Blurb: Delia Moss isn’t quite sure where she went wrong.
When she proposed and discovered her boyfriend was sleeping with someone else – she thought it was her fault.
When she realised life would never be the same again – she thought it was her fault.
And when he wanted her back like nothing had changed – Delia started to wonder if perhaps she was not to blame…
From Newcastle to London and back again, with dodgy jobs, eccentric bosses and annoyingly handsome journalists thrown in, Delia must find out where her old self went – and if she can ever get her back.
Review: I will never tire over fangirling over Mhari McFarlane. One of my go to authors who I still haven’t met and ashamedly this one I got for Christmas a while ago. It’s one of those gorgeous hardbacks that look lovely on the shelf yet you never want to lump it about. So seeing as we’re at home it’s the perfect time to read these beauties. Catriona had mentioned also being a fan of Mhari so we decided this would be a buddy read of ours and what a read it was.
Whenever I pick up a Mhari novel it’s truly like catching up with an old friend. It’s like nothing has changed. It’s Not Me it’s You has all the trademark wit that you will know if you’ve read one of her novels. If this is your first wow it’s a long one but it’s a compelling treat.
Delia Moss is a powerhouse yet when we meet her she doesn’t realise how extraordinary she really is. She’s a 21st century girl taking her future in her own hands or she thinks she is when she decides to propose to Paul. Although everything about his reaction should have sent her running for the hills but there was so much more to the story. Paul’s betrayal saw the catalyst for Delia to make some drastic changes.
Delia’s best mate Emma is awesome and I also loved her from the off. She’s the mate you need when you’re feeling at your lowest. I loved their friendship if proper put a smile on my face.
Delia moving to London showed her just what she was missing and it was her own creativity and just her general independence. I loved seeing her change for the better delving into her creative juices and actually feeling positive. I must admit I pegged Adam wrong but he’s definitely a character who you fall in and out of love with throughout.
Delia had attended so many interviews where she’d put her heart and soul into them yet the outcome was the same. Just as she was starting to think the big smoke wasn’t for her she was given a chance. I loved this anecdote this happened to me once and the one interview I hadn’t worried about was when I was most myself and that also worked out.
I don’t want to say too much on her job as it’s eventful but her job meant she met Steph. This is another thing I love when you’re in a work environment there will always be your sort of people but if it wasn’t for work you would never have met them. I have some long-standing friendships from various work places I might not see all of them as much as I once did but they mean a lot to me all the same.
A tale of love, life, friends, family and realising that you can’t be happy unless you are truly being yourself. I loved the pictures that accompanied some of Delia’s creativity in the book.