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Who’s That Girl?

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  5,276 ratings  ·  556 reviews
An achingly funny story from the author of the bestselling You Had Me At Hello

What’s the one thing you DON’T do at a wedding?

When Edie is caught in a compromising position at her colleagues’ wedding, all the blame falls on her – turns out that personal popularity in the office is not that different from your schooldays. Shamed online and ostracised by everyone she knows, h
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Paperback, 544 pages
Published April 7th 2016 by HarperCollins (first published November 19th 2015)
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Wendy Darling
3.5 stars

Gahhh, what a tease of a last sentence.
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
BLAH. I wanted to love this because it started off so funny, but sadly you can't always get what you want. There definitely were some parts that had me giggling, but this was mostly just another one of those books that suffered from a ton of "edgy" jokes that didn't really hit the mark for me. Plus, this book was hella long and the ending didn't feel satisfying in the slightest. Big womp :c

TW: suicide, loss of a parent
Emer
Stop me if you think you've heard this somewhere before!


So there's our main character.
A woman in her thirties.
Pretty but not too pretty.
Likeable (allegedly).
Reasonably successful at work.
Living in the big bad city.
Hello independent woman!!


And then there's a guy.
A cad obviously. Let's call him 'cad number one'.
Oh he's VERY bold!! He's got one of those annoying fiancé types who doesn't truly understand him. Poor baby...
He befriends our MC, and strings her along of course because our girl
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Mhairi McFarlane
Apr 28, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Who's That Girl?

A colleague’s wedding

So far so good

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The maid of honour goes all Julie Andrews in her speech

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And things get bum-clenchingly awkward

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Things get more awkward when Edie (not the bride) kisses her good friend Jack (the groom)

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We follow Edie through the mires of shock, vexation, and fear

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As the bride goes ape s***

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It was all a terrible mistake. Now Edie’s being chased out of London with a good social media pitch-forking.

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There’s only one place where she’ll be safe

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Her life unravelling quicker
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A_Ryan
5 Saudade Stars!!!

Saudade: "‘A Portuguese word that has no direct translation, it means “a profound longing for something or someone that is absent and might never return”. Sort of turbo-charged, ultra-poignant nostalgia. “The love that remains after someone is gone.”’"

Mhairi McFarlane is one of my absolute favourite authors. Whenever one of her books comes out, I speed through the streets, knocking over old ladies and jumping over disorientated toddlers just to get to the book store to get
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Karen Whittard
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was so looking forward to this book. The bio reads like a Bridget Jones style Rom Com. Claiming laugh out loud moments. I adore the front cover and I liked the sound of the bio. But things fell a little flat.

The main character Edie was an annoying, and egotistical character. Louis is a totally cliche gay guy. Bitching behind everyone's backs and being a back stabber. (Gay people really aren't like this). There are the typical annoying characters who turn good in the end. Two egotistical typic
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boogenhagen
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Nina
Ultimately, I really enjoyed this book but I have to say that it took me a very long time to get into this story. Most of the first half of the novel was pretty confusing because it felt like the beginning of this book was too abrupt. It starts right on the day of the wedding when the main characters kisses the groom and I would've liked it better if I had known more about some of the characters and the circumstances before reading that scene. After the kiss, things only slowly started being exp ...more
Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
Mhairi McFarlane is one of my favourite authors and Who’s That Girl is her best book yet! Her stories are always funny, smart and slick and despite their length I never want them to end.

Who’s That Girl follows Edie Thompson whose found herself in a very modern, very complicated sort-of-relationship with a guy at her work. On his wedding day he kisses Edie and his new wife witnesses it all. Labelled a “marriage wrecker” and “the other woman” Edie becomes a social pariah. Targeted by bullies both
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Jacqueline
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
A fab story ruined by a shitty ending. Gutted.
Yoda
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
As I said, Im physically incapable of not liking books by Mhairi McFarlane and this one is one of my favorites now. I just wish it was a bit longer, not by much but maybe 10-15 pages so we get to know about the reunion. ...more
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)


Who's That Girl is the first book I've read by Mhairi McFarlane. More than just a romantic comedy, McFarlane takes readers on a funny and emotional journey through Edie's life after a social disaster, exploring themes of family, friendship, and of course, love. As an added bonus, some of the side characters were wonderful! (Read the synopsis!)

I really liked Edie a lot. I have such admiration for characters who have a quick wit and she was definitely one of those characters. Well-intentioned and
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Fe Walsh
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love Mhairi McFarlane's books and was delighted to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway. The story of Edie, who finds herself in a compromising situation at a friend's wedding. This sets in motion a chain of events that changes her life forever. I could easily put myself in the shoes of the character as it felt grounded in reality. Throughout there are a couple of emotional story-lines with some thought provoking scenes. Fans of Marian Keyes would love this.
Eoin Wallace
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is tight; the plot is smart. It’s obvious (to me anyway) the plot was planned in advance and then strictly adhered to. Events and characters are foreshadowed from the start and they come together in an elegant way by the end. This is an engaging book, and it is well worth reading if you’re looking for more than common fluff.
Jennopenny
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: british-writers, arc
One month this year, January 2016, I read two of the three novels that McFarlane has published. "It's not me, it's you" and "Here's looking at you". Both of those novels I really enjoyed. They where cute and at the same time felt real. I could relate so much to the main character in "Here's looking at you" about dating and narrating your dates and futures.
The novels where both surprising and suspenseful even. They took turns I didn't expect and made me laugh and feel happy.

I found out that "Who
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Natalie
Feb 24, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Wooo, another Mhairi McFarlane book!
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Super stoked for this. Bring it onnnnnn.
Maggie
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-favorites, 2016
Reason #4 why Mhairi McFarlane is my favorite contemporary romance writer. For Reasons #1-3, see her previous works.
Bree T
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t familiar with Mhairi McFarlane before I received this book for review and I was a bit apprehensive when I read the blurb. A main character that is caught in a compromising position at a wedding? Interesting! However it was the sort of book I was in the mood for at the present moment so I gave it a go and could not put it down from the first page.

Edie, in a way, looks as though she leads a fun and charmed life. Good job, has moved away from the family home to London and has her own apart
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Anne
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Who's That Girl is a big fat book, my proof copy runs to over 500 pages, but it's such an engaging, well written story that the pages fly by in an instant. I was totally caught up in this story of Edie, her family, her friends and her enemies.

Edie is thirty-five. A Nottingham girl living in London, working as a copy writer and just about to attend the wedding of two of her colleagues. It's fair to say that Edie is fonder of Jack, the groom, than she is of Charlotte, the bride; they have a flirty
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Rike
I've really gown to love McFarlane's books. The protagonists Edie and Elliot grew on me and that kind of Cinderella story felt real. It is the fun chick lit that a lot of people love every once in a while. I know what to expect and I wasn't disappointed. There is a lot of humour, a bit of drama and all is well written. The Jack plot made me gulp a few times (view spoiler). The sad thing is, i ...more
Dan Martin
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a super fun read! Highly recommended. While I've never read a rom-com before, I have to admit this is the first I've read or seen where the female protagonist is highly independent. And that's quite refreshing, I think.

Video review to be uploaded shortly, if I can ever get this crap hotel wifi to allow it...
ALPHAreader
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it
‘Who’s That Girl?’ was the 2016 rom-com novel from UK author, Mhairi McFarlane.

Okay – well – I broke my own damn rules with this one. I’d been so happily ploughing through Mhairi McFarlane’s entire backlist, working on the assumption that she had a new book coming out this year and it didn’t really matter if I got through all her books, if a new one was on the way. Then – according to Goodreads – the release date of her next book has apparently shifted to 2019. Egads! Suddenly the realisation da
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Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
2.5-3 STARS!
If not for the last 30%, I would have DNF'd this book. Normally I read about 30% and if the book doesn't grab my attention, I move onto the next.
My good read Megan from Reading Books Like a Boss introduced me to this author so I really wanted to get through this book.
Sadly I ended up skimming a lot because I was bored. I was waiting for the great banter and humor that I found in You Had Me at Hello but it was missing in this one.
I felt more sad than anything for Edie for the way she
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Lisa
E-ARC received thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss.

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Quotes taken from ARC, might differ from published ver.

Also on Oh So Mellifluous!.

My first Mhairi book was You Had Me At Hello that I read three years ago. I remember being utterly charmed by her writing, which is the main reason why I requested this book apart from the blurb.

Things I Like

So we have our heroine, Edie Thompson, who found herself stuck in a narrative she didn't ask for after an asshat of colleague kissed her on his
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Sara
I LOVED, LOVED this book! It was one of those rare, amazing books that was able to kidnap me from everything else. I just had to finish it. I even feel weird for liking this book so much, because there were some pet peeves of mine in great quantities (Excessive drama in the back story, very excessive. The elderly neighbor, too many pages on her..) but still I kept reading and reading and I was glued to the pages. I didn't want the story to finish, so much so that I even read the acknowledgments ...more
Jenna
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, faves, audiobook
Anyone who knows me knows I am a massive Game of Thrones nerd, and that I'm incredibly thirsty for Jon Snow (and I also wouldn't say no to Robb Stark). So a contemporary romance where the hero is the star of a GoT-esque show and physically looks like either Kit Harington or Richard Madden, according to the author? Well...



Yep, this book was pretty much made for me. Aside from the dreaminess of Elliot (which was abundant), I really enjoyed following Edie's journey as she deals with professional an
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Gemma
Jun 01, 2016 rated it liked it
This book was fab. I never pick up chic-lit unless it is on a recommendation so I'm so glad this one was passed my way. It was just what I needed to get myself out of my reading rut. Great characters and an entertaining plot. I laughed out loud in places.
This is a great book to read this summer ladies!
Nicole
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-books, chic-lit
Mhairi McFarlane is a witty, funny writer who's quickly become one of my (many) favourite authors. Who's That Girl? was just as good as her earlier books as I found myself laughing, however it was a little too long to read while I was working. It's the perfect book for holidays!
Marina
Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
That ending though...
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Natalie
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I will admit, this is a long-ass book. I didn't actually expect to finish it, mostly due to it being a 550 odd page chick lit book, but here we are. The last book I read by Mhairi was just as long, but didn't really grip me as much/ Who's That Girl, on the other hand, got me interested. For one thing, the story centers around a famous actor who just wants a normal life, and this is something that's prominent in a story I'm writing myself (one of the many,
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Mhairi was born in Scotland in 1976 and her unnecessarily confusing name is pronounced Vah-Ree.

After some efforts at journalism, she started writing novels. It’s Not Me, It’s You is her third book. She lives in Nottingham, with a man and a cat.
“You won't find someone who treats you as you should be treated until you start to believe you are worth the ones you want, the ones who aren't asking you to do any work. Find the man who appreciates you at your best, not one who confirms your worst suspicions about yourself.” 9 likes
“He's an irrelevant person. Learn to spot irrelevant people. Don't expect someone who doesn't know who they are to care who you are.” 7 likes
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