• Paperback: 544 pages
• Publisher: Harper (September 6, 2016)
A laugh-out-loud romance from the author of the bestselling You Had Me at Hello.
When Edie is caught in a compromising position at her colleagues’ wedding, all the blame falls on her – turns out that personal popularity in the office is not that different from your schooldays. Shamed online and ostracised by everyone she knows, Edie’s forced to take an extended sabbatical – ghostwriting an autobiography for hot new acting talent, Elliot Owen. Easy, right?
Wrong. Banished back to her home town of Nottingham, Edie is not only dealing with a man who probably hasn’t heard the word ‘no’ in a decade, but also suffering an excruciating regression to her teenage years as she moves back in with her widowed father and judgy, layabout sister.
When the world is asking who you are, it’s hard not to question yourself. Who’s that girl? Edie is ready to find out.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mhairi was born in Scotland in 1976 and has been explaining how to pronounce her name ever since. (With a ‘V’, not an ‘M’. Yes, that’s us crazy Celts for you).
She is based in Nottingham where she used to be a local journalist and now she’s a freelance writer and sometime-blogger, which we all know is code for messing about on Twitter.
She likes drinking wine, eating food and obtaining clothes; all the impressive hobbies. Her best anecdotes involve dislocating her elbow tripping over a briefcase and a very bad flight to New York. She lives with a man and a cat.
5 Stars. I found this to be a modern-day "girly" book, perfect for a beach day or curling up by the fireplace with a hot cup of tea. In this book, the main character, Edie, finds out that adult life is not that different than high school. When I was in high school, we (thankfully) didn't have social media to forever catalogue our moments of stupidity, so it was a lot easier to get past things! This book adds in the modern era of smartphones and social media to a timeless "mean girl" story, which results in poor Edie being completely humiliated....so much so that she takes a sabbatical at work and returns to her hometown for a while.
Stories about returning home and the character rediscovering what's important in life are not new, by any means. However, they're popular for a reason. Most people can relate to them. Add in a little romance, and it's the kind of story almost any woman can relate to on some level.
DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own.