It's Not Me, It's Youby Mhairi McFarlane
An achingly funny story about how to be your own hero when life pulls the rug out from under your feet. From the author of the bestselling YOU HAD ME AT HELLODelia Moss isn’t quite sure where she went wrong.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 like 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.
After ten years in a relationship, Delia is ready for marriage and a family. Wanting to move things along, she proposes, only to find out her boyfriend has been cheating on her. Needing space and time to straighten out her upended life, she quits her job and moves 300 miles away to live with her best friend in London. Delia starts a new job and begins to think things are looking up—until she meets a mysterious journalist, Adam, who seems to have it in for her and her new boss. Now Delia must figure out who is trustworthy and who is not, all while trying to rediscover who she is and what risks in life are worth taking. VERDICT The likable and quirky characters in best seller McFarlane's (You Had Me at Hello) charming story of romance and love will keep the pages turning and have the reader laughing out loud. Delia's quest to be the hero in her own story is full of exciting plot twists and hilarious situations. This is a witty read for those who enjoy a charming heroine and a happy ending and essential for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Jojo Moyes.—Kristen Calvert Nelson, Marion Cty. Pub. Lib. Sys., Ocala, FL
- HarperCollins UK
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Meet the Author
Mhairi was born in Scotland in 1976 and her unnecessarily confusing name is pronounced Vah-Ree.After some efforts at journalism, she started writing novels. It’s Not Me, It’s You is her third book. She lives in Nottingham, with a man and a cat.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look for more from this author. I laughed a lot and cried a little. Loved the british humor and even had to google some british slang I'd never heard before. Wish the author would do Emma's story!
4.5/5 Do you ever feel the need for a read that will simply entertain and let you escape for a bit? I have lately - and Mhairi McFarlane's novel, It's Not Me, It's You was the perfect prescription! Delia Moss has been with her boyfriend Paul for ten years. She decides to surprise him on their anniversary with a wedding proposal. Paul's reaction isn't quite what she hoped for. And the misdirected text sent to Delia explains it all - Paul is having an affair. But, he says it was only a fling - it's Delia he loves. Uh, huh. Delia leaves and heads to London to sort out life with her bestie. Delia was such a wonderful character! I liked her right from the start and was cheering for her every step of the way - even through the few missteps she takes. She's absolutely the kind of friend you'd love to have. (And I liked her fashion style!) McFarlane has added all the right elements for a great chick lit read - love lost and found - more than once. An endearing, flighty friend, a villainous boss, obstacles thrown up and obstacles overcome. And of course - a happy ending. McFarlane adds to the usual mix of chick lit elements with a few different plot devices and storylines that I enjoyed. Delia has an interest in graphic novels - her Fox character and the accompanying line drawings were a fun addition that paralleled Delia's life story. An online supporting character - "Peshwari Naan" - was also different as well. The one bit I didn't like was Delia going along with the last few villainous boss schemes - I would have cried 'whoa' a bit sooner. That being said, Delia does do a lot of soul searching and self realization before the end pages. Kudos to McFarlane for the ending - she had me wondering..... McFarlane is a clever writer. There are many humourous bits that had me laughing out loud. As well, there are more than a few truths tucked in that might have you nodding your head in agreement. The story never lagged for me. At 550+ delightful pages, it's great summer chunkster reading and deserves first dibs on your beach bag! I'll be looking up her McFarlane's backlist titles.
Fun. Witty. And lots of laugh out loud moments. When Delia Moss discovers her boyfriend of ten years has been cheating on her it sets her in motion to make big changes in her life. She is leaving Paul and Newcastle and moving to London to stay with her friend Emma until she can decide what she will do with her life. While in London, Delia finds a job and it’s not quite as she expected. She gets caught in the middle of a battle between her boss and a competing businessman. She finds herself involved in some unusual situations (that are often laughable after the fact) and she makes some new friends. She also starts working on her cartoon again, The Fabulous Miss Fox, which has been stored away and not thought about in years. Will Delia find a new life and love in London or will she go back to Newcastle with her tail between her legs as Paul wants her to? The length of the book almost turned me off, but once I got into it, it was hard to stop reading. I felt drawn into Delia’s life and everyone around her and just had to know the outcome. This book is a fun adventure and well worth taking the time to read it.
Delia is ready for marriage or so she thinks, so she purposes to her boyfriend and come to find out he has been cheating and her life takes a major turn. She decides to make a move and gets out of small town and moves to London with a friend and is looking to make a career change. After a few ups and downs she ends up in a spot that she never thought she could have imagined. I love these chick lit books where a woman has to make some major life changes and although it may not start positive there is hope that it will end somewhere positive. In particular, I loved that this book had both career changes and love changes that were made. Delia's changes may have been spurred by love, but she used it as the perfect catalyst to get herself into the perfect job. There were twists and turns but they weren't out of left field and it all felt right. The book was so fast paced that the pages just flowed from one to the next and it isn't even a mystery/thriller! This is a chunky chick lit that is perfect for a week at the beach or a weekend at the pool. I will definitely be looking into Mhari's other works.
*rushes in* "What the heck!"