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You Had Me at Hello

Written by: Mhairi McFarlane
Narrated by: Julie Hesmondhalgh
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Publisher's Summary

What happens when the one that got away comes back? Find out in this sparkling debut from Mhairi McFarlane.

"Think of the great duos of history. We're just like them."

"You mean like Kylie and Jason? Torvill and Dean? Sonny and Cher?"

"I think you’ve missed the point, Rachel."

Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart.

It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away. They’d been partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on: Ben is married. Rachel is not. Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend. Hilarious, heartbreaking and everything in between, you’ll be hooked from their first hello.

©2013 Mhairi McFarlane (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the critics say

"Very very witty and funny. Left me in awe…a total gem." (Marian Keyes)
"The funniest, most romantic book I've read since One Day." (Lisa Jewell)
"I loved this book. It made me laugh and reminded me that anything's possible in love - and in everything else for that matter." (Minnie Driver)

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Nice story, well presented.

Great descriptive metaphors, witty conversations among interesting characters. In my advancing years I’m enjoying stories with happier endings!

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Great book! Awesome performance.

This is my fourth book from this author. It is was really good. And I’m looking forward to buying her other ones. It’s a good story and has realistic dialogue and is really engaging to listen to. The performance is flawless.

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A new favorite

So glad I didn't listen to the bad reviews of the (brilliant!) narrator! She's very talented, and even for someone unfamiliar with the accent like me, all it takes is an open mind, exposure, and the right speakers/headphones. Hilarious and touching story. Loved the protagonist. Probably my favorite by this author.

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Absolutely loved it!

The story is captivating, the dialogue brilliant, and the narrator is fabulous! I will definitely be reading more of Mhairi MacFarlane!

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