Don’t You Forget About Me - Mhairi McFarlane

Don’t You Forget About Me

By Mhairi McFarlane

  • Release Date: 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
Score: 4.5
From 692 Ratings


You always remember your first love. Don’t you…?

’I loved it! So funny and warm. A delicious read’ Marian Keyes

’Hilarious, warm and life affirming’ Jenny Colgan

It began with four words.

‘I love your laugh. x’

But that was twelve years ago. It really began the day Georgina was fired from The Worst Restaurant in Sheffield (© Tripadvisor) and found The Worst Boyfriend in the World (© Georgina’s best friends) in bed with someone else.

So when her new boss, Lucas McCarthy, turns out to be the boy who wrote those words to her all that time ago, it feels like the start of something.

The only problem? He doesn’t seem to remember Georgina – at all…


‘I loved it! So funny and warm – a delicious read’ Marian Keyes

‘Wildly funny and wildly romantic… Another wonderful novel from an author at the top of her game’ Louise O’Neill

‘Beautiful, funny and heartbreaking’ Giovanna Fletcher

‘Funny and heartfelt, full of humour and wisdom, I absolutely loved it’ Katie Fforde

‘Intelligent, edgy and laugh out loud funny – a romantic comedy to love’ Sunday Mirror

‘The perfect mix of comedy, whip smart dialogue and all the feels’ Fabulous

‘Mhairi gets the mix of laughs, romance and serious emotional depth just right in this page-turner that stands out from the crowd’ S Magazine

‘Hilarious, clever and beautifully written’ Daily Mail

‘Fiery, feminist, fit, filthy and very timely … astonishingly good’ Harriet Reuter Hapgood

‘A warm belly full of joy from start to finish!’ Holly Bourne

‘Mhairi’s best yet: nobody does modern love like her, hilarious, devastating and real’ Laura Kemp

Praise for Mhairi McFarlane:

‘An effortlessly brilliant read – will have you laughing when you shouldn’t and sobbing when you least expect it’ Giovanna Fletcher

‘Totally hilarious and wincingly real’ Jenny Colgan

‘Her best yet – write faster!’ Holly Bourne

‘No-one writes such wry, emotionally complex romantic fiction’ RED

‘The perfect balance of romcom and drama… the ultimate holiday read!’ GRAZIA

‘Warm, nuanced, compelling’ STYLIST

‘Intelligent and insightful’ HEAT

‘Sparky, smart, sore-stomach-laughing kind of read’ FABULOUS

‘Hilarious’ HELLO

About the author

Sunday Times bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane was born in Scotland in 1976 and her unnecessarily confusing name is pronounced Vah-Ree.

After some efforts at journalism, she started writing novels and her first book, You Had Me At Hello, was an instant success. She’s now written five books and she lives in Nottingham with a man and a cat.


  • Lovely read

    By Gemma Rebecca
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, loved the characters together, had a few laughs and couldn’t put it down!
  • Feel good

    By Rachel_88
    It was a lovely feel good read, I loved the characters. X
  • Predictable

    By bjenbshins h
    One of the first books in a while I have struggled to get through stopped 100 pages before the end. Very predictable and cliche.
  • Wow

    By newfy63
    Finished the book in two days, I couldn’t put it down. So well written and very funny as well along with a beautiful story. Fell in love with the characters
  • New to the author

    By hig888
    Found it hard to get into this book and not something I found easy to read
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  • Loved it!

    By osullau
    Superbly written and had me in tears of joy & sadness throughout. For a 25 year old that lost her dad just a year ago it truly spoke to me - thank you. So many wise lessons throughout too - I will be rereading and paraphrasing.
  • Good

    By Gam3rMC
    Although this wasn’t my favourite of her books (See: a tie between Here’s Looking At You and Who’s That Girl?) I will forever credit Mhairi McFarlane as the romantic-comedy author most deserving of that overused and rarely appropriate ‘laugh-out-loud’ review. Her style of writing is witty and her observations often have my highlighting her clever summaries and understandings every couple of pages. I liked the characters in this and the problems they faced, how they were tested etc. However, I have to say that upon finishing the book I felt as if the romance storyline had taken a bit of a backseat, even though it was touched upon quite a lot. I feel as if I didn’t really get to know Lucas (in particular) that well, and the whole thing between him and Georgina felt rushed. Overall though, Mhairi is still my favourite author and I’m sure I’ll reread this book in the future.
  • Witty, Funny, and Heartwarmingly Genuine

    By Abbie Lince
    This book will make you laugh, cry and swoon all at the same time. I became so emotionally attached to Georgina, as I think most women will, because for me she emulates so many characteristics I didn’t even acknowledge about myself, and being able to view them from her perspective was genuinely eye opening even though it was actually nothing new in particular. The story itself, I feel, maybe could have been ‘fuller’? And I query this myself but I just wonder if I would have liked to have connected with Lucas more as a character and have seen more between them. However, having said this I do think this story is brilliant as conducting a self fulfilling prophecy, and Georgina on her own is a fantastically funny and entertaining character. I extremely enjoyed this book and recommend it if you are just feeling like you need uplifting or maybe just a pep talk to yourself!
  • Strangely boring

    By KateFeb9
    Too much rambling, got very boring to read which is a shame, stopped halfway through and I NEVER stop reading a book!