The Plus One

The Plus One

A hilarious and heartwarming debut novel about a brilliant but socially inept robotics engineer who builds her own wedding date to her sister's wedding, and learns more about love than she ever expected. Meet Kelly. Twenty-nine, valedictorian, and a brilliant robotics engineer to boot. While her professional life is on the rise, her personal life is struggling to get off th A hilarious and heartwarming debut novel about a brilliant but socially inept robotics engineer who builds her own we...

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Title:The Plus One
Author:Sarah Archer
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07JF8JKJR
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Plus One Reviews

  • Dianne
    Jun 30, 2019
    Unless you are a huge fan of AI and/or work in Silicon Valley and in the high tech industry, this may not be the book for you. It wasn't for me. At first, when I was reading this all I could think of was Kelly was going for something like DATA from Star Trek then we got a little on ...
  • Jillian Doherty
    Jan 14, 2019
    A light-hearted story about finding yourself, and new opportunities along the way. Kelly is a refreshingly quirky character, and science forward protagonist. Here we see a women who?s less focused on romance but must contend with it. With her sister?s wedding is quickly approa...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Jul 19, 2019
    FYI: The top shelf on GR on this book says it's a romance, but it is not a romance novel. This is a character arc story. Romance is a topic in the novel but it is not a romance novel. ...
  • Kristen
    Dec 18, 2018
    sometimes, when my request for an ARC is declined, i get cranky and never want to read the book out of spite. so. too bad, this one sounds cute. ...
  • Jadine
    Jun 14, 2019
    Free uncorrected proof on Goodreads. I liked this book but I wanted to like it more. The editor had a letter at the beginning of the book, comparing it to The Kiss Quotient by Helen Huang- which I loved, but I don't think this book was up to that level. It was trying but just didn't qu...
  • Autumn
    Jul 02, 2019
    Kelly Suttle is a wiz at her job, but she?s atrocious at finding a date for her sister?s wedding. It doesn?t matter how many men that she encounters, none of them tick all the boxes. So with the date looming ever closer and nonstop interference from her well-meaning mother, she d...
  • Mayda
    Aug 29, 2019
    Kelly is in a quandary. She needs a date for her sister?s wedding, but not only doesn?t she have a steady boyfriend, none of the blind dates her family and friends have set her up with has worked out. Being a robotics engineer, Kelly had a wild idea to build herself a robot date. W...
  • Georgia
    Apr 25, 2019
    3.5, would have been more fun with robot sex!! i honestly wouldn't really characterize this as a romance, the strongest and most interesting relationships in this book were with her family and her best friend/coworker ...
  • Christy
    Jun 06, 2019
    I received a copy of The Plus One from Goodreads Giveaways in return for an honest review. The premise of this books sounded really cute and I was excited to get a copy. Unfortunately, not a lot happens, just a lot of the same thing over and over or for far too long (her mother goin...
  • Kristen
    Jun 05, 2019
    This was just overall a hard book for me to get into and finish. The whole book was just very bland to me. Ethan is very blah and not very likable, All of Kelly's problems are solved far too quickly and easily, and I couldn't get past the fact that she had sex with a robot. What the he...
  • Larry H
    Sep 02, 2019
    3.5 stars, maybe 3.75? Kelly is a robotics engineer. She's smart and ready to go places with her career, but her interpersonal skills aren't always the strongest. She winds up making a mess out of her encounters with people, even when she doesn't mean to. Even her best friend Priya ...
  • Sarah
    Apr 27, 2019
    Y'all need Jesus was the main though as I was reading this book - which is a lot for a non-southern atheist to feel about a story. I was emailed by the publisher that I was pre-approved for the arc of this book, and as I was about to embark on an 8hr flight, I downloaded it. My thou...
  • Corina
    Jun 15, 2019
    This is going to be short review. Since I don?t have much to say about this book. But I should start with saying that not every debut novel this year is working out for me. I really loved the premise of the story. BUT?. It?s not easy to fall in love with a robot. A characte...
  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    Jun 11, 2019
    First off, I'm giving this 5 stars because while it is only a solid 4 stars in my opinion, there is no way it deserves the 2.76 rating it currently holds. It's a far better book than the rating indicates. There was a lot I liked about this debut and a bit I didn't. I liked the char...
  • Yna Nicole ❤
    Jun 07, 2019
    "[...]About the fact that she really did still want to find the right guy, in spite of all the bruises that come with cracking your heart from its exoskeleton. About the growing suspicion that she couldn?t find the right guy because she wasn?t the right person." Thank you, E...
  • Kim
    Jul 13, 2019
    OH MY GOODNESS. I am so thankful for this book. I usually don't go for books that have less than a 3.5 rating on Goodreads, but the blurb interested me enough to forgo this rule. And how glad am I for going with my gut feeling. This book, although not perfect, got me out of a months...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Jun 29, 2019
    This seems to have unfairly engendered much back and forth but you know what- read it as it was intended and relax. It's the tale of Kelly, who hasn't been able to "have it all" and decides to build her own man. Yep. She builds Ethan who might be perfect even if he's well, a robot. Giv...
  • Karen
    Aug 27, 2019
    Millennial romance, what there is of it. Woman so put off by human makes builds a cyborg boyfriend to take to her sister's wedding. Um, funny, not funny? I gave up halfway through. ...
  • Cristine Tanjuakio
    Jun 19, 2019
    Twenty-nine year old robotics engineer Kelly, in desperate need to find a date for her sister?s wedding, decided to just make herself one. Hence, she created Ethan! This novel is so out of the ordinary. Kelly, the main character reminds me of Elinor Oliphant. One challenge for me in ...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    Jan 06, 2019
    The biggest problem with this book is that it relies on the reader falling in love with Ethan, Kelly's robot lover, and so feeling the same angst as her over the impossibility of their romance. I couldn't give less of a &*!$ about Ethan. He just never struck me as having a...
  • Uyen
    Sep 11, 2019
    A rather sweet, endearing read, The Plus One is much more character-focused than plot-driven. We have a shy engineer Kelly as our protagonist and the ?love interest? Ethan, a robot she has created to be her plus one at a wedding. I think the core of the narrative is important to...
  • Jackie
    May 30, 2019
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway! Honestly I?d give it 3 stars but this book has such low reviews that I bumped it up. I can see some people really enjoying this while other night not. It?s a rom-com where the main character is weak and everything just somehow magically solv...
  • Oliver Harris
    Jul 27, 2019
    I picked up this book because I was really interested in the robot aspect of this book as I am someone who is really into robots. (I consider myself a cyborg due to my pacemaker) The robot aspect is really the only reason I gave this book such a high rating. I loved that part of the bo...
  • Claire
    Jan 01, 2019
    I feel like there's a lot to unpack here. Diving in, I was full aware this was a romance, and not a story about female engineers, but considering engineering is (supposed to be) a big part of Kelly's life and her character, I was still a bit disappointed how trivial it was in the b...
  • Nicole Wagner
    May 13, 2019
    3.49 stars :-) This is a lot less science fiction-y than I had hoped, based on the description, but in no way am I ashamed to admit my fondness for the occasional feel-good wholesome romance, and that's closer to where this one lands. I probably should have paid better attention to...
  • Toni
    Jul 01, 2019
    I actually had so much fun reading this book! I guess I'm only human... There were bits that reminded me of Jane Austen's dry wit (esp. Kelly's parents) and others that were clearly uncomplicated super relaxing chick lit, and I loved this summer read for both its entertainment valu...
  • Jaclyn Chapman
    Jun 17, 2019
    This was a fun fast read. I found in hard to put down. What started as a solving for a wedding date became more than Kelly expected as she is sucked down her own rabbit hole per say of her own making. She learns all avout love and relationships and well as more about her self. ...
  • Lisa
    Jun 17, 2019
    I enjoyed her writing which kept me reading the story, but in truth it was not very realistic and not the fantasy I was expecting. I felt it was a good, quick summer read! ...
  • Heather Trudeau
    Jun 10, 2019
    This was such a fun read! While a bit predictable, and unrealistic, I would recommend it to anyone looking for good chic-lit! ...
  • Amina Ibrahim
    Feb 15, 2019
    The Plus One is a humorous story about a robotics engineer Kelly, who has no luck in dating. With her sister's wedding close and her mother matchmaking her with different people so she can have a date to the wedding, Kelly decides to make a robot for a boyfriend to prove to her mother ...