Hurray! It is my stop on a It's Not You, It's Them blog tour. I have a fabulously funny blog post by Portia MacIntosh. What are the dos and don'ts of staying with the in-laws?
Packing for staying with in-laws
Packing to stay with in-laws comes with a whole new set of priorities than, say, packing for a romantic weekend away.
In my latest novel, It’s Not You, It’s Them, my leading lady Roxie doesn’t consider what she should and shouldn’t pack before she goes to stay with her fiancé’s parents. We can learn from Roxie’s mistakes, though.
Make sure that you take a gift – it’s just good manners and whether you’re meeting them for the first time or the fiftieth time, it will show what a thoughtful girl you are.
As far as clothing goes, make sure you’re dressed appropriately. Yes, your cleavage might look great in that plunging neckline, but it’s not going to impress your boyfriend’s mum over dinner. If it’s cold, make sure you have warm clothing or you’ll look like an idiot. If it’s warm, probably don’t dress head to toe in black. Channelling your inner goth is cool, but you don’t want to look weird when it’s sunny out. It’s also a good idea to make sure you pack something to sleep in, just in case anyone walks in un announced or you have to dash to a bathroom in the night.
Just in case it doesn’t go without saying, don’t pack anything at all that you would be embarrassed if his parents saw. It’s perfectly OK to put your sex life on the backburner for a few days.
And finally, it’s cheesy, but remember to pack a smile. If you turn up miserable, people will be able to tell, and they don’t know that you’ve had a tough week at work, they’ll just think you’re rude – so smile, and have a great time.
It’s Not You, It’s Them
By Portia MacIntosh
Released: November 4, 2016
An irresistible, feel-good romance, perfect for fans of Rosie Blake, Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk.
First comes love. Then comes family…
After a lifetime of kissing frogs, Roxie Pratt has given up on finding her own fairytale romance. That is, until she meets her very own Prince Charming, Mark Wright, and he sweeps Roxie off her feet!
So when Mark finally gets down on one knee and pops the question, there’s only one thing left to do: meet the family! And when everything has been picture-perfect so far, what could possibly go wrong…?
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Portia MacIntosh has been 'making stuff up' for as long as she can remember - or so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or, most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales. After years working as a music journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her powers for good and started writing novels. Taking inspiration from her experiences on tour with bands, the real struggle of dating in your twenties and just trying to survive as an adult human female generally, Portia writes about what it's really like for women who don't find this life stuff as easy as it seems.
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This book sounds really fun!! A huge thank you to Helena from LRR Promos and Portia MacIntosh for invinting on the tour!
Happy Reading! xo
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