**BLOG TOUR** The Ex Factor by Eva Woods


@inkstainsclaire @HQstories

I’m delighted to be the next stop on the blog tour for this amusing tale …  if you’ve ever fancied your friend’s ex, this could be the perfect book for you!

About this book

Is it possible to freecycle love?

Modern dating is hard, especially when all you meet are liars, oddballs, men who wear Superman pants and men who live with their mums.

So why not date someone who already comes pre-approved? Just because your friend’s ex wasn’t right for her doesn’t mean that he won’t be right for you. That’s Marnie’s new plan for herself and her three best friends, perennially single Helen, recently divorced Rosa and cynical lawyer Ani.

Through bad dates and good, the four friends begin to realise that there are advantages to dating pre-screened men…but there can be some serious pitfalls to falling for your friend’s ex.

MetLineReader review

A light hearted look at dating — ever fancied your friend’s ex?

Personally I’ve never been tempted but have been on a couple of blind dates which *shudder* were worse… Thankfully now 20+ years ago but it didn’t take long for the memories to come flooding back.

Marnie and Helen have been friends since primary school and would do anything (really?!) for each other. Ani and Rosa met at Uni, and the four have been inseparable ever since.

Marnie returns from an overseas trip – she’s been away for 2 years — and suggests they date one of the other’s ex-boyfriends….

The story, bittersweet in places and slapstick silly in others, develops from here — particularly as Rosa, a journalist on a magazine, ends up having to write about the experience….

MetLineReader rating 4* 🙅🙅🙅🙅

About the author

Eva Woods is the nom de plume for the well-known writer Claire McGowan.  Since 2015, she has been writing contemporary women’s fiction (“that means sort of romance, with jokes in”). She chose the name of Eva Woods as “this was the name of [her]  great-grandmother and [she’s] always liked it.

She says she’s “probably best-known for the Paula Maguire series of crime novels (which has been optioned for TV by BBC Drama) and the thriller The Fall. [She’s] had several short storiesin anthologies or broadcast on Radio 4.

You can find out more about Eva Woods on Claire’s website, the brilliantly named http://www.ink-stains.co.uk/


The Ex Factor by Eva Woods is published on 8th September by HQStories (formerly MIRA), an imprint of Harper Collins. It is available for pre-order from Amazon UK.


Author: metlinereader

I am obsessed with books.  In fact, I'd rather be reading than doing anything else.   I enjoy trying out new books and new authors; I do like to "mix and match" genres.  I often have access to books before they are published and would welcome the opportunity to review most books... just not horror or sci-fi, please :)