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If I Never Met You

If I Never Met You - Mhairi McFarlane

Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.

Trying to get back into reviews, so this is going to be short and sweet. I really loved the main character of Laurie. Mhairi McFarlane did a great job of creating a mixed race romantic heroine and her dealing with the micro and macro-aggression of being a woman of color living in Britain. Laurie though really touched me when you see that she is trying to take the next step with her long-time partner, Dan. She's ready to have a child with him and has her whole world turned upside down when he lets her know he's not happy, he doesn't want to have a child, and he's leaving her. Like today. From there McFarlane follows Laurie as she's off in this new world on her own. We get insights into her history with McFarlane showing us her relationships with her parents and best friends. The really great part though is when we get the character of Jamie and how he and Laurie end up being partners in a scheme to help him with a promotion and Laurie trying to show Dan she washed him right out of her hair. 

This is the second romance novel by McFarlance I have read and I am going to have to go and read her backlist soon.