Book Review: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

Rating: 5/5

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction, British Literature

Warnings: Unexpected death, abuse, absent parent

Read if you liked: In Five Years

Review: Have you ever read a book and think you know what is going to happen but it goes in a totally different direction and it’s perfect? Yeah, this is that book. Just Last Night was heartwarming, gut-wrenching and oh so perfect to read on a Sunday afternoon.

McFarlane did an amazing job navigating hard things; grief of unexpected loss, adult friendships, abuse, family disputes, the lies we tell ourselves and love. This book might be qualified as a romance novel but it’s so much more, it’s a life novel than ends in some perfectly imperfect love.

Eve is a quirky thirty-something with a group of life long friends Susie, Ed and Justin. Eve (and kind of Ed) have secretly, not so secretly been in love with each other forever but Ed has a longtime girlfriend/fiancé, Hester. Tragedy strikes the group, which leads Eve + the group to question all they thought they knew. Eve finds an unlikely alley in her journey, could a love story start in a single moment?

Things I loved: The dialogue is so wonderful, some amazing witty moments and the ability to be ironic in times of sadness (aka relatable to how we are in real life) is just what I needed.

Things I didn’t care for: Eve’s attempted one-night stand and why it went wrong…could have done without that scene.

I can’t wait for people to read this book when it comes out on May 4th…so, go pre-order now!

Thank you NetGalley for providing this ARC for my honest opinion.




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