Finding Felix by Jo Platt

I really enjoyed this book. Thanks so much to Canelo for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.


A family wedding. A fake boyfriend. A recipe for disaster! A funny, feel-good romantic comedy from bestseller Jo Platt

Singleton Dot Riley’s grandmother, Nanny Flo, is on her deathbed, surrounded by family and distraught at the thought of Dot being all alone in the world. Desperate to make Flo’s final moments happy ones, Dot invents a boyfriend – plumping in panic for her childhood friend, Felix, a firm favourite of Flo, but whom Dot hasn’t actually seen for 15 years.

But when Flo makes an unexpected recovery a few weeks before a family wedding, Dot is faced with a dilemma. Should she tell her frail grandmother that she lied and risk causing heartache and a relapse? Or should she find Felix and take him to the wedding?

Dot opts for finding Felix. But it’s not long before she discovers that finding him is the easy bit: liking him is the real challenge.

An uplifting romantic comedy about the angst of adult relationships and the joy of rediscovering the child within. Finding Felix is perfect for fans of Anna Bell, Tracy Bloom and Debbie Viggiano.

Links to Book:

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I just loved this book. The characters are wonderful and the story is captivating.

I was afraid that Dot would turn out to be a bit ditzy and silly, as she seemed to be great at getting into awkward situations, but she wasn’t. She is sweet and charming, and I warmed to her straight away.

I didn’t like Felix too much at the start, but grew to love him too, as his true character emerged.

The supporting characters were wonderful too. Dot’s mum is a particularly funny character, and I also loved her friend, Kate’s story.

The writing style flows so perfectly and the dialogue is so real. I loved discovering more about Dot and Felix’s past friendship and seeing how they would get on now.

There’s so much humour in this book, it’s genuinely funny and heart-warming.

Such real characters, an original and enchanting plot, with humour throughout, I really recommend this book.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Jo Platt was born in Liverpool in 1968 and, via the extremely winding route of rural Wiltshire, London, Seattle and St Albans, she is now happily settled in Bristol with her husband and two daughters. She studied English at King’s College London before going on to work in the City for ten years. In 2000 she escaped into motherhood and part-time employment, first as an assistant teacher in a Seattle pre-school and then was a Bristol-based secretary to her husband.

Author Social Media Links

Twitter: ‎@JoPlattTweets



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