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Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane Review

Title: Don’t You Forget About Me

Author: Mhairi McFarlane

First published January 1, 2019

433 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.86


When Georgina gets fired from her job and finds her boyfriend cheating on her, she thinks her life can’t get any worse. But then she takes a job as a barmaid in a new pub, and the owner just happens to be her high school crush, Lucas McCarthy.

While Georgina has been stuck in dead-end jobs for years, Lucas has become a successful businessman with a dog and a broodingly handsome exterior. As Georgina reconnects with Lucas, she realizes that she’s been carrying a dark secret from her school days that’s been haunting her for years.

Will she be able to confront the past and move on? Find out in Mhairi McFarlane’s Don’t You Forget About Me.

About the Author

Mhairi was born in Scotland over four decades ago, and her name, though unique, is pronounced Vah-Ree.

Although she initially pursued journalism, Mhairi eventually found her passion in writing novels. Her latest work, It’s Not Me, It’s You, marks her third publication.

Mhairi currently resides in Nottingham with her significant other and a furry feline friend.

Editoral Review

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane is a well-crafted contemporary romance novel published on January 1, 2019. McFarlane is an award-winning author who has penned numerous bestsellers in the romantic comedy genre.

This book narrates the story of Georgina Horspool, who is forced to move back to her hometown due to a personal crisis. While working as a waitress at a local pub, she meets a man named Lucas and starts developing feelings for him.

However, Georgina has to confront her past and overcome old wounds before she can fully embrace a new relationship. At its core, Don’t You Forget About Me is a romantic comedy with an almost Bollywood-like feel — both sweet and heartfelt with a touch of whimsy.

Despite the predictable nature of the genre, McFarlane’s writing keeps the reader engaged throughout. The character development is especially strong, and the conflicts that arise between Georgina and her family and friends feel authentic and relatable.

McFarlane does an excellent job of creating a vivid setting and crafting witty dialogue that is full of humor. The banter between Georgina and Lucas is particularly delightful, with a great balance between teasing and sincerity.

McFarlane’s writing style is alternately funny, poignant, and suspenseful, with vivid descriptions and realistic portrayals of human relationships. She does not shy away from tough topics and tackles them with refreshing honesty, nuance, and sensitivity.

While Don’t You Forget About Me walks the familiar path of a romantic comedy, there moments of unpredictable twists that keep readers on their toes. The book sometimes leans a bit heavier on the drama and twists than usual, but the rom-com tone remains intact.

Despite seasoned readers of the genre seeing the ending coming from a mile away, McFarlane manages to keep the story fresh and interesting with her witty writing style and charmingly imperfect characters. Don’t You Forget About Me is both heart-warming and entertaining, leaving its readers with a satisfying conclusion to Georgina’s journey.

In conclusion, Don’t You Forget About Me is an excellent addition to the romantic comedy genre. It has a delightful blend of humor, romance, and poignant moments.

McFarlane’s writing is witty, observant, and heartfelt, making this an enjoyable and not-to-be-missed read. The novel will appeal to fans of novels as well as those who are looking for a satisfying summer ‘ beach read.’ Overall, we highly recommend it to our readers.