Thursday, May 28, 2015

It's Not Me, It's You by Mhairi McFarlane + a Giveaway

Hi, all! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Mhairi McFarlane's latest, It's Not Me, It's You. Thanks to the publisher I'm able to offer up one copy in a giveaway. Be sure to read through to the end to enter.

Paul and Delia have been together for ten years. They're a great pair - Delia knows it and she's ready to make it official. But it appears Paul is anything but ready to settle down. Delia pops the question herself getting a less than enthusiastic yes from Paul and quick follow up of a text meant for his girl on the side. 

Uh oh. 

With her whole life up in the air, Delia knows she's got some decisions to make. And none of them are going to be easy. 

Ha! Delia's life changing events are hopefully above and beyond what most of us will ever face but I'd bet not a single one of us is totally immune to upheaval or Delia herself. Yes, she's a character who's corner you'll want to be in. She's feisty and funny, though her certainty that she'll forgive Paul early on is a bit... frustrating. Personally, reconciliation would not be on the table were it me. (Don't worry, it's not spoilers to say this. She admits it EARLY on.)

Normally a book like this could be uncomfortable, especially if you're facing some of the same issues Delia is faced with. I'd have to say in this case I'd recommend diving into this one even if (or especially if) you feel like your whole life is filled with uncertainty. Delia will make you smile! She might even make you laugh out loud. A lot.

McFarlane excels at awkward. Awkward situations. Awkward conflict. Awkward humor. Wait, the humor isn't ALL awkward. But it is all funny. And it's exactly that combination of awkward and funny that makes It's Not Me, It's You feel real. There's a charm to her writing that not all of the comparable genre reads truly capture. It means the difference between liking a read like this and LOVING a read like this. And let's be clear, I LOVED It's Not Me, It's You.

Rating: 4.5/5

And now for the giveaway. As I mentioned above, I'm able to offer up one copy to one of you lucky readers! To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter below before Monday, June 15. Open US/Canada only and no PO boxes please.

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To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Mhairi McFarlane and her work, you can visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.


Kay said...

I think this sounds funny or funny enough. Count me in!

traveler said...

Thanks for this intriguing giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

Hi - I saw this book on TLC and was curious about it. The cover makes me think of the 1950's. Is that the case?
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Becky LeJeune said...

Diane - 100% contemporary setting on this one.

rhonda said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

bn100 said...

fun review

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fun read. Thank you for your review and for the giveaway.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

That balance of awkward funny and just plain funny make for a fabulous and realistic read - I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Anonymous said...

I love the cover! It's so retro. The plot sounds great, too!