Mhairi McFarlane's If I Never Met You is the feel good book you need to read over the weekend 2 months ago

Mhairi McFarlane's If I Never Met You is the feel good book you need to read over the weekend

Mhairi McFarlane's If I Never Met You is the feel good book you need to read over the weekend.

There's no better time than the present to curl up with a good book - especially with everything that's going on in the world at the moment.

Enter If I Never Met You, a heartwarming (and hilarious) tale that you won't be able to put down.

36-year-old Laurie seems to have it all: she's got an amazing job, a beautiful home and she and her boyfriend of 18 years are talking about starting a family together.

But then Dan decides it's time to go and "find himself", and he breaks up with her. And it turns out it's difficult to move on when they work in the same office...

So, when she gets stuck in the lift with handsome colleague Jamie, they hatch a plan to stage the perfect romance - but will it be the perfect revenge? Or is their 'showmance' about to get a whole lot more complicated than either of them ever expected?

 

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The kind of book that we could definitely all use right about now, If I Never Met You has a careful balance of laugh-out-loud moments and those that will tug at the heartstrings.

The characters are really well-crafted and thought out and it's impossible not to get invested in the outcome of their stories (whether you love them or hate them) - and in particular, Laurie's.

And while it's got a romantic love story at the heart of it all - it is largely about the fauxmance between Jamie and Laurie, after all - If I Never Met You's got love stories at all kinds of different levels: between friends (both of the central characters' best pals); between family and even when it comes to yourself.

Full of warmth and charm, If I Never Met You is the perfect book to curl up with this weekend.

  • If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane, published by Harper Collins, is available now.