Mhairi McFarlane: Don't You Forget About Me

Un It s zany smart and edgy and I loved Georgina I could imagine this whole thing as an 80s movie and I loved those campy things Overall Don t You Forget About Me isn t listed as a rom com but it should be It made me giggle ut loud and Georginia s such a clever character I couldn t help but love herI received a complimentary copy All Shivers: four in one: The Enchanted Attic/A Ghastly Shade of Green/The Locked Room - The Awful Apple Orchard opinions are mywnMany L'Oracle de votre subconscient : I-Ching, Le Livre des transformations of my reviews can also be foundn my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom Sale alert Grab this for cheap while you can It doesn t matter if you take wrong turns Arriving somewhere you want to be in the end is what countsI ve been wanting to read this since a friend hi AR five starred this many moons Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! okay it was like February ago It took me until this past weekend to pick it up and sadlynly because I was meeting her at a signing Don t have a go at me I m trying to play peacemakerIf you are neutral in situations Les Naufrags d'Ythaq T03 : Le soupir des toiles of injustice you have chosen the sidef the The Royal Joust oppressor Oh my GOD have you beenn Twitter too much againWhy did I wait so long and y all non UKers have to wait even longer because this baby isn t American Maharajah out until summerfall for North America What are you looking forHmm I think I d like someone who cares as much about me as I do about them That might sound a low bar But 4 stars You always remember your first love Don t you Don t You Forget About Me is my first Mhairi McFarlane book and I ll for sure be checkingut This had a great romantic aspect but it was f a contemporarychick lit story where the romance wasn t at the forefront Georgina is such a refreshing and likable character She s not where she thought she would be in her early thirties but even though her life isn t as planned she tries to make the best f it She s starting a new job after losing a job and a bad breakup and the last thing she expects is to see her high school flame as ne f the business Squeamish About Sushi: And other Food Adventures in Japan owners Georgina was headver heels ver Lucas but things ended in not the best way she s not sure how to cope with the fact that Lucas doesn t seem to remember her It s awkward at best Georgina goes through so much and she always brings humor and fun to every situation I loved watching her grow as the book progressed I also loved Lucas by the end even though I was weary f him early The Quarterback's Crush on I laughed so hard in this book but there were also moments towards the end that brought me to tears Overall I enjoyed this audiobook so much I m looking forward to from this author Find allf my reviews at StarsHAPPY GALENTINE S DAY You know So I know what you re thinking A day for the ladies and you pick a romance book From the cover and description you might think this is your average romance r an homage to The Breakfast Club but that would be selling this soooooooooooooooo short Yes Georgina and Lucas eventually got their happily ever after for now but I ain t kidding when I say eventually Like nearly the last page kind f eventually And in all honesty the entire premise f him not remembering her even though she clearly thought f him as her first love and was willing to present him with her V Card would have infuriated me if that would have been the focus Achtung! Cthulhu of the story because Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut it wasn t the focus and this was just so great and handled a couplef different serious issues in such a user friendly sort Infamy of way and I loved pert near every lady in this from Georgina to her sister Esther to her friends Clem and Rav and Jo and Nana Hogg talk about LOOOOOOOVE total HBIC and Kitty Oh lord Kitty was a riot Oh my God none does that what am I some sort General P.T.G. Beauregard of Victorian person Yeah like I wrote my diary in my big death nightie and like ate mutton pie and that Wrote it withne My Wishful Thinking of those pens that are feathers What the hell is a big death nightie Those nighties that ghosts wear and they putld people in You know Like in a Muppet Christmas Carol Hahahaha The Muppet Christmas Carol RIP Charles Dickens I know who Charles Dickens is Do you My bad He s the bear he tells the story I didn t like Georgina s mother much until nearly the end because she was a bit The Boy and the Blue Moon of a twat I can say that since it s British right but she got her redemption arc And Esther s sweet husband and Dev and Lucas were all great too and Keith It was truly just a nearly perfect little comedy for me with a couplef aforementioned serious undertones that made me chuckle again and again and really celebrate how great gals are Netflix needs to ption this yesterday so I can watch it n a loop in my PJs until the end The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 of days ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you NetGalleyORIGINAL REVIEWBecause with a title like that a woman my age doesn t even need to know what it s about before clicking the reuest button DNF at 46%This isn t bad it just wasn t what I was hoping for I wanted romance this is literary fiction and I don t want to finish itnly because I feel Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest obligated to review it for Netgalley I know it llnly be a three star book and a uite forgettable ne at that I have ne problem with Mhairi McFarlane s books I inhale them Every single time I sit down to read ne I think to myself savour it Beverley because nce it s finished that s it and every single time I devour it in a matter Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day of hours Don t You Forget About Me is no exception I couldn t put it down and was fully absorbed in the worldf GeorginaIf you haven t read a Mhairi McFarlane book before then you really should remedy that pretty uickly Her books are witty sharp precise. Double dumping in ne day Georgina takes the next job that comes her way bartender in a newly pened pub There’s Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) onlyne problem it’s run by the guy she fell in love with years ago And make that two problems he doesn’t remember her At all But she has fabulous friends and her signature hot pink fur coat what could a girl really needLucas McCarthy has not nly grown into a broodingly handsome man but he’s al.

Warning uote with cussing ahead Whatever ur souls are made Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of his and mine are the same Kitty looks dumbstruck and I briefly flatter myself I might get the ueenf social media into classic literature Whatever ARSEHOLES are made Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of they have the same arsehole I am never ever going to look at Wuthering Heights the same way again Story Lucas and Georgina had a wonderful secret relationship when they were teens Untiln prom night everything went wrong and they never spoke again Twelve years later Georgina works in a shitty restaurant and gets fired so a restaurant critic is forced to give them a better rating than they deserve With much luck she gets another Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition one night job that turnsut to be wonderful The Heaven Next Stop ownerffers her a job and she is head ver heals to agree But then then Georgina sees her long lost love Lucas again Who happens to be the wners brother And the manager But he does not remember her Ah that was interesting It was entertaining sometimes but sometimes it had too much details too much description and information we didn t need for the plot But still it was a really cute and important story that shows you that it doesn t matter how ld you are you can always find your way Also what happened when Georgina was young is so important It was so heartbreaking and awful but still so so true Character Georgina was this plane crash f a human being that I find absolutely 100% interesting She wants to be a writer but doesn t write at the moment Huh same girl same She stopped going to university after she had a panic attack and from then Bases Loaded on worked in little barsr cafes as a waitress And nearly ever time she had an awful ending But she never gave up Her family was weird and sometimes really mean to her but when they understood that they said things to her that destroyed her little by little they stopped She had an awful crazy manipulative boyfriend that betrayed her with his PA and then acted like they were in an Have A Good Night, Volume 1 open relationship And when she said it wasver he started going to her new workplace r to her home Trying to force her back with him But she never relented and that was so good All in all I think she is still a little wild but then she is also extremely brave and I loved her so much Lucas was a mystery And he stayed that way Yes we got bit f information about his past and what he thought and felt for Georgina but all in all I think the author could ve given him f a personality But still he was such a sweetheart being respectful and honest Trying to be a good boss that protects his workers and so n The When You Lose Your Job other characters were nice and I liked them but they didn t really had a full personality like Georgina did But that s no surprise she was the main character duh Relationships Oh the heartbreakf Georginas and Lucas love story It was so devastating And then when they were lder and met again I felt the angst and the uncertainty between them Then bit by bit they found their way to each ther Only to be parted again Ugh The Isabel the Queen: Life and Times other relationship in this story was thene between Georgina and her former boyfriend now ex Robin He was manipulative mean and an absolute asshole I hated him so much He Fantastic Post Office 03 only wanted her back so he could have powerver her again And the way he tried it Tim Crouch oh my god So awful and embarrassing I felt so much sympathy for Georgina And the way he used herwn feelings and thoughts agains her was just evil All in all I hated him But he is not as fictional as you might think Writing style This was written in Georginas POV and the plot was mainly character driven It was really really descriptive and full f details and memories that slowed the whole pacing I enjoyed the book even though I sometimes skipped a few passages I LOVED this novel From chapter ne I was chuckling I loved Georgina who is fired from a job at a terrible restaurant despite doing nothing wrong Looking for solace she stops at her boyfriend s house Drawing the Human Head only to discover him in bed with his assistant Scrambling to be able to pay rent she lands a job as a bartendernly to learn that it is half Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics owned by the boy she fell in love with in high school She s had no contact whatsoever with Luke in the 12 years since graduation becausef a misunderstanding and he s DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle only become sexier with time Georgina is not a stumbling Bridget Jones type character She s competent but events in her life have derailed her college education and her confidence in herself As events from her past haunt her and the guy she just broke up with continues to harass her it s wonderful to see her evolve and grow She does this in part with the helpf her friends who are all empowering in a fun that is you don t feel it s vertly political way About how when ur parents r ex boyfriends don t care for us the way we should be cared for we counterintuitively don t always take care f Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, ourselves the way we should Getting back at them through self neglect not a great strategy in case that s unclear Highly recommend Thanks so much to NetGalley for the sneak preview to this book which RELEASES SEPTEMBER 10 2019 in the United States Georgina has a rough day I mean ROUGH She loses her job and comes home to find her boyfriend cheating She finds a new job as a bartender in a pub but it s run by a guy Lucas from her past The worst part He doesn t even remember her Maybe Georgina and Lucas have a chance together Because wouldn t that be the best kindf kismetDon t You Forget About Me is sooooo much Internationally bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane delivers a funny romantic heartfelt novel perfect for fans f Josie Silver or Sally Thorne and anyone who loves Bridget Jones You always remember your first love don’t youIf there’s anything worse than being fired from the lousiest restaurant in town it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else Reeling from the humiliation f

And feel like you are falling head first into a really excellent romcom like the nes Matthew McConaughey used to make before he became boring a serious actorGeorgina is working at a uite dire Italian restaurant in Sheffield when she is unceremoniously and publicly sacked To rub salt in the wound she then finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman He didn t think they were exclusive you see even though they had been in a relationship for the previous 6 months Her brother in law wangles her a job at a newly refurbished pub wned by ne f his clients Under strict instructions from her sister not to mess it up like she does everything else in her life she is stunned to discover that the Livin de Life owner is Lucas her first love The problem He doesn t remember her Awkward Georgina is a wonderful protagonist who is faced with adversity in the formf a family who love her but don t seem to like her very much at times She feels like a failure is unsure what to do with her life and is regularly reminded that now she is thirty that she should be married and putting her womb to good use Add to that an ex who is a gaslighting cheater and a flatmate who communicates in passive aggressive notes accusing Georgina Aeralis of teabag theft andther minor misdemeanours and things are a bit rubbish for the lovely Georgina She keeps her head up though and surrounds herself with family in the form Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half of friends who really get her and she shows how it is possible to rise to the top even whenthers want to pull you downMhairi McFarlane manages to write sparky strong characters and romance without it being the least bit schmaltzy In fact if you think this is a book about boy meets girl boy loses girl boy tries very hard to get girl back then you d be wrong Yes it s about romance but it is also about not ignoring those red flags in a relationship complicated families turning thirty and not knowing what Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives on earth you want to do with your life and the joyf really really excellent friendships It is a thoroughly modern book which fizzes with anger at toxic relationships and the treatment Radio Crackling, Radio Gone of women at the handsf men Wrapped up amongst the laughs and the love is a serious tale The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit of insidious behaviour and cruelty and yes I laughed but I also did big snotty ugly crying too Now whatn earth do I do until Mhairi McFarlane s next book You see I knew I shouldn t have gobbled it up Three jump to four three jump to four three jump Limey Gumshoe okay stop procrastinating and make decision God dammit my finally decision is rounded up FOUR STARS Click Click Click Taking the selfief my determined and decisive face Who isn t a serious fan f 80 s greatest Brat Pack movies When Judd Nelson s bad boy character named John Bender punches the air you may hear the blaring song in your head and start singing Simple Minds classic Don t You Forget About Me That was how I felt when I grip the book into my hands and accompanied by this motivational and inspirational but definitely not rational mood I start to read itTHE THINGS I LOVED MOST Brilliant Scottish sense f humor and smart writing skills f the author I want to send friend reuest to her brain and start to talk with her like Steve Martin s character at The Man with two brains has done Slamming poetry parts which reminded me f s Marvelous Mrs Maisel s best stand up performances The evaluation Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen of Georgina She learns to face the struggles with her past and solves her issues with her family The motivational messagef the book Just make peace with yourself learn to love your faults and mistakes and move Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade on BUT THE THINGS PUSHED ME SO HARD TO GIVE THREE STARS I didn t but I was about to HERO LucasHe gotn my nerves From the beginning his lack Harcourt School Publishers Collections of attention his behavior around Georgina made me angry Because as soon as I read the first partf the book I started to think they made for each From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure other but then some unexpected thing broke them apart I didn t like Lucas attitude as if he didn t even know her before Comen After 13 years you cannot completely forget the person you kissed and felt something before If you forget there is two explanations 1YOU RE REAL DOUCHEBAG that s mostly what I thought for the hero 2 YOU MUST SUFFER FROM AMNESIA Nope he was not a Memento manLACK OF ROMANCE PARTSThere are too many characters On Toby's Terms on this book I enjoyed the best friends surrounded around Georgina who reminded mef Bridget Jones ultra modern version f gang And the troubled family members are also kay and entertaining But the focus Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land on their stories affect the balancef the romance parts Till the end we never see any close encounter r any big angsty revelations between the characters But I still enjoyed the funny and sarcastic tone f writing I laughed so much aloud at the Italian restaurant parts my neighbors came to check Indiscretion on me and made sure I was not choking when my husband just shrugged and explained them that was my regular donkey toned laugh and Lucas last proposition speech soften me I no longer hold a grudge against himI love the ending put a silly smilen my face I m a hopeless idiotic romantic who feels delightful as soon as the characters find their HEAs So yes this is my first book Indiscretion of the author I hope to readf her novels I end up with the amazing song s lyrics Will you call my name As you walk n by I dropped the mic and Nilufer has left the buildingSpecial thanks to HarperCollins and NetGalley for the ARCCOPY in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter. So turned into an actual grown up with a thriving business and a dog along the way Crossing paths with him again throws Georgina’s rocky present into sharp relief and brings a secret from her past bubbling to the surface Only she knows what happened twelve years ago and why she’s allowed the memories to chase her ever since But maybe it’s not too late for the truth r a second chance with the ne that got awa.

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Mhairi was born in Scotland in 1976 and her unnecessarily confusing name is pronounced Vah ReeAfter some efforts at journalism she started writing novels It’s Not Me It’s You is her third book She lives in Nottingham with a man and a cat