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 853 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…

This irresistible new book from Mhairi McFarlane is the perfect story to escape with. Compulsively readable, absolutely hilarious and deliciously romantic, you will not be able to put it down.


‘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 story

    By annadrummy
    Really enjoyed this!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By __LIV__.
    Broke my heart, and make me believe in true love all in one go, I read the entire thing in one day couldn’t put it down
  • Crying happy tears. Beyond 5 stars.

    By lydiapurdie10
    0443am and I have just finished this absolutely amazing book, which I had purchased less than 24 hours ago. I have not got the words to even begin to describe how in love I am with this story. 5 out of 5 starts do not do it justice. I was laughing with in the first few sentences and that was it then, I could not stop the wheezing states I would get in throughout. But it’s not just that. It’s the emotion behind every word, every paragraph, everything that Georgina goes through. It’s relatable and being able to feel related to her. This book will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and you will feel hurt for her and you will feel intensify of her situations but most of all, you will fill the unmistakable bubble of joy that that rises when something works out for her, and undoubtedly, you will cry happy tears, just as I am now whilst writing this. Mhairi McFarlane has been my absolute, most favourite author, and it’s been an absolute pleasure in reading her books. I have never in my entire life laughed so hard as I do when her words are in front of me and I already know that nothing else could compare. Thank you, for yet again giving us something so amazing.
  • Beuaticul

    By iamlizzie94
    A truly beautifully written book. Full of surprises and storylines that make you properly feel for the characters. 10/10
  • Boring!

    By Rashna.ah
    I thought it would be light hearted humorous lovely book, turned out that I couldn’t wait to get over with it. Unnecessary characters and events which were absolutely no essential and connect with the story. It was exactly opposite of what’s described on its cover, it made me feel rubbish reading it.
  • Hilarious

    By Ksw8
    This was so funny and so realistic all at once! Just fab!
  • 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