Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane is a fun Brit Chick-Lit read. It is a perfect summer read, so if you are still in need of some books to read before the summer is over – this is definitely a good one to add to your list!
“Anna Alessi – history expert, possessor of a lot of hair and an occasionally filthy mouth – seeks nice man for intelligent conversation and Harlequin romance moments.
Despite the oddballs that keep turning up on her dates, Anna couldn’t be happier. As a 30-something with a job she loves, life has turned out better than she dared dream. However, things weren’t always this way, and her years spent as the butt of schoolyard jokes are ones she’d rather forget.
So when James Fraser – the architect of Anna’s final humiliation at school – walks back into her life, her world is turned upside down. But James seems a changed man. Polite. Mature. Funny, even. People can change, right? So why does Anna feel like she’s a fool to trust him?
Hilarious and poignant, ‘Here’s Looking At You’ will have you laughing one minute and crying the next.” – Here’s Looking At You
Here’s Looking At You is an easy and fun read, but it also a novel about how facing your insecurities and your past. If you can let go of some of it, you can be happy, but those pesky little thoughts may still come creeping back in and the trick is to learn how to trust yourself and be happy with who you really are. This message is what made me really like the book.
The characters in this book are great. “Anna” had me laughing and in tears for her. She is a memorable character that I really wanted to end up with a happy ending. Did she? Well, read the book to find out! I also love that the author threw her in to a high school reunion and people didn’t know who she was and her tormentor then wanted her now because of who she became.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and think that if you like any kind of chick-lit, you will, too. I definitely recommend it!
* Thank you to the publisher of Here’s Looking At You, Harper Collins, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.