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Publisher's Summary

The new novel from the bestselling author of You Had Me At Hello.
Anna Alessi - history expert, possessor of a lot of hair and an occasionally filthy mouth - seeks nice man for intelligent conversation and Mills & Boon moments.
Despite the oddballs that keep turning up on her dates, Anna couldn't be happier. As a 30-something with a job she loves, life has turned out better than she dared dream.
However, things weren't always this way, and her years spent as the ‘Italian Galleon' of an East London comprehensive are ones she'd rather forget. So when James Fraser - the architect of Anna's final humiliation at school - walks back into her life, her world is turned upside down.
But James seems a changed man. Polite. Mature. Funny, even. People can change, right? So why does Anna feel like she's a fool to trust him?
Hilarious and poignant, Here's Looking At You will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. The new must-read novel from #1 bestseller Mhairi McFarlane.
©2013 Mhairi McFarlane (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"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)
"I loved this: an original, genuinely funny, genuinely moving, modern love story." (Katy Regan)
"Mhairi is darkly funny and quite, quite rude…You Had Me at Hello is a breath of tart, Northern air." (Sarra Manning)
"Bitingly sharp and achingly funny…guaranteed to have you bent double. I absolutely loved it!" (Claudia Carroll)
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By Aimee on 07-24-14

Here's looking at you

Any additional comments?

It was ok. I was really looking forward to listening to this book because the synopsis read really well. I struggled to stay focused when listening to the book and I didn't spark with the characters. It was a similar story line to my all time favourite book "you don't have to say you love me" by Sarra Manning. Maybe if I had listened to this book before my favourite one I might have enjoyed it more. I think I spent a lot of time comparing the 2 books.

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By Sharey on 05-24-16

It Grows On You

It took me a little bit to appreciate this book because my initial impression was that it was just fluff. Maybe it was fluff, but it was also a sweet, endearing story written with the verbal wit of Nick Spalding that's a lot of lighthearted fun. I'm still thinking he actually wrote this under a pen name. The style and tone are identical.

While the narrator is excellent, her strong accent, while adding to the humor in places, also caused me to consistently not understand some words here and there.

What began as 2 stars grew to 5. A cute, clever, little feel-good respite from the stresses of daily life.

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By Martina on 03-23-14

Funny and very touching

Where does Here's Looking at You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I had never read anything written by Ms. McFarlene before bumping in this one by chance and deciding to give it a try. I must say that this author was a complete revelation! She is very similar to Sophie Kinsella and Jill Mansell as regards the ability to put a very funny twis in the storyline, but this book is also about deeper feelings and very touching confessions.

What did you like best about this story?

The heroine is particularly endearing. As an ex-obese turned beautiful woman by sheer will-power and dedication, this books differs from the classical ugly-duckling-becomes-beautiful-swan plots because it does not overlook the deep psycological side-effects of low self-esteem. The hero is a well-rounder character as well, and the interaction H/h fills the book with very funny scenes.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Throw in a cat which is probably plotting the death of the entire humanity but ends up only risking to get himself killed and you'll find yourself grinning throughout the listening. The narrator is very good at playing roles and she has a very clear way of speaking (I'm a non-native).

Any additional comments?

Book definetely advised! Looking forward other books from the same author

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By jane on 02-04-14

Not instantly likable as 'you had me at hello'

Would you listen to Here's Looking at You again? Why?

Probably not. So many books, so little time.

What other book might you compare Here's Looking at You to, and why?

Her last book 'you had me at hello'

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the book, the main character was a little annoying as well as the narrators cockney accent but enjoyed the book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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