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Book Review: Mad About You By Mhairi McFarlane


Harriet Hatley is running away from everything.

Getting married.
Her boyfriend’s family.
Her past.

A dream house-share seems like the perfect place to hide, but her unlikely housemate Cal is no stranger to running away himself. And he’s also hiding secrets of his own . . .

Can these two take a crazy risk, face the past and finally find a reason to stay?



This novel’s plot is misleading as it makes you think it is about Harriet and Cal moving in as the main story however it’s not, it is about her disastrous ex’s which are interesting to read about in this journey.

Harriet’s life is ironic. For someone that hates weddings and is completely cyclical she works as a wedding photographer and is in a relationship with a snob who’s family is all about doing things “right”. She makes some questionable decisions as her character does make me roll my eyes with her cynicism.

When she finally dumps Jon I started laughing out loud. She became very relatable so fast. In terms of ridiculous psychopaths as exes and their mothers on top of that.

I found Harriet to be so relatable with the whole crazy exes and the lengths they go to to make YOU seem like you’re the one with the problems. When we hear about Scott – talk about toxic-ness because he is just ugh. Words cannot describe this douche.

I enjoyed how the novel unfolded and how they came to the final ending. It teaches Harriet who her true friends are and the reasons behind most peoples reasoning that we come across.

Friendships are made, friendships are lost however life lessons are made whilst having a great time in doing so within this novel. I loved this author’s writing style from the get-go.

Hilarious and entertaining. I would love it if this was a movie to see it come to life.

Thank you to the publishers for sending me this in exchange for an honest review.

5/5 Stars

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