eARC review: If I never met you by Mhairi McFarlane

If I Never Met You

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane (Goodreads Author)

 4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,147 ratings  ·  450 reviews
If faking love is this easy… how do you know when it’s real?

When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling—not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Her once perfect life is in shambles and the thought of dating again in the age of Tinder is nothing short of horrifying. When news of her ex’s pregnant girlfriend hits the office grapevine, taking the humiliation lying down is not an option. Then a chance encounter in a broken-down elevator with the office playboy opens up a new possibility.

Jamie Carter doesn’t believe in love, but he needs a respectable, steady girlfriend to impress their bosses. Laurie wants a hot new man to give the rumor mill something else to talk about. It’s the perfect proposition: a fauxmance played out on social media, with strategically staged photographs and a specific end date in mind. With the plan hatched, Laurie and Jamie begin to flaunt their new couple status, to the astonishment—and jealousy—of their friends and colleagues. But there’s a fine line between pretending to be in love and actually falling for your charming, handsome fake boyfriend…

My review

If I never met you was actually the first book I read by this author. I think I had a hard time getting into this book when I first got it so I put it down for a few months and finally got back into it in February.

I really liked the main character, I thought she had a good attitude about life despite what had happened to her. I liked the ending how there was some redemption, but I don’t want to spoil the book too much by talking about what happened here.

I don’t think I am a fan of the fake dating relationships in adult romance fiction, that seems like that would be best left in the young adult genre. The plot wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t my favorite plot for this genre.

This book was still written well and I liked the characters. I think readers will definitely enjoy it. I always love it when covers are purple, they always draw me in since purple is my favorite color. This was a three star rating. This means it was still good, but had potential to be better. A three star rating does not mean the book was bad.

This was given to me by Netgalley and the publishers. This had no impact on my thoughts, my thoughts are my own. Thank you for giving me the chance to read it!


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