IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU by Mhairi McFarlane

IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU by Mhairi McFarlaneIt's Not Me, It's You by Mhairi McFarlane
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Limited on May 19th 2015
Pages: 560
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction
ARC provided by TLC Book Tours

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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?

Reading time 3 mins

This book was a fun light read. Even if it had a predictable setting with a predictable outcome. It was a fun chick lit book. The delivery of It’s Not Me, It’s You was entertaining and kept my interest.

Delia has just proposed to the man she has been with for ten years. He accepted, sort of, and then promptly sent a text to his mistress that accidentally went to her. As if that wasn’t enough, Delia snapped at her job and decided to leave the company. The life she was going for is gone and she decides to spend some time with her bestie who lives in London for a change. She quickly gets a job at a PR firm that seems great, but her boss is a major creeper and now she is printing lies for a living. To add insult to injury, a junk journalist is hounding her for the real story about her boss.  With her ex trying to get her to go back and the journalist starting to peek her interest, she must decide what would actually make Delia happy.

Delia is forced to smarten up in London and keep her enemies close. Her PR job is really a shady deal. I have to admit I would have been out of there in a minute, but she sticks it out for whatever reason. Adam, the journalist/love interest in this story comes off as an asshat but then slowly started to grow on me. It just goes to show that you never know where you are going to end up with some people. Delia wants to discount him right away, so did I honestly, and then BAM! A little scratching at the surface reveals something more. An ally maybe?

Delia was a very loveable character. She isn’t perfect or always witty, she is not too sure about herself, she has made some stupid moves, but she grows a bit in this book. her transformation was fun to watch. Her friend Emma and her get on just great and I was actually jealous of their friendship, I need a friend like that. The secondary characters really added a lot to this story. No way a girl like Delia could make it in a city like London without a little help. We only get Delia’s POV in this book but I actually hate when we get the love interests POV about the same thing. I honestly felt bad for Delia, especially when Paul (the ex) was trying to get Delia back. Ten years is such a long time to waste on someone that is not the right one.

This book seemed about two hundred pages more then it needed to be. I enjoyed every minute of it, but it took a long time to get to see what Delia decided to do in the end. The author keeps things interesting by switching gears a lot in shortened chapters. I have to also mention the language in this book kept me on my toes. I am not familiar with all the British slang and quips, but it was fun to read this and I learned a bit. I would recommend this to any fan of lighthearted romance.

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About the Author

Mhairi McFarlane was born in Scotland in 1976, and has been explaining how to pronounce her name ever since (MH=V sound!). She is the author of You Had Me At Hello, and is based in Nottingham where she’s a freelance writer and blogger.

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  1. Elizabeth
    May 27, 2015 at 11:55 am - Reply

    I always enjoy a good chick lit, but I was surprised at the number of pages. Not that it will stop me!
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  2. Red Iza May 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I would cringe at the length if the pace slowed down, but since you said you enjoyed every minute of it, then I’m in – a perfect lighthearted romance for the summer and that title is priceless 😉 Thanks Karen !
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  3. Lola
    May 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a cute read, but with a high page count!
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  5. Heather J @ TLC Book Tours May 30, 2015 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    I’m glad that you enjoyed this one – it sounds like an entertaining read! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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