Book Review: It’s Not Me, It’s You, by Mhairi McFarlane

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

It's not me it's you

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.

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A great big *thank you* to Harper Fiction for a review copy via NetGalley.

This is the first Mhairi McFarlane book I’ve read, but I tell you now: it won’t be the last.

A catchy title and cover plus a fair bit of hype meant I didn’t think twice about hitting that request button for this review copy. While I expected to enjoy this book, I couldn’t have predicted just how much. It’s a laugh/cry/shout/snort/cringe/gasp type of book, with a little bit of everything you need.

I adored Delia as a character; she was sweet and loveable, with a slight naivety that just made her all the more adorable. From her ginger fringe, and awesome dress sense to her great artistic skills and bad judge of character, there wasn’t a thing I didn’t love about her. Toss in a fabulously eccentric and blunt best friend, an annoying but hunky asshole and a sleazy, slimy boss, and hilarity ensues.

The plot itself was well laid out with plenty of hilarious, cringe-worthy and shocking twists; meaning that this 500+ page book didn’t feel a page too long – in fact, I was actually gutted when it ended!

The only disappointment I found reading this was that I didn’t get to see the illustrations as it was a review copy; plenty of reason for me to pick up a hard copy now though! 😉

I couldn’t recommend this book more, and I will definitely be looking to read both previous and future books of Mhairi’s.

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Release date: 06 November 2014
Publisher: Harper Fiction
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