia MacIntosh (in my opinion).

Thank you to Boldwood Books and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s