Top positive review
FUN, FAST-PACED AND ENTERTAINING
Reviewed in Australia on 20 November 2020
Romcom, ‘Stuck on You' is a super-fun, fast-paced story, with a few serious issues, some Christmas cheer and heaps of entertainment.
The characters are full of personality and the plot has some familiar elements, but also enough authenticity to keep interest high. Adorable Sadie Kirke is the assistant to the highly successful, but difficult art/photographer, Damien Banks. Her qualifications are undervalued as Damien treats her more as a girl-Friday – come PA – come counsellor (her professional goal is to be an art gallery curator). Damien's other employees exclude her because she’s unfairly considered the boss' tittle-tattle. Her only work friend is her unseen desk-buddy, Adam, but they only communicate through friendly post-it notes and comforting chocolate bars. Soon, demanding Damien finds himself in a creative slump and somehow, Sadie snaffles a challenging assignment for him to photograph. Sadie’s charming Yorkshire family are important to the plot, with their hilarious antics during their five days of Christmas celebrations (both Sadie and Damien join in). Under the circumstances, will Damien relax and show his other side to the honest and down-to-earth, Sadie?
Portia MacIntosh is a sharp and witty writer who creates humorous and madcap situations for her characters to shine. The only drawback for me? Why introduce a subplot (said challenging assignment mentioned above) and not address it in the denouement? SoY is a solid Christmassy read nonetheless.