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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Despite the better option right in front of her, an unexpected complication forces Lily to cut ties with Atlas, confront Ryle, and try to end the cycle of abuse before it’s too late. Having the friend group meet while working in Waterstones was also such a nice touch, as a book lover.

This is the second title, in a handful of days, from yet another auto-read author that has not quite measured up to the ones that came before and, also, my expectations. I think I miss the quieter books, the lower scale bits and bobs, though it's hard to properly describe that. The provocative opening takes a dark turn when Lily receives a warning about Ryle’s intentions from his sister, who becomes Lily’s employee and close friend. Roisin supported Joe for many years whilst he struggled to make a name in writing but his previous show, the one before this one they are gathering to watch, was a breakout hit and now Joe is a big name with a lot of accolades and a lot of people wanting to work with him.Joe screens the first part of his new 3 part series for the group and to her horror, Joe has incorporated a traumatic and painful incident from her childhood into his plot that she shared with him in the strictest confidence.

This is definitely women's fiction (or chick lit if you started your tags thirteen years ago), but with a strong(ish) romance that shows up well past the halfway point. It can be a real challenge and for some people, the desire to hang onto it, to try and recreate it or hold it together, can be really strong. In my opinion, she is the undisputed queen of the smart rom com, and Between Us just highlights again her exceptional talent. The whole time I'm reading a Mhairi McFarlane novel, I feel like a fist is squeezing my heart… she is so ridiculously talented.

It took at least half of the book for me to get into the storyline and to actually care about the characters. Most of the book is Roisin investigating, learning things, pondering, and dissecting Joe and their relationship. It had all the heart and wit of McFarlane’s other works, and I really liked the story and characters. Diary entries fancifully addressed to TV host Ellen DeGeneres serve as flashbacks to Lily’s teenage years, when she met her first love, Atlas Corrigan, a homeless boy she found squatting in a neighbor’s house.

Is her bf who she thought he was, and if he isn’t who exactly is he and who is she that she didn’t see it? Mhairi McFarlane has been one of my favourite authors for a while now, and as such I was sorry to find that her latest offering did not live up to expectations (though admittedly they are high for this author).Also, the humor was much more understated and banter is one of my favorite things about this author's work. And the time she has spent with him over the weekend has seemingly only solidified all the things that don’t work between them now – his constant sniping and jealousy of Matt, etc. 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 ? They meet on a rooftop in Boston on the night Ryle loses a patient and Lily attends her abusive father’s funeral. Their relationship has been foundering for some time, as the more successful he has become professionally, the more cold and dismissive he has become to down-to-earth schoolteacher Roisin.



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