Book Reveiw: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

Book Review: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

Reviewed by Annette Dean, Charles City Public Library Director54870201.jpg

When my life gets a little crazy, I disappear into fluffy romances.  So, since it’s the month of February and my place of employment is under construction, and I am going completely crazy splitting my time working at a very noisy house and a very dusty construction zone, I’ve been binge reading romances for a month. The most recent one is by Mhairi McFarlane, and it falls into the New Romance genre that Colleen Hoover occupies. These new romances tend to focus primarily on the female protagonist and are usually grounded in real life tragedies. McFarlane’s aren’t steamy storylines, and she does a good job of writing a romance that isn’t just a romance. In Just Last Night, the protagonist, Eve, loses her dear friend unexpectedly in a car crash. This tragedy forces her to come to terms with many status quo aspects of her life that are not making her happy. In the end she begins a new relationship with a handsome man, but most of the story is about how she needs to deal with everything else in her life before she can be happy with said handsome man. There’s no knight in shining armor, just a woman realizing that she can’t keep maintaining the status quo because it’s just not worth it without her best friend.

I recommend this book for those that like romances or are just in the mood for something a little lighter. Really I’ve enjoyed many McFarlane books, they are all worth a try.  Just Last Night is available through Hoopla or Bridges. Visit to access a copy.