Between Us: The biggest rom com of 2023: smart, romantic and laugh-out-loud funny from the bestselling author of Last Night and Mad About You

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Between Us: The biggest rom com of 2023: smart, romantic and laugh-out-loud funny from the bestselling author of Last Night and Mad About You

Between Us: The biggest rom com of 2023: smart, romantic and laugh-out-loud funny from the bestselling author of Last Night and Mad About You

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The depth of the feelings of the new love interest appeared so very suddenly and there are some awkward conversations which could be avoided by people just being honest with each other. And when the friends watch the first episode of Joe’s drama, she realises that the secrets she told him are right there on the screen. This book tackles a number of difficult issues in relationships ~sometimes almost too many to cope with!

For Roisin, it’s a chance to connect with the group of friends she made a decade before, working at Waterstones. On the last page, Roisin, in the middle of teaching her English class, looks down and sees an envelope with her name on it peeking out of her bag. The group felt believable to me, and some of my favourite parts of the story were centred around the group as a whole. But although Roisin is thrilled to spend a weekend with her friends, she can’t deny that something is missing these days – not just in the core group, which has some distance between some of the friendships that time and different levels of socioeconomic status have amplified. I love how Mhairi McFarlane always slowly builds up the couple’s rapport in her books, and this one was no exception.

I liked Roisin, however, I will say that at this stage, McFarlane's heroines are beginning to feel a bit samey. She’s always had a tense relationship with her, especially since she’s very toxic and more obviously favors Roisin’s emotionally unavailable younger brother. Roisin could imagine her selling you a five grand cucumber juice enema in a way that made it clear you were lucky she’d even speak to someone with a non-salad flavoured arse. By that, I mean it’s easy for Roisin to spiral in this situation but the three of them keep her on a more sane path. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.

Roisin has been feeling out of sync with Joe for a while, but when they go away for a long weekend with their friends, she starts to realize she's not sure she loves, let alone likes Joe anymore. They usually have had some difficulties in their youth, often with their families, that have caused hurdles and challenges to overcome before they can find their happy endings. I don't want to say anymore becauseeeeee I know I'll end up spilling the beans on so much more, but yeah, I enjoyed a lot! She particularly thinks her and Joe’s relationship would only contribute to this, so she’s been mostly ignoring the fact that he doesn’t seem to like her, or Matt, anymore.But drama still follows, in the form of her dysfunctional family and the looming question: what other parts of her now-ex's show are inspired by real events ?

As with her last book, the focus in Between Us, is very much on a failing relationship, and whilst there is a new romantic interest for Roisin, who I liked, this aspect was just covered far too fast to feel any real connection to, and as such just didn't come off as believable or as a relationship to feel invested in. I found MAD ABOUT YOU to be a louder book than usual from this author and while this wasn't on the same decibel scale, it still felt a little bigger. I do also think though that these are pretty irredeemable traits for any person to embody, and so unlike other books by her, Joe is a fascinating, if rather one-dimensional character. About the Author: Sunday Times bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane was born in Scotland in 1976 and her unnecessarily confusing name is pronounced Vah-Ree. Everything I’ve read from her is simply beautiful and keeps me up until the early morning (hence this review at 3am).

Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors. The problem for me in Between Us is that I think Roisin’s experience with Joe doesn’t really provide a natural segue straight into a new romance. If you’re a tropey, smut reader… good lord please do not read this because I will actually cry if I see below 3 stars on a review for any of her books because this is notttt to your tastes.

It is pretty surprising and bad, and the book concludes in a hail of drama and confrontation: romantic, family, and adversarial. Overall Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️Heat Rating:Emotional Rating: 🙄😒😬🙈😂🤬😬💔💓😂💓😒🤬👏🏻💓🥰😢💔😍🥰💓👏🏻💔💓🥰*Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to leave an honest review. A good guy, who is even better than she thought he was when he turns up in her old hometown where she has been dragooned into helping her eccentric and troublesome mother at her pub. I won this book and although I'm not a big Chick Lit fan, this sounded like an interesting story and I enjoyed reading it.Has she been gaslighted by a man who has been cheating and lying to her for years without giving away his second nature? McFarlane does a fine job examining the phenomenon of gaslighting and narcissism, popular cultural topics today.

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