I bought the ebook ‘Don’t you forget about me’ on a whim. After reading the blurb and try to convince me to try something different for a change and get out of a long reading slump.
Have to get back and pat me on the shoulder. Because for once a whim buying was truly what I needed and Mhairi McFarlane completely got me hooked!
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‘Don’t you forget about me’ is far more than a rom-com novel with a romance story. The wittiness of the characters, the straight forward writing made this book feel so real and hit close to home.
Trigger warning: there are scenes of abuse and graphic description of sexual assault in the book.
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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…
Georgina Horspool is a thirty-year-old woman born, raised and living in Sheffield. She doesn’t have her life planned and ready and she’s constantly reminded of it. Her family doesn’t lose a chance for it as well as everyone around her.
After losing her waitressing job in a not reputable Italian restaurant in town, she finds her boyfriend in bed with her assistant, but Georgina doesn’t give up.
She lands a new job at a pub thanks to her brother in law. But that’s where everything starts to go awry again. Georgina meets the owners of the pub and they’re none other than the McCarthy’s brothers.
Lucas was her boyfriend twelve years ago until prom night when they went their separate ways to never see each other again.
Lucas doesn’t remember her and her ex Robin tries every way to harass her into getting back with him. Her friends are a constant rock for her. And as we know, mostly when we grow up, we tend to choose our own family of sort.
Their story is full of misunderstandings and not spoken words. But as we get to the end where Georgina’s backstory gets revealed, we truly grasp how complicated her character truly is.
McFarlane’s humour fills the chapters of ‘Don’t you forget about me’. Our heroine is on a journey to find her own voice, being appreciated for who she is and shut down that inner doubting voice.
Mixed with grief, trauma and toxic relationships. The author manages to describe everything with sparkling honesty and building strong characters.
It doesn’t matter if you take wrong turns. Arriving somewhere you want to be, in the end, is what counts‘Don’t forget about me’ by Mhairi McFarlane
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