Thanks to the publisher for the complimentary book. All opinions provided are my own.
I’ve tried to start this review for Between Us by Mhairi McFarlane over & over again. Maybe this one will take ;).
But basically this book is so interesting to me! On its own the romantic arc isn’t super convincing but since this book is mainly about Roison, & I would characterize it as women’s fiction, I accepted it as icing on a very well written cake.
This book is about so much—the ending to a 9 year old relationship & also the beginning to something else, as Roisin says.
She & Joe have been together forever. While watching the first episode of a show he’s written, she feels betrayed in how he’s incorporated her past without consent & worries that he has a secret real life, that of a philanderer, which has served as inspo for his writing.
Roison unpacks a lot in this book & I love how that journey is written. She is a lead that I really rooted for: I love her self-awareness & her willingness to see where she has messed up. Her growth is substantial.
I’ve heard great things about Mhairi McFarlane’s books & I can definitely see why. Definitely looking forward to reading more!
Have you read this author? What should I read next?
4.5⭐️. Out now!
CWs: Reference to suspected sexual assault. Cheating. Exile from family. References to swinger parents.
Give me that HEA, please.
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