Thank you goes out to the wonderful HarperCollins UK for sending this book to me.
TITLE: You Had Me at Hello
AUTHOR: Mhairi Mcfarlane
GENRE: Chick Lit
Okay, this book came at a very odd time for me – as I was kind of living something very similar in ‘real life’ and it ended badly. I did not know how this would affect my enjoyment or objectivity, but I thought I would at least give it a try and I am happy that I did.
Firstly, I loved the title You Had Me at Hello. Secondly, as I was reading, I wondered just how many people in the world actually lived this kind of thing – old friends who have never really resolved anything accidently meet and end up seeing their relationship actually improve or implode. This is actually a very general description of the plotline because what really follows is a kind of moving story about two people who never seem(ed) to be at the same place in their lives at the same time – except that life happens.
Yep, I could totally relate to this one. The frustration, the love, the uncertainty and the anger at destiny and how you can’t really control anything in life – including who you fall in or out of love with and at what time in your life.
This book is charming, entertaining and actually kind of hopeful – it also goes to prove that love truly isn’t enough to help you make it through, or is it?