Review: It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarLane

Posted November 26, 2014 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

its not me its you
Rowena’s review of It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarLane.

Delia Moss isn’t quite sure where she went wrong.

When she proposed and discovered her boyfriend was sleeping with someone else – she thought it was her fault.

When she realised life would never be the same again – she thought it was her fault.

And when he wanted her back life nothing had changed – Delia started to wonder if perhaps she was not to blame…

From Newcastle to London and back again, with dodgy jobs, eccentric bosses and annoyingly handsome journalists thrown in, Delia must find out where her old self went – and if she can ever get her back.

This is my third book by McFarlane and I think it’s safe to say that I’m a fan. I have enjoyed each of her books and I just really like her writing style.

This book follows Delia Moss as she makes some changes in her life after she finds out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her for months. The life that she thought was hers, doesn’t feel like it is anymore and the man that she’s loved for 10 years becomes a stranger to her faster than you can snap your fingers. She quits her life in Newcastle and makes her way to London to stay with her best friend Emma to get away for a little bit and get her head back on straight. While she’s there, she starts a new job, meets a frustrating but super hot journalist and starts to make a life for herself. Slowly but surely, she starts to move on from her life in Newcastle even though she misses it but every day she spends in London, she regains a little more of herself again. The parts of her that made her uniquely, her. The parts that have been missing the last 10 years.

During this time, Paul (the cheating ex) is trying to make her remember that they love each other. Yeah, he messed up but he’s willing to do whatever it takes to fix their relationship because he wants a future with Delia and over the course of the book, you see Delia figure out exactly what she wants.

I was completely Team Adam from the minute he stepped onto the page and that’s saying something because he was a complete dickhead when we first meet him. Sure, his good looks helped his cause but right from the beginning, I knew he was special and I’m glad to see that I wasn’t wrong.

I really enjoyed getting to know Delia. I thought she was such a normal character. I related to her character and through the ups and the downs, I liked her. I even liked her when she was driving me up the wall with everything with Paul. I loved her friend Emma and even forgave her for giving Delia such crap advice when Delia was torn. Nobody’s perfect. *shoulder shrug*

McFarlane delivers another great contemporary romance with loads of laughs, some heartbreaking moments and an ending that I could totally get behind. McFarlane has found her way onto my auto-buy list and that’s saying something since I’m cheap and try not to buy too many books. I definitely recommend this book.

Grade: 4 out of 5

This book is available from Harper. You can purchase it here or here in e-format.

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