Between Us: The biggest rom com of 2023: smart, romantic and laugh-out-loud funny from the bestselling author of Last Night and Mad About You

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Between Us: The biggest rom com of 2023: smart, romantic and laugh-out-loud funny from the bestselling author of Last Night and Mad About You

Between Us: The biggest rom com of 2023: smart, romantic and laugh-out-loud funny from the bestselling author of Last Night and Mad About You

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By turns comic and poignant and occasionally spiked with soap-operatic confrontations, McFarlane’s latest offering is more in the tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary than a straightforward genre romance novel. First off, thank you NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for granting me access to this book in exchange for an honest review. it’s mostly a character journey, and takes an introspective look into the truly disorienting thoughts that can creep it’s way into your brain when you’re trapped in dysfunctional relationships. So when I found Between Us on NetGalley, I immediately requested it and was really excited to read it.

On a good note, I loved that The Brian Club remained steadfast and stable throughout (barring one incident that is mostly played for laughs. For new readers, their history unfolds in heartfelt diary entries that Lily addresses to Finding Nemo star Ellen DeGeneres as she considers how Atlas was a calming presence during her turbulent childhood. If you’re a tropey, smut reader… good lord please do not read this because I will actually cry if I see below 3 stars on a review for any of her books because this is notttt to your tastes. Things start to go sideways rather quickly though, even before Joe’s betrayal of Roisin is writ large on the eight-foot-wide HDTV for all to see. I liked Roisin, however, I will say that at this stage, McFarlane's heroines are beginning to feel a bit samey.As entertaining, interesting, and insightful as most of the book was, it was a little slow and lackluster in too many parts. Die Charaktere des Romans sind so lebendig und charismatisch, dass man sich sofort mit ihnen verbunden fühlt. Speaking of Joe, I liked that as readers we knew something wasn't adding up about his behaviour but you didn't know exactly what he was up to. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). Between Us: The biggest rom com of 2023" hat meine Erwartungen übertroffen und verdient ohne Zweifel fünf Sterne.

Summary: “The whole time I’m reading a Mhairi McFarlane novel, I feel like a fist is squeezing my heart… she is so ridiculously talented. She's a bit adrift in her life and can feel that her relationship has died even if it isn't done quite yet.References to abortion and abuse are handled with a respectful touch and feel like an organic part of the plot. She particularly thinks her and Joe’s relationship would only contribute to this, so she’s been mostly ignoring the fact that he doesn’t seem to like her, or Matt, anymore. It had all the heart and wit of McFarlane’s other works, and I really liked the story and characters. As with her last book, the focus in Between Us, is very much on a failing relationship, and whilst there is a new romantic interest for Roisin, who I liked, this aspect was just covered far too fast to feel any real connection to, and as such just didn't come off as believable or as a relationship to feel invested in. I do think there has been a change in her writing over her last couple of books, a move away from chicklit and more into women's fiction territory, and whilst I thought this worked really well in Just Last Night, it has left something a bit lacking in her last two books for me personally.

What’s difficult about McFarlane and it’s well known by now, is that her books are shelved as romance and look like a romance, but are much more women’s fiction. As the episodes continue, Roisin questions her life choices and how she can trust anything in the future. He’s gone from a hairline like an old tennis ball to a thatch that looks like it’d come running if you shook a packet of Dreamies. McFarlane does have a formula or methodology she tends to follow: highly attractive female characters who have been deeply wronged and wounded by those they loved and trusted.I do hope in the next one, McFarlane doesn't spend the majority of the book focused on a break up or an ex, as she now has in her last two books.

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