Title: Don’t You Forget About Me
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Fiction
Published: January 1st, 2019
My rating 5/5
I received this Arc in Exchange for an honest review
All in one day, Georgina is fired from her job at an Italian restaurant that serves disgusting food, catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and then takes the first job offer that comes her way at a new pub. The next day, when she arrives at the pub she finds out one of the owners is her ex-boyfriend and love of her life.
This book was simply ideal. I read it in two days and it was the perfect beach read. Also, every time I read the title I can’t help but sing the song in my head!
I found Georgina to be completely relatable, witty, and funny! Her life might be a mess but she never loses her sense of humor and tries to learn and grow from her experiences. She also has a tight group of friends she vents to and who help her analyze everything that happens to her. At some point it did seem like there was a lot of pages dedicated to conversations with friends and I was afraid it would take away from the romance but it didn’t, it actually made the story a little more about Georgina and her growth than simply romance. I would also like to add that I loved the physical description of Georgina, it was one more relatable thing about her.
Lucas, Georgina’s first boyfriend and only love, is very special as well. He is reserved, introverted, and drop dead gorgeous. But he is a lot more than a mysterious sexy man, he is also very sensible and smart.
It began with four words.
‘I love your laugh. x’
What I was not expecting from the book (which I really appreciated) was the observations about gender politics and heterosexual relationships. Once Georgina has broken up with her cheating ex, she realizes how toxic the relationship was. She also has a stepdad who seems to think he can tell her mother what to do, and a mother who accepts her husband’s behavior because he is the one with the economic power. I really emphasized with Georgina’s family situation.
The book has some serious moments but it is mostly all comedy and I LOVED IT! I lolled, like literally donkey laughed very loudly, several times in public. I cannot recommend this book enough!