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A Question of Us

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I loved this book it had me laughing and a few times shouting at one of the main characters. The group of friends in the story were so good together and I loved how much they took the pee out of one another. Mary Jayne Baker has written another fantastic book which I will be recommending. A must read for anyone who loves a modern day love story.
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Mary Jane Baker's A Question of Us is a sweet, friends-to-lovers tale about two friends who participate in a pub quiz team together. Simon won't stop asking Clarrie out. They are best friends, but he's asking for more. It's not a matter of if, but when. It's a charming, though slightly predictable, read that romantic comedy fans will enjoy. 

Many thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
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My first book by Mary Jayne Baker, the story was warm and heartwarming  . I love when a book explores and shows me different facets of friendships and family.The connection between Si and Clarrie is obvious to everyone apart from Clarrie and at times I wanted to knock some sense into her, to see the obvious.Filled with great humour, really relatable characters and a great set up!
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Love the title - so appropriate for the subject matter!

You know how some woman's fiction can be sweeter than a cake in a patisserie? And some can be earthy and much more real? This story falls under the latter category. The banter is so realistic, it's eyewateringly, gut-laughing accurate. Clarrie is one of the lads, and fits in perfectly, but she can also be girly, and I envied her the wonderful friends she had. At first glance, they don't appear at all supportive, but they SO are!

And Simon is a dish. Watching their relationship fall apart and come together again was a delight (nope, no spoilers - you know what;s going to ultimately happen because it's a romance, for goodness' sake!).

I'll definitely be reading more of this author's work in the future.
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Really enjoyable read. Good characters and a Good story. Well worth a read. Think others will enjoy.
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DNF @15% | No Rating or Fans 

I'm not sure what to say about this story. The opening is exciting that we have a group of friends that enjoy competing in pub trivia nights. Between the friends, some crushes are harbored within the group, and there is a lot of British banter that drags down the story. Another thing that dragged down the story making it unbearable for me to read was that it was a very slow-moving story, and it felt as if you should know information about these characters already. This story just was not my cup of tea. 

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I love friends to lovers, but I wasn't too sure about this one. Simon seemed quite overbearing on Clarrie, sometimes to the point of harassment. Not a good look.

That said, I did enjoy this book. I love quizzes, so a book focused on a pub quiz league was something I would have lapped up. 

Clarrie is roughly the same age as myself, and she comes across often as a lot of a Chandler Bing at times. Are we somewhat the same person?
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I really enjoyed this book, I found it funny - really laughed out loud a good few times - as well as being witty and spiritied. 
I liked (not loved) the characters and the witty, banter style dialogue. I think the storyline is cute, probably a bit predictable and not 'deep' but for a really quick read its nice to have something you can just read and enjoy without having to think too much. 

I've seen reviews comment on the 'British-ness' of the book, and had no problem with it at all.
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A Question of Us was a no finish for me. I actually only made it through the first chapter before I gave up. First, so many British references that it made for a difficult read. I don't mind looking up a few phrases, but I felt like every other paragraph had something to look up and that stopped all flow of the book for me. Second, so much inappropriate sexual innuendo between them members that I felt uncomfortable. Having guys offer to adjust my bra straps, etc, when were supposed to be equals? Not okay.

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC for an honest review.
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A question of us. What is the question if us? Do we ajar it in this book? Is this a🥭🥘🎉 cute romance novel? I guess you’ll have to check it out to find out!
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best friends turn to lovers is a recipe that I want to have. I like those kinds of stories. They have history and know one another. really liked this one.
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A tale as old as time, but doesn't make it any less enjoyable to experience over and over again. 

Thank you to Net Galley, the publisher, and author for the ARC.
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Overall, this book was a did not finish for me. It wasn't bad, but it just didn't pull me in the way I had expected. I will be giving it another try soon. The character development was wonderful as was the writing, but I believe my mood was the reason for not being pulled in.
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The age old 'best friends to lovers' story, they're always predictable and sometimes a little boring. This one was different! It had me hooked from the beginning. Light hearted and funny, and although not much actually happens in the book, I extremely enjoyed it. The main characters, Simon and Carrie, aren't the most likeable characters in the world. (Simon is a bit too over confident, and Carrie is too stubborn,) but they're likeable overall. 

After a couple of darker books, this was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for the ARC, and my apologies in the delay for the review!
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This was great; readable, and a real page turner.  I really found myself intrigued from the first.  A great read, and one which I would recommend.
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Entertaining and held my attention - thumbs up, y’all! The storyline and characters were spot-on.  Thanks to netgalley for this ARC!
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I found myself struggling to establish the connection I was hoping for while reading and decided to shelve at this time.
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This is one of the best books I have read for sometime. Charming, a quintessentially British setting and thoroughly enjoyable. It very much reminds me of the TV series Teachers from some years ago. Witty and fun throughout with warm, loveable characters. I adored this book from start to finish and miss the characters dearly already. 

Thank you Netgalley
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This wasn't a particularly memorable or quirky romance as promised. The characters are fun  and lovable BUT the story itself just drags on and on.
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Pros: the pub quiz league, friendships, and pub culture in general.
Cons: the romance...which was why I picked this up in the first place. 
The pace of this book was really slow and I struggled at parts to get through.
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