You, Me and Other Stuff #BookReview

Written by L. M. Barrett


150 GJR hrt


A witty, coming-of-age, romantic comedy about friendship, unrequited love and betrayal.

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 status.

‘You, Me and Other Stuff,’ is about Sarah Quinn and Declan Murphy and the other stuff that gets in the way of their relationship. Mostly the fact that Sarah is engaged to another man and Declan is being held as a prisoner. Both of which would be huge obstacles in any normal relationship.

Find out what Sarah did to cause this unusual situation.

Can Declan overcome his hatred for Sarah and can Sarah overcome her doubts to end up with the right man?


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A Wonderful Feel-Good Read!  Stars 5


A fabulous read! I’ve smiled, I’ve laughed, I’ve empathised, I’ve found myself rather emotional and I’ve loved every single sentence!

This is the story of Sarah and Declan; they first met as children and develop a relationship best described as rocky. With chapters told alternatively by each of them, we find out where they go from there; through childhood, puberty, school days, teenage years and, finally, adulthood.

As we find out more about both of these characters, there is always a new question popping up for each answer given. This is a beautifully written, flowing story which pulled me in and didn’t let me go until the very final page. It’s such fun – and yet, at the same time it is a serious tale about life and all it encompasses of two very different personalities. There is a fantastic cast of characters, all entirely believable and wonderfully drawn with their own traits and foibles. This is a feel-good read with lots to raise your spirits and put a smile on your face, and it’s one I fully recommend to lovers of good fiction. Definitely a five star read.

My thanks to author Lorraine Barrett for my arc copy of her novel. As always, all stated opinions are entirely my own.


Tags: romance, women’s fiction
  • Format: ebook
  • Publication Date: 28 September 2019
  • Purchase Links: amazon


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Author Bio


81Mb2JZstxL._US230_LM Barrett is a new writer of two books; A Reflection of Sophie Beaumont(Domestic Thriller) and The Marlow Project (Light Sci-fi).
After living in Bristol, England for ten years, she now lives in Javea, Spain with her husband and two children. Lorraine always wanted to write a book, but office jobs got in the way so she was finally able to give it a go, once living in Spain.
After enjoying writing about such a flawed character like Sophie she followed it up with another complicated character in Dr Marlow. Her third book will be out soon.
Lorraine enjoys reading, hanging out with the kids, learning Spanish (very slowly) and skiing (very badly).
Feel free to email her at for any comments or to request a sample of her next book.


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