Posted in 2013 Book Reviews

You Had Me At Hello – Mahairi McFarlane


You Had Me At Hello – Mahairi McFarlane

Source: Personal Copy

Blurb: What happens when the one that got away comes back?

Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart.

It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away. From the moment they met they’d been a gang of two; partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on. Ben is married. Rachel is definitely not. In fact, the men in her life make her want to take holy orders…

Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And, along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend.

Review: So, I got this book because it was on special offer and I’d heard raving reviews about it.

I was instantly gripped to Rachel’s tumbling relationship to the stuck in his ways Rhys.  However, if I’m totally honest it was inevitable what was actually going to happen very early on in the book. I’m not saying this is a bad book far from it, what I’m saying is sometimes its just off putting when you guess early on.

Apart from that You Had Me At Hello made for a good read.​ All characters where portrayed brilliantly so, making you automatically feel like you’re one of the gang.  Their unique and different personalities crashing together to give you drama and can’t read fast enough moments. Rewarding you with laughter and I suspect in some tears. (Still a swinging brick here remember)

It’s not hard to realise why Ben is Rachel’s ultimate man, it’s hard not to want to fall in love with him yourself as you imagine yourself being Rachel in their younger days. He’s everything a girl wants. 

Mhairi really has done a good job producing a funny, romantic, lovely story that will have you glued to the pages and imagining its you.



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