It's Not Me, It's You

Flame-haired, vintage clothing-loving Delia Moss is having a rough time. The same night she proposes to her longtime, live-in boyfriend, Paul, she learns the devastating news that he's having an affair. Although she's in her 30s, Delia reluctantly moves home to Newcastle with her introverted parents to escape the situation. Now she's gumming up at her dead-end job, and she misses her dog.

Mhairi McFarlane (You Had Me at Hello) creates a charming story. Delia is an unassuming and endearing heroine, who's kind to her overweight, video-game obsessed brother, and struggles valiantly to do the right thing. Readers will root for her to find happiness despite the obstacles McFarlane keeps tossing in her way. An impulsive move to London lands Delia a new job and a new boss with a big secret. A mysterious reporter begins blackmailing Delia with information that could get her fired, forcing her to call on reserves of courage and cleverness she didn't know she possessed. Worst of all, she comes face to face with the woman with whom Paul was cheating. Meanwhile, Paul is moving hell and high water to win back a conflicted Delia.

This phenomenal book draws you in immediately and doesn't let go as the drama moves from Newcastle to London and back again. Besides the wonderfully descriptive details and appealing characters she's crafted, McFarlane fashions an unpredictable comedy that ensures readers will enjoy Delia's triumphs and failures every step of her engrossing journey. --Natalie Papailiou, Author of blog MILF: Mother I'd Like to Friend

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