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Delia Moss isn’t quite sure where she went wrong.When she proposed and discovered her boyfriend was sleeping with someone else – she thought it was her fault.When she realised life would never be the same again – she thought it was her fault.And when he wanted her back life nothing had changed – Delia started to wonder if perhaps she was not to blame…From Newcastle to LondDelia Moss isn’t quite sure where she went wrong.When she proposed and discovered her boyfriend was sleeping with someone else – she thought it was her fault.When she realised life would never be the same again – she thought it was her fault.And when he wanted her back life nothing had changed – Delia started to wonder if perhaps she was not to blame…From Newcastle to London and back again, with dodgy jobs, eccentric bosses and annoyingly handsome journalists thrown in, Delia must find out where her old self went – and if she can ever get her back....

Title : It’s Not Me, It’s You
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ISBN : 9780007549474
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Number of Pages : 544 Pages
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It’s Not Me, It’s You Reviews

  • Helene Jeppesen
    2019-05-18 16:02

    Nice and cute story about Delia who goes through some heart-breaking events in life and is forced to change direction and make some choices. I wouldn't say that this novel was absolutely mind-blowing, but it was definitely interesting, relaxing and at times quite funny. I was expecting a chick-lit novel, and that was exactly what I got. "It's Not Me, It's You" did become quite predictable, especially towards the end, and it wasn't as hilarious as I had heard it would be. Still, I loved how this story mingles Delia's life with cartoonish art and a parallel storyline that went really well with the story. I would say that this is a great book for when you need a relaxing read that will make you feel good and put a smile on your face.

  • Erin
    2019-06-05 17:58

    Okay, so, me giving a Mhairi McFarlane book ALL THE STARS is getting boring and commonplace, I know. But I wouldn't even want to buck the trend if I could. These books are such a high point, things to look forward to with indecent impatience, the Christmas dinner of my reading year. What was unexpected was 'It's Not Me, It's You' taking over as my favourite Mhairi read (putting it up there in my Top Reads Ever). I always love a Mhairi heroine and wish she was my best friend but Delia was just too perfect. I want her to cook for me, I want her wardrobe, I want to drink wine and discuss storyboards with her. I think that not a small amount of Mhairi's success is down to just that - writing amazing women that other women want to be friends with (writing amazing men too... Adam [and even Paul, to an extent] being particularly enthralling here).And of course Mhairi's just hilarious. Reading this book I laughed so hard I almost dropped my Kindle in the bath (therefore reading this book in the bath not recommended). I laughed so hard reading whilst lunching at my desk that I misted a colleague with a light spray of semi-chewed jacket potato (and she laughed too when I showed her the offending passage, so that's all okay). As a recovering Londoner myself I love the sharpness with which she catches the Big Smoke, but as with her other books, Mhairi makes me want to see more of GB, in this case Newcastle which sounds delightful.Anything more I say will no doubt just be echoed in the hundreds and hundreds of 5 star reviews that will avalanche when this gem is released. I already want to read it again.

  • Patrizia
    2019-06-02 14:42

    War das schön <3

  • Lidia
    2019-06-07 13:35

    4,5. Me ha encantado. Por su planteamiento que podría haber estado cargado de clichés y sin embargo está lleno de escenas y diálogos que no esperas. Por el mérito e ingenio que tiene Mhairi. Es cierto que esperaba que el romance se insinuara un poco antes y éste no empieza a intuirse hasta la mitad del libro pero cuando aparece - y sobre todo a partir del 80% - tiene un efecto perfecto. El final es de lo mejorcito de la historia o puede que los protagonistas ya me hubieran conquistado y necesitaba esa guinda final. Un gustazo, la verdad.

  • Cher
    2019-05-16 09:38

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it.While trudging through a 1000+ page novel by Dickens, I wanted something light and entertaining to read on the side. My trusted GR reviewers had raved about this one, and they were absolutely correct. It delivered and easily exceeded expectations.It starts off running when the main character, Delia, finds out her life-mate of 10 years has been having an affair. From there the author takes you on a delightful, heartfelt journey that travels though all kinds of witty and sarcastic places. I love how she included so many subplots and touched on all the things that make life complex instead of just focusing on a romance plot. Because in real life we can't put everything else on pause to fix one issue, no matter how significant it may be. The subplots are what really made this stand out from what could have otherwise been a generic rom-com. The story also covers change (moving and the awkwardness of a new job), and drives home the importance of going after the life that you truly want instead of lazily staying in the one that has happened to form around you. I also enjoyed the point on pets being family and valuing those precious friendships (human) where the person has become more like family to you. Really enjoyed this one and loved the author's quotable prose and realistically flawed characters. Top all of this off with a memorable love letter to rival Jane Austen and I'm an instant fan. I'll definitely be looking for more of her books in the future. -------------------------------------------Favorite Quote: Uncovering an affair wasn’t a one big fact headline story. It was like Metroyshka dolls, lies inside lies inside lies.First Sentence: Ann clomped over in her King Kong slippers, with a yoghurt, a spoon and a really annoyed expression.

  • Book Addict Shaun
    2019-06-09 13:01

    This was my first read from Mhairi McFarlane but I was very excited given how highly fellow bloggers speak of her work. I wasn't therefore put off the the book's 500+ pages. A book of that length has to be really good for me to invest my time, and actually time just flew by as I was reading this book, so engrossed was I in the world and characters that McFarlane has created.It's always a sign that you are onto a winner when you are laughing from the very first page. Very rarely does a book make me actually laugh out loud but I did with this one many times. It's a seriously funny read at times, but also one that touches on some emotional and serious subjects as well. Also, the humour is believable and not that ridiculous, over the top silliness you often get in this genre. It's the perfect pick me up, and I really looked forward to my spare time so that I could continue reading this book. From the beginning it was clear that McFarlane has a unique and original voice in chick lit. In what is an incredibly crowded genre I look for authors who are exciting and can stand out from the crowd. McFarlane is one of those authors and I just loved her writing. I will be abandoning the review TBR to check out her earlier books as soon as possible.I loved our main character Delia straightaway. I especially liked that she isn't the typical character you sometimes get in this genre, she's a very unique character and definitely the sort of person you would just love to be friends with. Unfortunately though her life is about to take a turn for the worse. She proposes to her boyfriend Paul, who accepts rather unenthusiastically. Soon after Delia receives a text from Paul, intended for the girl he has been having an affair with, expressing his horror at the proposal. Awkward. These scenes and the ones that follow almost make you want to look away but you can't, it's too addictive and you really feel for Delia as she tries to make sense of it all, and worries about what her future now looks like as a possible single woman.Delia is such an easy character to root for. Leaving Newcastle for London, a temporary visit with best friend Emma soon sees Delia with a job in a PR firm, and perhaps a new life in London, though even that isn't without its problems given that she soon finds herself making decisions she isn't entirely comfortable with, and her lecherous boss Kurt doesn't exactly help matters. Through her work she meets Alex who she takes an instant dislike to, and their instant love/hate relationship soon gets very exciting indeed. Meanwhile Paul isn't giving up without a fight, and Delia's life in Newcastle is never far away. At times I was just as torn as Delia. Paul appears sincere at times, you almost find yourself wanting her to forgive him but screaming at her not to at other times. This certainly makes the book a little less predictable because you really don't know what's going to happen.The book has an eclectic mix of characters, including Peshwari Naan or, The Naan. The Naan is an Internet troll who, before leaving her job at the council in Newcastle, Delia was on the hunt for, as he was falsifying quotes from members of the council. Striking up a correspondence with The Naan, Delia soon finds herself with an Internet friend and also finds how easy it is to be more open and honest than you often are in real life. I enjoyed the scenes, or rather emails/texts between the two and it was definitely a fun and different way to tell the story. I also had a soft spot for Delia's brother Ralph, somewhat of a loner with childlike qualities there are some nice scenes between the siblings. Best friend Emma is also a fantastic character, to have that one friend you can turn to no matter what is very comforting for those that do and luckily Delia had Emma.With everything going on, as I said the story never felt all that predictable and despite having an idea of two of where the story might go McFarlane throws more than one curveball to keep readers on their toes before taking them to what was a brilliant and very satisfying ending. Most books you finish, and move straight on to another one however the story and characters in this book were so good that I'm still thinking about them now. I was gutted when I reached the final page and wasn't ready to say goodbye. I'd love to read more about Delia in the future, in a full length novel or even as a cameo in a future book. This is easily one of the best chick lit books that I've read this year and one that I have no hesitation in recommending. I absolutely loved it.Thanks to the publisher for the review copy.

  • Malene
    2019-05-20 16:42

    "Det var magien ved Ræven, den hjalp hende til at fokusere og få styr på sig selv, den fortalte en inspirerende historie. Den viste hende, hvad hun skulle sigte imod." 'Det er ikke mig, det er dig' er en af de sjoveste, mest hyggelige og styrkende bøger, jeg længe har læst. Bogen er realistisk og Delias stemme i historien var så ægte og jordnær, at hun kunne have været hvilken som helst kvinde - de følelser hun har, situationerne hun gennemgår og hvordan hun takler det hele, det kunne lige så godt have været mig. Altså hvis vi, uden at sige for meget, springer over 'spiondelen' - det virkede lidt fjollet, selv om det, på sin egen sære facon, passede så perfekt ind i historien.Jeg synes virkelig, at Delia er en fantastisk karakter. Hun er så sød, virkelig en jeg kunne identificere mig med - hvor skørt det end lyder - og så er hun bare skøn.Det er virkelig bøger som denne, jeg kobler allerbedst af til. Bøger der ikke føles som læsning og med karakterer der pludselig føles som veninder - præcis som Delia gjorde.På den måde føltes hele min læsning faktisk som en sjov, spøjs og spændende historie, fortalt af en tæt veninde og jeg elskede det. "Uf. En nat med dig, og så forvandler han sig til en kærlighedsbrevskriver. Du må have en utrolig bækkenbund." Jeg elskede i høj grad også hele tegneseriedelen af bogen - det var som om at få et blik ind i Delias hoved og jeg synes virkelig ideen er perfekt.Det understreger virkelig hele temaet med, at vi engang i mellem må være vores egen superhelt - at vi nogle gange ikke skal reddes, men i stedet skal redde os selv.'Det er ikke mig, det er dig' er den type bog, der giver en varm fornemmelse i kroppen og som bringer et ægte smil frem - absolut fantastisk og virkelig anbefalelsesværdig.

  • Olivia-Savannah Roach
    2019-06-07 13:01

    This review can originally be found on Olivia's Catastrophe: soon as I saw this book on Edelweiss I had to request it! I had read You Had Me At Hello a while ago and absolutely loved it. Ever since then I discovered that this book was to be published the next year (this year) and I was anticipating it for SO long. And then finally I had it! I was a bit surprised that this chick-lit book was about 600 pages. What could possibly go on in this novel that needed so much detail and pages?This book follows Delia after she discovers that the man she has been dating for years has cheated on her. And she moves to London to start a new life for herself. I loved Delia’s character. She was creative, humorous and had her own independent way of thinking. She also draws a comic which helps her come to decisions on what she wants to do and guides her in her life problems. I got the impression that if I ever met her in real life I would like her a lot!I found that this book had a very realistic way of dealing with the idea of an affair and a break up. I have never experienced anything like that being only sixteen, but I did get the impression that all the thoughts that ran through Delia’s head were ones people in this situation could be thinking, and that was she did was mostly justified as well.When she is in London Delia meets Kurt who gives her a very dodgy job. There’s Emma, her best friend from university and Steph her workmate. And then there is also Adam, who manipulates her into becoming a double agent in her workplace. I kind of liked Adam from the beginning and his character kept growing on me because we would never be sure of the reasons for what he did. There is also an online friend who Delia makes and talks to throughout the novel.There is a love triangle in this book BUT DON’T PANIC because it is one of the most justified love triangles you can ever read about. Of course you are going to get conflicted feelings when you have been with someone for ten years and then you are trying to move on and find someone else, but still have feelings for your old mate. So in that essence, there is a faint love triangle. But mostly I would call it twisted emotions.There is a lot of referencing in this to other things, like movies and telly shows. There is a lot of British language and I can tell that this is a very British read (which doesn’t mean others won’t like it). But if you aren’t understanding the references and so on I would understand how other people could be confused. I did think some descriptions of setting were a bit overdone and could’ve been better written with much simpler language. But then again, I think that is all part of her writing style.The only reason that I didn’t give the book the full five stars was that it became a bit long and dragged out in pages (back it being 600 pages long again!) I feel like it could’ve been cut down in some places. But at the same time, I couldn’t stop reading and thoroughly enjoyed it as well. So it was all good ^.^

  • Melinda
    2019-05-22 09:43

    There are books you read because they widen your horizons or make you think of things in a new light. Then, there are books you read because you want something dependable--you know how things are going to turn out and that's just a-okay. It's Not Me, It's You definitely falls into the latter group.The basis of this book is not unusual: Young woman's life is turned upside down (by a cheatin' boyfriend, of course) and heads off to the big city where her world is opened up and she realizes her own strength. Obviously, this formula works as it is a common trope in Contemporary Fiction.Because of that, I can't fault this book for being predictable. I think I would have been disappointed if the book did not follow the expected path. There is something comfortable about reading a book where you know what is going to happen--I don't want that for every book that I read, but it is nice from time to time.I say all this because a predictable plot is not my issue with this book.Frankly, this book was a good 100-150 pages too long and with 1 or 2 too many plots. We have 3 major arcs here--Delia and her cheating boyfriend, Delia and her amoral boss and the journalist who wants to bring him down, and Delia and her internet Troll who becomes her friend. Any one of these plots on their own could have been a book, but McFarlane tries to weave all three into one narrative.The problem is that she doesn't really do so in a way that three plots work together. Instead, it seems like she deals with plot A for a few chapters and then drops it for plot B, drops plot B for a nod towards plot C, and then back to plot B until it is time to go to plot A. Because of this, I found it hard to get tied into any of the arcs she has going.I also felt that she dragged things on too long. There was a point in this book, and 3/4 of the way through, where McFarlane should have ended it. Yes, there was some character resolution in the last 1/4 of the book, but that could have been addressed earlier. By the time that I got to that last part of the book, I just didn't care any more. I also felt that one of the plots mentioned above (no spoiler...) should either have been elevated or eliminated. At the start of the book, it was by far the most interesting plot, but McFarlane never develops it from its initial burst and it left me feeling confused as to why, if she wasn't going to follow it through, why she would bother to include it.I was hoping for a fun, frivolous read with this book, but instead, I was left scratching my head and wishing the author had done a few more rounds of editing and re-writing before publishing this.I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review. I received no other compensation for this post.

  • thebookbitch
    2019-05-16 14:53

    This was a very good Chick Lit book. The only problems I had with it was that it was a little bit too long and something that happened near the end of the book that left me wanting to smack Delia in the face and push her in front of a cab.

  • Yoda
    2019-06-05 10:05

    Mhairi McFarlane is simply incapable of writing a book I don´t love. This one was a bit slow in the beginning but I still enjoyed it.

  • Jacqueline
    2019-06-13 16:49

    I'm officially obsessed with this author. She's also kind of on shit list because, a) I've stayed awake until 2am two nights running - and on busy work week - because I was completely unwilling to leave the world inside of this book (her fault) and, b) the Parsnip incident*. Hard. Fucking. Limit.So anyway, thanks to the sleep deprivation, my eyes are now like pissholes in the snow and I've drifted into that strange, dreamlike state where I can't always be sure whether I'm awake or napping, but in spite of that, I still know with some certainty that I loved everything about this book.The story really resonated with me, especially the whole idea of taking stock of your life and wondering what choices have led you here and what alternatives might've taken you elsewhere. Delia has been with her boyfriend for ten years, but shortly after she decides to move things along with him, she discovers that he's been boffing someone else. Omg that hurt to read, I was sad, angry and so fired up, if I'd had a kipper, I'd have stuffed it up his exhaust pipe.So st 33 Delia is facing some life altering choices, and everything she thought she knew has splintered, forcing her to question every aspect of her life and who she is. There's real pathos and melancholy in this, but at the same time the characters are minutely observed and the warmth and humour had me gripped. I was rooting for Delia and loved watching her come back to life and find the life and love she deserve, but her brother Ralph also deserves a special mention, an unusual character, the contrast between his life choices and his sister's added another level of depth that was unusual for a chic-lit.There was even a little hint of smut in this, albeit of the very tame variety. Still, you can't have it all.Complete story, highly recommended. *The Parsnip incident (view spoiler)[Parsnip is their old dog. I can't bear it when anything happens to a dog, having had to make that hideous decision for my faithful buddy myself, it's too heartbreaking. It made sense in the story, but it felt so true to life, it made me so sad even though it was the right thing to do for Parsnip . (hide spoiler)]

  • Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
    2019-06-06 17:36

    4.5 starsDelia Moss lives a very ordinary life and she’s quite content with her lot. She lives with her long term boyfriend (soon to be fiancée when Delia pops the question) and their scruffy rescue dog and has a job that she neither loves nor hates so who is she to complain?When Delia finds out on the night she proposes that Paul has been having an affair she’s pushed to take a leap into the unknown and start afresh in London. It’s there that Delia takes a good hard look at her choices and realises that she’s always picked comfort and safety rather than gambling on what she really wants when it comes to her career and love life. As Delia begins to open up to every day acts of bravery she discovers that any risk that could end in happiness is always worth taking.It’s Not Me It’s You reads like a classic chick-lit. I cried both happy and sad tears reading this book. In one chapter I’d be giggling away to myself and with the turn of a page I’d be physically fist pumping for Delia. Delia is a ridiculously relatable heroine it’s very easy to like her and want what’s best for her.It’s Not Me It’s You is one of those books where the characters are so hilarious and solid that before long it feels like you’re reading about your best friends. Even Paul who I would normally dislike by default for cheating on Delia had his good qualities so I could see why Delia loved him and how easy it would be for her to go back to what she knows. Mhairi McFarlane has this magical way of making these characters on the page feel like they’re made from flesh and blood with histories and futures outside of this story.Initially I was a bit intimidated by the size of It’s Not Me It’s You but despite being over 500 pages I never felt like the book was overly long or boring. I thoroughly enjoyed every sentence and the pages seemed to turn themselves with no conscious effort on my part.Hilarious and warm-fuzzy inducing It’s Not Me It’s You is the most enjoyable book I’ve read in a long time. Fans of Rainbow Rowell will love Mhairi McFarlane.

  • Raven Haired Girl
    2019-05-30 16:50

    A great beach read with a sweet heroine warming your heart. You will cheer Delia on as she finds her way through heartbreak and discovers much about herself.Great cast of characters, all wearing their hearts and emotions on their sleeves. You become very familiar with each one adding to the full spectrum of the narrative. Likable cast given their questionable choices and missteps. You find yourself struggling and hurting along with healing as Delia and Paul attempt to recover. Delia’s heartbreak is quite affecting, her strength admirable, her rollercoaster of emotions plausible. Tough situation to find yourself in, can’t imagine what I would do myself after ten long years together, I could only speculate.Great one liners will leaving you chuckling throughout the book, McFarlane possesses a comedic gift.Must say at over 500 pages there were times the story dragged, omitting 200 pages wouldn’t hurt. I do wish more focus was on Delia and Paul as opposed to her new job with Kurt, hearing of her shady boss became tiresome dragging the read, feeling every bit of the whopping 500 pages.Charming story of one young woman defining herself through heart wrenching circumstances for her and her alone and no one else.For this and other reviews visit

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    2019-06-13 14:43


  • Johanna
    2019-06-13 09:36

    En charmig berättelse som får mig att vilja läsa mer av McFarlane. Inte hennes bästa men ändå bättre än många andra i samma genre.

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    2019-05-19 09:36

    Witty, charming and a little bittersweet, I really enjoyed It's Not Me, It's You, Mhairi McFarlane's third novel.Delia Moss brushes aside the lacklustre response from her partner of ten years when she proposes, after all he said 'yes' and that was all she wanted to hear. What she can't ignore is the text Paul erroneously sends to her minutes later; 'C...She's proposed. Don't know what to do. Meet tomorrow? Pxx'C, Delia discovers, is Celine, a twenty four year old student with whom Paul has been having sex for the last few months. Delia is devastated, and after quitting her Council job in the midst of a particularly uncomfortable team bonding seminar, flees to London to stay with her best friend, Emma.At 33, Delia finds herself having to start again and McFarlane captures her character's initial sense of bewilderment and hurt well and I couldn't help but cheer her on as she slowly gathered strength. Delia has never been a risk taker so she is relieved when she finds a job in a small PR company but it all goes pear-shaped very quickly, her boss is an amoral lecher, and she is blackmailed by a handsome yet unscrupulous journalist, Adam. As the situation grows ever more complicated, Delia is forced into deciding what she really wants to happen next.An eclectic cast of supporting characters including an internet troll, a Scottish roommate and Delia's fish-and-chip-frying brother add warmth to the story, a disapproving colleague, pompous politician and ridiculous restaurant critic provide the laughs. Parsnip, Delia and Paul's dog, may even bring a tear to your eye.I was a little disappointed that my digital ARC didn't include Delia's comic strip (I'm assuming the finished copy will) but It's Not Me, It's You is a smart, funny and engaging story of taking risks in love and life.

  • Irene
    2019-05-27 12:57

    Absolutely superb. I picked this book up this morning and haven't been able to put it down. Sharp witty dialogue that you have come to expect from this author.The heroine Delia was a joy to read about. This book starts off in Newcastle and I love the Geordies, great sense of humour. It's quite a long book but by no means did it drag in fact my time flew by today reading it.What would you do after ten wonderful years with your partner, you plan to propose to then find out he's not the man you thought he was. Paul it turns out has been having a steamy affair behind Delia's back. Leaving her lovely unique family behind and heading off to lick her wounds in London, Delia turns to her best friend Emma a Lawyer. I really liked the characters in this book and her love hate relationship with reporter Adam will have you laughing one minute and sniffling the next.A huge five star read and I can't wait to read more of Mhairi's books.

  • Sara Strand
    2019-05-18 12:43

    This was EASILY the best book for me to read while holding Penelope for hours so she would sleep. It clocks in at 531 pages, so a bit longer than I usually enjoy, but it was so good. I don't even know where to start with the review to fully convince you to purchase this baby, but I'm going to try. The story is about Delia, who has been with her boyfriend Paul for years. She has gotten tired of waiting for a proposal from him so she decides to buck tradition and ask him to marry her. She's got the entire thing planned out and it was romantic. Until he is only kind of excited about the prospect. Determined to not let his lackluster reaction bring her down, they go to a pub to celebrate when she receives a text from Paul that was clearly meant to go to someone else. Cue her world falling apart. Because as it turns out, Paul isn't faithful so she does what every reasonable gal would do- she packs a few bags and heads home. Only she can't stay at home with her parents and brother for long because it's quite obvious she's the odd duck in the odd family so she packs up again and heads to London to stay with her best friend, who is a highly successful lawyer. Delia decides to find a job while in London and ends up at a sketchy PR agency with a total douchebag of a boss. Almost immediately she falls victim to a blackmailing scam by a freelancing journalist out to ruin her boss. Begrudgingly, Delia finds herself being a double spy of sorts because she's really damned if she does, damned if she doesn't. All the while, Paul is making if very clear he wants Delia back. He's sending romantic gestures, trying to call her, and she just isn't sure because as their shared dog is dying, she realizes Paul lied when he "fessed up", though he says it was to prevent hurting her more. Douchebag. But THEN!!!! Delia finds herself a bit enamored by Adam, the man blackmailing her, when it becomes clear that she has to take the reigns of the job situation. And Adam is kind of dreamy and I was rooting for him hard. HARD, I tell you. I got a little worried towards the end that Delia was going to screw it all up and end up with the wrong guy and then even I got a little confused on who she should go to, but then I decided NO. It's so clear, please, please, please let Delia see who the clear winner of her love triangle is. I can't tell you if she does or not because that would be a spoiler, but I can tell you I was on the edge of my seat the entire book. I absolutely loved it. I loved how Delia just wanted to be loved, she wanted to feel loved, she wanted a job she didn't hate and it'd be really nice if she could just find her niche in the world. She was always just a part of someone else's niche, she never really had her own. So she's the underdog really, and you find yourself rooting for her and it's so refreshing to not hate the main character. Truly. So many women's fiction books are so heavy and you end up hating characters but not here. This book is so fun, it feels like a real thing you've gone through or watched a friend go through, and you just enjoy every page. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a fun read.

  • Anja
    2019-05-25 12:43

    This was quite a long story. But a nice one!It's about Delia Moss from Newcastle, who proposes to her boyfriend Paul. Being together for ten years, Delia is sure that Paul is The One, but when she pops the question he seems a bit less enthusiastic than she was hoping for. Shortly after she receives a text message from Paul, which was obviously meant for another woman...The next thing she knows, Delia flees to London to live with her best friend Emma for a while. But her life in the big city isn't running as smoothly as she wanted it to...As I said before, it was kind of a long, bulky book with so much happening. There was love, romance, sadness, anger, but also quite a big part of it was suspense. In my opinion, that part could've been shorter. It wasn't that the whole book consisted of nothing else or anything, I'm just not the biggest fan of suspense-stories, I guess. But that didn't make the story any less nice or cute or whatever, if you're worrying about that. Also, Delia has a passion for writing comics and sometimes you could read a page or two of it. That was quite nice! Delia and her best friend Emma were also great, as well as the new London love interest... I loved him. All in all, I really liked the book very much! ♥ But I guess if I could, I would rate it 4.5 stars.

  • Michelle Sallay
    2019-05-23 14:57

    Originally on my blog: http://ilovedthisbook.blogspot.comHow delightful are the characters in Mhairi McFarlane's books? I can't even tell you. Three books now and I have been delighted by all of her characters. Her writing style in this book is the same as in her previous two. She writes a TON of little asides that go way over my head. However, her characters shine and make me want to read and read and read and then cry when there is no more to read. Thank you Edelweiss for the review copy.

  • Diem
    2019-06-03 15:49

    Love, love, love, love. Fantastic heroine, hero and supporting cast. The last 6 chapters were so stressful for me. I stopped every few pages gasping for air. However, I couldn't have asked for a better ending.

  • Jenniferxoxo
    2019-05-24 12:05

    So ein tolles Buch, eine traurige und zugleich witzige Geschichte mit einer unglaublich charmanten und witzigen, pfiffigen Protagonistin :)

  • María Montesinos
    2019-05-16 13:38

    Muy bonito, muy bien construida la historia que comienza quizás algo dubitativa pero, según avanza, todo va encajando y tomando más fuerza hasta llegar a la parte final. A mí personalmente me gustan mucho este tipo de novelas que combinan historia romántica con otras tramas paralelas, ya sean laborales o policíacas o de otro tipo, y eso Mhairi creo que lo hace bastante bien ( con crítica incluida a la falta de escrúpulos de algunos políticos y empresarios y a la "construcción de noticias falsas" tan de actualidad en estos momentos). Si no le pongo 5 estrellas es porque tanto con este como con el primer libro que leí de ella, "Nada más verte", me he quedado con la sensación de que a la historia de amor le falta un poco de intensidad, un poco más de emoción, pero eso ya son gustos muy personales de cada cual.

  • Nikki
    2019-05-23 16:47

    After reading Mhairi McFarlane‘s first two books, You Had Me At Hello and Here’s Looking At You, I had pretty much fallen in love with her as an author. Genuinely funny and heartwarming chick lit, with characters that felt like real people – what’s not to like? Needless to say, I had high hopes for It’s Not Me, It’s You… and it did not disappoint.Delia has been with her boyfriend Paul for 10 years when she decides to propose to him. Unfortunately it isn’t a memorable evening in the way that she’d hoped, as rather than excitedly celebrating their engagement, she discovers Paul has been sleeping with someone else for months. Oh.It’s Not Me, It’s You tells the story of Delia’s attempts to get her life back on track after that horrible night. She leaves her home in Newcastle for some time away in London, which paves the way for plenty of entertaining plotlines, including a new job, a horrible boss, a journalist that quickly becomes an enemy, and a blossoming online friendship with a stranger. Meanwhile Paul is trying her to win her back, but can she really forgive his infidelity?One of my favourite things about this book is that I had absolutely no idea how it would end. At one stage I realised I could come up with four perfectly logical scenarios for Delia’s future love life. Unlike many other books, there was no obvious ‘perfect man’ that you just knew she’d end up with in the final pages – I really couldn’t tell where the story would go, which is a refreshing change.McFarlane’s characters are always so believable too. They’re not perfect, so they feel like they could be real. Which is why, when I reached the end of the book, I felt like I wanted more. I really wanted to see what happened next – not just for Delia, but for her friends and family too.It’s Not Me, It’s You is another fantastic book. It’s funny, emotional (I literally sobbed my way through one chapter involving Delia’s pet dog; I feared for the water resistance of my Kindle) and it has further confirmed McFarlane’s place as one of my favourite new authors. I can’t wait for her next one.This review was originally published at Judging Covers.

  • Puty
    2019-06-03 14:39

    I really really really like this book but I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because nothing was really new (that kind of 'new' you can use if you need to describe this book in a sentence 3 years later). The topic (trying to move on and stand on your feet again after finding out that your permanent boyfriend slept with another girl), the characters (the cheerful, silly, interesting girl who was too cute to realize that she got people falling in love with her), the settings (London vs Newcastle), the plot, etc.HOWEVER, it is surely got into my top 10 favorite chicklits list. It's cute, witty, romantic, and funny. It's got thought-provoking quotes and pieces of graphic novel (not impressive but enough to get you engaged). It's a pureeeee reading pleasure. Love it. And one more thing. I hate to admit it but I cried when I read a love letter inside (no spoiler), probably it was a midnight touch but it really, in a way, melted me :")Recommended!

  • Patrizia
    2019-06-16 11:46

    Ein guter Mix aus Liebeschaos und Witz. Das Buch hat mich super unterhalten.Ein richtiges Chick lit Book, ein riesen Liebeschaos mt einem Hin und Her und eine gute Portion Witz. Die Hauptprotagonistin Delia ist ein bisschen naiv und glaubt immer an das Gute im Menschen:) man muss sie einfach mögen. Dann ist ihr blöder Ex, ein Fremdgänger mit ein paar guten Seiten ... und dann ist da noch der Badboy .. alles vorhanden. Das Buch startet mit einem Heiratsantrag von Delia an Paul, welcher nur mässig begeistert scheint. Als dann Delia eine SMS bekommt vom Paul mit der Nachricht => Sie at mir einen Antrag gemacht, was soll ich tun, bis morgen kuss .... fängt das Buch erst richtig an ... ich fands toll, ich war richtig in der Stimmung für so ein Buch :)

  • Emer
    2019-06-04 10:40

    Ugh this book!! It drove me nuts!! I can see the potential that the author has and how other books that she has written might be fun...but the main character here, Delia...oh I wanted to slap her!! She just got on my wick. She's all "it's not me its you" but I hate to break it to you Delia but it was ALL you!! I don't think I can even do a proper review of this book she annoyed me so much! How anyone could stay working for that sleaze ball boss of hers and then actually end up protecting him..UGHHHH no moral compass whatsoever!! I just couldn't root for her as a main character. Just so glad this was a library book and that I hadn't made the sorry mistake of buying this novel. One star

  • Eva
    2019-06-12 13:46

    A well written nice and easy feel-good book. It is chick-lit so it follows a certain formula, but that's exactly what I was looking for. I just wanted a "beach-read" (even though without the beach unfortunately). Delia's doubts about what went wrong in her relationship and whether or not she can forgive her boyfriend of 10 years for having an affair, were portrayed really well. The boyfriend wasn't the super villain that made me scratch my head why she had fallen in love with him in the first place and Delia actually had other interests beside just her relationship and a new love interest.

  • Jenna
    2019-06-01 15:05

    This book made me both laugh and cry, which was rather awkward considering I was listening to the audiobook on a long-haul flight (I'm talking ugly-sobbing here). The plot was by turns utterly heartbreaking and completely hilarious, and the cast of characters were just wonderful. I really empathised with Delia and the tough choices she had to make. And I have no words for how much I loved Adam. He totally got under my skin. The audiobook narration by Julia Barrie was really effective. I didn't want it to end!