I was approved this book to read and review by NetGalley and the publishers.
It began with four words.
‘I love your laugh. x’
But that was twelve years ago. It really began the day Georgina was fired from The Worst Restaurant in Sheffield (© Tripadvisor) and found The Worst Boyfriend in the World (© Georgina’s best friends) in bed with someone else.
So when her new boss, Lucas McCarthy, turns out to be the boy who wrote those words to her all that time ago, it feels like the start of something.
The only problem? He doesn’t seem to remember Georgina – at all…
First of all, thank you to NetGalley and the publishers, Harper Collins, for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
In Don’t You Forget About Me we’re following our main character, Georgina, on a journey of relationships, break ups, love, laughter, heartbreak and also family problems. There is a lot happening in this book and with Georgina.
The book starts off with Georgina in high school, 12 years prior to the present day, where we’re introduced to Lucas McCarthy, a quiet, Irish lad who captures Georgina’s heart. However, something happens at their leaver’s party and we are then thrown into the present day where Georgina ends up being sacked from the worst restaurant in Sheffield and then finds the worst boyfriend in the world in bed with someone else.
However, when her brother-in-law helps her get a job at local pub, it only seems right that her boss ends up being the one and only Lucas McCarthy.
At 30 years old, Georgina is a jobless waitress, who’s single, flat sharing and constantly getting grief off her family for not being further on with her life as she should be. Not only that, but now her childhood crush is her boss and he doesn’t appear to remember her AT ALL.
I had an absolute blast with this book. I loved the storyline, I love that it didn’t just focus on Georgina’s love life but also her family problems and her friendships. There was a lot going on but not too much that it became overwhelming. It was a nice balance and I feel like I know Georgina as a person.
Mhairi’s writing is outstanding. This is the first book I have read from her and part way through the book, I said on one of my reading vlogs that the writing style reminds me a lot of Lindsey Kelk with the I Heart Series (which is one of my favourite series of all time). As it turns out, in the Acknowledgments, Lindsey gets a shout out and it appears they’re close friends.
There’s no holding back with Don’t You Forget About Me. I am always partial to a book that has swearing in it and some real-life reactions to situations. As I am reading, I will always try to voice my opinion on what’s just happened (when I’m alone obviously) and it will usually consist of some swearing or name calling of a character or something similar and I always find myself chuckling if it turns out the character reacts a similar way. It just makes the book and storyline seem much more realistic.
I adored this book. Hilarious and charming, I couldn’t fault it. I highly recommend this book if you’re a fan of Lindsey Kelk.
Huge 5/5 stars from me!