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Title: Don’t You Forget About Me
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Length: 433 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
If there’s one thing worse than being fired from the grottiest restaurant in town, it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else.
Reeling from the indignity of a double dumping on the same day, Georgina snatches at the next job that she’s offered—barmaid in a newly opened pub, which just so happens to run by the boy she fell in love with at school: Lucas McCarthy. And whereas Georgina (voted Most Likely to Succeed in her school yearbook) has done nothing but dead-end jobs in the last twelve years, Lucas has not only grown into a broodingly handsome man, but also has turned into an actual grown-up along the way, with a business and a dog.
Meeting Lucas again not only throws Georgina’s rackety present into sharp relief, but also brings a dark secret from her past bubbling to the surface. Only she knows the truth about what happened on the last day of school, and why she’s allowed it to chase her all these years…
How and when I got it:
I bought the Kindle edition in early 2020.
Why I want to read it:
Summer is the perfect time for reading light romances, and this one seems ideal to pick up while lounging on a patio chair or with my feet in the sand…
I don’t specifically remember buying it, but it’s in my Kindle library, so I suppose I grabbed it on a day when there was a price break. I’ve been seeing recommendations for this author for a while now, and have been wanting to try her books. The synopsis sounds like fun, even though the title is giving me an irritating ear worm.
This sounds like the kind of book I’d want to read on vacation or on a plane — not that there’s anything wrong with that! I just tend to go for upbeat, enjoyable books during the summer months — nothing demanding or heavy, just pure entertainment to leave me in a happy mood.
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7 thoughts on “Shelf Control #324: Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane”
This sounds a nice fun read to pick up between more serious ones. I love that it has a dog!
Yes, every light book is better with a dog!! This might be a good one for my next plane trip. 🙂
I completely agree! Hope you enjoy this when you get to it 🙂
This does have that summer vibe, I think it sounds cute and upbeat, well except for that “dark secret” lol.
Haha, yes, the dreaded dark secret! But in a book with this vibe and cover, how dark could it really be??
No, WAY too romancy for my taste.
LOL. Yup, either you like this sort of thing or you don’t!