You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane (review)


What happens when the one that got away comes back? Find out in this sparkling debut from Mhairi McFarlane.

‘Think of the great duos of history. We’re just like them.’
‘You mean like Kylie and Jason? Torvill and Dean? Sonny and Cher?’
‘I think you’ve missed the point, Rachel.’

Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart. It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away.

They’d been partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on: Ben is married. Rachel is not. Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend.


Even though I do prefer Horror and Science Fiction when reading I do enjoy a good chick lit from time to time.

You Had Me At Hello had the good potential of being a heartwarming and witty story of “what ifs”. That’s the beauty of a lot of these kind of stories is that through the books we get to participate in a world where the things that we regret or the one that got away actually comes back. It doesn’t happen all too often in real life.

This book was witty and an easy read but it didn’t hit a home run for me. A lot of it felt too predictable even though it was entertaining enough. I could relate to the character Rachel and liked the sassiness of a lot of the conversations, but all in all it just wasn’t my cup of tea I’m afraid.

3-stars-out-of-5I give it three stars. An easy, witty and charming summer read.

One of my favorite quotes from You Had Me At Hello:

“Isn’t it weird how we make big decisions in life based on the strangest, most random things?”


If you would like your own copy of You Had Me At Hello, you can CLICK HERE or on the cover picture in the start of my review.

Author: Christina de Vries

Writer, YouTuber and Creative Soul! Come into my world and see ❤️

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