Oct 29, 2022

Sunday Salon: An OK Thriller and a Madcap Romance

 Goodreads/Netflix reviews:



Mad About You
by Mhairi McFarlane (Goodreads Author)
Published August 9, 2022, Avon Books


Harriet, wedding photographer, has seen people escape from undesirable partners. She herself has escaped from two, just barely. This is an interesting book dealing with breakups and some of the serious reasons behind them.

An indictment too of social media used to spread false information about people and destroy careers and relationships.

I found the themes of modern love and courtship both timely and universal.


The Girlfriend

by K.L. Slater (Goodreads Author)
Published October 27, 2022, Bookouture



An interesting but not extraordinary thriller. It didn’t have the wrenching, unexpected twists I was expecting. None of the plot twists were too surprising, and the girlfriend's personality and motivations could have been more original.  An okay read.


What are you reading this week? 
Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated BookreviewerAlso,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday SalonStacking the ShelvesMailbox Monday

53 comments:

  1. Mad About You sounds interesting. I'm reading This Side of Murder, the first in the Verity Kent series by Anna Lee Huber. Have a good weekend!

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  2. I've seen this cover pop up somewhere and wondered about it....it looks like my kind of book. Seeing your review, I'm thinking it doesn't need to take up space on my TBR. :)
    Hope you have a terrific week and find time to read a good book.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
    https://www.bookshelfjourneys.com/post/sunday-post-22

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  3. I’ll be reading Mad About You soon. I really enjoy this author!

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  4. I'm so glad to see how much you enjoyed Mad About You. I've been very interested in reading rom-coms lately and this one sounds like it's one I should look for.

    I'm not much for thrillers, and I especially do not like disappointing ones. So, no.

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  5. I think I would enjoy. Mad About You very much. I'll put that on my TBR. Nice reviews!

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  6. Mad About You sounds like something I would really enjoy, so I'll be adding it to my TBR, thank you!

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  7. RomComs aren’t much my thing. Nobody ever outdid Norah Ephron!

    best.. mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Reading Ephron today would definitely date me, lol.

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  8. They sound good. It's a shame the Thriller was only ok.

    Have a great week ahead!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/10/30/sunday-salon-27/

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  9. The Girlfriend sounds fascinating and the cover really pops!

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  10. These both sound like my kind of books. I'll have to add them to my wishlist.

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  11. There is some definite body language going on in the Mad about You cover!

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  12. Mad About You sounds like a good one. Enjoy your week!

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  13. Checking you title heading. Is the thriller just okay? Ha! I love the honesty!

    My Sunday Salon post

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  14. I have read that author KL Slater but the one I read was more of a psychological thriller than an action or police procedural type. I like that type of thriller better for me. Happy reading! Happy Halloween!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  15. I'm glad you at least enjoyed the first book. :D I'm sorry the thriller was a letdown! I hope you have a good week. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

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  16. I don't think I've read K.L. Slater but I do love thrillers. Bummer that it wasn't more than just okay.

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  17. I am tempted by Mad About You. Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  18. Nice looking books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  19. Sorry The Girlfriend wasn't better. But at least Mad About You was a lot of fun. :D

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  20. Mad About You sounds interesting. Bummer that the thriller wasn't what you've expected. I'll probably give it a miss.

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  21. I remember there used to be a TV show called Mad About You Lol. Am sorry the thriller sucked.

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  22. That's a bummer about the Girlfriend- I think I've seen it around but have not picked it up yet.

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  23. That first novel's title reminds me of the TV series long ago ... with Helen Hunt. Does the novel have any humor like the series? cheers.

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  24. I just finished Mad About You and enjoyed it as I have several others that I’ve read from this author.

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  25. I definitely think I would give Mad About You a try! I am always looking for new romances to read, and this one has a cute cover.

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  26. Thanks for the heads up about Extraordinary Attorney Woo.

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