Sunday Book Club – A Question Of Us, Mary Jayne Baker

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews.

The month of Valentines can be a bit rubbish but I thought it would be good to use it as a chance to look at a different rom com related book each Sunday of February. Today we going to look at a rom com by Mary Jayne Baker

A Question Of Us (2019)

Mary Jayne Baker


Two best friends. Eight pub quizzes. One shot at love…
There are some people who seem like they have all the answers in life. Clarrie Midwinter isn’t one of them.

At the age of 26, tomboy Clarrie is still struggling to become a ‘proper’ grown-up. She’s eternally strapped for cash, she hasn’t had a date in nearly a year and her attempts to quit smoking tend to take a nosedive after the second pint. Most annoyingly of all, her ladykiller best friend Simon just won’t stop asking her out. The only thing keeping her sane is her pub quiz team, the Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers.

But when Simon bets her a date their team will win the quiz league, Clarrie is forced to confront what she really wants out of life – and love. Is it finally time for her to grow up?

– from Blackwells

Positive Points

Out of all the books that we have spoken about this month, this is the one that is more of a slow burner as it stretches out the narrative so that you can engage with the characters so that it builds up the narrative around their world. It is a charming little book and has the elements that you want from a rom com.

Negative Points

It can at times feel a little bit slow, especially if you are not used to reading this style of rom com. There are certain parts of the narrative that happen midway through the book that are not needed but that is my personal opinion.

Overall Review

This book is a lighthearted read that allows you to really delve into the lives of Clarrie and her friends. I would say if you are not a fan of the slow burn style of book then this probably not for you. However, it is an unusual and interesting concept to base a rom come around.

Rating : *** 3 Stars

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