Wednesday, 1 March 2017

After Hello Book Review

Blooming Fiction lifestyle blog, book review After Hello

In You Had Me At Hello, the one who got away came back… but what happened next?
Together, apart and then back together again, Rachel and Ben had a rollercoaster ride to get here. But now happily in love and partners in crime once more, it feels like it’s all been worth it.
But when a face from the past reappears, misunderstandings come between them once more.
Can they hold on to their happy ever after?

After Hello
by Mhairi McFarlane
Publisher: Harper
Publish Date: 26 Jan. 2017


After Hello is a short story which follows the popular book You Had Me At Hello , also written by Mhairi McFarlane. The sequel follows characters Rachel and Ben through a rough patch in their relationship and sees a wedding flawed from the start. Despite being an additional extra to McFarlane's previous work, After Hello can be read as a standalone with no awkward pauses of wondering what's going on.
After Hello isn't my first short story I've ever read, and it certainly won't be the last. I love having a short burst of fiction now and again as there isn't always a lot of time during the day. The length of After Hello is just enough to satisfy one or two lunch breaks at work or a couple of commute journeys.
The actual story of the book is very realistic and completely insightful into the realm of fantasy. In a strange ideas in your head kind of way. Noticing small mannerisms that instantly make you believe that your partner is cheating on you is an uncomfortable and sorrowful experience, which then turns out to be embarrassing and demeaning if your assumptions are wrong. This is the basics of After Hello.
With another sub story playing along, the wedding which proves to be disastrous in the planning stages, the short story moves at a reasonable pace and keeps you flicking through the pages until you reach the end. This hasn't been one of my favourite reads I've found but it scratched a fictional itch and is a good little pick me up kind of read.

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  1. I think I will put you had me at hello next in my reading list.
    Great review!

    Vanessa x |

    1. Do!! If you want to read After Hello Vanessa it was still free on Kindle last time I looked :D


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