Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Here's looking at you - Mhairi Mcfarlane

Here's Looking at You
Anna Alessi – history expert, possessor of a lot of hair and an occasionally filthy mouth – seeks nice man for intelligent conversation and Mills & Boon moments.
Despite the oddballs that keep turning up on her dates, Anna couldn’t be happier. As a 30-something with a job she loves, life has turned out better than she dared dream. However, things weren't always this way, and her years spent as the ‘Italian Galleon’ of an East London comprehensive are ones she’d rather forget.
So when James Fraser – the architect of Anna’s final humiliation at school – walks back into her life, her world is turned upside down. But James seems a changed man. Polite. Mature. Funny, even. People can change, right? So why does Anna feel like she’s a fool to trust him?

This is my third Mhairi McFarlane book and it's from my personal shelf. I have to confess that after I read her first book "You had me at Hello" I was keeping this one - you know just in case there weren't any more! While I was saving it along came "It's not me It's you" for me to review so I saved it a little longer.

Most of what I said in my other review applies here - Mhairi is definitely a consistent writer so far. I won't be saying "oh, I liked the first book but then she went off a bit" - no definitely consistently good writing and consistently funny. 
Her social observations are just so amusing - one in particular stands out for me in this book- when they talk about the shame of someone using Google+ and who would be in your circles - very clever and true.

Yet again Mhairi triumphs in her use of language, thank goodness I read it on the Kindle as a few words I had to look up to find their meaning - so educational also.

The book cover blurb reads like a chick lit - but trust me it is so much more than that. The story line is wonderful and just when you think it's predictable - well it just isn't any more. There are some totally cringe worthy moments for Anna  - so well described that I felt her pain.

Now hurry up with that fourth book as I've read everything by this author now.

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