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Don’t You Forget About Me By Mhairi McFarlane
SYNOPSIS: If there’s one thing worse than being fired from the grottiest restaurant in town, it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else.
Reeling from the indignity of a double dumping on the same day, Georgina snatches at the next job that she’s offered – barmaid in a newly opened pub, which just so happens to run by the boy she fell in love with at school: Lucas McCarthy. And whereas Georgina (voted Most Likely to Succeed in her school yearbook) has done nothing but dead-end jobs in the last twelve years, Lucas has not only grown into a broodingly handsome man, but also has turned into an actual grown-up with a business and a dog along the way.
Meeting Lucas again not only throws Georgina’s rackety present into sharp relief, but also brings a dark secret from her past bubbling to the surface. Only she knows the truth about what happened on the last day of school, and why she’s allowed it to chase her all these years…
MY THOUGHTS: Depending on what you look for & how you define a romance novel, I would say this book might not be your cup of tea. For me personally, it wasn’t the fluffy and cute romance book that I was hoping to read. I thought the book title & synopsis were both misleading as to what the book was actually about. That’s why I didn’t find it an enjoyable read for over half of the book. I have to admit the British-isms also made it difficult for me to follow at times. I almost DNF at around 60% but decided to plough through the rest of the novel and I’m glad I finished the book. Romance aside, the book is more about Georgina and her road to self awareness, self development, healing, forgiveness and self love. The last few chapters were amazing and I loved how we watched Georgina grow and build strong relationships with people that are close to her. I even shed a few tears when secrets were being revealed at the end and there is romance to be found towards the last few chapters. The book highlights a few serious topics that I won’t go into (I don’t want to spoil the novel!) – but I think it’s great Mhairi covered these topics. I felt like I gained a new perspective by walking in Georgina’s shoes and have left some sticky notes in the book to come back to at a later time. My verdict is: this novel is more of a women’s fiction than a fluffy romance and if you enjoy those types of book, then you’ll like this one.
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