Mad About You
Title: Mad About You
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Contemporary (Romance) Fiction
Thank you, Partner @bibliolifestyle @williammorrowbooks for having me on this Book Tour and sending me a copy of Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane. This book is out now!
Is it just me or when you see an illustrated book cover do you think easy breezy light book? This one is definitely not the case here. While it was an easy and enjoyable read, it was definitely about some much more heavier topics than I was expecting; Emotional abuse, cheating, gaslighting, parental loss, and grief to name a few. It was also much more about the main character Harriet, who finds herself single again, working through these things and friendships with her girls vs. the romance in the story with the roommate Cal she ends up with. That felt very secondary and not in a slow burn kind of way. I personally wasn’t expecting that based on the synopsis. The romance really takes a backseat in this one. Which can be good or bad depending on your preferences.
International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane delivers a sharp, emotional new novel about a woman who calls off her engagement to "the perfect man" and moves in with a charming stranger who makes her question everything about her life, her past, and the secrets she's kept for far too long...
Harriet Hatley is the most in-demand wedding photographer in town, but she doesn’t believe in romance, loathes the idea of marriage, and thinks chocolate fountains are an abomination. Which is why, when her long-time partner proposes, she panics. Suddenly Harriet is single… and living down the hall from her ex. She needs a new apartment, like, yesterday.
Enter Cal Clarke, a hopeless romantic who just experienced his own wedding-related disaster. Harriet and Cal are like chalk and cheese, but as they go from strangers to roommates to friends, it becomes clear they’re both running from something. When Harriet’s most heavily guarded secret comes to light, her world implodes. And Cal, with his witty humor and gentle advice, is a surprising source of calm at the center of the storm.
With her career, friendships, and reputation on the line, Harriet must finally face her past in order to take control of her future. Because if she’s willing to stop playing it safe and risk everything to share her truth, real love and happiness may be waiting on the other side...
All in all an enjoyable read firmly in the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ column.