If I Never Met You

    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings
    • $25.99

    • $25.99

Publisher Description

Bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane returns with another heartfelt romantic comedy perfect for fans of Josie Silver, Sophie Kinsella, or Sally Thorne.

If faking love is this easy... how do you know when it’s real?

When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling—not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Her once perfect life is in shambles and the thought of dating again in the age of Tinder is nothing short of horrifying. When news of her ex’s pregnant girlfriend hits the office grapevine, taking the humiliation lying down is not an option. Then a chance encounter in a broken-down elevator with the office playboy opens up a new possibility.

Jamie Carter doesn’t believe in love, but he needs a respectable, steady girlfriend to impress their bosses. Laurie wants a hot new man to give the rumor mill something else to talk about. It’s the perfect proposition: a fauxmance played out on social media, with strategically staged photographs and a specific end date in mind. With the plan hatched, Laurie and Jamie begin to flaunt their new couple status, to the astonishment—and jealousy—of their friends and colleagues. But there’s a fine line between pretending to be in love and actually falling for your charming, handsome fake boyfriend...

Sara Novak
hr min
March 24

Customer Reviews

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If I Never Met You: Mhairi McFarlane

It’s safe to say I’ve found a new favourite author!

McFarlane for sure has a writing style, its expected yet unexpected and really explores the raw emotions of people and how someone isn’t always who you think they are. She always tends to leave things (in the 2 books I’ve read) where you totally want to know more, but I also feel content with how everyone ended up.

This book explored the idea of finding the “one” and the unexpected that comes in all relationships. How relationships that seem solid might not be and those that seem surface level might be the real deal. The story had a feminist strong women undertone, which I loved, as some writers I find make women just seem so reliant on the men in their life.

My only warning is that the story does touch on child sexual abuse which I was not expecting.