You always remember your first love. Don’t you…?
’I loved it! So funny and warm. A delicious read’ Marian Keyes
’Hilarious, warm and life affirming’ Jenny Colgan
It began with four words.
‘I love your laugh. x’
But that was twelve years ago. It really began the day Georgina was fired from The Worst Restaurant in Sheffield (© Tripadvisor) and found The Worst Boyfriend in the World (© Georgina’s best friends) in bed with someone else.
So when her new boss, Lucas McCarthy, turns out to be the boy who wrote those words to her all that time ago, it feels like the start of something.
The only problem? He doesn’t seem to remember Georgina – at all…
This irresistible new book from Mhairi McFarlane is the perfect story to escape with. Compulsively readable, absolutely hilarious and deliciously romantic, you will not be able to put it down.
‘I loved it! So funny and warm – a delicious read’ Marian Keyes
‘Wildly funny and wildly romantic… Another wonderful novel from an author at the top of her game’ Louise O’Neill
‘Beautiful, funny and heartbreaking’ Giovanna Fletcher
‘Funny and heartfelt, full of humour and wisdom, I absolutely loved it’ Katie Fforde
‘Intelligent, edgy and laugh out loud funny – a romantic comedy to love’ Sunday Mirror
‘The perfect mix of comedy, whip smart dialogue and all the feels’ Fabulous
‘Mhairi gets the mix of laughs, romance and serious emotional depth just right in this page-turner that stands out from the crowd’ S Magazine
‘Hilarious, clever and beautifully written’ Daily Mail
‘Fiery, feminist, fit, filthy and very timely … astonishingly good’ Harriet Reuter Hapgood
‘A warm belly full of joy from start to finish!’ Holly Bourne
‘Mhairi’s best yet: nobody does modern love like her, hilarious, devastating and real’ Laura Kemp
Praise for Mhairi McFarlane:
‘An effortlessly brilliant read – will have you laughing when you shouldn’t and sobbing when you least expect it’ Giovanna Fletcher
‘Totally hilarious and wincingly real’ Jenny Colgan
‘Her best yet – write faster!’ Holly Bourne
‘No-one writes such wry, emotionally complex romantic fiction’ RED
‘The perfect balance of romcom and drama… the ultimate holiday read!’ GRAZIA
‘Warm, nuanced, compelling’ STYLIST
‘Intelligent and insightful’ HEAT
‘Sparky, smart, sore-stomach-laughing kind of read’ FABULOUS
About the author
Sunday Times bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane was born in Scotland in 1976 and her unnecessarily confusing name is pronounced Vah-Ree.
After some efforts at journalism, she started writing novels and her first book, You Had Me At Hello, was an instant success. She’s now written five books and she lives in Nottingham with a man and a cat.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Mhairi McFarlane has the rare ability to lace a side-splittingly funny rom-com with serious themes like toxic relationships, abuse and family dysfunction—without detracting from either side of that spectrum. When Georgina is fired from her (terrible) job and discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, she thinks it couldn’t get any worse. She’s wrong. We loved this warm, witty and clever read, and the bittersweet final scenes in particular had us laughing, crying and swooning in turn.
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The writing style was hard to read , and there were too many local sayings and terminology I didn't understand. Halfway through it got a lot better, lots of funny bits, and by the end I was teary eyed lol
So all up, a good waste of half a day reading
Disappointing, style of writing hard to read
I read You Had Me At Hello by this author years ago and it was well written and completely captivating. This current book has disappointed me. The only enjoyable part is the very first Chapter, ‘Then’. That first chapter is captivating and completely draws the reader in. But after that, the writing all goes downhill from there. It seems Mhaire generally covers scenes in minute detail, and her story goes on all sorts of tangents. Meanwhile, the reader waits in anticipation for the author to bring back the story to the main plot. This happens at such a slow pace, such that she loses the reader altogether. Also, the author seems to use a great deal of what I take to be British lingo which makes this book an extremely frustrating read. Awfully disappointed.