My Thoughts On… A Question of Us by Mary Jayne Baker (& Giveaway!)
11 September, 2019
My Thoughts on... A Question of Us by Mary Jayne Baker (& Giveaway!)
Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Question of Us and I am here today with a review of this charming book and a chance for you to win a copy too!
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Title: A Question of Us Publisher: Aria Fiction Published: 5th September 2019 Format: Ebook Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley Add It:Amazon UK. Goodreads. Summary: Two best friends. Eight pub quizzes. One shot at love…
There are some people who seem like they have all the answers in life. Clarrie Midwinter isn’t one of them.
At the age of 26, tomboy Clarrie is still struggling to become a ‘proper’ grown-up. She’s eternally strapped for cash, she hasn’t had a date in nearly a year and her attempts to quit smoking tend to take a nosedive after the second pint. Most annoyingly of all, her ladykiller best friend Simon just won’t stop asking her out. The only thing keeping her sane is her pub quiz team, the Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers.
But when Simon bets her a date their team will win the quiz league, Clarrie is forced to confront what she really wants out of life – and love. Is it finally time for her to grow up?
Gloriously irreverent, badly behaved romantic comedy from the author of Meet Me at the Lighthouse.
It wasn’t hard to find myself stuck into this book. It starts with a group of friends at a quiz and already the banter and jokes are flowing easily off the page – a true testament of a group of friends who have been with each other for years. I do have to admit that the continuous “asking Clarrie” out did somewhat annoy me – especially in this day and age. It is not “cute” that boys cannot take no for an answer.
But, once I got past this, the rest of the book was definitely worth it. I loved the chemistry between all of the characters and especially loved how Simon and Clarrie’s friendship came to light throughout the book. I also liked how the author touched upon mental health – although I still think this could definitely have been dived into a little further – especially for Clarrie.
As the story picked up, I found myself emotionally invested in everything and will admit to finding myself very teary-eyed at one point. And I absolutely loved how the book ended. This was just the kind of book that I was in the mood for and is such a lovely romantic book – one that I would definitely recommend if you’re in the mood.
Also, this is the kind of story that would fit perfectly under a New Adult bracket – 20 something adults trying to work out their life and future. This is what I always wanted from that genre!
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About the Author
Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë country... and she's still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them.