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Mad about You: The biggest romcom of 2022: heart-warming, laugh-out loud funny and wonderfully romantic Kindle Edition
‘I love, love, love Mhairi . . . I read this with delight and envy’ MARIAN KEYES
The brilliant new romcom from the bestselling author of mega-hit, Last Night
One big coincidence.
Driving each other crazy is just the beginning…
Harriet Hatley is running away from everything.
Her boyfriend’s family.
A dream house-share seems like the perfect place to hide, but her unlikely housemate Cal is no stranger to running away himself. And he's also hiding secrets of his own . . .
Can these two take a crazy risk, face the past and finally find a reason to stay?
‘Gorgeous, funny, life-affirming’ JENNY COLGAN
‘Funny, poignant, full of insight . . . a triumph’ KATIE FFORDE
’Mhairi’s writing is always just super witty with layered, emotional depth . . . Loved. Adored. All-star.’ LIZZY DENT
‘A compelling, clever story, while still being so ridiculously funny and heartwarming’ LUCY VINE
‘A plot that gets under your skin, and one scene in particular that will have women everywhere cheering out loud’ LUCY DIAMOND
‘The master of thought-provoking romantic fiction’ SOPHIE COUSENS
’Burningly funny, achingly romantic, and a plot so tightly crafted it’s like a song’ LAURA JANE WILLIAMS
’Mhairi consistently writes flawless romantic comedies and Mad About You is no exception’ HOLLY BOURNE
‘So funny, so sad . . . so sharp and heartwarming’ LIA LOUIS
‘Full of compassion and hope, and blissfully, wonderfully romantic’ CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN
‘Laugh-out-loud funny, devastatingly moving, and delightfully swoony’ LOUISE O’NEILL
‘Mhairi is absolutely brilliant . . . I’m in awe of her talent’ EMMA HUGHES
‘I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a book so much’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER
‘Smart, funny and feel-good with cracking one liners. Mhairi at her brilliant best’ ALEX BROWN
‘Hilarious, wise, and clever . . . and chemistry that sizzles off the page’ JUSTIN MYERS
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Are you mad about Mhairi?
The queen of romcom, Mhairi McFarlane has sold nearly 2 million copies of her books. Born in Scotland in 1976, she now lives in Nottingham, with a man and a cat.
Don’t miss her brand-new romantic comedy, Mad About You, coming April 2022.
|Mad About You||Last Night||If I Never Met You||Don't You Forget About Me||Who's That Girl?||It's Not Me It's You|
|Mhari's brand new romcom coming April 2022||'I loved, loved, loved this book’ Marian Keyes, 2021||'A total joy to read’ Louise O’Neill, 2020||‘Beautiful, funny and heartbreaking’ Giovanna Fletcher, 2019||‘Totally hilarious and wincingly real’ Jenny Colgan, 2016||‘Witty, sharp and giggle-inducing’ Heat, 2014|
'My heart always soars at a new Mhairi novel, I love love love her. She's so great at treading the narrow line between humour and loss. I read this with delight and envy' Marian Keyes, Again, Rachel
‘I ADORED IT! So funny, so sad in parts, and just so sharp and heartwarming. Mhairi at her absolute finest with an exquisite balance of light and shade’ Lia Louis, Eight Perfect Hours
‘It's so funny, so moving, so perfectly paced, so everything. She is absolutely brilliant, the kind of writer you feel lucky to be around … I'm in awe of her talent’ Emma Hughes, No Such Thing As Perfect
‘Mhairi McFarlane just gets better and better. Mad About You was such a joy to read – it’s laugh out loud funny, devastatingly moving, and delightfully swoony, all at once. McFarlane is in a league of her own’ Louise O’Neill, Idol
‘I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a book so much. A hero and heroine to root for, a plot that races along with the pace of a thriller and the heart of a romance, and an ending I will never forget’ Gillian McAllister, That Night
‘What a gorgeous, funny, life-affirming writer Mhairi is. She just makes me laugh’ Jenny Colgan, The Christmas Bookshop
Praise for Mhairi McFarlane
'Brilliant on relationships, friendships and emotions… I loved, loved, loved this book’ Marian Keyes, #1 bestselling author of Grown-Ups
‘Gorgeously romantic, as well as a story about friendship and grief and loss; I never wanted it to end’ Beth O’Leary, #1 bestselling author of The Flatshare
‘A luminous, heart-achingly beautiful love letter to friendship’ Josie Silver, #1 bestselling author of One Day in December
‘An effortlessly brilliant read – will have you laughing when you shouldn’t and sobbing when you least expect it’ Giovanna Fletcher--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
The biggest romcom of 2022: heart-warming, laugh-out loud funny and wonderfully romantic--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B09BTGBJB1
- Publisher : HarperCollins (14 April 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 1070 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 422 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0063117940
- Best Sellers Rank: 34 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 April 2022
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I had pre ordered Mad About You & was looking forward to reading it but unfortunately for me this one just didn’t hit the mark.
I appreciate the covering of the subject of coercive controlling behaviour (have actually been subject to a lesser form myself) but the interaction between the ‘love interest’ characters came too late in the book & then was too little for me.
I was surprised to realise that I was 3/4 way through the book & thought ‘wow, nothings happened yet!’
Sorry, not her best but I will still look forward to her next one ………. !
Mhairi McFarlane is an author whose past novels I have enjoyed and that I completely trust to provide me with an engaging read with relatable characters. She doesn’t write zany chic-lit but what I would class as comedy-dramas that are light but not overly fluffy.
‘Mad About You’ starts with Harriet Hayley receiving a surprise proposal from her long-standing boyfriend at his parents lavish 40th anniversary party. Even though Harriet is a successful wedding photographer in high demand, she has no desire to get married. She panics and runs away upsetting everyone.
She has to immediately find a new place to live and a friend points her in the direction of Cal Clarke, who has just had his own wedding-related disaster and is in need of a housemate. Over time they form a supportive friendship … could it become something more? Hovering in the background is her
ex, Jonathan, whose wounded pride leads him to create trouble for Harriet including via social media.
I appreciated that Harriet at thirty-five wasn’t portrayed as an ingenue but as a successful grown woman seeking to address her long held insecurities. The romantic elements felt organic.
Overall, I enjoyed ‘Mad About You’ very much. It was witty and charming though it didn’t shy away from exploring the effects of toxic relationships.
4.5 stars rounded up to 5.
I'm a good chunk in and we aren't done with the break-up of her previous relationship... we haven't met the hero of this story yet (I suspect it will be the runaway groom from the start) and according to other reviews I still have a wee while to go before we get to any of that and I'll be honest, I'm a bit bored.
If it gets better I'll come back and rewrite this... but I'm not holding out hope.
So I finally finished it, but I'll be honest I skimmed and full on skipped parts to get there... its fine I guess.
This storyline seemed comprised bits of unrelated plot ideas, and Harriet just did not come alive for me. I became exasperated at each new calamity from her past. Other reviewers have said that the romance was underwritten and I agree.
I have given 3 stars because there were little glimpses of how good Mhairi’s writing is, but this is not her best. I suppose it gets harder to find new storylines, but this book has suffered. I wonder whether the misery of Covid has affected her writing? I hope this was a temporary blip and her future books return to form.