I love a good fauxmance story - and they don’t get much better than the new book by Mhairi McFarlane . If I Never Met You is emotional, romantic and laugh out loud funny in places but at the same time incredibly insightful - not just on matters of the heart but also culture in general. … Continue reading ARC Review: If I Never Met You.
Written in a bright and bubbly style but with deep emotion at its core, Rewrite The Stars takes that ‘what if’ and sees it through to the end. The latest novel by Emma Heatherington had me hooked from the start with an impassioned, all consuming depiction of first love that felt like it leapt off … Continue reading ARC Book Review: Rewrite The Stars.
If I was putting together a course for people wanting to write chick lit, female-led fiction or whatever you’re comfortable calling it, Mhairi McFarlane’s latest book would be required reading. Don’t You Forget About Me is an exemplar of the genre; it fizzes with energy, it’s hilariously funny and offers some swoon-worthy romance but at … Continue reading Book Review: Don’t You Forget About Me.
I haven’t read a slow burn for a while (they have either been all or, in thankfully rare cases, nothing) but it took some time for The Boyfriend Swap, by Meredith Schorr, to warm up for me – although when it did, it caught fire. I’m not sure whether it was the characters I struggled … Continue reading Book Review: The Boyfriend Swap.