A laugh-out-loud romance from the author of the bestselling YOU HAD ME AT HELLO
When Edie is caught in a compromising position at her colleagues’ wedding, all the blame falls on her – turns out that personal popularity in the office is not that different from your schooldays. Shamed online and ostracised by everyone she knows, Edie’s forced to take an extended sabbatical – ghostwriting an autobiography for hot new acting talent, Elliot Owen. Easy, right?
Wrong. Banished back to her home town of Nottingham, Edie is not only dealing with a man who probably hasn’t heard the word ‘no’ in a decade, but also suffering an excruciating regression to her teenage years as she moves back in with her widowed father and judgy, layabout sister.
When the world is asking who you are, it’s hard not to question yourself. Who’s that girl? Edie is ready to find out.
‘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. Mhairi is single-handedly dragging romcoms into the 21st century’ John Niven
‘Her best yet – write faster!’ Holly Bourne
‘No-one writes such wry, emotionally complex romantic fiction as Mhairi McFarlane’ 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
Praise for Mhairi McFarlane:
‘Witty, sharp and giggle-inducing … This is modern and honest romantic fiction at its most accomplished’ HEAT
‘Who will love it? Want-it-funny lit-lovers’ GLAMOUR
‘An engaging read about finding yourself… I loved it’ DAILY MAIL
‘McFarlane’s writing will make you laugh out loud 5*’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
‘Brilliantly funny stuff’ FABULOUS
‘A delicious feast of comic romance … Smart and funny’ SUNDAY MIRROR
‘[McFarlane] has pulled it out of the bag again, crafting an impassioned novel of female self-discovery … Jam-packed with quirky social satire that delights and entertains’ OK
“Very very witty and funny. Left me in awe…a total gem.” (Marian Keyes)
“The funniest, most romantic book I've read since One Day.” (Lisa Jewell)
“I loved this book. It made me laugh and reminded me that anything's possible in love – and in everything else for that matter.” (Minnie Driver)
“I loved this: an original, genuinely funny, genuinely moving, modern love story.” (Katy Regan)
“Mhairi is darkly funny and quite, quite rude…You Had Me at Hello is a breath of tart, Northern air.” (Sarra Manning)
“Bitingly sharp and achingly funny…guaranteed to have you bent double. I absolutely loved it!” (Claudia Carroll)
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 four books and she lives in Nottingham with a man and a cat.
It’s rom-com for a reason! Needs a proper ending. All this build-up to fall flat. I thought maybe by now there would be a sequel - there’s so much more to tell about this couple as a couple - but there doesn’t seem to be, as there was for the novella that came after You Had Me at Hello. Love Elliot - he deserved a solid ending.