Here’s Looking at You

By Mhairi Mcfarlane

This is a thoroughly modern rom-com, which deals with the more serious subject of how our self esteem can be affected by bullying and body shaming.

Dr Anna Alessi, a successful educated career woman, was bullied at school by her peers because of her weight. This was particularly hurtful because she had a major crush on the handsome and cool James Fraser. When their paths cross at a school reunion, and later when they work on a history project, sparks fly. James is trying to keep up appearances. Though the truth is his beautiful wife has left him, after less than a year of marriage, for a fling with another man. He is left with a grumpy cat and an empty designer lifestyle.

Witty, funny, with caustic humour and pathos, this book is a real page turner.