Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane (Book Review)

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane.

I have mixed thoughts and feelings about this book.

Just a quick note, I have not shared any spoilers for this novel! This is purely just my take and recommendation.

If you have read this novel, please don’t post any spoilers in the comments, just in case there are new readers for this novel that haven’t finished or started reading it just yet.



If there’s one thing worse than being fired from the grottiest restaurant in town, it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else.

Reeling from the indignity of a double dumping on the same day, Georgina snatches at the next job that she’s offered – barmaid in a newly opened pub, which just so happens to run by the boy she fell in love with at school: Lucas McCarthy. And whereas Georgina (voted Most Likely to Succeed in her school yearbook) has done nothing but dead-end jobs in the last twelve years, Lucas has not only grown into a broodingly handsome man, but also has turned into an actual grown-up with a business and a dog along the way.

Meeting Lucas again not only throws Georgina’s rackety present into sharp relief, but also brings a dark secret from her past bubbling to the surface. Only she knows the truth about what happened on the last day of school, and why she’s allowed it to chase her all these years…


I found it hard to get into this book from the beginning. To be honest, I started this book quite a few weeks ago and put it down. I just wasn’t enjoying it, and I had no encouragement to continue.

I decided to give it another go and pick it up yesterday. I managed to finish it this evening. It was a quick, light read. 

Unfortunately, I found myself skimming through quite a bit where not a lot was happening. It felt like a lot of the conversations between the main character and others were simply fillers to the plot. It came across as though the author needed to space out the story line.

When I went onto Good Reads after finishing it to check out other readers thoughts, I was not surprised to see many readers disappointed and wishing for more romance.

I can see where the author wanted to go, but I don’t feel as though it was structured well. The beginning played a good part to the plot, the middle felt like filler and humour, then towards the end it was rushed.

There was a clear visual on what was going to happen, however it wasn’t conveyed the best. That’s the best way I can describe it.

I enjoyed the humour from the author and the plot was clever however I just feel as though it could have been a bit better.

I was a bit disappointed, but I wouldn’t say that I was unhappy to give it a go. I don’t think it will be a book that I would read twice, however I would recommend it for others to read as some people seem to enjoy this book thoroughly.

Overall Rating: 3/10

Fiction: ✔️
Nonfiction: ❌
Action/Adventure: ❌
Classic: ❌
Crime/Detective: ❌
Drama: ❌
Fantasy: ❌
Horror: ❌
Mystery: ❌
Romance: ✔️
Sci-Fi: ❌
Suspense/Thriller: ❌

Good plot?
Yes: ✔️
No: ❌

Yes: ✔️
No: ❌

Read again?
No: ✔️

Where can I buy it?


Thank you for reading my honest review of this book, fellow bookworms!

Speak soon


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My name is Jessica. I'm a twenty something year old woman with a beautiful husband, a crazy cat and a bub. You can find me on Instagram/Twitter @daysixtyfive.

6 thoughts on “Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane (Book Review)

  1. Theres a lot of book reviews on wordpress and when I try to read them, I hardly get far because I get bored but I love the layout and it was a quick, to-the-point read! Probably won’t be giving the book a try though.

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    1. Thank you so much! I try to make it to the point, even if that comes across a bit grumpy/negative! Thank you for reading and commenting, I genuinely appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day 🙂

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      1. Girl I loved it! The first few pages really grabbed my attention and kept it. The second chapter just pulls you right in and now ur stuck reading bc u really wanna find out what happens and theres this massive plot twist at the end that i love! It’s such a humorous, fun read that I fell in love with. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it bc I know opinions differ


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