You, Me and Other Stuff
L M Barrett
A funny, heart warming story that will put a smile on your face. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Marian Keyes and David Nicholls.
Declan’s a tad annoyed. Not only has the love of his life run off with ‘Superman’ but she’s also unwittingly caused his current hostage situation.
This is the story between two childhood friends and the ‘stuff’ that always gets in the way of their relationship. Mostly the fact that Sarah is engaged to another man and Declan is being held prisoner.
Find out what Sarah did to cause Declan’s current situation and if Declan will ever forgive her. Can things ever go back to the way they were?
You, Me and Other Stuff is based around two main characters, Declan Murphy and Sarah Quinn. They are forced together as children because their mothers are best friends. Then Declan moves over from Ireland to live with the Quinns and finish his schooling. Years pass and Sarah goes to study at medical school whilst Declan completes art college. The story is intriguing and the ‘will they?/won’t they?’ romance simmers nicely. Over the years their friendship is tested time and time again but they are always inexplicably drawn back to each other.
They each tell their own version of their life through alternating chapters. I was especially interested in Declan’s whereabouts when he told his story (and eager to find out more about how he ended up there!).
Declan develops through the story from a spotty adolescent boy to a charming, witty and successful man. Sarah was more self-absorbed and it took time for her character to grow on me. The banter between the two is both charming and funny. It is an easy, coming-of-age, feel-good, romance with interesting characters and a plot which really keeps you guessing
About The Author
L M Barrett is a British writer currently living in Spain with her husband and two children. She doesn’t believe in the Oxford comma but is happy to begin a sentence with a conjunction.
Pretend hobbies are skiing, cycling, swimming and learning Spanish. Real hobbies are looking at a laptop screen all day and enjoying the views from the local beach with a glass (or three) of the cheap, local red wine in the evening.
Her stories are all highly entertaining and fast-paced. So please take a look at them. For her third book, she resisted the urge to turn any of her characters into sociopaths. Future books may revert back to a sociopath but who knows?
Thank you to the author for a copy of the book, which I reviewed honestly.