This is the first book that I’ve read that is labeled #chicklit. Now I want gum. (Chiclets were my very favorite gum, next to grape Hubba Bubba which I still find in a Lakeview gas station occasionally) Anyhow, I think the main character, Georgina would approve of gum obsession. I mean I don’t know for sure, but she seems agreeable to that sort of quirkiness.
At the start of the story she gets fired and finds her boyfriend in bed with someone else within like an hours time. It’s a lot. That was the part that reminded me of Bridget Jones which is th only example I could find of #chicklit. When she gets a new job bartending she finds out that her old high school crush owns the place.
This isn’t a capital R-Romance but it has romance in it. I like that the story isn’t all light and fluffy because life usually isn’t and the backstory of her father dying made the happy parts better for me as a reader.
In conclusion, I love Mhairi McFarlane. I’m now seeking out every book she has out in the world.