You guys know I absolutely would not steer you wrong when it comes to books you should read because they are books you will love, right? Good, because whip out your credit cards and order this one right now.
It's Not Me, It's You - Mhairi McFarlane
What do you do when your hour-old fiance sends you a text for the Other Woman? Apart from break something valuable. Like his face.
Another hilarious and romantic story from the author of the bestselling YOU HAD ME AT HELLO.
Delia Moss isn't quite sure where she went wrong. Everything was going smoothly. Ok, she had a slightly rubbish job working for the council and she hadn t seen her best friend Emma in god knows how long, but she'd been working up to proposing to Paul for months. This. Was. It.
But with one annoying little beep beep, Delia's life is turned upside down and rather than stick around and commit GBH by punching her cheating scumbag boyfriend (who still wants to be with her) in the chops, she decides the best thing to do would be get some head space and leave for London.
But a new city is never going to be the answer, and with a dodgy new job in media PR, where a suspicious yet devastatingly handsome journalist seems to be sniffing around and endangering her job, Delia can't run forever. Where did the old Delia go? And can she get her back?
This was EASILY the best book for me to read while holding Penelope for hours so she would sleep. It clocks in at 531 pages, so a bit longer than I usually enjoy, but it was so good. I don't even know where to start with the review to fully convince you to purchase this baby, but I'm going to try.
The story is about Delia, who has been with her boyfriend Paul for years. She has gotten tired of waiting for a proposal from him so she decides to buck tradition and ask him to marry her. She's got the entire thing planned out and it was romantic. Until he is only kind of excited about the prospect. Determined to not let his lackluster reaction bring her down, they go to a pub to celebrate when she receives a text from Paul that was clearly meant to go to someone else.
Cue her world falling apart.
Because as it turns out, Paul isn't faithful so she does what every reasonable gal would do- she packs a few bags and heads home. Only she can't stay at home with her parents and brother for long because it's quite obvious she's the odd duck in the odd family so she packs up again and heads to London to stay with her best friend, who is a highly successful lawyer. Delia decides to find a job while in London and ends up at a sketchy PR agency with a total douchebag of a boss. Almost immediately she falls victim to a blackmailing scam by a freelancing journalist out to ruin her boss. Begrudgingly, Delia finds herself being a double spy of sorts because she's really damned if she does, damned if she doesn't.
All the while, Paul is making if very clear he wants Delia back. He's sending romantic gestures, trying to call her, and she just isn't sure because as their shared dog is dying, she realizes Paul lied when he "fessed up", though he says it was to prevent hurting her more. Douchebag.
But THEN!!!! Delia finds herself a bit enamored by Adam, the man blackmailing her, when it becomes clear that she has to take the reigns of the job situation. And Adam is kind of dreamy and I was rooting for him hard. HARD, I tell you.
I got a little worried towards the end that Delia was going to screw it all up and end up with the wrong guy and then even I got a little confused on who she should go to, but then I decided NO. It's so clear, please, please, please let Delia see who the clear winner of her love triangle is.
I can't tell you if she does or not because that would be a spoiler, but I can tell you I was on the edge of my seat the entire book. I absolutely loved it. I loved how Delia just wanted to be loved, she wanted to feel loved, she wanted a job she didn't hate and it'd be really nice if she could just find her niche in the world. She was always just a part of someone else's niche, she never really had her own. So she's the underdog really, and you find yourself rooting for her and it's so refreshing to not hate the main character. Truly. So many women's fiction books are so heavy and you end up hating characters but not here. This book is so fun, it feels like a real thing you've gone through or watched a friend go through, and you just enjoy every page. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a fun read.
You can get the book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, but in the meantime, check out Mhairi's Twitter page. She has other books, which I'll be adding to my to-read list FOR SURE.
The great news, is I have ONE COPY to give away to a lucky reader in US/Canada! To win a copy, here are your tasks:
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That's it! I'll draw a winner on Wednesday, May 27- good luck!