Thursday 25 June 2020

Review: It's Not Me It's You by Mhairi McFarlane

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?

Review: This book has been on my TBR for way too long and so I gave in and downloaded the audiobook so I would finally get around to reading it. I loved the premise of this novel, some life changing circumstances and a bit of a reinvention, that will always lure me into a novel. I also loved the fact that this book contrasts living and working in the north of England while living and working in London. Not enough books show that stark contrast. 

Delia was a great character to get to know because she doesn’t always get it right but she is really trying her best to win at life. She can be a little thoughtless but she really does mean well and so I found her really easy to relate to. I have to confess that I didn’t gel with any of the men in this novel really. I found myself very distrustful of any of the male characters and found them easy to pick apart. I was definitely on the side of the women in this book, all the way. 

This author never fails to make me laugh and I really do find that her novels lean more towards the side of comedy rather than romance in this genre but I am totally here for that and I love the fact that she always has character or two in her novels who is there to play devil's advocate, doesn’t give a toss about what people think of them and really helps out our main character and also delivers a whole lot of comedy. If you have liked Mhairi’s other novels then  you will know what a treat it is to read one for the first time. I highly recommend It’s not Me It’s You!

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